Friday, March 20, 2015 - by

Elements that are stacked horizontally next to each other using display:inline-block; are very flexible than floated in terms of vertical alignment etc. However these elements have a very small whitespace in between them which causes a lot of problems especially for responsive website. Read more »

Friday, March 20, 2015 - by

There are a lot of techniques to center elements using CSS from having an element absolutely positioned and then using a mix of negative margin and percentage based top to┬ávertically center the element. Sometimes using having the container’s display to table-cell has also been effective. But both of these techniques had their drawbacks of that the absolutely positioned elements were not dynamically content agnostic and table-cell used to fail most of the times on various elements.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - by

With the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 13, Microsoft is encouraging developers and administrators to use open Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML to build their add-on apps.

I personally feel this is a good step by Microsoft to get rid of their 20 years old VBA development model. Also it helps both pro and seasonal front-end developers to get involved in Office add-on development using their favorite open web technologies.

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Microsoft
PC World

Friday, January 13, 2012 - by

Opera went on and added a new nice tool to its dragonfly suit for developers called as style profiler does mainly profiling and optimization of css selectors.

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Opera

Friday, November 18, 2011 - by

There are a set of 14 rules given by Steve Sounders in his book “High Performance Websites – Essential knowledge for Front-End Engineers“. The book is worth reading and gives in detail description of each of the 14 rules and how to achieve goals mentioned in each rule listed below:

  1. Make Fewer HTTP Requests
  2. Use a Content Delivery Network
  3. Add an Expires Header
  4. Gzip Components
  5. Put Stylesheets at the Top
  6. Put Scripts at the Bottom
  7. Avoid CSS Expressions
  8. Make JavaScript and CSS External
  9. Reduce DNS Lookups
  10. Minify JavaScript
  11. Avoid Redirects
  12. Remove Duplicate Scripts
  13. Configure ETags
  14. Make Ajax Cacheable
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