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Quick CSS for better looking pull quotes

Mon 15 December 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: technology   tags: css design

I decided that I wanted to be one of the cool kids that could do style quick pull quote + commentary posts.

Problem: My custom theme’s CSS just left pull quotes looking like plain indented text… blah, blargh, barf.

I don’t pretend to be a designer today, but I want things I make to minimize eye-bleeding whenever possible.

I gave myself a timebox of 15 minutes to find a workable solution and here are the fruits of that labor:


blockquote {
    margin-top: 10px;
    margin-bottom: 10px;
    margin-left: 50px;
    padding-left: 15px;
    border-left: 3px solid #ccc;


Things can be really fun, if you let them be.
- Me (just now, boom!)

Next steps:

Learn more from css-tricks and go nuts with different classes for different uses on different parts of your site. Have fun!

Mon 15 December 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: productivity   tags: sleep focus care

Rest begets awareness.

Awareness begets prioritization.

Prioritization begets caring.

Caring begets achievement.

This is Eddie Smith at his best. It’s also some of the best advice you can follow, but it’s really hard and seems counterintuitive at times.

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Thu 20 November 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: productivity   tags: coding

I’m pretty excited about my new job that I’ve been at for about three months now. One of the great parts is the allowance for on the job time to beef up my coding skills.

I wrote about the entire journey for our “Inside iDoneThis” blog; go check it out here.

Dream Mindmap

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Wed 08 October 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: technology   tags: amazon-s3 backups

Amazon Web Services

Losing your favorite photos, your entire music collection, or your most important documents is something none us want to experience, yet there are still so many of us that either have an inadequate backup strategy or none at all.

I’ve written a full tutorial over at Tuts+ covering exactly how you can protect yourself with Amazon S3.

Check it out here: How to Backup All Your Files to Amazon S3

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