Beware that your SATA 3 ports might not be real.

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Years ago a built a computer from what I thought was the best parts available. I wasn’t going to use it mainly for gaming, but I wanted it to be very high performance because when I’m developing, time I have to wait is time wasted. One of those parts was the motherboard, I decided on the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe. Wow, …

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How to Make a Beautiful Transparent Gradient Button.

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I saw a tweet from Tim Brown and I thought the button with the transparent gradient background was awesome. Designing & developing @deneenpottery has been awesome. Handmade Pottery in St Paul. Check it! — Tim Brown (Design) (@timbdesignmpls) December 19, 2014 You have to go to the website he designed to get the full effect because it’s displayed …

What are the ‘m’ and ‘c’ buttons in Mini Profiler?

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I thought this answer was a bit unGoogleable. After upgrading StackExchange’s Mini Profiler I noticed an ‘m’ and ‘c’ at the button. But their use isn’t incredible clear. It turns out, the ‘m’ is minimize/maximize, which is great for those pesky situations where it’s covering a piece of the page you need to see. The ‘c’ button is “clear”: it …

Articles/Videos I’ve recently read/watched

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I enjoyed these, you might too. Life is a game. This is your strategy guide Fundamentals of Mobile Web Development – Chrome Dev Summit 2014 (Matt Gaunt) Browser Rounding and Fractional Pixels Web Design Best Practices Cheat Sheet The physics of productivity: Newton’s laws for getting stuff done

Will-change property

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I just heard about CSS’s will-change  property, which I am particularly interested in because getting websites to run well on mobile is hard. will-change is a CSS draft specification right now. Its purpose is to provide a hint to the browser that the provided properties can possibly change, allowing the browser to preemptively perform expensive operations before it happens, when the …