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Ahhh, The Stupid Things I Do! LOL

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Msg#: 4164393 posted 7:21 pm on Jul 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I know all of those who read my posts are thinking 'where's my list, I want to make sure you got 'em all', but you don't have this one, because I was thinking about a test I'm running and decided I needed to do some other testing since sometimes one thing leads to another and I decided I had to change the source code on a 'normal page' to do it...

When I opened the page I glanced at the meta data and noticed the style sheet linked was a page I didn't recognize... Thinking, huh?, I checked the files for the site and saw the linked style sheet was really a file, so I opened it up wondering what I was thinking since it wasn't the style sheet I thought had anything to do with the page or site I've been building, and much to my surprise it was a minimized version of the style sheet I generated one day while I was playing around to see how much room I could save by minimizing and I forgot to change the link back to the regular one...

A few seconds after realizing what it was and why it was there I remembered where I copied the meta data from, then a little light-bulb blew up in my head and I knew why none of the style sheet changes I made the other day had any effect on the page I was working on no matter how many times I emptied my cache or clicked refresh... I left the test style sheet linked on the page!

I was seriously going nuts the other day trying to figure out why I couldn't make the style sheet changes take effect on the main page I copied the meta data from to create the new one... LMAO.

Have a great 4th if you're here in the USA or even just like a good reason to celebrate!



Msg#: 4164393 posted 8:00 pm on Jul 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hih.... Very BIG LOL ! :)


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Msg#: 4164393 posted 11:38 pm on Jul 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome coped...

@MadScientist... been there done that (try not to admit to any but the funny ones!).


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Msg#: 4164393 posted 7:52 am on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

My favourite is making changes to a website's CSS then looking at the live version to see how it looks and nothing has changed. I go back in and check what I have done - yes - it all looks OK! Let's have another look at that website? No - still not working - let's go back the editor and try something else.

Repeat the process five or six or fifty times then realise that you have been forgetting to upload the changes. DOH!


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Msg#: 4164393 posted 8:49 am on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

My usual trick is to make a change in the html file locally.
Check change in browser
Refresh browser
Still nothing
Check code
Refresh browser
still nothing
save file


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Msg#: 4164393 posted 11:51 am on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

I sometimes screw it up in a similar way : I make the change locally, check the page in my localhost environment, make more changes, test again, finish making changes, do a final test. It all looks good, and I tell the client their changes are done. Meanwhile, I never uploaded the changed file(s) to the server and the client thinks I'm insane.

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