Stop Forgetting “Email” Text Input Types

This is for all of you CSS authors out there.

Just about every blog has text input fields on it somewhere. From contact forms to email opt-in forms to comment forms, input elements are just as common as links.

Just in case you didn’t know, there’s more than one type of text input field.

While most of us will never need to worry about the majority of them, I do want to make sure we stop ignoring the email input type.

Here’s what regular, barebones text input HTML would look like:

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How to Clear Facebook’s Cache

Have you ever posted a personal URL in a new status on Facebook only to realize the auto-populated information is not what you expected?

Sometimes it grabs an image you don’t like or you realize that the page title has a typo… any number of things can go wrong.

It’s pretty easy to ditch the new status, go adjust your web page, then start over with another status.

The problem is Facebook caches what you’ve posted. So when you try to post the URL again after making your adjustments and you can’t seem to “fix” the original mistake, this is why.

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What’s the Big Deal?

Someone asked me in a private conversation why I give a damn about other people’s health and what they eat. It’s simple. I’ve been to a few different countries in my life and believe it or not, there are civilized nations on this Earth where being overweight is so incredibly rare. It’s one of the first things I noticed when I got to South Korea.

To me, that means it’s a choice to Americans although it may not feel like it to the average citizen. Before I made my way around the world, I thought that what I saw in my society was more or less the same for every modern nation. Nope. It’s not. And until you’ve seen it with your own eyes, you have no reason to wonder if you’ve been conditioned, fed nonsense, or intentionally fluffed up in the name of corporate greed from the food industry to the medical industry.

How can I see this and not inform my people? Check statistics if you have to. Travel if you can. I’m telling you, folks, the fact that our nation abuses the fuck out of a fiat currency opens up the door to all kinds of evil shit. When the money is limitless, those who have the stomach to acquire wealth at the expense of your health WILL do it… and there’s nothing in place to stop them.

There’s a lot going on in this world and let’s not forget that I’ve had the privilege of seeing lots of it through my travels with the Army as well as my own dedicated research. If you haven’t, you can either listen to me or you can admit that you just don’t give a damn about the truth I’m spreading. But you can’t make up in your own mind that I preach just to put you down. That’s nonsense and I’m not taking responsibility for your sensitivity.

Creatives, where are you most productive?

I’m sitting at my dining room table and I must say, I’m not really in my groove today. In fact, today has been all play so far. It’s fun, but I have shit to do.

I’ve worked everywhere from under the sheets in my bed to my home office to Starbucks and back home in random rooms. Everything seems to be hit or miss, though.

Sometimes I can sit on my couch and code for hours without missing a beat. Other times I sit in Starbucks for 30 minutes of nothingness before I pack up and go home.

Do you work in the same place every time or do you like to find inspiration in your environment based on how you feel on any given day?

Does music play a role? How about sunlight? Standing or sitting? Scheduled breaks?

Share your strategy. I’m starting to feel like the setting is everything.

Chronicl Brought Back to Life for Kolakube

Who remembers the days when I used to work the support forums on I was a Thesis user back then.

Since that era, I’ve grown to focus more on my own products and services. Alex, the creator of Kolakube, is still my homeboy, though. That’s why I’m thrilled to see his latest and greatest work released to the world.

Yesterday, Alex took one of his previous Thesis skins and turned it into a standalone WordPress theme… his first.

If you know Alex, you know he’s an intelligent fella with a unique way of creating products for his users. Now you can see that mind in action with no limitations or restrictions.

I must say, I’m impressed. It’s fun. It’s built with intent. And guess what? Options are kept to a minimum. Plug ‘n’ Play, baby. Check it out.

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