Lightswitch Plugin Retired

Just a short note to say that the Lightswitch plugin is now retired. This was an interesting exercise in how to use jQuery to replace an input element with images/jQuery/CSS however over time I’ve felt it to be more gimmick than useful. It’s also been repeated ad nauseum and I look forward to developing something more unique and useful in the future.

The Pop-Up is Dead. Long Live the Pop-Up.

Many years ago, most web browser makers killed the ability for web pages to spawn annoying pop-up windows. You know, those irritating windows that just appeared out of nowhere without anyone asking you if you wanted to open a new window. Advertisers were the main cause of this obtrusive practice which they employed relentlessly to grab your attention while you were leisurely browsing the web. While this annoyance is largely dead, the 2012 equivalent of it is alive and well. Enter the equally annoying, in your face “read more”.  Continue reading

Cool Chrome Developer Tools Trick

I just stumbled across this feature by accident a few minutes ago and thought I’d share it with you. Google’s Chrome web browser has some great built-in developer tools that you can activate by pressing the F12 key, Control+Shift+I, or by going to the Settings menu >> Tools >> Developer Tools. The trick I just noticed is that when you have the developer tools open, if you hold down the reload button , you get a drop down menu with three options:

  • Normal Reload
  • Hard Reload
  • Empty Cache and Hard Reload

Sweet!

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