PHPNW12: Scale and Adapt / Responsive Redesign: How we’re building BBC News

John Cleveley (@jcleveley) from Auntie BBC talking about the responsive development of BBC News. Usual caveat applies, (a) these are my notes on my thoughts as well as his words, and (b) I may have misheard or misunderstood.

Current site is static files and a lot of Apache includes! Responsive sites: cool… but hard! Moving from an easy compartmentalised set of sites, mobile and desktop; mobile was simpler, for less capable devices.

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WP Super Cache and WP Touch (Pro)

On one client’s site we’re using WP Super Cache and WP Touch Pro, and it bothered me that while WP Touch Pro ensures that mobile users get a lovely optimised theme, it wasn’t serving cached pages for those queries. Until recently we were hacking both WP Super Cache and WP Touch (pre-Pro) to achieve this, but recent changes in both plugins mean we can avoid the egregious charge of tampering with other people’s plugin code.

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Configuring Apple OS X to use a Nokia 6300 as a bluetooth modem

With a lot of help with Ross Barkman‘s handy modem scripts, I’ve managed to create a bluetooth modem connection with my Nokia 6300 on (UK) Orange. On the off chance that this is useful to someone else, here’s what I did…

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