in reply to Re: Perl mnemonics
in thread Perl mnemonics

I have to think of a clock to remember which order CSS properties go in.

The day starts at midnight, when the minute hand points up, or towards the top of the object. As the day progresses, the hand moves clockwise around, and points towards the right, then the bottom, then the left.

I spent quite a long time flipping through my CSS book when I needed to do something until I thought of that - I don't really work with CSS often enough that I could just memorize the order and know it without some help.

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Re^3: Perl mnemonics
by TGI (Parson) on Oct 09, 2008 at 15:50 UTC

    "Terrible" stuck for me because I was having a terrible time remembering the order. And it was the first meaningful mapping I came up with.

    I am in awe of your power of observation. I never noticed that the ordering went clockwise--a note in the docs somewhere to that effect would have saved me thousands of reference book pages flips and hundreds of google queries over the years.

    TGI says moo