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The CSS Box Model Explained

In today's guide I"m going to cover the fundamentals about what the CSS box model is, the different types of box modules available to you and how an element block type can affect how the browser will render it on a page.  Understanding how box models[...]

What Is The 'Checkbox' Hack?

In this guide, you will learn what the CSS "Checkbox Hack" is and how you can use it to create cool CSS effects rather than having to use Javascript. What Is The 'Checkbox' Hack? The checkbox hack is a useful technique when you want to toggle somet[...]

How To Get Started With Umbraco ModelsBuilder

In this tutorial, you will learn why defining your Umbraco document types in the code will make your life a lot less stressful and then how to create an Umbraco document, using the built-in ModelsBuilder.  Why Define My Document Types In Code? One [...]

What Javascript Framework Should You Learn?

In this episode, I answer a question from Geoff.  Geoff like a lot of people is struggling to decide which Javascript framework to learn. In this episode, I talk about how you can evaluate if a framework is worth learning, the benefit between follo[...]

Three Fundamentals Of Writing Good HTML and CSS

Understanding the fundamentals of writing good code, whether it be HTML, CSS, Javascript or C# is essential in order to write well-crafted code.   As a software professional, if you don't care about writing good code then you might be in the wrong pr[...]

Getting Vulcan Search Up And Running Locally

Recently, I needed to get a client's website up and running on my local PC, the gotcha... it uses Vulcan search, which is a third-party search plug-in, which I've never used before.  In today's guide, I'm going to cover the errors and the steps I fol[...]

What Happens To CSS When A Webpage Is Loaded

Understanding how a browser loads up and renders a page is an important part of becoming a CSS ninja.  In this guide, you will learn how CSS works and how it is loaded How Are CSS Style Defined? A CSS rule consists of a selector and a declaration b[...]
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