(1). A term used by developers to describe a quick and temporary fix for a problem on a website. While the plan is to only have this quick fix up for a few days until the problem can be permanently corrected, it usually remains in place for years and well beyond the tenure of the developer who originally installed it.
“Hey Scott, what can we do about those images not rendering correctly on the site?”
“I’ll have to look into it but I can put a band aid on it for now so that the site functions correctly.”
FAST FORWARD 6 YEARS
“Yea I don’t know this guy Scott who worked here a few years back said he was working on it…images still don’t render correctly.”
“Look, Joe…I think it’s really great that you are writing all of these articles lately. But, I think you really need to focus on blocking and tackling for a while. When was the last time you gave any of your clients a call?”