Google+ is elegant, but too much hassle

I think Google+ has nailed a lot of useful features, and has a great web interface. No question in my mind that if it launched before Twitter, I would think it is the best way for me to share with others online. But it did

When CSS is !important

If you are reading this, you know the gist of “!important” is to counter-act the normal application of CSS rules based on selector specificity. One way to look at this is that it’s a shortcut to make up for another rule’s selector that is too

WordPress 3.2.1 — body class changes

WordPress developers take note — somewhere between version 3.1.3 and version 3.2.1 there is a change related to custom themes and body classes that might break your CSS in some certain scenarios. If you have custom templates with underscores in their names, updating to WordPress

Pitfalls of styling the HTML element

This was fun painful. On the new website design, I had foolishly applied some styles to the <html> element — specifically my font stack for the website. The particular selection of fonts was very important in making this mistake obscure: html { font-family: helvetica,