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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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