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  • shame.css

    On the surface, this seems like a neat little idea but since when is it a good idea to promote the idea of writing “nasty, hacky” CSS? Just because it happens whether we like to admit it or not, it doesn’t mean we should be actively advising it. All this seems to me is for a way to make people feel better about writing bad CSS. Sure, sometimes we may not have enough time to write the absolute best CSS we can but I think we should try to avoid falling victim of the speed mentality rather than encouraging bad code. How many opportunities will there be to go back and refactor bad CSS? In my experience that won’t happen very often.

    What do you think? Let me know on Twitter.

  • When purchasing items on the internet (especially airline tickets), use incognito mode on your browser. We use your own cookies against you: raising the price on tickets the more times you check, as you shop around for better deals. That way you’ll think the price is going up or that seats are being actively sold – thus increasing your urgency to buy, and punishing you for trying to get a good deal.

    We all know about the extra charges airlines like to throw us but I bet you didn’t know about this one. Disgusting.

  • Seeking Inspiration

    Nothing is truly inspiring unless you apply it to your work. (“work” meaning your life’s output, whether creative, business, or personal.)

    In other words, your work, itself, is the inspiration.

    You may hear something or see something that gives you a new idea.

    But it’s only when you stop and think of your work through this new perspective, that you actually jump up and go turn the idea into reality.

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