My family has been buying Mac's since I no longer do their Windows tech support. Now I'm Apple Tech support. Can't win.

Hide New Twitter Trends

December 9th, 2011

I was just “upgraded” to the new Twitter look. I never have liked that I am forced to see Trends and Who to Follow, neither of which I care to see or use. Since none of the current extensions work to hide this noise, I had to come up with a css workaround.

Here is the custom css I came up with to hide both the Trends and Who to Follow boxes in the new Twitter look:

.dashboard .component .module, .dashboard .module.trends.component .flex-module{ display: none; }

That css will also hide the footer box, which can be useful at times. In order to get the footer box back, use this css after the above code:

.dashboard .component .site-footer { display: block; }

Unfortunately if you are a Chrome user, like myself, you can’t add custom css. You will have to use an extension like Personalized Web to do your custom css work.

In Personalized Web, you will add that same custom css and then add in the Matched URL: ^http[s]*://

Once this is added, refresh your twitter page and voilĂ , the junk is gone.

HTML5 Essentials and Good Practices

December 6th, 2011

“HTML5, together with CSS3 and responsive design are the new buzz around web technologies these days. This article will help you get started using HTML5 on your projects today and show you some good practices to put what you learned to good use.”

I keep forgetting about the html5shiv script at google. This script enables IE versions below IE9 to recognize HTML5 elements

HTML5 Essentials and Good Practices