Stylus Styles for YT Live

make Youtube like you need it…

Stylus is a browser extension for Chrome and Opera that allows the user to manage and create "styles" that modify the appearance of web sites. Users may download existing skins/styles from a repository, or write their own. Stylus uses CSS scripting to override the selected site's CSS.

Below is my CSS for Youtube live streams. It improves the chat box, screen utilization, and hides a couple annoying things.

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WordPress and HoverIntent

fixing spastic menus…

The Problem

Don’t you just love all those web sites with pull-down and fly-out menus that unexpectedly flash in your face when you don’t want them, and then disappear when you do want them? Let’s face it: our mouse movements are never perfect, and hover events need to take this into account to avoid irritating the user.

The Fix

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Security Certificates

when your browser scares you with the infamous “this site is not trusted”

When you go to some sites, your browser puts a big scary security warning in your face, or pops up a "Content Blocked" balloon. But really, what does it mean?

Well, two things: (1) it has switched to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL, with https: in the address), and is now encrypting all communications, but (2) it’s SSL certificate has a problem, or it is loading something from an “insecure” (http:) source—usually an ad, image, or other remote content.

Now let’s put this into perspective.

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nothing’s really free…

When I see one of those “Contribute” buttons on a web site I think, “yeah, like I’m really gonna just send some money to a total stranger…” But this case is different.

Being disabled, I can’t do much, but I can poke at a keyboard, so I’ve spent thousands of hours attempting to write free articles for people to read and enjoy. And my writing is always based on the idea that good content should be both useful and appreciated, so I tend to cover my subjects in such a way as to take them from beginner to intermediate levels, along with the enthusiasm of new accomplishments.

If you find the articles on this site interesting and useful, please consider a small contribution to help cover expenses. There’s a PayPal button at the bottom of the page (you don’t need a PayPal account) and you can rest assured that it’s secure.

If you’ve already contributed, I’d like to say a big Thanks! It’s very much appreciated!

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1200 Pixels

Twelve Hundred Pixels - The New Size in Websites

by KV5R • © 2012 • Rev. 9/10/12

Are you sick of seeing 760 and 980-pixel sites on your 1920×1080 display? Well, I am! They look like a little ribbon of tiny clutter down the middle (or worse, the far left) of the screen.

Many webmasters still do this because they fear some users are still running low-resolution screens—and 12 years ago designing for the Windows default 800-pixel screen was appropriate, but now it has become just another web tradition with no merit.

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CSS Improvements

Formatting Tests

This is my css formatting test page! 🙂

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