Reply to “Best Clearfix Ever” post.

I just had to reply to the clearfix post found on Marc Watts website.  I felt that some aspects of his clearfix solution needed to be cleaned up, as well as explaining a bit more about past solutions. In the past In the past, we used   <div class=”clearfix”></div> and added .clearfix { clear: both;

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Different CSS techniques and their performance

Why would I want to test performance of CSS techniques? Here’s the background: I am a big fan of OOCSS, (the library and the concept) but I have been using Compass, SASS lately at work. I was feeling that sometimes OOCSS and SASS seemed at odds. A friend of mine introduced me to Chris Eppstein,

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Don’t use ID selectors in CSS

Lately I have been testing out performance among css styles and I found that some of my very smart friends, started asking,”why aren’t you testing using IDs for the unique sections of the page?”. This wasn’t a hard answer: The element is not re-usable on that page. This is the begining of a downward sprial

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Loading your javascript files asynchronously

So it’s widely understood now, that performance has a direct effect on the traffic of our site.   This puts performance at a much higher priority than before.. especially if your site traffic is what pays the bills.  Steve Souders began working on website performance, initially thinking that backend performance was the key, but he quickly

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Simple jQuery show / hide script

I know, I know..  this is a really simple process for those of you who have had more than an hour with jQuery.  But this article’s intention is to show just how quickly and how easily you can utilize jQuery’s robust features that make it so easy and fun to use. So I am going

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How to get rid of saddle sores in cycling

I wanted to share this because I had quite a time with saddle sores last year, and I found a cheap and easy way to remedy the problem. It’s a bit unconventional, but works like a charm. Here is the story of last year’s saddle sore issue. My first year into riding, I bought a

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Error: Reformat using Sigmatec's reformatter

That was something like the error I recieved on my SanDisk Digital Audio Player (DAP). What was I to do.. most of the software that was able to fix it, was for windows. So I did what any intelligent tech geek-monkey would do. I turned to searched the internet. Turns out that you need a

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Who says you can't buy speed?

Okay so my first post about cycling. Here is my history of cycling: When I was young, I rode a BMX bike like every other kid but didn’t find it all that exciting. I bought a Mountain Bike years later, when they had no font shocks. I took one 17 mile ride and near killed

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