Multiple deploy keys with git

Before I forget, and some may find this useful too.
If you are deploying a few projects to the same server you will run into this, you need to use unique deploy keys to access each project unless you want to add the server’s public key to your account. For security reasons I did not want to do that.

First generate some deployment keys with ssh-keygen. Here’s some more info on adding your deploy keys to your git repo

So I need to set up my ssh config file in ~/.ssh/config like so…

Host project-a
  User git
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/deploy_key_a_rsa
  IdentitiesOnly yes

Host project-b
  User git
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/deploy_key__b_rsa
  IdentitiesOnly yes

Let’s say your two project git urls look like this:

You can now clone with the correct keys using..

  $> git clone project-a:anon/project-a.git
  $> git clone project-b:anon/project-b.git

Invaluable Design Tips and Techniques from the Experts

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CSS Help at it’s Best!

I found something great today :

This is one of those links that will sit at the top of your CSS bookmarks forever more. As a developer there are always little quirks you come up against and you need a good reference to get them ironed out. For students this is invaluable. I don’t think I’ll be looking any further than this suberb collection of links, guides, books, tutorials, layouts, tips and techniques.

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Here’s a bit about the author of the site:

Andrew Fernandez, known to his friends and peers as dez, started collecting these links in 2003 as a resource for co-workers and himself. Since then this page has been widely linked to and visited by designers, developers and others wanting to learn about web standards. Dez took a break in 2005 due to a demanding contract job, managing a company for an ongoing client. 2006 sees dez once again back online and looking to update this page – a lot has happened in a year. BTW if you are a Melbourne based small business or an individual looking for a marketing savvy communications professional please visit

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