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ProTip: A PHP Cache Buster for CSS + JavaScript Assets

Posted July 1st, 2016 in PHP tagged CSS, JavaScript

I know that it’s extremely rare for me to post about PHP… but hear me out. I’ve worked with a few clients who will about halfway through their project receive link from me to get a first-look at their project in development. Throughout the project they’ll get updates from me about going back to this same development preview link, but the problem I have experienced is that their browser has previously cached (now stale)…

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Optimizing CSS Inheritance

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in CSS tagged Less, How To

In working with CSS quite a bit, I’ve been through quite a few iterations of organization schemes, ultimately landing on a mixture of BEM, SMACSS, and some of my own preferences. My Less files were beginning to feel a bit bloated, especially in the scaffolding type areas such as default button styles, columns, block layouts, and other complex …

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Height vs innerHeight vs OuterHeight

Posted May 1st, 2016 in JavaScript tagged Layout

This is more of a brain-dump for myself than anything, but if this visual representation of the box model helps you when working with these commonly-named and often-confused methods I’ll consider this article a huge win. Writing this out properly has spurred on a fun little clickable CSS box model on CodePen. Oh, and even though I’ve expressly written about

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