Karen Fielding

Custom Selects in MySQL

SQL Talk Intro Image

We had a situation with a project recently where we were trying to display tens of thousands of rows of data. It needed to be displayed in the browser, it needed to be nicely formatted and it needed to be fast. Unfortunately, that final requirement was causing problems.

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Tags: ruby, sql, mysql

Helen Shovelar

World book day... our top picks!

It’s World Book Day today, March 3rd (#WorldBookDay) — be it Kindle, iPhone or even good ol’ fashioned print, we love to read, and not just Swiss design books and geeky O’Reilly tomes, we also enjoy a good novel, graphic or otherwise! We’ve put together a small personal selection of our top picks and why we love them so much. Happy reading!

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Tags: books, reading

Josh Dorrell

Pattern Libraries - Part 1

Pattern libraries as they’ve come to be known are essentially a set of digital brand guidelines. Print designers have been working from brand guidelines since the beginning of time, so this isn’t really a new concept, we take many of the components of a traditional set of guidelines and expand on those with all of the extra elements that form the structure of a website or application.

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Tags: UX, user experience, guidelines, brand guidelines, pattern libraries, consistency, design

Gavin Shinfield

Kyan Festive 50 2014

I know I say it every year, but I really, really mean it this time, 2014 has just been a fantastic year for new music.

We had no trouble at all putting together our top 50, well, that’s not strictly true, we quickly got to a longlist of 100 plus tracks and have whittled them down to what we feel is a representative crème de la crème, just for your delectation and delight over the festive season.

John Peel's Festive 50

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Tags: music, jukebox, kyan, festive 50

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