CSS
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 6:01 AM | Comments

So as you can see I've been playing with ASP.NET MVC in my free time lately. But as it turns out I learned something totally unrelated to MVC while I was editing the default stylesheet that MVC Preview 2 ships with. #mainContent { padding: 30px 30px 15px 30px; background-color: #FFF; border-bottom: 3px groove #4b6f92; margin-bottom: 30px; _height: 1px; /* only IE6 applies CSS properties starting with an underscrore */ } I can't believe I never knew about this. I have read 3 CSS books in the past few years and don't recall ever reading about this hack. So while it isn't the end-all solution to fixing CSS bugs in IE6, I think it should come in pretty handy in the future now that I know it exists. I found this URL to WellStyled which describes the hack in more detail....

Monday, February 25, 2008 5:52 AM | Comments

Today I just stumbled onto some interesting information regarding placements of script blocks and CSS links. According to some extensive testing performed at Yahoo!, they have published a list of Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site. Many of these rules came as no surprise, for example: While researching performance at Yahoo!, we discovered that moving stylesheets to the document HEAD makes pages load faster. This is because putting stylesheets in the HEAD allows the page to render progressively. However, one rule caught my attention: Rule 5 described how stylesheets near the bottom of the page prohibit progressive rendering, and how moving them to the document HEAD eliminates the problem. Scripts (external JavaScript files) pose a similar problem, but the solution is just the opposite: it's better to move scripts from the top to as low in the page as possible. One reason is to enable progressive rendering, but another is...