Diagnose Table-Flippy CSS10.30.14 · css
This is my development process:
- Experience a brief burst of inspiration
- Go to bar, enjoy a lager, and formulate a solution
- Bang head against the wall until code works
It’s not particularly efficient, but it works for me. The problem is that some things are a lot harder to figure out than others:
Easy: How do I handle command line arguments?
Not so bad: Why is this for loop all fubar?
Table-flip: OMG, where is that 3px of left padding coming from?!
Since a lot of my projects involve CSS and tables are expensive, I’m glad that I discovered Pesticide from Adam Morse. This CSS add-in does exactly one thing: add a colored outline around every element on your page.
Pesticide quickly diagnoses CSS layout issues and will save you a fortune on furniture. You can use it via Chrome extension, bookmarklet, or stylesheet.