In modern web development it’s quite common to use a lot of CSS files, especially if you use a CSS framework. Each file requires an extra request made by the browser. Not only that, CSS files also tend to get rather large with indenting and comments. In order to speed up page loads I wrote a small PHP scripts that combines all files, strips unneeded whitespace and comment, gzips and caches the results server-side. Expiration headers tell the browser to load the CSS from local cache rather than requesting it on each page load.
You forgot to type sudo in front of the command. So now you press the up arrow, home and type sudo+ space and hit enter.
There is a quicker way, just type sudo !!
The !! means, in Bash, “repeat the last entered command”. This also works with other commands.
Ok, I know Ubuntu is currently at version 9.10, but I still use the somewhat older 8.04.
Since this is my main workstation I do need to have a mean to test my work in different browsers on this machine. The guys at the system engineering department where kind enough to set up a bunch of virtual machines for the different IE versions (6 trough 8). I could of course ask them to make another one for a WebKit based browser but I do prefer too tun one natively on my workstation. Recently I found out that the Epiphany browser now uses the WebKit instead of Gecko. That makes it ideal for me.
So I wanted to install it the normal way using the Synaptic Package Manager. The version in the repository, however, is still an old version using Gecko. I already have Mozilla Firefox for that. So in order to get Epiphany-webkit running I need to do the following:
This is the first post in the series So you want to build a website a series aimed at starting web designers.
I will explain how you can make a good-looking website like the pro’s do it. Some of the topics covered include planning, getting the right tools, design philosophy, basically everything you need to know to create a decent looking website.
I’m not promising you a ‘professional website in just 5 minutes!’ kind off thing (hey, if that really existed I’d be out off a job). But you will have a good skill set to start creating basic sites and a good understanding of what’s involved in the process from concept to result.