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Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

Fix for Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/html/pages/ on line 204 As this is just a warning, i may not have noticed it origina..

7:28 am, May 22, 2022
Site Bugs
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/html/bundle/responsive-viewport-meta-tag-responsive-meta-tag/index.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/html/pages/ on line 167

i think that the content in this location is not writable by php so need to change the permissions too fix this error.  This should fix it, as it was not correctly write permissioned Bash cs /..

1:56 am, May 21, 2022
share to twitter javascript button function open a new window

gets and encodes the current page url and opens a new window to share the link to twitter

5:23 am, May 4, 2022
share to linked in current url button with javascript

Share the current page url to linked in with a button and javascript

5:16 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
using the :user-valid CSS pseudo-class

It seems this is currently only working in firefox. Here is a test of the code in firefox, you can see if you add a "valid" email address it will add a border and a green tick.

1:14 am, April 12, 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
Converting PHP to Javascript for State Extraction by numeric value Australian State Names

I cant even remember when i originally wrote this php function, but now i need to have it in javascript, should not be much change to it to get it working.  The original function takes an austra..

2:33 am, February 25, 2022
Alpine JS
Alpine JS Testing

some simple tests using alpine js

10:28 pm, February 10, 2022
add a toggle with jquery and change the class

With this code I just wanted a quick bit of inline code that could add a toggle to an element or multiple and also switch its class to make it show that the item is toggled on or off.  Here is t..

12:00 am, February 8, 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
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
simple javascript no library accordion

a simple button and div based accordion with a toggled indicator

4:07 am, December 14, 2021
Sweet Alert 2 Methods and Examples

I love this alert replacement so i thought i would just add some of the examples here to show how awesome it is! You can check out the official sweet alert documents here if you want to browse throug..

5:39 am, December 8, 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
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
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
php save csv from array to file

2:40 am, November 17, 2021
php export csv from string to browser download

exports an array to a csv string and returns the result in the browser

2:37 am, November 17, 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
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
javascript try catch example function

try catch is a good way to stop errors breaking your javascript. here is the example from the firefox mozilla with a basic try catch logging the error to your console, rather than just breaking all t..

2:01 am, October 29, 2021
load json data url or api with javascript

this loads a target json url or api using raw javascript so no jquery required with this one then logs the data returned to the console. 

4:43 am, October 26, 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
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
using the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] to check referring pages

shows how you can display the contents of the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] tag in php to show referring pages i read in an article that this is stripped out of HTTPS requests, but it seems to still be wo..

3:28 am, October 17, 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
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
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
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
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
open sans @import embed font quick

just a quick and nasty css import for the Open Sans google font. 

1:05 am, October 1, 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
animated duck on footer

Thought this was cool. How do i do it? Page Source:  Copy this section Lets see what is attached to it. So i can see from the classes its a tailwind based ..

5:56 am, September 13, 2021
twitter json feed testing

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

9:33 am, September 10, 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
gallery carousel center mode

i found this one here, looks cool. see if i can get it working like the demo.  currently getting this error on running the script i wonder if this is caused by a document ready issue? what is..

12:44 am, August 10, 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
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
how to view a web page in its printer format

if you have to check a website in its print or @media print format this is how you can emulate it in browser if you are using chrome or edge.  Open the Dev Tools (usually F12) Click the menu ..

6:26 am, July 28, 2021
roboto and poppins fonts include quick code

css import for poppins and roboto google fonts with the common font weights

12:10 am, July 23, 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
how to make a transparent logo white with css

lets say you have a logo and its dark on a black background, how annoying is that, you still want the dark background but also want to see the logo.  well with this css trick you can just make t..

3:07 am, June 29, 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
counting the occurrence of words in a multidimensional array

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

4:19 am, June 3, 2021
loop through a complex object json javascript

just a note to say that a complex object is an object with more than one nested object in it for example just kinda playing around with this one to get the handle on objects and how to access them C..

12:19 pm, May 25, 2021
load json with vanilla javascript no jquery

this basically does the same thing that a jquery .getJSON does but without the need for jquery.

9:57 am, May 25, 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
adding an item to an array with php

how to add items to an array in php here is a working sandbox version of this code: sandbox. 

3:10 am, May 13, 2021
foundation accordion for version 6.x

yep the foundation does weird things to this sites css, but the demo still works if you want to use the built in foundation accordions. 

1:31 am, May 12, 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
Enabling SSH on Ubuntu

To enable SSH connection via putty or another terminal app on ubuntu, do the following. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T sudo apt update sudo apt install openssh-server Check if its runningsudo syst..

5:16 am, January 24, 2021
change the cursor to a pointer for an element

i find this class quite useful if you are adding a javascript click event to an element, and need the mouse to look like its a click item rather than just a normal item. If you mouse over the test ..

12:19 am, January 12, 2021
replicating the bootstrap dropdown toggle in jquery

here is a code that can toggle a sub element using the same format as bootstrap. Update: also added another line that closes all the open menu's when one is clicked, so that you dont have a bunch of ..

2:36 am, December 17, 2020
Windows Emoji Shortcut

I keep forgetting this shortcut so ill add it here. Windows Key + . Windows Key + ; These both pop open the emoji menu in windows. Enjoy Your Emoji's 😘

1:58 am, December 10, 2020
using javascript to open a link in the same window and in a new window or tab (open link)

a nice easy way to target _self or _blank when opening a link using javascript

4:26 am, November 13, 2020
Leaflet Quick Start Example

just a quick start map embed for leaflet js an alternative to google maps

4:45 am, October 26, 2020
search a zip file with windows command prompt and 7zip

if you ever need to search for a file in a zip file this is how to do it (in windows). Also you will need to install 7zip Open a command prompt CTRL+R and type cmd cd C:\Program Files\7-Zip 7z l c..

1:09 pm, September 8, 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
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
loading content into fancybox modal using ajax

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

4:30 am, June 5, 2020
inline fancybox modal testing

just testing to see if i can get a fancybox popup loading using an inline script rather than a document ready one, might be easier to implement. similar to this one, but without the need for documen..

6:12 am, June 3, 2020
fancybox modal popup example

an example showing fancybox text modal window attached to a button to open it

6:59 am, May 29, 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
force existing link to open in a new window with javascript

here is some javascript that grabs an existing link and then forces it to open in a new tab when clicked.

3:49 am, May 1, 2020
Drop Down Menu Swapping Left align to Right

this is useful if you have a nav that hits the right side of the screen and you want it to open on the left rather than the right side. you can see on the very right drop down item opens with its item..

5:36 am, June 26, 2019
asp classic get a url and display it

gets a url and displays it using XMLHTTP

12:08 am, March 20, 2019
Regular expression breakdown regex preg_replace php

/ - opening delimiter (necessary for regular expressions, can be any character that doesn't appear in the regular expression \( - Match an opening parenthesis [^)]+ - Match 1 or more character that..

1:39 am, September 21, 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
csv read example

Not sure if this is the best or correct way of handling CSV file imports, but it worked for me. here is an example of opening a csv and importing the content into a class, you will need to create ..

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
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
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
embed and use a ttf font font face

Handy if google fonts does not have your required font and you have the correct licence for showing it on your site... ;) css /* Include the font, you can call it whatever you like */ @font-face ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
click through an overlay element pointer events

This one is usefull if you have an element overlapping another element and you want the one underneath to be clickable, like positioning an image over the top of a slider with controls underneath it. ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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