Calvin Correli

1 • Re-Recss

"I found this very handy ReCSS bookmarklet by David Schontzler (via planet::dojo), which reloads the stylesheets for a page on the fly, so you don’t have to reload the whole page for each change. Especially useful for AJAX page, where you may need to do a little clicking to get to see the styles you are changing.

I had to fix it up a bit to make it work with Rails and Safari. The fixes were:

Accept titlecase “Stylesheet” as the value of the rel attribute, which is the Rails default.
Use URL encoding for the backslash in ?, because Safari for some reason insisted on converting it to a forward slash.
Here is the updated version, which you can drag to your toolbar or save as favorite:

2 • Strategies For Keeping CSS Specificity Low

"Keeping CSS specificity low across all the selectors in your project is a worthy goal. It’s generally a sign that things are in relative harmony. You aren’t fighting against yourself and you have plenty of room to override styles when you need to. Specificity on selectors tends to creep up over time, and there is a hard ceiling to that. I’m sure we’ve all felt the pain of !important tags and inline styles.

So how do we keep that specificity low over time?"


3 • The Web’s Largest Community Tracking Online Fraud & Abuse | Project Honey Pot

This is worth checking out, just to catch some flies.


4 • The Core Model: Links And Resources

"My recent article on the core model was an attempt to sum up two things that I could go on about forever. The Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS) redesign project started in January 2012, and we’re still working together. The core model was created by Are Halland in 2006, and we’re still working on that too! In other words, there is a lot more to say both about that project and the model.

Putting the core model to use in your own project

The only thing you really need to use the core model is a pen and paper. To get started, download the core model worksheets (downloadable PDF) or check out three other examples from case studies using the core model.

There’ll also be two core model workshops held in the U.S. this year, one at the IA Summit and one at Confab Intensive."


5 • Tinymce

“Root level namespace this contains classes directly releated to the TinyMCE editor.”