I was discussing first tweets with a colleague this afternoon. This promptly led him to start scrolling through his timeline to find the elusive status update.

11.6k tweets — this was going to take some time.

Fortunately there is a quicker way. Twitter have developed this handy little tool that lets you quickly find your (or any other user’s) first tweet.

It’s a shame mine was so boring:

@bishsbytes on Twitter

Originally published at nickbishop.co.uk.


Is there more to mobile than responsive design?

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Any digital expert worth their salt knows that web traffic is shifting to mobile devices. Despite this, there still appears to be a considerable lack of appreciation as to the wide range of opportunities this presents to us developers and marketers alike.

I’m going to my point right away — there is more to mobile than responsive design. Now, I’m not saying responsive design is bad. The problem I’m alluding to is the fact that web development on mobile devices is all too often reduced to a design issue. There are a million and one reasons why this is short-sighted.


Q: What happens when you allow your users to input data without any kind of normalisation or formatting?

A: You end up with a steaming pile of crappy data that’s unpredictable and difficult to work with.

I recently came across this issue when I was migrating user’s phone numbers from the first version of Taxi for two to the latest. Some had country codes, some didn’t, others had ‘+’ in front and some I didn’t recognise at all. …

Nick Bishop

Digital geek. Developer.

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