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duplicate a line in vscode shortcut

if you ever wanted to duplicate a line in vscode, this is the shortcut for you. rather than doing the hightlight, and then CTRL + C and then CTRL + V you can use the following shortcut. just put you..

12:52 am, May 11, 2022
jquery load wait function

load something in jquery, wait for it to load then do something else

5:05 am, May 10, 2022
unable to write to a sqlite database with docker

turns out this was not a docker specific problem, i was getting the readonly database error.  even if the database has full write permissions, the directory also needs to have write permissions ..

1:46 am, May 8, 2022
add user to sudo group in ubuntu

Adds the user "username" to the sudo group usermod -aG sudo username

7:04 am, May 6, 2022
share to twitter html link only

share to twitter the html version of the link only

5:21 am, May 4, 2022
linked in share link html only, linkedin, linked-in

share a post or url to linked in html only version

5:14 am, May 4, 2022
Get current URL and add a share to facebook share button with it

Combines this Facebook HTML for Sharing a Link and encode url with javascript this to make captan planet! Or... makes a share this post to facebook button. 

5:02 am, May 4, 2022
Facebook HTML for Sharing a Link

just the html for the link, that is all. Replace with your url to share E.g: share to facebook

4:55 am, May 4, 2022
Twitter Post Fetcher Script

Uses javascript to fetch a twitter feed from a user screen name. Totally stylable alternative to using the twitter embed code. Your Welcome... 

12:43 am, May 3, 2022
Clear Youtube DL Cache to fix 403 Forbidden error, youtube-dl 403 forbidden

If you are getting the error: File "C:\Python\Python34\lib\urllib\", line 588, in http_error_defaulturllib.error.HTTPError: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden It could be cache that is causing this..

3:02 am, May 1, 2022
generate a new SSH key on mac for git

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C ""

3:51 am, April 22, 2022
git basics - git init, git commit, git all, git *

create a new repository git init the following code can be typed in a terminal window, once you have installed git for your OS. This will create a directory called git-test assuming you already hav..

3:23 am, April 22, 2022
font similar to century gothic questrial google font quick install

I found this font to be closely related to the paid font "Century Gothic" the only issue i found with this font is that it only comes in regular weight.  But Questrial is free to use, so that is..

4:32 am, April 4, 2022
Footer Design and Redesign

I never usually look this far down on the site, but its a bit average... Lets fix it!   Some simple changes Just a few elements added and moved around a bit. Added another row to the f..

12:31 am, April 1, 2022
html and css hoizontal simple timeline section in foundation

a horizontal simple timeline section example done in foundation grid with some custom styles. This also uses the Lato Font quick install! So Quick!..  :P Also works on responsive and mobile dev..

3:33 am, March 29, 2022
update value of element using javascript

using innerHTML to update the value of an element

1:30 am, March 15, 2022
No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource.

add this to your php to allow requests from any source Access-Control-Allow-Origin php header

1:09 am, March 15, 2022
best way to write html into an existing page javascript

this probably isnt the "best way" but it is a way that works. say you want to add some elements to a page with javascript this is a method to do it.  Add an element, before including the script..

3:21 am, March 11, 2022
Core Function : list_search_by_class_return_links - List Searches by Class Type and Return Links

Function that list's the latest and top searches by the class name and return a list of links, with the search totals on them.  I wanted to extract the top searches and the latest searches by da..

2:35 am, March 10, 2022
Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: Required extension GD is not loaded.

How to resolve the error: Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: Required extension GD is not loaded. This Error is ususally due to a php library or script requiring the GD php extention.  On ubuntu ..

1:04 am, March 9, 2022
php check if a class exists

check if a class exists in php. this can be used rather than assuming the class exists and then causing an error You can run the class_exists function on the class before loading it with the followi..

12:47 am, March 9, 2022
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set properties of null (setting 'onclick')

I was just testing some code and noticed i had this error on my site.  Locate the error in the site code I removed this script, so the whole thing is now not required, as i opted for the au..

12:12 am, March 9, 2022
highlight a button with an animation css

While i was downloading the latest AdoptJDK i noticed this button, and thought it was a nice effect.  I wondered how hard it would be to replicate this. Copy the link html Check each class..

12:48 am, March 4, 2022
Regions of New Zealand - In Dropdown Form

Split into north and south island lists Also added a combined list, with a disabled options for north and south. /your welcome! :)

3:18 am, February 25, 2022
get the value from a textarea element

gets the value from the textarea and prints it to the console of the browser rather than using innerHTML you have to use value.

6:02 am, February 20, 2022
javascript get content from element

gets the content from a target element with javascript using its id sets the target with the content from element 1 using its innerHTML attribute

12:48 am, February 20, 2022
convert characters to entities using javascript replace

takes a html string and replaces the html elements into their equivalent characters. e.g: replaces < with &lt;

12:05 am, February 20, 2022
php functions
convert a string into its html entitles using php htmlentities function

this takes a html string such as the following example and converts it into its html entities. it will take a character such as < and convert it into &lt; so that the string is not parsed as h..

8:48 am, February 19, 2022
generate view statistics widget in php class extend

How i generate the Week, Month and Year view statistics widget for this site.  Views Widget Function This generates the widget based on the views data. PHP // views widget /* using fi..

1:04 am, February 19, 2022
Auto Create HTML Code Snippets

make anything within a <code> tag into a nice looking code snippit with highlighting via prism. To get this code to make a snippit, you need to: Give an element a .make-snippet class and it's ..

4:17 am, February 14, 2022
Slick Slider
Slick Slider Showing Multiple Items at a time

Just wanted to test some review type items showing more than one on slick, Seems to work well.  This shows two items at a time, but you can show as many as you like. Could be good for a testimo..

4:55 am, February 9, 2022
Testing Playwrite on for Node

I came across this library on y news, and thought id give it a bit of a test.  I managed to get it working but not really sure what tests it can do.  I set it to take a screen shot of a we..

4:00 am, January 28, 2022
content editable p tag with spell check enabled

im not sure how this is useful, but you can set a p element to content editable so you can change its contents and then also set the spellcheck to true so the browser knows that it should run its spel..

12:01 pm, January 18, 2022
bootstrap templates
card.html template

a card template with title, content and a mb-3 for bottom margin for usage with the php template system.

4:52 am, January 18, 2022
site bugs
making the search page nicer

Sometimes i dont even notice things like this, as i look at them all day and go, ah yeah thats a search box. I forget that all these things can be fixed.  Anyway, even just adding this form to a..

4:42 am, January 18, 2022
function to delete older sqlite records when the limit is reached

I had an issue where a sqlite database was hitting over 100,000 records and this was causing quite a lot of lag and crashing on my server, the number of records was not really meant to be this high, s..

4:20 am, January 18, 2022
fixing error Call to undefined function simplexml_load_string

usually the error "Call to undefined function simplexml_load_string" happens when the php xml library is missing from your server. You can install the xml php library with the following command, repl..

4:00 am, January 18, 2022
get directions from google maps form embed

this is a random form that posts back to google maps showing the directions needed to get from one address to another location, im not sure where this would be usefull. Maybe on a site where you neede..

12:19 pm, January 17, 2022
get the content of a url get the content of a link with php and test if the result is empty

Where $import_url is the target URL. 

2:24 am, December 20, 2021
php simple html dom
extract meta attributes with simple html dom

pass in the url as import_url and it will search for the meta keywords tag and echo the result.

1:11 am, December 20, 2021
php check if url is valid with filter_var

check if url is valid using filter_var and return a message if the url is invalid rather than continuing

12:55 am, December 20, 2021
Common and Uncommon Meta Tag's and Social Meta Tags

I am writing an api that checks for meta tags so i thought i would add a list here of some of the common meta tag names that i found.  The ones prefixed with og: are facebook and linked in and s..

3:46 am, December 19, 2021
Darkmode JS - Add darkmode to your site with one script

This library looks really nice! It drops in ok, but maybe with more complex layouts or coloring, it seems to break a little bit.  Darkmode JS Example Source Links https://darkmodejs.learn.un..

12:47 am, December 17, 2021
Hello world in C and seeing what it is actually doing

One of the most simple C applications, how to compile it and how to objdump it.  C #include int main() { int i; for(i=0;i < 10; i++) { puts("Hello Mac\n"); } return ..

12:25 pm, December 12, 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
Input Suggestions using a datalist

I found this cool piece of code here, looks very handy. Basically you can add the input and then provide it a data list with suggestions, which then will allow you to start typing the item and it wil..

12:58 am, December 6, 2021
php functions
get php to validate its self with php check syntax

Did you know that php has a syntax checking function built into it? Well it does and this is how you can use it to check your php files for errors, rather than just running them and hoping for the be..

5:45 am, December 1, 2021
how to copy the folder path in finder

Moving from windows to mac is quite a shock, especially when you go from explorer which shows the file and folder path on every window in file explorer. Then we go to mac finder, which is nice, but h..

4:42 am, November 23, 2021
php functions
Spam IP Database and delete button

The Background and Reason for the SPAM IP Database and Delete I actually wrote up half of this article and was still testing the function and lost the whole post, which will teach me for adding it st..

12:24 pm, November 22, 2021
Add custom symbol to ul li list and align text items

Pick a symbol from here. Then you can copy and paste it into the following css to change the list symbol, for more unique looking list items.  If the list items dont align correctly you will nee..

5:01 am, November 19, 2021
install cmatrix on mac m1

For some reason i thought the mac would have apt or apt-get to install packages, but apparently not.  Here is how you can install cmatrix a matrix emulator or other unix type terminal apps on ma..

2:31 am, November 19, 2021
how to embed google fonts icons

For some reason when i go to embed a google font icon, they dont seems to have any obvious way to actually use it, i can find the icons ok here. But then when i go and use it it links to a how to embe..

12:21 am, November 17, 2021
count total results from distinct sqlite

a query to count the total items found on a distinct query

2:02 am, November 11, 2021
virtual box
allow internal networking connection from virtual box vm

This will allows you to access a shared folder on a Windows 10 Virtual box from Windows 11. Probably also works with other windows versions, but only tested with the host OS beinf windows 11 and the V..

2:26 am, November 8, 2021
php get file and save it

gets a file from a url and saves it to your local server

10:57 pm, November 4, 2021
php functions
youtube search api request function

This function requests a search from the youtube search api, and searches the text in the snippet for the seearch string. You can get your own API key for this from the google developers console. They..

2:04 am, November 4, 2021
php functions
list all array json function list_all_array_json

I wrote this a while ago, and i always forget the complex functions i write so ill add it here.  This loads all fields and then returns them as json. 

5:51 am, November 3, 2021
Fix for PHP Warning Trying to get property '*name*' of non-object

i was getting this error when checking parts of an object that were sometimes set and sometimes they did not exist depending on the values.  Warning / Error : Warning Trying to get property '*na..

8:53 am, October 28, 2021
write the contents of a url into a file with php

save the content of a url into a file with php using the following command. This grabs the $url and saves the content into the file my_file.html  

8:43 am, October 27, 2021
sqlite fetchArray into another array

was having an issue when trying to return a multi array using sqlite over multiple rows. Stack Overflow Inspiration  I tried a few of these but it was not incrementing key, and also it was only..

2:55 am, October 25, 2021
php return json header and content

sets the header to json and returns a simple json formatted array.

8:43 am, October 24, 2021
php functions
php post data back to a url with a function

this function uses curl to post back data to a url, this acts like a _POST form request from within a function. Function usage: $url the url to post the data back to e.g: $url = "

3:11 am, October 24, 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
site bugs
add hero title to category listing page [not done]

add the hero title and background to the category listing page as a page title or category header.  e.g:

2:46 am, October 19, 2021
list_all_array an early stages of list all function that uses an array to pass in main variables

I think this is more neat than passing in individual variables into the list_all function, seems to work ok so far.  Still in early stages of this listing function, more needs to be built into i..

12:15 am, October 18, 2021
replace singular variable assignment with an array loop and variable variables

I found this useful when passing in an array to a function, rather than assigning all the variables in the function manually from the array just loop through each item in the array and asign them that..

11:58 pm, October 17, 2021
site bugs
category listing not working on categories with spaces [not fixed]

for some reason the site bugs category and potentially other categories that have spaces in their names are not listing properly. Test URL:  Probab..

2:52 am, October 16, 2021
show the current date in javascript

Returns the current date and time and sets the value in a div.  Also added a demo with setinterval to update the time and date in the div every second. 

2:17 am, October 16, 2021
foundation three boxes with text align links to the bottom of element

For some reason i had the request to align the links in three boxes with different height text, not sure why they wanted them aligned, but i guess my task is not too question that but to fix it. ..

11:51 pm, October 14, 2021
site bugs
Changing the default hero image based on the category name [not yet done]

This is more of a todo item, at the moment the hero image uses the same image for every post unless a hero is specified for each, i would also like to set the default image per category so if the post..

3:36 am, October 14, 2021
using the kbd html tag

  You can use the tag <kbd> to highlight keyboard shortcuts, i love this tag!  Now i just need a reason to use it.   

12:58 am, October 13, 2021
foundation base html template - foundation template

just a basic html template with foundation and the required javascripts, good for a starter html page using foundation framework.

4:17 am, 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
How do Self-Closing JSX Tags Work?

So in JSX all the tags must be closed, other wise it can break the element. for example: <div> must have a closing </div> and also for elements like <br> and <hr> must include..

12:10 am, October 12, 2021
How to Define a HTML Class in JSX in React

When writing JSX you cant add classes like you would in HTML so this code would not work: JSX <div class="my-class"></div> Instead we have to use className. JSX uses camel case for a l..

11:55 pm, October 11, 2021
How to Render HTML Elements to the DOM with React

Once you have a JSX element defined you can write it to the page with ReactDOM.render(componentToRender, targetNode),  In this example we are targeting the div with the id challenge-node. JSX ..

11:43 pm, October 11, 2021
adding react with JSX using babel

just wanted to see how JSX would work with react and babel, so this way you can write JSX and babel compiles it for use with react.  This is apparently not a good way to do things and can be qui..

9:18 am, October 11, 2021
adding react to a website in 3 steps

i was just researching how to add react to a website, and i thought i would need babel to translate or compile the JSX code, but apparently you do not need this...  So ill test this here and see..

8:49 am, October 11, 2021
using babel for react compiling in browser

this is currently just an idea, as i saw that codepen uses babel to run react i was wondering i can do the same thing here and then just write normal react script and have babel compile it.  so ..

8:41 am, October 11, 2021
react hello world with time and date updating

here is a react hello world with the date and time updating on setInterval 1000 miliseconds.  Again with react it has to be compiled from JSX for it to work, so i have included the original and ..

4:12 am, October 11, 2021
react hello world with variable name

i was just testing some of the hello world examples on the react site, and as they use JSX they cant be directly entered into your code, so you need to run a pre compiler (not sure of the exact term f..

4:00 am, October 11, 2021
react basic hello world

the most basic hello world using react js

11:29 pm, October 10, 2021
timeline class and function

this is a class extend that generates a timeline based on structured data and order's the items by year decending. this code will not work out of the box as it has other requirements, but it is a goo..

5:02 am, October 8, 2021
bootstrap alert template

here is a templated bootstrap alert where you can switch the alert type with the @alert_type variable. Here are the different alerts: primary secondary success danger warning info light dar..

12:53 am, October 8, 2021
bootstrap list group card with footer

a list group within a card and also a footer on the card for additional links. 

12:13 am, October 8, 2021
php html template class system

just a simple php templating system to extract your html files from within the php code into external files, makes things (or your code) a bit neater.

11:31 pm, October 7, 2021
views list function for checking what views have been made on the current week

this is related to the views class that i added with monthly week number and yearly views, this is the function that i use to extract the top viewed pages for the week num, month num and year num. I ..

8:54 am, October 7, 2021
load array load all items from an array while in a sqlite load sql loop

i find this useful when loading a bunch of items in a class while looping through data, rather than assigning variables manually i just add the array of item names into the class to begin with and the..

8:36 am, October 7, 2021
Idea: Google Font Dropdown Selector Code

just an idea at the moment, a dropdown list of google fonts and when selected it loads that selected font using the @import css tag.  Loading the fonts Gist : not tested

8:55 am, October 6, 2021
create a 200 character summary from a longer html string

this is a quick function that can create a 200 word plain text summary from a html string. Also added the option to specify the char length of the string.  Function function create_summary($htm..

11:16 pm, October 5, 2021
twitter social sharing meta tags

I had done this one so many times on client sites I actually forgot that i had not applied it to my own site! Doh! Anyway this is the tag setup i use for adding the title, url, author and featured im..

11:51 am, October 5, 2021
responsive three box section with tabular data or table data

here is a section in foundation with 3 hero boxes with images on top, and then a title and some tabular (is that the same as table?) data in each box, so could be good for some kinda products and then..

5:50 am, October 1, 2021
stackable bio or biography list with portrait image title and text

a nice easily stackable bio or biography list done in foundation, just duplicate the bio-item and switch out the content and you have a nice responsive bio layout.  As its in foundation here is ..

1:13 am, October 1, 2021
using wp_nav_menu to show a custom menu in wordpress

found this quick code snippit here, its not working just for reference of what the array items do.  Here is how you would display the menu called "Projects" PHP         $..

4:28 am, September 29, 2021
get and show the featured image on a wordpress page template

this will extract the featured image on wordpress page if you are using custom page templates. 

4:07 am, September 29, 2021
easy section wrap in foundation - 3 boxes responsive

this is a 3 box section responsive wrap in foundation, you can change this to large-auto if you want to have multiple boxes

12:23 am, September 29, 2021
link to a custom style sheet in your theme directory wordpress

this is how you can include a manual link in your wordpress header file with a link to a stylesheet called theme.css then if you change theme names or something it will still link correctly, rather t..

2:35 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress show page content on template file

shows the page content on a wordpress template file

1:29 am, September 28, 2021
show post content on template wordpress

show the post content on a wordpress template

1:28 am, September 28, 2021
wordpress add a template file to your theme

this is the basic layout of adding a wordpress template php file to your wordpress theme. good for custom theme pages This is a really basic template with just the header, but once added wordpress w..

1:13 am, September 28, 2021
hidden scroll anchor for custom scroll position

just incase you need to link to a scroll anchor that is not in the place where you need it.

5:26 am, September 27, 2021
How to record your own page views with PHP, and make them into weekly monthly and yearly charts

Building a better Simple Page View Counter Currently this site has a very basic view counter on it.  Here is how it currently works. Load the page, function checks if the page has a existing r..

2:01 am, September 23, 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
easy section wrap in foundation

i am always writing these wrap sections so i thought i would just add a basic one here, easy to copy and paste into a new section

4:33 am, September 20, 2021
test image url that always changes unsplash placeholder

good if you are doing a test site and need some changing images for test placeholders, and they are nice looking images as well. you can just use this image tag link and specify the size required.&nb..

3:05 am, September 20, 2021
video not auto playing issue in chrome and brave

i had this error the other day when i was adding an auto play video to a page. the error was: Javascript Uncaught (in promise) DOMException: play() failed because the user didn't interact with the ..

2:34 am, September 20, 2021
get the value from a range input field with javascript

this script will retrieve the current value from a range slider html input if you want the value to only update when the slider interaction has been stopped change the oninput to onchange then it w..

12:39 pm, September 15, 2021
twitter json feed testing

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

9:33 am, September 10, 2021
using filter grayscale to make an image dark

lets make this image grayscale using a css filter

11:39 pm, September 2, 2021
site documentation
moving the hits widget into the post header and footer

I wanted to make a smaller deal of the views page widget, i was adding it as a full widget and it does not need to be that huge so moving from widget area to the top of the post.  Move it down..

12:52 am, September 2, 2021
creating embedded php code from a database field

i actually dont know why i didnt think of doing this earlier, i already have the php code field in these code articles. I thought why not embed this code into an actual file and then run it as a test..

4:23 am, August 26, 2021
how to bundle css files together using windows or mac

so i was wondering how to do this the other day using some modern end tools, and i found this way just do it straight from mac or windows.  lets say i have these css files main.css style.css..

9:52 am, August 16, 2021
center mode slick zoom testing

update : this is a tricky one to get working! I have done a lot of testing on this one, and got a demo working from a combination of the following links. the demo is still not 100% styled, but its..

5:17 am, August 10, 2021
button with separated chevron

I have come across this kind of button format a few times now in various designs and the html and css for it is a bit different to normal button formats I have found.  Chevron Detached Button Ex..

5:48 am, August 9, 2021
load random videos module using template

load 3 random items and extract the video url, and use the youtube function to create a thumbnail and link to that video page

4:32 am, August 8, 2021
site bugs
still more comment spam

this is getting annoying now. so much spam. i already have the google recapture, but spam is still getting through. who runs this stuff, bots i guess. annoying.  update: 10 August 2021 Still..

6:16 am, August 6, 2021
split a string into links using the comma

this is a common function for some field data, lets say you have a string like this. category one, category two, another category in one field or string but i want it to display like this category ..

5:48 am, August 6, 2021
add some foundation tabs working example

they show the tabs here on the example page, but there is no full working code... for some reason. So i thought i would add one here. Hmm foundation makes this site look weird, and very bright! :P ..

5:01 am, August 3, 2021
extract youtube image from video url

showing how you can get the image wallpaper in different sizes from a youtube video I used to have this tool a while ago, it just passes the video id and extracts the images and also can produce the ..

3:52 am, July 31, 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
set the amount of lines to show in a textarea field

using the rows will allow you to add the specified amount of rows to the textarea you can also specify the cols which does the amount of characters width  

1:01 am, July 16, 2021
preg replace clean a string only allow a-zA-Z0-9 characters

allows only a-zA-Z0-9 and spaces

4:25 am, July 10, 2021
foundation grid for 6.6x - also known as the foundation xy grid

some foundation grid demos for 6.6x foundation you can get foundation here: or here  more docs on this here: https://get.foundatio..

5:00 am, July 9, 2021
hide the third row in a table with css

just wondered how hard it is to hide the third column in a table with css, rather than deleting it in the html here is the test table cell 1a cell 2a cell 3a cell 4a cell 5a cell 1b ..

5:15 am, June 30, 2021
simple backup to google drive fron linux

i added these scripts a while ago to backup mysql databases and web files to google drive a while ago, i just run them on a daily cron to copy the backups every day. the files so the bain backup_a..

1:04 am, June 27, 2021
scroll down the page using a button click

scrolling down 600px from where you currently are on the screen demo vid

12:25 am, June 23, 2021
using clamp js to clamp lines of text

there is a css version of this as well but this version works in a greater range of browsers (i think) this one is not working for me... i think the overflow elipsis is still a better option than thi..

11:17 pm, June 22, 2021
Scroll down indicator css javascript and html

I have seen these a couple of times, indictating to the user that there is further content down the page, and they should scroll to view it. Then as you scroll down the indicator dissapears. So we w..

5:35 am, June 22, 2021
site documentation
for auto filled fields, need to change the text and background colours

for some reason bootstrap or the browser is doing this to auto filled fields.  according to my searching there is a pseudo class added to auto filled fields CSS input:-webkit-autofill { col..

12:11 am, June 17, 2021
site documentation
Comments Listing should be a custom list rather than using search

For some reason when i listed the comments under posts on this site, i used the search function and then searched for the related uid, which maybe was easier at the time than adding an additional cate..

3:57 am, June 14, 2021
site documentation
change this to a list group - other items

Other item format is a bit average, list group should fix this.  This uses the template: core-list-item-simple.html  So we can change this a bit to the list group format.  Which i..

1:15 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
hero widget header - creates a nice looking hero item from a target uid and class

this creates a "nice" looking hero widget, just wanted to create something that looked decent and had an attached background image, surprizingly annoying to link items together. For some reason i kee..

12:10 am, June 11, 2021
site documentation
dropdown section

What generates the dropdown widget items? generated by the function generate_section_button() per class template file section-dropdown-bootstrap.html  

6:53 am, June 9, 2021
site documentation
Latest from Code Widget

What generates the Latest from Code Widget? Code PHP $widget_latest_list = $class->list_all(        $start = 0,        $max = 10,      &n..

6:18 am, June 9, 2021
backup script to google drive that can be used for multiple directories

this zips the content of the target directory and then uploads it to a google drive backup location just create a file called ~/ and then add the following BASH -  ..

5:26 am, May 26, 2021
json load from jquery and loop through the results

this is the same as this post but i have added the object to an external test file. so rather than already having the object data on the page we have to load it somehow Note: you can test that the o..

6:48 am, May 25, 2021
unable to access the $_FILES when submitting a form php

I was getting this weird error when submitting an image for a form upload and i could not see why the $_FILES was not set as this is where the files go from a $_POST back form in php. The error i was..

4:52 am, May 18, 2021
passing in arrays to your functions rather than using variables

this is probably an old technique, but i discovered it the other day when i was playing around, and i thought wow i should do this to all my functions, i cant see the downside, apart from having to re..

1:11 am, May 11, 2021
add a toast alert when logging in with half moon

example of adding a document dom ready wait and then the script that launches a new toast message just adapting a php cms using halfmoon as the ui, its quite nice.  a bit bright in non dark mod..

6:19 am, April 7, 2021
a page with two images

a page with two images for testing

7:03 am, April 4, 2021
python extract images into an array from a url

this should extract all images from a url into an array using python python from bs4 import BeautifulSoupfrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = ""page = urlop..

6:56 am, April 4, 2021
python url to text with beautiful soup

python using beautiful soup to convert a url into text Python from bs4 import BeautifulSoupfrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = ""page = urlopen(url)html ="u..

2:08 am, April 4, 2021
python Install Beautiful Soup

this allows you to install the Beautiful Soup library for python which is used for html parsing BASH python3 -m pip install beautifulsoup4 python3 -m pip show beautifulsoup4 if you get an error say..

1:38 am, April 4, 2021
python extract title tag from url and html using regex

this will extract the title tag as text from the url and the title tag in the following python script Python import refrom urllib.request import urlopenurl = "

1:30 am, April 4, 2021
python import and print url

here is an example script that imports html from a url and prints it add it to a .py file and then run it with python3 Python from urllib.request import urlopenurl = "http://olympus.rea..

1:11 am, April 4, 2021
php basic page router

this php page router while pretty basic does the job for this site. it takes all the query string and splits it with the / into $p variables you will also need the following nginx or similar page rew..

12:29 am, April 4, 2021
start ssh and add key git

i usually add this to a .sh file and make it +x to run ssh agent and add the github key bash eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"ssh-add ~/.ssh/github

1:24 am, April 3, 2021
Creating a chart about charts.css with charts.css from the command line

Creating a chart about charts.css with charts.css from the command line: BASH (      echo "<table class='charts-css bar show-labels show-heading'>"      echo "&l..

8:33 am, March 18, 2021
select onchange

select onchange run a function this will run the check_years function when the select value is changed

11:54 pm, March 16, 2021
add years as options to select dropdown

add the years as dropdown items between a range of years with javascript document ready js only version

11:35 pm, March 16, 2021
linux mount a drive manually

this is how you can mount a drive in linux first list the drives available with:  BASH sudo lsblk -o UUID,NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL or this BASH sudo blkid ok once we have th..

4:24 am, March 12, 2021
set the html of an element javascript

this will set the innerhtml value of an element

11:34 pm, March 8, 2021
minutes to decimal calculator javascript version

trying to do a more simple version of this post.  the php version requires post back to the server, so i think this c..

11:38 pm, March 7, 2021
append a query string to all url's on a page

this should append the query string test=1 to all url's on this page. if it works... make sure its added to document ready.

5:45 am, March 1, 2021
installing exfat and ntfs drivers to enable reading of these filesystems

this will install the ntfs package on your linux system, allowing you to read and mount ntfs partitions on drives. NTFS 3G BASH sudo apt updatesudo apt install ntfs-3g This should give you the fol..

4:56 am, February 20, 2021
linux list all drives and partitions

the following command will list all drives and partitions in your shell BASH sudo lsblk -o UUID,NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL It should look something like this depending on your drive se..

4:50 am, February 20, 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
how to check the temperature of the pi using command line

to get the temperature of the pi in shell or command line type the following: BASH vcgencmd measure_temp This measures the GPU temperature. Which should generate something like this: To get the..

11:39 pm, February 17, 2021
how to check linux kernel version on rasberry pi rasberian

You can check which linux kernel version on rasberry pi a couple of ways, the easiest is using the uname command BASH uname -r which should give you something like this (but probably not exactly th..

2:33 am, February 17, 2021
how to find what version pi you are using

So i was wondering the other day how to show what raberry pi i had, rather than opening it up. you can install lshw and it can list all your hardware Install it with BASH uname -r which should gi..

2:19 am, February 17, 2021
Uncaught TypeError: $(...).slideToggle is not a function

Uncaught TypeError: $(...).slideToggle is not a function at toggle ((index):226) at HTMLAnchorElement.onclick ((index):239) I noticed this one today when looking up this post:

12:11 am, February 17, 2021
Aligning Images in TinyMCE or Floating them left and right (code)

Here is the code for this page Aligning Images in TinyMCE or Floating them left and right  

5:32 am, February 8, 2021
Adding HTML Templates into TinyMCE Editor

This can be very useful if you are using the tinymce editor on your site and want to be able to add simple or complex html templates. Here is how to do it: Add this to your tinymce init Javascrip..

12:14 am, February 5, 2021

test <p>test</p> x .my-selector{ value:1px;} HTML <table></table> CSS .css{} Javascript function test() { console.log('test'); } PHP a = 1; x x

11:42 pm, February 2, 2021
How to set a cookie and expire it in 30 days

Here is some basic usage for the js cookie library. Include the following script. Or you can grab the latest version at the cdnjs website. HTML <script src="

9:51 am, February 2, 2021
TortoiseSVN for updating wordpress plugins

For updating wordpress plugins, and probably other SVN related stuff, i found that using TortoiseSVN is the easiest. For windows anyway.  Just go to the downloads page, and pick the correct flav..

11:10 pm, January 28, 2021
codemirror htmlmixed textarea

a working (hopefully) version of codemirror using the htmlmixed mode, not sure why its not doing code highlighting.

2:09 am, January 23, 2021
site bugs
install codemirror for textareas [added]

i think rather than editing all the code using just a plain textarea element it might be nice to have codemirror format them nicer

8:24 am, January 22, 2021
darkmode toggle switch with local storage to remember the last selection

Here is a darkmode toggle switch, that swaps out the body class so you can target dark-mode or light-mode on all your elements! It saves to local storage the last selection so if you come back to the..

8:49 am, January 21, 2021
site bugs
add a youtube video preloader function, lazy load youtube [fixed]

I noticed that this list page: Loads about 29 (well exactly 29) youtube video embeds and was wondering if there was an easy way to replace these iframes w..

2:58 am, January 21, 2021
@import and html link to Montserrat font family google font

includes the Montserrat font family as @import in your css or add as a link in html with preconnect. also has basic usage as the .montserrat class.

11:58 pm, January 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
make labels or badges look better

How to make these look better. The labels are used in the list items to show a small version of the category or sometimes the view count for a list item. How they look currently Dark Mode Ligh..

6:09 am, December 31, 2020
include tinymce only if a user is logged into the site

For google page speed i had an issue when every page was loading tinymce, which is quite a large script. I only actually use this script when editing pages, so this is the change i made to only inser..

5:44 am, December 23, 2020
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
easy twitter embed code

Just need to switch your twitter user name to show that feed here. Back when i used to use twitter, apparently. 

3:26 am, December 23, 2020
CSS Grid Frame Work

8 Dec 2020 Yes i dont have an cool names for it, I just wanted something fairly light that can replace the bootstrap and foundation grid and basic components that i use so often, some of these framew..

10:56 pm, December 7, 2020
using attr in css to get content from html

im not sure (yet) how this would be useful, but it shows that you can get title attribute content from a div with css

1:11 am, November 30, 2020
check that a number is in the correct range based on a form selection

This script will check if the number is correct based on a form selection this can be used for checking that a postcode matches a state value or something similar Lets grab the html select form from ..

4:45 am, November 24, 2020
how to install js socials for social media share buttons and make them rounded

This should be a nice quick one on how to install js socials which add social media sharing buttons on your pages.  Yeah i always just ignore these as well, but hey some people may use them?? H..

5:42 am, November 23, 2020
design elements
hero box with title sub title logos and call to action buttons

Here is a basic hero box section that contains: Title Sub Title 6 Logos (could replace with carousel logos) 2 call to action buttons I think it can be made more responsive, by replacing the..

2:43 am, November 9, 2020
country select javascript check which option is selected

this is an example of how you can get the selected country value with javascript from a html countries dropdown

1:54 am, September 22, 2020
php countries array to dropdown form element

here we generate a form dropdown from a php countries array using the country code as the name of the form option

1:40 am, September 22, 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
renew all SSL certificates with certbot

just issue the following command in bash

6:45 am, August 26, 2020
Fix for Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function file_get_dom() simplehtmldom simple_html_dom

This error is caused due to a function name change in the simple_html_dom.php library if you are using an older one and upgrading to the never version, you can see it in the change log here: https://s..

1:08 am, August 26, 2020
Bootstrap Darkmode Switch

I have tried this before without success but i googled "Bootstrap Darkmode Switch" and found this repo at the top of the list. So i thought i would give it a try on here and see how it looks. Demo pag..

11:54 pm, August 18, 2020
What is Core?

17 Aug 20 core is php content management system where the content is editable from the front end of the site, so there is no real back end to this system. i designed it to be easily extended so every..

6:52 am, August 17, 2020
stop overscrolling on responsive ios

this stops the site bouncing around all over the place when you try and scroll in ios

3:50 am, July 31, 2020
scroll to top html css and js

add a button to your website that allows scrolling to the top of the page css add scroll behavior smooth to your html, to allow the page to scroll nicely rather than just jumping to the top, in supp..

1:13 am, July 21, 2020
loop through each directory in a target directory

i thought this would be useful for backing up all files in the /var/www/html/ directory rather than having to do each seperately, this loops through all of them

2:47 am, July 12, 2020
get element by class name with javascript and change it function

You may have seen the get element by id in javascript, which is great when there is only one element but what if you need to get the element using its class name The issue with classes is that they c..

1:59 am, June 17, 2020
hide parts of a form until the 1st item is selected

this code can be used when you just want to show the 1st field on a form then when it is selected it shows the rest of the form elements

1:26 am, June 17, 2020
use javascript to open a link in a new tab or window

im not sure why you would use this rather than using the html target="_blank" but it could be useful if you needed to open a new tab in a javascript function.

3:59 am, May 1, 2020
load a youtube video in a fancybox modal

With just a couple of lines of js and html you can load your video links in a modal lightbox. Get the latest version of the fancybox scripts (just the links) from here:

10:46 pm, March 2, 2020
how to display a php file as html with php

you can use the following function to show a php source file as html

3:50 am, December 2, 2019
add google captcha to enable and disable a form button

This will check if the google checkbox is checked and then enable or disable the form button depending on the outcome. This is just a basic version of this check, you should also check that the captu..

12:14 am, November 12, 2019
Custom 12 Grid using CSS Grid

For a while i have been using frameworks for their easy grid systems, like foundation and bootstrap. I guess this is a bit lazy and very bloated as you are loading the full css library and using about..

2:19 am, September 6, 2019
template for testing and live reloading html files

this is a template that i use while testing flat html files, if you add it to a server it will live reload. this does seem to cause issues depending on the site that is is used on, like reloading all ..

3:27 am, September 4, 2019
toggle div function with chevron up down toggle

showing an example of chevron toggles kinda like a manual accordion

1:19 am, August 9, 2019
Bootstrap Card Formatting HTML and CSS - Header and Footer

just a bootstrap card format with header and footer elements, makes a piece of content neat easily

2:38 am, July 10, 2019
using scroll-behavior: smooth css

This is a nice example of smooth scroll using just css. You can add it to the page by adding it to the html element html { scroll-behavior: smooth; } for this demo I will add some padding to ..

2:33 am, July 8, 2019
Applied Accessibility - Tab Index

using the tabindex property on elements allows you to press the tab key while on the page and tab through the elements depending on the order specified by the tabindex. tab index can be applied to man..

11:52 pm, July 1, 2019
Applied Accessibility - Access Keys

Access keys can be applied to link elements and in chrome you can access them by pressing ALT+ SHIFT + [accesskey] for some reason when testing this in chrome the a key was not accessible, but g and ..

11:40 pm, July 1, 2019
Dropdown Box with Searchable Text

Here we have a dropdown select box, that you can type into to search the available options. No Javascript Required for this the browser does all the work. Press into the text box, and you will see a..

11:57 pm, June 30, 2019
function to create a uid from html

this function converts a html string into a uid or unique id type string, its not actually unique, but its a string that can be used to make the title of something that contains html into a usable str..

12:44 am, March 22, 2019
Using nth-child css to hide list items or repeated elements

Lets say that i have a list like this: <div class='my-awesome-list'><div class='a-list-item'>yay im a list item</div><div class='a-list-item'>yay im a list item</div><..

5:10 am, March 13, 2019
meta keywords tag

used in the page header keywords are seperated by comma's. e.g: key word,keyword,etc

5:50 am, October 17, 2018
meta description tag

used in the page header

5:48 am, October 17, 2018
favicon code meta tag

if you want to link a png as a favicon

4:01 am, October 17, 2018
get text between tags

Using DOMDocument you can get strings between tags Useful if you are processing raw html files with php function getTextBetweenTags($string, $tagname){ $d = new DOMDocument(); $d->load..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
convert all images into base64 encoded

if you have a bunch of html with inline image links this will convert them into base64 images inline. <?php $html = "my html string with multiple image tags..."; $dom = new DOMD..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
read and sort directory contents in php

if you need to read in the contents of a directory in php and sort it by date header('Content-Type: application/json'); $dir = "./html/"; $file_type = ".html"; $out = ""; $files_array[] = ""; ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
tell wordpress to use the direct file method if its asking for ftp details

this usually happens if the permissions on the wordpress wp-content folder are not correct or writable. check the permissions are correct: (this is for apache, the user names might be different che..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress enqueue slicknav and slick slider

add this to your theme scripts functions file here is the full one from HTML5 Blank // Load HTML5 Blank scripts (header.php) function html5blank_header_scripts() { if ($GLOBALS['pagenow'] != ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php get the file modified time with filemtime

Good for reading the modified time of files with php... echo date("F d Y H:i:s.",filemtime("html/php-get-the-file-modified-time-with-filemtime.html")); will output

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress check home and not home for banners and things

this quick function will check if the page is home or not good if you want something on the other pages and something just on the home page in the header or that kind of thing. i have tested this i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress advanced custom fields replace shortcode for site url with blog url

Using advanced custom fields, if you know what the shortcode is and what you want to replace it with you can do so with the following. $site_url = get_site_url(); $field = get_field('template_ht..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php simple html dom
simple html dom extract attributes simplehtmldom

this is if you have an element as follows, and you want to extract attributes from it. <img class="an-image-wow" src="image.jpg" data-image="data-image.jpg" alt="my alt tag"> list all its attr..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
search within files in a directory

During my quest to create a semi-static site that is searchable and fast to load. I thought while loading all of this content in with ajax and such that it would be interesting if i could do a text ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
google map with overlay data

Ever wanted to add a really slightly complex google map to your site? Working Example /* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that con..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
round number with js

Round a number to two decimal places. code var rounded = Math.round(num * 100) / 100; demo Result... function round_val() { var val = $("#rval").val(); var rounded = Math.r..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
truncate string using jquery

.test { padding:10px;border:1px solid #999;border-radius: 3px; } so lets say we had the following string on the page and we needed to make it a bit shorter for some reason. like if you dont have co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
detect window scroll position jquery

This one adds or removes a class if the document is scrolled 50 px near the top of the window. $(window).scroll(function() { if ($(document).scrollTop() > 50) { $('nav').addClass('shrink');..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
flems embed in url is a single-file, embeddable Web sandbox. It keeps all its state in the URL, so just make your changes, copy the URL from the address bar, and send it wherever you please. Most popular link s..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
change the window title

 This is a pretty easy one liner But we can make it a bit more complex with jquery and add a counter It is questionable that crawlers and bots will see this so may be bad for SEO. document.t..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
scrollbar replacement simplebar

a nice and simple scroll bar replacement code <link rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <script src="

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
mithril testing example this example is not going to work without npm Adding Elements How to add a link using mithril with target _blank m("a[href=https://mithril..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
validate form data using javascript to check required html elements

for use in a javascript function to submit a form var form = document.getElementById('myForm'); for(var i=0; i < form.elements.length; i++){ if(form.elements[i].value === '' && form.elements[i..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
tiny mce editor tinymce

Just loading the editor, as its useful for formatting stuff sometimes 😋. I usually use a function to load it into text areas with the tool bars + styles that i find useful. Example fu..

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
document ready wordpress jquery

Wordpress uses JQuery rather than $ to initialize so here is a workaround that allows you to still use the $ to access JQuery functions. Just incase your normal document ready is not working.

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
random string generator guid

a nice easy one to generate a random string. i use this one to stop items from caching or you could use it as a guid. var nocache = Math.random().toString(36).substring(2, 15) + Math.random().toStr..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
using regex with replace to replace all instances of something in a string

so you have a string and you want to replace a recurring character, use this to do it: String Example: var string = "a-string-with-dashes.txt"; var string = "a-string-with-dashes.txt"; string..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
load content with jquery

Load data from the server and place the returned HTML into the matched element. this one seems simple but very useful $( "#result" ).load( "ajax/test.html" ); this one will load the content o..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
stacktable jQuery plugin for stacking tables on small screens

stacktable.js The purpose of stacktable.js is to give you an easy way of converting wide tables to a format that will work better on small screens. It creates a copy of the table that is converted in..

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
get select option form value with jquery

Handy if you need to get the value of a selected item in an option list basic code $("#select option").filter(":selected").val(); working demo Value 1 Value 2 Value 3 Value 4 ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
fancybox youtube showing video links in a lightbox

do people still use lightboxes, it seems yes in some cases. ;) if you feel the urge to use lightboxes and need to link to some youtube videos this is how you can do it. you will need jquery and fan..

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 vue and json data

Based on This Demo: so i was looking through the jquery way of loading json data and was wondering what the point of loading it in with a vue.js instance is. I guess ..

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
make any element editable

not sure if this will work on "all" or "any" elements, but it works on p tags. demo Type whatever you like here. code <p contenteditable="true" style='font-size:30px;'>Type whatever ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
simple dropdown multi level navigation ul li css

updated to work standalone and not effect other list elements on the page

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
form elements australian state list

A list of the Australian States converted into a form element select option dropdown. Sorted in alphabetical order.

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
link to an external stylesheet

Not sure why but i always forget this, how to link to an external stylesheet. <link rel="stylesheet" href="../css/margin padding.css">

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
random emojis copy and paste

 Update: this is a better list that you can search by title ctrl + f emoji data Sometimes i like to copy and paste emojis, so here is a few you can copy. I probably need to organise this som..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
layout homepage

just some experiments external link

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
meta refresh reload page

this can use a meta tag to get the browser to reload the current page. the following code will reload the page every 30 seconds. usually you have to add meta tags into the header of your page, not ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
using foundation 6.4 xy grid basics

Foundation 6.4 introduced a new xy grid which replaces the old row and large-x format here is a basic grid layout (foundation grid) add some style to show the cell border <style> .grid-x .ce..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
youtube extract thumbnail from video link

Good if you need to extract the ^^ for some reason. replace $v with your video id. raw links$v/default.jpg$v/hqdefault.jpg max size https:/..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
copy image to data uri using chrome base64 encode

Update: 26 Aug 2020 - Fixed video and original image link all should be working now in chrome. Found this one useful if you want to convert an image to base64 encode and link it directly in css or ht..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
lorem ipsum

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Duis rutrum sapien non ornare sagittis. Fusce quis dignissim felis. Pellentesque iaculis nisl et est ultricies, id mollis lorem volutpat. Praes..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
make all links target new window

I was actually searching for a js way to do this, but i found this instead. Here is a really easy way to make all links target a _blank window. Just add this to your <head>. <base targ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
youtube embed no controls auto play iframe

Sometimes you want the video to loop and play with just no controls on it, this is how you can do it. You can still click to pause it, but the normal controls are gone. Also it seems you have to ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
responsive viewport meta tag (responsive meta tag)

this one meta tag will make the page appear correctly on mobile devices. You may need to do other things to get all the other elements to fit. Here is the one I usually use <meta name="viewport" ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
simple dropdown navigation ul li css

demo .dropdown { position: relative; display: inline-block; } .dropdown-content { display: none; position: absolute; background-color: #f9f9f9; min-width: 16..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
flexbox layout template

thought i would see what a full page example layout would be like using flexbox rather than floats Using this for flexbox reference flexbox layout Note: tested working in ie11.. yay.

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
take full page screenshot screencapture using chrome dev tools

This isnt really html, but its handy ;) Here is how to take a full page screen shot using the chrome dev tools. Open dev tools in chrome and the page you want to capture the image from F12 Pr..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
emoji data - version 1.0

  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: 20..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
youtube embed iframe

<iframe width="100%" height="340" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

So i was wondering how to add a line through text like this. <del>text<del/> You can also use <strike> or <s>. But as these are depreciated its better to use the <del..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
video embed full screen all screen sizes

this will make a video cover the full screen of the browser no matter what size it is. It will do some cropping to make it fit. <style> body, html { margin:0; padding:0; } .video-cont..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
video embed tag

to embed a video in a web page example Video not suported, download it here. code <video width="100%" height="340" preload="none" poster="myImage.jpg" autoplay loop controls&g..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
video embed no controls

embed a video, for use as a background or a slide element, or wherever you need a large video. I found that there was a bug in chrome (which is probably fixed now) that was ignoring the autoplay tag ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
Form elements New Zealand region list

A list of the Regions of New Zealand converted into a form element select option dropdown. Sorted in alphabetical order. Ready to paste into your own form.

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
foundation includes cdnjs

Foundation Full Full Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet" href=""> Minified Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css grid sidebar main content fluid layout with fallback

this is a continuation from the original post with added fallback for older browsers that do no support the grid elements yet. I have tested this fallback in IE11 and it seems to work well, if you wa..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
bootstrap styled buttons

Just in-case you would like the shiny (flat/rounded) blue buttons from bootstrap without all the css. Example Button add the class btn and btn-primary to your link An Example Primary Button (bt..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css grid sidebar main content fluid layout

I was playing around with css grid the other day and i found a nice (and easy) way to do a standard left sidebar and fluid main content area. this is rather than floating the sidebar and then setting ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css grid for layouts with no rows

I had a look at this recently, but my previous example still used rows for a grid, which apparently is not the correct way of using css grids. I think the issue (I had) with css grid is it seems co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
foundation make row full width

Just incase you want a full screen width layout and still have it sitting in rows for foundation css .full-width { width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: in..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css grid for layouts and how to use it

Note: Added version 2 of this with no rows for the grid css grid for layouts with no rows so there is this thing called the CSS Grid Layout, and apparently we dont need a framework for grids anymore...

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
recreate marquee element using css

as the marquee element has been removed from html5 (which is probably a good thing) its now unsupported, but you can use css and keyframes to recreate it. Yay.. CSS Marquee Demo Some Marquee ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
why are people so amazed that a column layout can have a full width element

Is it because its inside a grid still? i must me missing something anyway i have been noticing that there is this post (and this one) going around showing that you can break out of a css grid and go ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
target internet explorer with css and html

target all internet explorer versions with this <!--[if IE]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="all-ie-only.css" /> <![endif]--> target ie 10 and 11 p { col..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
set transparent menu over background image

this is probably obvious, but i found it useful for those themes that look nice with a semi-transparent header sitting over the top of an image. I think ill do this as an external example, as its e..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
table border collapse

I see this quite often when dealing with tables the border-collapse: collapse; used on a table as so: table { border-collapse: collapse; } So what is the point of doing this? It seems to help..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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