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Chrome – Upgrade Supervised User to Normal

I recently created a protected user in chrome without really knowing anything about this feature. Later I realised I couldn’t install add ons so wanted to upgrade the users permissions and keep all the cookies and settings for this new … Continue reading

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Different Colours per Site Section in SASS (SCSS)

Sometimes you may need a different colour scheme for every section / primary category in your site. This can typically be a couple of hues of a colour per section, just to give a different personality to that corner of … Continue reading

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What is a Caracal?

A recent Facebook post from IFLS, got people interested in Caracals, the wild cat I named my company after. I am often ask to pronounce the name and explain what they are. Hopefully this picture will help a little.

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jquery.domChanged

I’ve just uploaded a new jquery plugin to github. It’s a little plugin that allows you to bind a ‘domChanged’ event on any element. Works cross browser by using ‘MutationObserver’ for modern browsers and a polling mechanism for older browsers … Continue reading

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Grunt as a file watcher in PHP/Webstorm

Why would you want to use PHPStorm’s file watcher when Grunt has a perfectly capable watching service? If you work with many projects at any one time, I think it’s important to be able to quickly jump from one project … Continue reading

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Gmaps2BirdsEye – Google maps to Birds Eye View Bookmarklet

Google Maps pretty much wins the map wars over Bing Maps hands down in my opinion, except for one killer Bing feature… Bird’s Eye! Bird’s Eye really does come into its own when you’re looking at property to rent or … Continue reading

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Handling Retina Images in a CMS

There are a few ways to handle the displaying of retina images such as sending a more compressed double resolution to all clients or a more webserver-based solution. Both are great, but in a recent project for womenshealth.co.uk, I was … Continue reading

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File Watcher for compass in PHPStorm / Webstorm

I love Jetbrains PHPStorm, it’s the best IDE out there in my opinion. The latest version 6.0 released recently included “File Watchers – for easy Sass, LESS, SCSS, CoffeeScript, TypeScript transpilation”. The SCSS file watcher almost works with compass projects … Continue reading

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Automatic Apache Virtual Hosts pt2

I’ve added the 3 following things to my Automatic Apache Virtual Host Applescript discussed (part one of this post here). A vbscript for a VMware Fusion virtual machine An index page of all virtual hosts Root directory browsing of the … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to the blog of Caracal Digital.  The above is a photo of my keyboard taken with my macro lens.  It also has the new css3 filter (blur & saturation) applied along with CSS3 animation.  Currently only works in Chrome

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