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Minification Failed. Returning Unminified Contents.

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Has you ASP.NET applicaiton reported that minification failed? If you are using bundles in application, you might come across this exception comment at the top of your larger-than-expected bundle file. /* Minification failed. Returning unminified contents. (List of problems here) */ It can happen for JavaScript or CSS, but it means minifier has found something […]

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The CSS Sibling Selector

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There is often a bit of confusion surrounding the CSS sibling selector, or ~ as it is known to its friends. Here is how it works. This CSS translated into English says: If there are is a paragraph next to another paragraph inside a division, make the text red Here is an example HTML snippet […]

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Make The RESTClient Body Input Bigger

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RESTClient is a useful Firefox extension for sending HTTP REST messages to a service. As well as a useful and simple interface for sending requests, it also lets you store requests to re-use again later. If you are writing REST services, it is a useful tool to have lying around. The only problem I have […]

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Website Go Faster Stripes

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My early spring-clean has been going on for a while. I have been gradually deleting things to make the site go faster. As usual, if you don’t keep a close watch on things they start to bloat. My site had reached a whopping 400kb for an empty-cache first-load and spanned far too many network requests […]

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Goodbye Old Browsers

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I am officially ditching the HTML5 shim for old browsers and here is why. I have dropped all stats from my website, so I won’t be able to tell when my “Internet Explorer 6” user base reaches zero. However, last time I checked it was just 0.05500982318% of you. This is less than 100 people […]