How to avoid wrong values in calc() rule inside a less file when minifying your CSS files?

The CSS calc rule helps you to do mathematical calculations in your CSS files. For example you could calculate the height of a div element based on a set of less or sass variables. But what happens to the mathematical expressions inside the calc rule when your code gets minified for production? The less engine will calculate the expression inside calc(…) during the minification process and thus calc will contain a wrong value.

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The correct way to do word wrapping (breaking) by using CSS rules

You often have to deal with words that are too long and they possible do not fit as a whole inside an HTML element. In such cases you have to break the word and put the part that does not fit in the next line. On the other side, you do not want to always fill the lines of an HTML element with text, which means that you do not want to break every single word, but instead you only want to break the words that are wider than the width of the containing HTML element.

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How to correctly combine the font and the line-height CSS rules in an HTML-element?

When using the font rule together with the line-height rule, there is something that you have to pay attention to, if you want to be sure that the combination of the two rules works as intended.

To start with, the font property combines the font-family, the font-size, the font-weight and the line-height in one command. But what happens if you do not set the line-height inside the font property but use the line-height rule explicitly?

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Get Web Essentials to work with TypeScript in Visual Studio 2013

When you install the Web Essentials plugin to your Visual Studio 2013 installation it is very probable that the next time you open a TypeScript project in Visual Studio the program will freeze and you cannot do any further action inside Visual Studio.

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How to place the elements of a list at the bottom of an absolute positioned parent element

Suppose you have a HTML-list and you want to place its elements at the bottom of a parent element which is positioned absolute in your website and also has a predefined height. Apart from that you also want the list to be scrollable, when not all elements can be shown inside the parent element.

Consider the following HTML code which solves these two problems:

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