Steven Vachon

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wRECkeR: Responsive Equal-Height Columns and Rows


Wrecker is a dynamic layout plugin for jQuery that achieves equal-height rows in a grid layout. Similar to a float layout in that excess “cells” are moved to the following “row”. However, unlike, in that columns line up vertically and the cells of each row are equal in height based on their contents, just like a <table>. No static heights required. Read more

Inside-Only CSS Table border-spacing


When working with a <table> or display:table layout, getting some nice space between each cell can be a real pain. Resorting to hacks like padding or a transparent border sometimes work, but not if you need a visible border or box-shadow. Read more

Decluttered Elevating Desk


Apparently, I have a computer job.

Sitting at the desk all day takes its toll on your shoulders and eventually your health, so I decided to purchase an elevating, or “height-adjustable” desk. Exercise aside, I am now healthier, always comfortable and get more work done in less time as I require fewer body breaks.

There was a downside to this, however: the cables! Read more

Benchmark: PHP strlen vs. count (and sizeof)


I was writing some code that generated a string from an array and came across a pretty rare situation where I could either get the length of that array or the length of the assembled string. Wondering which was faster and finding nothing on Google, I put this benchmark together. Read more