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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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meta description tag

used in the page header

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

if you want to link a png as a favicon

4:01 am, October 17, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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flems embed in url

Flems.io 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
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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
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slick slider carousel

Nice and simple slider / carousel Slick Example <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/slick-carousel/1.6.0/slick.min.css"/> <link rel="s..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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change favicon with jquery

this one is good if you have a favicon that just wont change, this will make sure it changes with jquery. (function() { var link = document.querySelector("link[rel*='icon']") || document.crea..

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

a nice and simple scroll bar replacement code <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/simplebar@latest/dist/simplebar.css" /> <script src="https://unpkg.com/simplebar@latest/dist/..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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mithril testing

https://mithril.js.org/simple-application.html 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
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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
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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
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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
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document ready wordpress jquery

just incase your normal document ready is not working jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // do some stuff }); jQuery(function($){ // now you can use jQuery code here with $ shortcut fo..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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testing chartjs

Seeing how easy it is too add some chart.js charts using the getting started documentation. Install via CDN here. Hmm.. do i need the bundle and the normal one? I guess i do? <script src="https:..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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using vue and json data

Based on This Demo: https://jsfiddle.net/kkpLnv6k/ 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
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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
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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
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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
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animate stuff detecting window scroll position

This is a bit of a continuation of this post. detect window scroll position jquery requirements animate.css detect scroll position jquery includes foundation essentials includes (jus..

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

A list of the Australian States converted into a form element select option dropdown. Sorted in alphabetical order. Demo Please Select Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Nort..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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layout homepage

just some experiments external link

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

.grid-x .cell { border:1px solid #CCC; } Foundation 6.4 introduced a new xy grid which replaces the old row and large-x format here is a basic grid layout add some style to show the ..

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

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

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

Found this one useful if you want to convert an image to base64 encode and link it directly in css or html, rather than using a base64 encoder. find the image you want to convert lets use this..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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responsive viewport 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="viewp..

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

<iframe width="100%" height="340" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ScMzIvxBSi4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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del

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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Demo Please Select Auckland Bay of Plenty Canterbury Gisborne..

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

Foundation Full Full Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/foundation/6.3.1/css/foundation.css"> Minified Foundation CSS <link rel="stylesheet..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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angled divider line

I've seen this a few times now where the dividers on a site were at an angle, just to mix things up a bit and was wondering how hard it would be. angled divider example

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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margin padding framework

Just a quick margin and padding framework that i came up with, to make margins padding and basic styles a bit quicker. Usage Example margin-padding-example.html

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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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
Welcome

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