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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
css
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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
css
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switching stack order of floats with flex

responsive stacking, changing the order of how they stack. so by default they should stack in order they are listed in, like if the pink box is 1st then it should stack on top of the blue box when it ..

11:55 pm, July 28, 2020
css
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using flexbox to align elements in a row

flexbox is so good at aligning elements, yes i used to use float left and then percentages and overflow auto or hidden the surrounding div, but now with flex you can just do something like this.

1:37 am, July 2, 2019
css
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Making an image responsive using css

the following css will make an image display 100% its size and keep its aspect ratio if the screen size or element size gets smaller than the containing image. you should be able to drag the edge of t..

12:03 am, July 2, 2019
css
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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
css
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Using Flexbox rather than Floats

So i was still using float left for a bunch of elements i was working on the other day, sometimes it's hard to drop old techniques. What are the actual benefits of using flexbox rather than float lef..

4:27 am, January 16, 2019
php
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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
php
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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
js
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change favicon with jquery

Updated: This seems to not work on this page, as it has multiple link icon elements to deal with different sizes. I just changed it to a function and it runs ok, but the browser seems to choose a diff..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
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change the water colour in google maps for an already initialised map

good if you are using google maps and cant change the original map init code to change the styles. var mapOptions = { styles: [ { featureType: "water", stylers: [ { v..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
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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 an..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
html
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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
html
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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
html
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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
css
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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
css
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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
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truncate text long titles with text overflow ellipsis

this one can be useful for fitting text into smaller places without it looking broken. text-overflow: ellipsis; this basically adds the 3 dots where the end of the text used to be... Also if you are ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
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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
css
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remove border glow css from textarea on select

how to remove the glow around a text area when selected or in focus using css. Text Area Highlight Here is what it looks like just to show you where the textarea is while editing, but can look m..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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