Browsing the blog archives for February, 2009

Thinking Sphinx with Excerpt Highlighting

So you want to highlight search terms and excerpt relevant phrases in your search results, and you want it done using the same stemming rules that your search engine uses to gather results? This patch will do that for you.

February 26, 2009 in Ruby on Rails

Search Multiple Models at Once with Thinking Sphinx

You can search across multiple models and return a combined result set with Thinking Sphinx.

February 26, 2009 in Ruby on Rails

Thinking Sphinx with Paginating Find

Thinking Sphinx can work with paginating_find with a simple patch of the search method.

February 26, 2009 in Ruby on Rails

Forms Within Forms in IE7

Don’t put a form tag inside a form tag and expect it to work in IE7. And if you hate IE7, don’t publish new features to your site without at least looking at them there, because that’s what the majority of your visitors use.

February 25, 2009 in CSS, HTML

Disappearing Buttons in IE7

Negative text-indent on input tag causes woe in IE7, solved by CSS voodoo.

February 25, 2009 in CSS, HTML

In the Last Year

The past year has proven that I don’t have much time to maintain a blog. The Facebook revolution has made it way easier to push out updates of what is going on, and puts those updates into the hands of those who would care. My hopes of writing a technical blog have dashed upon the […]

February 2, 2009 in Life