Using command line flags is a great way to subtly improve productivity. Whether saving yourself keystrokes or enabling specific features, it’s very much worth knowing the application flags available to you.
To launch a new tab with DevTools in Chrome, you can use the
--auto-open-devtools-for-tabs command line flag:
/Applications/Google Chrome Canary.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome Canary --auto-open-devtools-for-tabs https://davidwalsh.name
Having the DevTools console immediately launch when opening a new tab can be very helpful, if only to avoid needing to complete the keyboard shortcuts every time you launch a tab. If you’re an uber-nerd like me, you’re never not in developer mode!
Page Visibility API
One event that’s always been lacking within the document is a signal for when the user is looking at a given tab, or another tab. When does the user switch off our site to look at something else? When do they come back?
5 HTML5 APIs You Didn’t Know Existed
When you say or read “HTML5”, you half expect exotic dancers and unicorns to walk into the room to the tune of “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” Can you blame us though? We watched the fundamental APIs stagnate for so long that a basic feature…
CSS Text Overlap
One of the important functions of CSS is to position elements.
z-indexare just a few of the major players in CSS positioning. By using the above spacing…
Smooth Scrolling with MooTools Fx.SmoothScroll
I get quite a few support requests for my previous MooTools SmoothScroll article and the issue usually boils down to the fact that SmoothScroll has become Fx.SmoothScroll. Here’s a simple usage of Fx.SmoothScroll. The HTML The only HTML requirement for Fx.SmoothScroll is that all named…