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I understand the majority of users who know CSS know all the concepts, properties,rules and parameters like the back of their hands. For newer designers, like myself, it is challenging to remember certain functions... My question: What are some of the best methods you use in order to retain CSS knowledge and recall them in your personal/work applications?

James Barnett mentioned a program called Anki here i downloaded it but have not had time to try it yet. I found it good to make my own cheat sheet researching each property on the W3C and adding it to my sheet in excel with hyperlinks to each property, after i had completed I no longer needed it.

So i would say if you learn like me by reading something then writing it in my terms then maybe this would be an exercise. I am off for the night now but can send you mine via dropbox to have a see what i mean.

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For me, I retain nothing unless I use it. That means that I have to have a project to work on where I can use the concepts, functions, etc. Otherwise, it just won't stick. That's my learning style.

Thank you very much guys, Adam Sackfield , I will evaluate anki. The flash card concept has worked in the past for me so that really helps. Thanks again!