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Simple Cache Busting for CSS and JS November 10, 2010

If you update your site’s CSS or JS it is a good idea to force browsers to download the latest version. If you don’t then your visitor’s browser may well load a cached version of the CSS or JS which can result in broken pages. One simple way I like to do this by appending a query string to the link.

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A Few Time Savers July 17, 2010

These well-designed and fun-to-use apps will quickly begin to feel like essentials by gracefully automating repetitive tasks. A few of these are especially good if you are a web-worker or often work with text.

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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts April 19, 2010

If you find yourself accessing the same menu items again and again with your mouse you can save time and mousing by assigning it a keyboard shortcut. This Mac feature is also useful if you find that an existing keyboard shortcut inconvenient or if it interferes with a global keyboard shortcut.

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Sync Applications with Dropbox April 15, 2010

There are many uses for the very handy (and free) Dropbox. You can share, sync, back-up, and version. But one of the neatest tricks is syncing applications across two or more Macs — no MobileMe required! Some applications, such as TextExpander are now offering built in Dropbox sync. Either way, it is just a few simple steps to stay in sync.

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Annotate Screenshots Natively in Mac OS X March 14, 2010

Screenshots can be handy things. Before I made the switch to Mac I used to use Greenshot or Fireshot. But in Mac OS X its as easy as ⌘⇧4. However, sometimes a screenshot isn’t enough and you need a clarifying arrow or label to really convey your message. There are some 3rd party applications that can help, but you can do it quickly, simply, and for free using Preview.

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