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bio website breck-mckye.com
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I am a web developer based in London. I used to be a UX designer, but those days are long behind me.


Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
comment Is it ok for a mobile site to be a limited subset of the full site?
@dutraveller - this post is two years old, and I haven't even touched UX work in about as long. I don't have any opinion either way any more.
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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Sep
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awarded  Enlightened
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
7
comment Behaviour of a user diary with both general patterns and specific entries
This was an obscure project two years ago for a piece of software that no longer exists at a company I no longer work for. It's probably a little late for this advice.
Sep
1
comment What is the best convention to add css class(es) to a HTML element?
@obelia - I totally agree that class names like 'display: inline' are pretty pointless, but I'm not sure I agree that the solution is totally 'non-concrete' classes. Classes need to be memorable if there are to be reused, and that means talking about specific, if repeated, visual abstractions ('brand-color' is a great example of this - it's specific, yet not reified).
Aug
31
comment What is the best convention to add css class(es) to a HTML element?
@obelia - surely, using descriptive, reusable, specific and memorable classes that encapsulate simple visual abstractions is much better for rapid development than the typical 'semantic' CSS that binds styles to specific components and requires bugs to be fixed across scattered, repeated implementations of the same visual effects? Maybe we should find an example of what we'd see as 'good' CSS so we can discuss something in more concrete terms.
Aug
31
comment What is the best convention to add css class(es) to a HTML element?
This is the right answer. Because CSS only provides a single layer of abstraction - the class - classes should manage low level visual abstractions (like '.brand-color' and 'size-large') whilst higher-level abstractions are managed by the templating engine (eg sidemenu.jsp, tabbed-content.php).
Aug
31
comment What is the best convention to add css class(es) to a HTML element?
The argument that 'presentational classes force you to hand-update your HTML when the design changes' faces two problems: 1, that you should be using a templating system rather than flat HTML, and 2, that major redesigns usually require markup changes anyway.
Aug
14
comment Able to go Full Time with Internship Experience?
I sincerely hope they're paying you. Otherwise, run. There are plenty of paying gigs for newbies.
Aug
8
comment Truncating long text labels - Best Practices?
@Fedy2 - I would try and show the name of the file itself (excluding the file path), running from the beginning of the file name.
Aug
4
answered Swipe gestures in mobile news site design
Aug
4
comment What is so special about “Twitter Bootstrap”?
@AnkitSharma - ish. It's more for designers and developers to quickly prototype with functionality that can't easily be mocked with Axure and the like.
Aug
3
answered What is so special about “Twitter Bootstrap”?
Jul
25
awarded  Necromancer