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Ski lessons in Morzine

Well I have got myself booked in for a break over the Christmas period. I am taking my little girl over to Morzine for a long weekend in the attempt to kindle her interest in skiing. Hope fully with a little help from my fried Paul St Romaine who runs the British Ski School – The Edge Snowsports, will be helping out with a ski lesson or two, which might just get her up and sliding down the nursery slopes.

I think other wise I might find myself being thrown down a ski slope by a feisty 4 year old. I will follow this post with picture if I survive the ordeal?

Looking forward to Jan 2013 :-)

An introduction to CSS3

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If your a web designer or developer it’s very difficult to escape the hype surrounding CSS3, yet it has created a divide in the development community. The crux of the divide is that developers feel they still cannot use CSS3 in their work. Consistency of brand and design is always a must for clients and their customers. With the demise of IE6 it seems an appropriate time to move to the new standards and encourage and embrace the future standards.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is used to control the style and layout of Web pages. CSS3 is the latest standard for CSS and contains a number of new selectors. The CSS3 standards are completely backwards compatible, so you do not have to change existing designs as browsers will always support CSS2.

CSS3 Modules

The CSS3 standards have been split up into “modules”. The old specification has been split into smaller pieces, and the new ones have been added. Some of the most important CSS3 modules are:


  • Box Model
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Text Effects
  • 2D/3D Transformations
  • Animations
  • Multiple Column Layout
  • User Interface
  • CSS3 Recommendation

The CSS3 specification is still under development by W3C at the time of writing the W3C working group notes were last updated on the 12th May 2011 . However, many of the new CSS3 properties have been implemented in modern browsers.

Vendor Specific Prefixes

The parts of the CSS3 standards that are currently supported by browsers is done so using vendor prefixes. The original reason for these prefixes were meant for developers to use as a means for testing browser implementations.

Vendor prefixes that are in use today are :

  • -moz- : Firefox
  • -webkit- : Webkit browsers such as Safari and Chrome
  • -o- : Opera
  • -ms- : Internet Explorer

When coding CSS3 with vendor prefixes it is good practice, where possible, to place a non prefixed version after any vendor prefixed version to ensure future standards compatibility of your website CSS markup.

Now for some actual CSS3 examples

Border Radius

The border-radius property is a shorthand property for setting the four border-*-radius properties. This property allows you to add rounded borders to elements!

The border-radius property allows you to add rounded corners to elements.
-moz-border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
-webkit-border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
-o-border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
border-radius: 10px 10px 10px 10px;

The border-radius property is supported in IE9+, Firefox 4+, Chrome, Safari 5+, and Opera.

If you want to see border-radius in IE use CSS3pie.com – PIE makes Internet Explorer 6-9 capable of rendering several of the most useful CSS3 decoration features).


The box-shadow property attaches one or more drop-shadows to the box. Box shadow is very similar to text-shadow but applies to the whole element rather than just the text within it.

The box-shadow property allows you to add a drop shadow to elements.
box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #999;

The box-shadow property is supported in IE9+, Firefox 4, Chrome, Opera, and Safari 5.1.1.

Multiple Backgrounds

Bring the Fresh insider review

Is the program a Breath of Fresh air or a real stinker?

Bring The Fresh is an Internet Marketing program created by successful internet marketers Kelly Felix and Mike Long back in the Summer of 2010 . The aim of the program  is to guide you through step-by-step video guides to help you build successful online businesses on a limited budget. The program aimed at beginner although there is content of value for the experienced marketer. I have to say, I found that Bring The Fresh is really a breath of fresh air! You are not going to see any huge hype, but you will learn a ton of information about how to make great niche websites, get ranked in Google, and much much more. I have read through numerous reviews on the product, the overall consensus is that this product is worth every buck and you should never have to buy another course or guide in order to make money online.

One of the biggest steps to making your first few pounds or dollars online is taking action! You can watch videos till the cows come home, but if you don’t take action you will never see that first pound or dollar. Bring The Fresh got me to finally take action and start making affiliate websites and work hard to get them ranked in Google. When you watch over Kelly’s shoulder as he literally builds a website and then you Google that website to see it really is ranked in Google for the targeted keyword it drives you to take action. You simply can’t fake anything when it comes to Google rankings; on the other hand I have seen a few websites fake Click Bank earnings.

If you are not familiar with either here is a little background on Kelly, Kelly was the creator of the “Rich Jerk” and Mike was the brainchild behind “Stompernet“. In addition they have both these men have had success outside of internet marketing, with Kelly topping Google’s pages with his “Credit Repair” (There is some additional detail on this e-Book on the latest (Bring the Fresh sales page), Mike used a YouTube video (The Mystery Method) to earn himself a million dollar business in the dating industry.

How much and what you get?

There are two access levels, Basic which costs a one off fee of $97 for a lifetime membership to Bring The FreshKelly and Mike, try there very best to be unlike any other internet marketing site out there. Contributing actively to the forum:

What I mean is, there are a number of fundamental ideas that create the backbone of the site:

1) They don’t lie
2) They don’t sell their customers down the river (filled with piranhas)
3) They don’t burn & churn prospects and customer lists

How do I know this?
Well I am a customer and believe me the methods and advice they outline on the site work. I can’t say I make thousands of dollars online every month but slowly but surly I am building a credible portfolio of affiliate sites, with help from the advice I got from the Bring the Fresh site. For full details on the fundamentals behind Bring the Fresh check out this article on Kelly’s website (being honest is not profitable).

Once you are on the other side and a Basic lifetime member you can upgrade to a full disclosure membership which costs $67 for 6 months and for that you receive even more exclusive content and insights into the strategy’s and methods Kelly and Mike use.

And the mystery prize? – Will It make me money?

Forget it if you are after a get rich quick scheme? If you are prepared to put the hours in and work hard and follow the Bring The Fresh program there is a very good chance that you might succeed will the program will help you to learn core skills and gain an understanding of how to make a healthy long term passive income using the system and work for yourself from home.

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