The Story of the Seelbach

All the best cocktails have a long and fascinating history behind them, and the Seelbach cocktail is no exception. A delicious combination of bourbon, Cointreau, Champagne, Angostura bitters and Peychaud’s bitters, this beverage has been traced back to the age of Prohibition, when it was the signature drink of the Seelbach Hotel. Or so we… read the full article…

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Tech Updates

  • 16th November 2016

    A whole host of changes, a lot to do with responsive work, but also some other layout issues / bugs:

    • Lightbox sometimes overflows horizontally on screen. Fixed.
    • Cocktails always fit 2 per row on small devices (was sometimes only fitting 1)
    • Menu has been altered slightly
    • Blog page on mobile devices, removed ‘Recent posts’ heading, and fixed spacing issues
    • New placeholder image for loading images
    • For touch devices, show a tick icon on My Bar page when ingredient is in the bar
    • Search page, search button is now more pronounced, and a new icon
    • For small devices, voting should fit all on one line now. For large vote numbers sometimes spilled over
    • Microbadge text ‘expand’ changes to ‘collapse’ when open
    • Getting started widget background image now doesn’t repeat and fills box properly
    • Favourite list tabs, now don’t show incomplete lists
    • Much better spacing for ‘Make a cocktail with’ on home page over various devices
    • Activity avatars now align properly
    • Results page has been tweaked, including moving results text to top on mobile, removed excess space, filters have been tweaked for small devices, top tab choice sizing amended for small devices, number found was showing twice (now once) and more
    • On cocktail overview, when it lists the number of ingredients added a green circle icon to help denote it is clickable / hoverable
    • Changed paging size for smaller devices
    • When most popular list for this week / month has no info, show message rather than no data
    • Footer on mobile devices is now centrally aligned, and line heights / margins have been tweaked for smaller devices
    • Textual consistencies over the site
    • Single list has been heavily tweaked, including showing 2 cocktails per row over all screen sizes, spacing tweaks, voting icons were sometimes off (now fixed), ‘you can make x cocktails’ now fits in over all devices
    • Text changes for some static text for some devices to help with textual flow
    • Search bar for mobile higher z-index to cope with some select box issues, also altered padding, position, and added a slight background opacity to surrounding area to bring into focus
    • On the search page and list page, some of the switched were going over two lines on some devices. Fixed
    • And a host of other small incremental changes to help with the site on mobile, tablet, desktop and beyond.
  • 31st October 2016
    • Still some spam lists coming through, added some more rules to try to capture more spam content and not allow the entry
  • 28th October 2016
    • Removed a host of spam content on user generated lists and comments
    • Added stronger spam captcha throughout the site to help stop spam on site
    • Error with minification on css files – fixed which should lead to fast page load times
    • Fixed a few php warnings on edge cases when viewing cocktails
    • Fixed bug with subscribe box being shown multiple times even after seeing the box once
  • 8th September 2016
    • Fixed spelling issues on technique page
    • Sorted out cron jobs that weren’t running properly.
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