Adobe – Developer Center : Configuring Third-Party File Compare
This article gives step-by-step instructions to enable the â€˜Compare with Remoteâ€™ menu item (for Mac & Windows . It also provides information on where to get and configure file comparison: WinMerge (Windows) and FileMerge (Mac).
NOTE: FileMerge is available free via Mac OS X Developer Tools XCode package, available from http://developer.apple.com/ (free registration).
The article below outlines a useful technique in identifying and resolving CSS â€˜bugsâ€™ and other problems.
From the article overview:
Mystery Bug – css-discuss
CSS bugs can be obscenely difficult to isolate, especially when they are located amidst a large, complex page with many external style sheets. Compounding this is the fact that few coders have enough experience to be sure that what theyâ€™re seeing really IS a bug, and not just incorrect coding.
Often people will, when facing the Mystery Bug, just thrash about almost blindly, and only by pure luck will the answer be found. This need not be.
By following the procedure below, a clear understanding of the problem may be quickly obtained, freeing the coder to find a workaround or avoid the bug altogether.
I thought Iâ€™d post a couple of links to some WebDev sites & tools I use every day…
Most of these are available on Mozillaâ€™s Recommended Addons site.
- Web Developer – Powerful Web Development tools for outlining DIVs, TABLEs, CSS, etc.
- User Agent Switcher – change the User Agent on a site or page (pretend your MSIE 6 or 5)
- GreaseMonkey – customize pages & sites by adding your own â€˜user scriptsâ€™
- AdBlock Plus – block ads & flash
NOTE: If you need to show blocked ads (i.e., you need to see/test OAS ads ), thereâ€™s an â€˜ABPâ€™ button next to the Google search bar (looks like a red or green stop sign). Click the little disclosure triangle next to the ABP button, and choose â€˜Disable on [site-url]â€™. If you need help, just ask!
- FlashGot – File/Image/Link downloader
- Fasterfox – page load timer (right-side of statusbar)
- AlistAPart.com – A great place for learning & pilfering^H^H^H experimenting with CSS techniques.
- meyerweb.com/eric/css – Eric Meyerâ€™s CSS site
- CSS Edge – life on the edge!
- â€¦thereâ€™s much more hereâ€¦
- SelectORacle – a nifty online tool for learning how CSS2 & CSS3 selectors work
- Rijkâ€™s panelizer – adds W3Câ€™s CSS & HTML specs to your Mozilla Sidebar
- Just download the panelizer.zip, place it somewhere handy & unzip it. Then open the included â€˜panelizer.htmlâ€™ file, and click â€˜Add Panelâ€™. I created a â€˜Sidebarsâ€™ bookmark folder in my Bookmark Toolbar, and placed the â€˜bookmarksâ€™ in there.
NOTE: The following contains Mac-only tools. If you are afraid of Macs, or have aversions to heights, please close your browser now. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck team!
Need help with any of the above? Just ask!