Web design quick tip

We’ve just overlooked the most easiest and simplest ways to refresh your browser when developing websites. We can’t believe we’ve never done this before, simple quick and so easy. This is for local development and probably not advisable to do for live websites because of the download times however, brilliant for developers.

We don’t know about you but, when we change some html, php or css, either locally or on a server you jump from the code to the browser then, you have to hit refresh… right? Can sometimes become tedious and even frustrating when something hasn’t done as you expected – probably because you forgot to refresh… maybe!

All you have to do is put in the meta tag for refresh and set it to 1 – 3 seconds – bingo, the browser will refresh automatically, here is the meta tag:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5" />

The number 5 represents seconds before refreshing – how cool and simple is that! The full credit to this tip has to go to Jeffery Way at Nettuts see here