As an eighteen year old, I am shocked by what I’m hearing in the media about birth control.
No presidential candidate, employer, or church should have a say in what a woman does with her body. Nor should those parties deny any form of medicine to women. America was founded on religious freedom, and a little something known as the separation of church and state. That being said, it’s un-American for any candidate to attempt to gain followers through religious beliefs. It’s especially un-American to swade people with the promise of making birth control and/or abortion illegal, if elected.
I’d like to bring up a point here. In the event that birth control actually is outlawed, this country will surely be paying for the effects of such a monstrosity. Imagine all the unwanted children that would be born. I guess what people like Rick Santorum don’t realize, is that with a surplus of unwanted children comes younger mothers, higher poverty rates, higher crime rates, and more.
I’d also like to say that birth control is not exclusively used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. There are scores of women who use some kind of birth control to regulate periods, cramping, hormones, and can even help in cases of PCOS. Should we just ignore these ladies? Leave them in the dust?
I’m in the middle of creating a child theme for a client, but I found myself using !important; in my CSS way too much. This felt inefficient, so I searched for a better solution and found one!
This might be redundant for some, but I learned about this not too long ago. Anyways, CSS gives priority to certain elements. The more specific your selectors are, the more important it will be. Here’s an example.
In my parent theme, I have this css:
In my child theme, this is what I have to change that:
Obviously, that didn’t work. Instead of adding an !important to that last bit of CSS, what I’ll do is be more specific than the parent selector. Ready?
WHAM BAM. It worked!
I’m just going to take a break from my stats project and leave a little note. As web designers, we all have preferences in the way that we do things. I for one, love designing in the browser. It’s a valuable tool that takes time and guesswork out of web design.
Usually, I do start away from the browser. I like to sketch with paper, or do a quick photoshop wireframe with colors and a basic layout. Sometimes I even take that further and make a fuller mockup. Even when doing that, I find it difficult to really pinpoint details. Photoshop is a machine of unlimited power, however the web is not. I think that by being limited during production, the final product is more solid.
With CSS3 comes the power to be more flexible, and I embrace that. I only use images whenever I have to, because I love how code can just translate so beautifully on the web.
Anyways, I just wanted to leave my opinion here!