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I’m Justin McDowell and I specialize in design & revolt.

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CSS Min-margins Are Possible

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CSS has had minimum values for certain properties. There are min-width and min-height properties that have been available for some time now. There will even soon be a min-font-size property someday in the future. But to date there is not a true min-margin property. Well, the good news is, you can achieve min-margins pretty easily using standard CSS!

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Defining Tint & Shade Colors

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This morning I read another short article on color variable names. In “Stop Defining Useless Color Variables”, Jono Harrington writes:

One thing that I have been guilty of over the years, and that I have seen many other developers guilty of, is defining white and black as variables inside Sass. It’s time to call an end to this practice.

I totally agree here (with one exception, which I’ll get to in a bit).

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