If you are developing a complete app, go with the framework. If you are developing a stock template for sale, go with what is easier for your buyers. That would be jQuery.
Try to look in unexpected places. For example, look at interior design books for color scheme ideas. Look at magazines or brochures For layout ideas. I would not suggest looking at the popular files list.
Smartik saidI prefer dashes for a few reasons:
@fitwp, some rules there are just ridiculous. Why shouldn’t I use underscores to define selectors? I like using underscore, because the whole selector is selectable and I will never change this. Seriously.
- They don’t require the shift key to type
- They match the style of the CSS specification (:first-child, text-decoration, etc)
- You can use the |=value operator to match attributes beginning with “value” or “value-”
An interesting bit of trivia, the original CSS spec did not allow underscores: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Underscores_in_class_and_ID_Names
Is there anyone willing to answer the following question:How much would you pay per ticket if someone closed the following tickets:
- Missing style.css, can’t install theme
- How do I make this theme look exactly like the demo? (assume theme has an import xml)
- How can I make the header and footer full width, but the body fixed width?
- How can I change the color of the header background to a gradient? (assume it requires css)
- How can I just display the first 100 characters of each title, without cutting off mid-word? (assume php)
- How can I make this theme look like [insert site].com? (just provide quote, not do actual work)
As far as prices/school/crime, this will vary a lot within small geographical areas. In many cities (east and west) you can be driving down a street with million dollar homes, amazingly nice schools and low crime/high police presence, and a few blocks away you’ll find just the opposite. There’s lots of debate about the economic disparity in America these days because of this.
It is like this in many parts of Los Angeles, so you have to be careful where you look. One notable example is Hancock Park, which is a rich area that is completely surrounded by low-income areas. When my wife and I were looking for our current house, we even saw one street with a transition from nice houses, manicured lawns, and trees on either side of the street touching in the middle, to run-down houses, dirt lawns, and old cars in the driveway. It turns out the nice end of the street was assigned to a good school, and the ugly end to a bad school. Good schools attract a more affluent buyer (who then takes better care of the property), and houses assigned to the good school have higher prices because of it.
For what I have researched, its a great place to be, but I find brick walls when looking at cost of living and how good the schools are around there.
For school information in the US, you can look at http://www.greatschools.org, but keep in mind that specific schools are assigned to each house, and it can change from one street to the next. A good way to search is to look on Zillow for a specific address, and then see the schools assigned to it.
For cost of living, here is a good site that lists the prices of specific items in different locations, so you can get a feel for how expensive certain things you normally buy are. One thing about the US is that most prices are roughly consistent in every state, like restaurants, groceries, cars, utilities, but housing and salaries can vary widely. California has high housing costs, taxes, and gas, but also some of the highest salaries. You can also save on heating and cooling costs compared to cheaper states that have hot summers and cold winters.
America is so diverse, it really depends what kind of lifestyle you want your family to live. Two different parts of the country can be pretty different. Do you want city life? Want to live in the country side? Both? Mountains? Oceans? Suburbs? the list can go on.
In Los Angeles, where I live, we have all of the above within 30 miles of each other! City life includes the hustle and bustle of Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. Countryside can be found in the San Fernando Valley, with numerous farms and horse ranches. The beautiful Santa Monica Mountains form a nice spine crossing the city with state and national parks for hiking. Ocean is gorgeous from Malibu to Santa Monica to Venice with its quirky boardwalk and beyond. Suburbs with master-planned communities, wide streets and cul-de-sacs can be found everywhere, particularly in the Valleys (San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Simi, Conejo). All this, plus an average temperature of about 70 degrees all year round, with no snow and little rain.
I find it very reasonable to be paid per tickets solved, not per hour.
Would it be the same rate for all tickets? Or different amounts based on the difficulty? A ticket like “missing style.css” would be a 30 second ticket, while one like “The latest version of Opera throws a security error in the console only on Tuesdays” would take longer to close.