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Create Strings using Template Literals

if you use the backtick to enclose your strings you no longer have to use \n for a new line.  For example: `this is a multiline ...string!!` Console Example

5:55 am, December 29, 2021
Use destructuring assignment within the argument to the function half to send only max and min inside the function.

this seems like a tricky one, can be resolved with removing the stats array reference. Im not sure how it still knows to access the stats array. I dont know how that is correct as the console just lo..

12:34 am, December 17, 2021
Using Destructuring and the Rest Parameter to Reassign Array Elements

Use destructuring assignment with the rest parameter to perform an effective Array.prototype.slice() so that arr is a sub-array of the original array source with the firs..

11:26 am, December 13, 2021
How to download music to mp3 format from youtube using youtube-dl

How to download ABGT from youtube. youtube-dl sudo apt install python3-pip ffmpeg brew install ffmpeg brew install youtube-dl Getting this error: The operation couldn’t be completed. Un..

2:17 am, December 12, 2021
How to Access Props Using this.props in React

If you would like to access a class component prop within its self you can do this using the this keyword.

5:15 am, October 19, 2021
How to Use PropTypes to Define Props in React

React allows you to define the types of props given to your components to make sure that invalid data is not sent as the prop to the element.  To do this you can define propTypes. You can defin..

4:40 am, October 19, 2021
How to Override Default Props in React

The following code explains how you can override the default props in react.  In this example the default of quantity is set to 0, so we can pass in quantity in the items to override its default..

4:17 am, October 19, 2021
How to Pass an Array as Props in React

If you need to pass larger amounts of information to a component you can pass in an array rather than just a single variable. More information on the join method on the array can be found here. Here..

1:56 am, October 19, 2021
How to Pass Props to a Stateless Functional Component in React

Props are like properties that you can pass into a component in react. A prop would be something like this in your component.  JSX <div>  <MyProp id="1234" /></div> The..

12:24 am, October 16, 2021
How to Compose React Components in React

In this code we nest the components NonCitrus and Citrus into the Fruits Component. Then nest the Fruits within the TypesOfFood component.  Also added the additional components, Vegetables, Non..

11:29 pm, October 14, 2021
How to Use React to Render Nested Components

It can be useful to take components and render them inside other components while still making them into seperate items. This shows how you can take each component and nest it within another one and ..

3:10 am, October 14, 2021
How to Create a Component with Composition in React

This shows how you can compose multiple React components together. In this example we return the parent component which has within it the child component, you can add as many child components as requ..

2:56 am, October 14, 2021
How to Create a React Component using the ES6 class method

One way to add a react component is to use the Stateless Functional Component method, and another way is to use the ES6 extends syntax. This method seems more complex than the 1st for some reason mayb..

11:39 pm, October 12, 2021
What is a Stateless Functional Component in React

What is a Stateless Functional Component? A stateless component is one that can recive data and render it, but it does not manage the provided data or track changes to it.  This method creates ..

12:24 am, October 12, 2021
load from fields array php class function

this class function loads from multiple fields from an array, much easier than passing in a bunch of variables into a function nice and clean, the only issue is you need to remember what fields to add..

12:28 pm, September 22, 2021
twitter json feed testing

just testing using the Twitter Post Fetcher script, seems to be working well.

9:33 am, September 10, 2021
vertically align text within a fixed height div using flex

this can be used to make text align nicely while still keeping the same layout. the example below shows how you can set the height of the containing element and still have the text aligned center to ..

9:55 am, July 29, 2021
site bugs
search bug Above

not sure why this is still happening, need to investigate: 23 Nov 2021 this bug is still happening, i thought i fixed it, but apparently not. 

3:57 am, July 22, 2021
counting the occurrence of words in a multidimensional array

array sorting example The array Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Some [1] => great-looking [2] => special [3] => editio..

4:19 am, June 3, 2021
json test objects (or arrays)

here is a couple of test objects in external js files just in case you need to test some ajax loading functions or need external objects, i mostly use them in my testing. Basic JSON Object with 3 ite..

12:22 pm, May 25, 2021
submit a form with javascript onclick

submit a form with javascript, good if you want to submit a form with a button that is not within that form. the form will require an id

1:05 am, April 26, 2021
adding background blur to an image using css fill screen

I had noticed this cool looking effect used on places like google, and other sites that display portrait images, i think i saw it on the google home as well or maybe google photos.  Its basicall..

5:23 am, February 19, 2021
site bugs
linking search results to view pages [finished] 🤣

I was thinking it might be useful to link the search term to the page, so that it can be found more easily using that search. For example, Link this search text (somehow) to the post page and display..

2:44 am, January 12, 2021
test page for the custom css 12 grid used on this site

This is my testing page for the grid used on this site, it shows elements and other things for use on the grid and other general formatting.

5:38 am, December 23, 2020
extracting the useful bits of bootstrap

Back in the early instances of bootstrap they used to provide a build system for the individual components. It seems that these days its all or nothing, or use some kind of build tool to include the b..

5:14 am, August 31, 2020
add a tag to wordpress header from a plugin

when i googled this it just showed me plugins to add and remove things from the wordpress header. here is how you actually add your own tags to the wordpress header. This function will add the tag hi..

4:44 am, June 16, 2020
loading content into fancybox modal using ajax

This loads content into a fancybox modal using an ajax request so you can specify a url to load into the modal when the button is clicked

4:30 am, June 5, 2020
card counting example from fcc

here is a solved version of the card counting function from free code camp you can test it using console log.

2:00 am, July 29, 2019
Applied Accessibility - Screen reader only css

This is how a screen reader only css markup can be added. The content will still be available to screen reader clients.

11:24 pm, July 1, 2019
Cut a string when it finds a certain character with PHP

ok so lets say we have a string like this: Hi there im a string. I am also part of the same string. And we want to shorten the above string into just:  Hi there im a string. This is what i wo..

5:30 am, April 17, 2019
using parse_url to extract parts of a url

Category: PHP the parse_url php function will split a url into an array of url fragments $url = ""; var_dump(parse_url($url)); parse_url example ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
clipboard copy js

for copying things to the clipboard, like the click to copy. Basic Usage Include the script <script src="js/clipboard.min.js"></script> add a field to copy to the clipboard..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
json loop load elements

Loading json content from a url can be tricky, there are a few different things you need to watch out for. Here is some examples using an example json feed. Load the feed this will load the feed and..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
find all elements add class jquery

this will grab all a elements, and dump them to the console. var allLinkElements = $( "a" ); console.log(allLinkElements); then we need to split into a jquery object, this is a jquery version of an..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
show the year with js

just a simple one liner that will show the current year, so no more need for static years in html footers! var d = new Date(); document.getElementById("year").innerHTML = d.getFullYear(); Usage E..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
jqueryui date selector

This has to be one of the most used date picker items from jquery ui. And its usually the reason i even include jquery ui. Without using a theme this one looks pretty good. This version of it does n..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
using getElementById and innerHTML to change the html of content no jquery

this is pretty simple, but i always forget it so ill add it here document.getElementById("theid").innerHTML = "the new content"; heres how it works, add a div with an id of theid Example .. <d..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
emoji data

Emoji Data version 1.0 This is a better emoji list that you can search by title ctrl + f emoji-data.txt # Emoji Data for UTR #51 # # File: emoji-data.txt # Version: 1.0 # Date: ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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