Well, if you validate you pull out less of your own hair. Yeah. It's true.
I had a valid page made a few changes. I figured they were such simple changes that there was no need to validate. I then added a jQuery animation and, quite frankly, it went bananas and I spent the past 4 hours fiddling with the jQuery and wondering why it didn't do what it should.
It turns out that since my IDE auto closes tags I had this:
<a href="#"></a><img src="#" alt="" /></a>
I forgot to remove the added anchor closing tag before the image. jQuery was running a mouseover multiple times due to this and now my Fabio-esque golden locks are on the floor.
First step when noticing unexpected behavior: VALIDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (the yelling is for me, please ignore)
Done it, been there, probably
Done it, been there, probably do it again.
Those auto complete whatsit thingies are a PITA, my editor allows me to create all manner of auto complete snippets which I did but didn't know there was a key combo to turn them of as typing so for a while every time went back to a UL to add a class and hit space I had a mess of nested ul li elements if I had a penny for every time I went "Doh"
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Please, please, please let me
Please, please, please let me push the nuclear launch button.
Right we're at bloody DEFCON
Right we're at bloody DEFCON 1 now
Or is that DEFCON 5 never can
Or is that DEFCON 5 never can remember which way round it's worked, wonder if that matters?