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By: Ashton Sanders

Websites in a Flash CSS Reset

Jul 1 2011

As one does more and more work with CSS, you start to create a CSS Reset that work well for you and your workflow. There is some important code that I always recommend having on any website, so it’s more of “CSS Starter Code” that a “CSS Reset”


/* ~-~-~~-~ CSS Starter Code -~-~-~-~ *\
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|           by Ashton Sanders          |
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\* ~-~-~~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ */

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre, a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code, del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp, small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var, dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li, fieldset, form, label, legend, table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
outline: 0;
font-weight: inherit;
font-style: inherit;
font-size: 100%;
vertical-align: top;
}

ol, ul {
list-style: none;
}

html { overflow-y: scroll;}

strong, b {font-weight:900;}
em { font-style:italic; }
big { font-size: 1.17em }
small, sub, sup { font-size: .83em }
p { margin:1.12em 0;}

I’ll probably update this more in the future.

Ashton

By: Ashton Sanders

Eleven $6 Dollar Shirts

Aug 28 2009

Filed under: Ashton Sanders,Humor,Life

Well, I’m very excited today because my shirts finally arrived today. I purchased 11 shirts from 6 Dollar Shirts.com, and they finally arrived. With shipping, the total price came to less than $7 for each shirt!

They came in a surprisingly small box:

My 6 dollar shirts arrive

I laid them all out and took some pictures:

My 6 dollar shirts arrive
Click Here for larger picture.

I hope they last a very long time. I’ll post again later with an official review of how they last, but I’m sure they’re well worth the $7.

Here’s one pic of me sporting the “Old School” shirt:

Ashton Sanders wearing an Old School Nintendo shirt

Enjoy,
Ashton Sanders

By: Ashton Sanders

Free Vector RSS Icon – Fireworks PhotoShop Adobe Illustrator

May 21 2009

I recreated the normal RSS icon as a vector image, and thought I’d make it available for free (and store it for the next time I need it). Having the vector images make it so much easier to tweak colors and size.

Download Free RSS Icons
Here are three file types of a large RSS vector Image I created.

These RSS images were created as vectors in Fireworks and then exported as layered vector images to PhotoShop (.PSD) and Adobe Illustrator (.AI). I don’t have Adobe illustrator to test, but the other two seem to work fine.

You can see where I added this RSS icon to the top of my sidebar on this blog as well as the blue RSS icon I made for CSS Videos.com. Although the RSS is supposed to be orange, I wanted to go as different as possible while still being useful with CSS Videos.com.

Enjoy,
Ashton Sanders

By: Ashton Sanders

Funny Support Request

May 19 2009

Filed under: Ashton Sanders,Humor

I’m sure every support team has horribly funny stories of clients calling in (just like clients have horribly funny stories of calling the support team), and since I am the support team for a few small website, I thought I would share my latest humorous Client email:

I got an email from Keith saying:

Well Aston, I get red text, fields go blank and also my browser is firefox ,I just don’t understand. Any help would be helpful. Thanks Keith

Hi Keith,

Can you read what that red text says?

That text is an error, and will explain what is going wrong.

Let me know,
Ashton Sanders

Login details did not match try again. Oh… Thanks Keith

Haha… Good times at the help desk,
Ashton Sanders

By: Ashton Sanders

What CMS Fits Your Website Needs?

May 16 2009

This is a question I’ve been asking for a few years.

Recently, I’ve heard a lot about WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, but it’s practically impossible to find someone who knows all three and is unbiased enough to tell you the pros and cons of each.

Through Montana Programmers, I’ve been able to find a very unbiased Polson Website Developer who has been an excellent resource for asking all sorts of random questions. Although he knows more programming languages than I have fingers and toes, he hasn’t spent years of time testing out CMS’s. 😉

As you can tell, it’s pretty hard to find a unbiased website developer who knows a lot about many of the Content Management Systems, who could give me a good comparison of the Pro’s and Con’s of each. There are a few problems here:
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