Why include CSS with the @import rule?

As with most web development techniques, you have multiple options when it comes to applying CSS styles. One of the lesser used techniques is the @import rule. This allows you to load styles from external files (optionally restricted by the current media type) within an external stylesheet, or inside the style element, like so:  …

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Employers demand technological literacy

Business and technology have never been as intertwined as they are right now. Current technological trends allow for efficiency levels that company leaders used to dream about. As such, more employers than ever are demanding that new hires be as technologically literate as possible. “Those without technical skills are missing out on a lot of…

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CompTIA certifications help to build careers

For IT professionals, it is important to have a diverse array of certificates – especially from vendors. But having general training outside of specific qualifications helps to cover a wider variety of bases when applying for new positions. This is where help from CompTIA can really come in handy. “CompTIA certificates are some of the most essential…

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How to enable higher levels of JavaScript

It’s easy to think of JavaScript as a static thing, but actually it’s continually changing. For example, JavaScript 1.7 added the concept of iterators and generators, and 1.8 gives you generator expressions. Even if the user’s browser supports these JavaScript versions, accessibility to their features isn’t automatic. You need to declare the version of JavaScript…

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One simple way to reduce the risk of hacked routers

A common avenue through which hackers can compromise routers is remote management. If you manage the devices through your network, you may need remote management enabled. Unfortunately, hackers can use brute force attacks or hidden vulnerabilities to hijack this capability and gain full control of the device. However, you can minimize the risk by configuring…

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Speed up your scrolling in large documents (Microsoft Word)

If you’re editing a large document that also includes a number of images, you may find that scrolling is quite slow. This happens because Word has to load each image as you scroll, which can make your productivity drag.   Fortunately, if you display picture placeholders rather than your actual images, you won’t have to…

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