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css
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
php
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
css
change selected color on input elements css

this can be useful if you are using darker form elements and they happen to have white on white text, so you can target the :focus on the input. here is the text input before the colour change, the c..

2:47 am, September 22, 2021
html
test image url that always changes

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
javascript
adding a new line in javascript

i was writing a function where i needed to for ease of readability add a new line to the code, you can do this with the \n for the new line and then if you need the string to go to the next line then ..

6:53 am, September 17, 2021
javascript
javascript update item in object

find something in a javascript array by its array id and then update the value of that item i changed this from an array to an object as i wanted to use something other than numbers for the index Ob..

3:58 am, September 16, 2021
javascript
twitter json feed testing

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

9:33 am, September 10, 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
php
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
php
create directory with php create folder with php

i thought i had already done this somewhere but i guess i didnt. Anyway here is how you can create a directory with PHP. PHP mkdir("directory_name") yep its that easy just make sure you are in the..

6:48 am, August 23, 2021
jquery
simulate a click on an element with jquery

you can actually use jquery to simulate a click event using the following .click() so as soon as the document is ready and you have jquery loaded it will run the click event for you, and should pop ..

3:41 am, August 23, 2021
css
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
javascript
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
php
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
php
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
foundation
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
php
simple php ip blocker

just to quickly block annoying ip addresses using an array and $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] so i woke up this morning to find 200 comments from this spam ip, here is a simple script that will block that i..

11:26 pm, July 29, 2021
css
vertically align text within a fixed height div using flex

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

9:55 am, July 29, 2021
css
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
css
white space break word css

controlling the white space of an element with break word, this can be handy if you need to fit something into a fix but the item has no spaces, otherwise usually by default this will overflow out of ..

5:36 am, July 27, 2021
javascript
check browser version and show a message

a button that displays your browser version in a modal Demo (gif)

6:47 am, July 23, 2021
css
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
linux
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
php
verify the google recapture server php

i was still getting quite a bit of spam even after using google recapture v2 and i think this is just as i was using the javascript only version, which disables the submit button if the capture is not..

12:45 am, June 25, 2021
jquery
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
javascript
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
html
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 bugs
this is a weird one table underline appearing and dissapearing on mouse over

very strange that also reminds me that i have to get rid of these random searches idea: i was thinking of adding a more detailed hit system where it can record the month and also the year of the..

12:52 pm, June 21, 2021
jquery
check if a ul contains a ul li

i could not find a way to do this with just raw css so i had to use jquery /sad

4:25 am, June 21, 2021
css
target last item css with :last-of-type

the :last-of-type selector allows you to select the last item of that type in the target container. in the following example i can target the last <p> tag and make the text bold and red.

4:22 am, June 21, 2021
css
target first item css with :first-of-type

the :first-of-type selector allows you to select the 1st item of that type in the target container. in the following example i can target the 1st <p> tag and make the text bold.

3:48 am, June 21, 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
use a list group for listing by category page [todo]

change this to a list group, should make it neater. Page to update: https://kruxor.com/list-category/code/  so for some reason this is listed using this function PHP $list_wiki_menu = $clas..

12:02 am, June 17, 2021
css
responsive menu research full screen multi level

i was just looking into responsive menu's that are easy to impliment and navigate even if they have multiple levels still just in research mode at the moment Menu One Menu Sub One Menu Sub..

3:07 am, June 15, 2021
site documentation
load oldest item based on insdate then update the insdate to now - load_latest_single_update

i keep finding these functions that i wrote ages ago and forgot about so ill list them here so maybe i can remember them. I think this one was to loop through items, so it grabs the oldest item and t..

1:19 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
css
make your images look non squished when not using image backgrounds v2

this is a working version of this post, for some reason that image was deleted I think due to a content upgrade.  Basically this uses the object-fit: cover; to make images not stretch when they ..

6:22 am, June 4, 2021
php
show the difference between two dates in years, months, days, hours and seconds

i modified this code into a function that also detects if there is any values in each item before adding it to the text. 

1:03 am, June 4, 2021
php
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
php
write string contents to a file with php

this will create a file called my_file_name.txt in the current php working directory usually this is the same one that the script is running in and write the text yay! into that file if the file al..

12:48 pm, May 26, 2021
linux
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 ~/_backup_dir.sh and then add the following BASH - _backup_dir.sh  ..

5:26 am, May 26, 2021
javascript
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
javascript
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
jquery
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
php
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
javascript
set active class based on url value

this will check the full url and then loop through all the a elements in #test-div when it finds a matching url it will add the class active to that button this is good for persisting active links o..

3:13 am, May 14, 2021
php
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
javascript
check box highlight text area css

i just wanted to be able to highlight a text field if a certain check box was checked on a form in this demo below, if you click on the check1 checkbox it will give you an alert saying if the box is ..

5:12 am, May 5, 2021
javascript
check if a checkbox is checked with javascript

checks if the box is checked and returns true or false reusable function that can check if a checkbox is checked or not just pass it the id of the checkbox Javascript Usage check_my_box('check1');

6:06 am, April 30, 2021
javascript
submit a form with javascript onclick

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

1:05 am, April 26, 2021
php
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
python
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 filename.py Python from urllib.request import urlopenurl = "http://olympus.rea..

1:11 am, April 4, 2021
linux
play youtube videos on firefox in ubuntu 18

sudo apt install libavcodec-extra also checked that firefox was able to pla drm video

5:06 am, April 2, 2021
css
css double page document preview with shadow

two div elements that look like blank documents with drop shadows

11:55 pm, March 30, 2021
css
adding a background image to the titles of the dark mode card on this page

Just wanted to see what it would look like if i added some kinda image to the background of the titles. Side Note: i wonder if its a bad idea to add images that are uploaded to imgur rather than to t..

6:00 am, March 26, 2021
css
background image greyscale filter while foreground is still in colour

i had an issue the other day using a css filter which was causing all items within the element to also have that filter. using the ::before psudo class solves this issue

4:58 am, March 26, 2021
javascript
page scroll indicator research

I was wondering the other day how they do those page scroll indicators, i saw one when viewing this site: https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/03/24/the-solution-of-the-zodiac-killers-340-character-cipher..

11:18 pm, March 24, 2021
css
add a moving chevron to your href link

this adds a right chevron that moves when the link is active demo: * note: this may not show up in light mode as the chevron is white, so would need to change the color it

10:10 pm, March 11, 2021
javascript
get the value of an input form element (input value)

add how to get the value of an input form element with javascript for some reason i can get this working with: Javascript console.log(document.getElementById("my_input").value); but when trying to..

11:56 pm, March 7, 2021
javascript
minutes to decimal calculator javascript version

trying to do a more simple version of this post. https://kruxor.com/view/code/NIjAQ/quick-tool-to-convert-time-into-decimal/  the php version requires post back to the server, so i think this c..

11:38 pm, March 7, 2021
linux
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
css
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
jquery
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:https://kruxor.com/view/..

12:11 am, February 17, 2021
php
checking for spam comments function

with this function, you can scan through your incoming comments and check them for keywords the function will scan through the comment text and then provide you with a score as you get more spam com..

5:27 am, February 10, 2021
css
using the last-of-type css selector to remove a border from the last item in a list

i find using the last-of-type css selector quite useful when there is a list or re-occuring items and the last one has to be slightly different from the other ones.  This allows me to target the..

1:55 am, February 10, 2021
javascript
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
apps
how can i make my code look nice, or highlighted in evernote

* update: this is actually a paid tool, so i will be skipping this, as the code highlighting function is not that important to me. If anyone finds a nice free way to do this let me know. I have only ..

9:36 am, February 2, 2021
apps
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
site bugs
change images to upload file also to imgur [reported]

may also create a seperate db to store imgur image links? can update the source_link in the current images to link to the imgur version. I remember i did this a while ago but cant remember the code ..

8:48 am, January 23, 2021
css
box shadow example(s) - drop shadow

I realised just now, that i dont have a box shadow example! How does that happen, its one of those css elements that i just use so much that i guess i forgot about it.  Related Pages: https:/..

2:27 am, January 22, 2021
javascript
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: https://kruxor.com/list/rs3_efficient_skill/ 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
css
my default text shadow css

just a quick copy and paste for easy text shadow that fits in most places

12:41 am, January 19, 2021
jquery
animate and zoom six elements on a timer [addClass, removeClass, setTimeout]

set of six elements that i wanted to highlight using a simple setTimeout and the addClass and removeClass  this also involves some css changes to get this working i would also like in the fut..

3:42 am, January 15, 2021
site bugs
fix view page for search links [reported]

its still showing raw data on these view pages e.g https://kruxor.com/view/search_links/KJYU0/mt-maunganui/  Looks like that example is already out of date, here is a new one: https://kruxor..

3:00 am, January 14, 2021
javascript
checking the current url and then marking a link active based on that url

i want a script that can check the current page uri and then match it to a list of links to be able to add an active class that survives page reloading So here we go... 1. Get the current page url. ..

1:32 am, January 13, 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
css
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
site bugs
badge border colour is too dark or light on number badges [fixed]

I noticed that the badges here were to light, so i must have missed something when updating the badge css. Demo Linkhttps://www.kruxor.com/search/code/site+bugs/ Bug Status:Fixed Problem: The bo..

3:04 am, January 1, 2021
site bugs
top bar overflow issues [fixed]

So i was just browsing throught the site checking for random errors, which there are quite a lot. And noticed this one. Quite a large bug caused by overflow issues in the main header, i think this ..

2:36 am, January 1, 2021
css
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
html
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
make an image white with css using filter brightness and invert

If you have an icon or something with transparency this can be useful if you dont want to have to edit the image and create another copy of it you can apply the filter brightness and invert. You can ..

5:16 am, December 22, 2020
jquery
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
framework
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
css
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
javascript
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
css
css perspective and transform css properties testing

i wanted to see what i could do using the perspective and transform css properties. i dont really get how the perspective one works, but you can tweak it so it doesent look too weird.  with the ..

2:51 am, November 23, 2020
bootstrap
Fix Hover Over color on list group dark mode in bootstrap

How to fix the problem when switching to dark mode, the list group item text disappears when active. Here is what it currently looks like. To fix this we need to target the element and force the..

12:31 am, November 23, 2020
php
Quick tool to convert time into decimal

I needed a quick tool that can convert say 20 minutes into decimal, as im doing this a lot these days. Here is what i come up with, well you can google it as well and that works, but this form is a bi..

12:55 am, November 16, 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
css
using linear gradient background on text css

If you want to have a background gradient on your foreground text you can use this css.  I think currently this only works on webkit enabled browsers, but it looks pretty cool.

12:02 am, October 26, 2020
wordpress
match a category id in wordpress and then add styles just for that id

this is in template-parts/content.php which may be different based on your theme or version of wordpress.  you can locate the category id in wordpress by going into categories and then clicking ..

6:20 am, September 29, 2020
php
generating all css colours with php?

I was looking at doing this just to generate all css colours, i think the only issue is there is a lot! You can do this with rgb(0,0,0) all the way up to rgb(255,255,255) how many seperate colours is..

12:13 am, September 25, 2020
css
css font style italic

i had a request to make some font italic the other day, and for some reason i could not remember the css for it.  It's font-style: italic; I should know that! I guess italic fonts annoy me a bi..

12:27 am, September 2, 2020
bootstrap
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
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
javascript
stop tinymce replacing urls with relative url's

If you have been using tiny mce for your content editing, you will sometimes find that it replaces your full url strings with its relative ones. This can be annoying so this is how you can disable it..

12:55 am, August 18, 2020
core
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
html
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
javascript
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
wordpress
getting the site title vs the page name

this statement will check if the current page is the home page and show the get_bloginfo('name') if its another page in the site it will get that pages title using wp_title('')

5:07 am, June 16, 2020
wordpress
list items matching a category title

this is just raw at the moment, not tested or working. this is matching a category number at the moment so would need an additional way to link that number to the category name, or know what the categ..

4:08 am, June 12, 2020
webdev
fixing the website footer and making it less ugly

Here i show you in a couple of steps how to make the footer on this site look nicer, while actually doing it. Here is what the footer currently looks like. Yep pretty average looking. Lets add a ..

3:43 am, June 6, 2020
jquery
find and replace hrefs in existing page links using jquery

sometimes i have to do these things when you cant change the source files for some reason, usually due to old code. Its kind of a patch, but it works. The reason i had to add a delay in running the fu..

12:03 am, May 8, 2020
javascript
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
jquery
jquery document ready with foundation init as well

here is a jquery document ready that also loads the foundation js library. im not sure if the document foundation needs to be loaded in the document ready, but this way seems to work.

1:20 am, December 16, 2019
javascript
js using recursion to create a range of numbers

in this we will create a function that calls its self to add to an array a range of numbers

4:25 am, November 25, 2019
html
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
php
Generate a Random User Name

a function that will generate a random user name from a list of user names

11:33 pm, November 11, 2019
javascript
Default Parameters for Functions

You can pass in default parameters for functions so that if the function is used with no parameter it will use the default one.

5:23 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
Changing an array declared with const

a const means that you cannot re-declare the variable name, but you can still mutate an array content that is declared as a const. so you can see in the following example that even though the array is..

6:17 am, September 30, 2019
javascript
using let rather than var

Using let rather than var and use strict can avoid some overwriting of variables i will write a function here that shows how let throws an error. This function now gives an error in the console. Uncau..

4:18 am, September 27, 2019
javascript
js - Use the Conditional (Ternary) Operator

this statement can be used instead of if this else that statements. to me it makes it look a bit more complex when reading it. this is the basic syntax. condition ? statement-if-true : statement-if-fa..

6:23 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Use the parseInt Function with a Radix

This is the same as the parseint function, but you can also specify a base for the number which can be between 2 - 36. 2 is binary. Zeros and Ones. I think base 10 is the normal numbering system, but ..

6:14 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Using parseInt in a function to return an integer or not

this function uses the parseInt function to return a proper integer or an error code if it can't. So this demo should return NaN for the Not an Int (x1235) and The int for the 00001235. I think that N..

5:57 am, September 24, 2019
javascript
Generate Random Whole Numbers within a Range

My testing for generating a random whole number within a range... 🤞 While the solution here works, it just loops until it gets a random number that is lower than the max, so not sure if this is th..

5:15 am, September 24, 2019
html
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
css
Radial Click Effect

shows the radial click effect like in the material design, so when you click a button it will show a click at that area with a nice animation. Uses CSS and javascript to generate this effect.

1:13 am, September 4, 2019
bat
copy a file when the date of the source is newer than the destination

using xcopy and a loop i found this is a good way to make sure that changes in one file make their way across to another location using a windows batch file. this one loops every 5 seconds, i think yo..

3:27 am, August 26, 2019
sublime
sublime text find and replace style tag

good if you have inline styles you want to remove using regex find and replace. in sublime press ctrl + H to do find and replace then paste in the style="([^

12:43 am, August 19, 2019
javascript
Objects in javascript

creating and using an object in javascript, the full version of this testing is on codepen

11:25 pm, July 29, 2019
javascript
document ready javascript standalone version no jquery

this is a version of a dom ready or document ready that does not require jquery

1:14 am, July 17, 2019
css
using transform scale in css to zoom on hover over

using a css transform will not effect other elements that surround it, so when you mouse over this div (or press it on your phone/tablet) it should scale to 1.5 times its original size.

2:57 am, July 16, 2019
css
Making Images Retina Display Friendly

Have you ever noticed images look a bit blurry on your high res screen? Sometimes this is referred to as a "Retina" display... Its probably because the image used is exactly the pixels made for a regu..

12:14 am, July 2, 2019
html
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
html
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
css
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
php
using the disk free space function in php

here is a built in php function that will show the amount of free space available on your server.

1:33 am, June 7, 2019
php
Cut a string when it finds a certain character with PHP

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

5:30 am, April 17, 2019
php
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
css
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
php
How Many Days Since a Date and other Calculations

Here i calculate the number of days since a certain date in php and use the values for checking how much something costs per day.  Start Date Lets add the date that the item was purchaced. In d..

12:27 am, February 11, 2019
css
image Checkbox Replacement for Forms

Some sites like to be a bit tricky and have some complicated form checkbox replacement which is not all that hard, just can be a bit annoying as you have to extract the images for this to work. Demo ..

12:28 am, January 18, 2019
core
Core Class - Basic Core Structure

A Core class that can be used as a base for all content types and uses the extend classes to define the database variables. So basically you can set up core class and then create sub extend classes to..

11:33 pm, December 13, 2018
php
sqlite check table name exists

check that the table name exists in a sqlite database, this function it taken from a class.

12:44 am, October 24, 2018
css
css :active pseudo-class usage

The :active selector is a CSS pseudo-class. It represents an element that is being activated by the user when they are interacting with a button or link.

1:22 am, October 5, 2018
php
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
php
Get Current Page URL PHP

There is a few methods of getting this but here is a simple one. Replacing the http or https manually.  $current_url = "http://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]$_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]"; Here is a more complex ..

2:19 am, September 4, 2018
php
Get the document root path in php $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']

I ususally use this one if i am linking to files in the server document root folder rather than specifying ../directory/include.file.php i will use something like this:  $document_root = $_..

12:23 am, September 4, 2018
php
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
using parse_url to extract parts of a url

Category: PHP the parse_url php function will split a url into an array of url fragments $url = "http://kruxor.com/path/?argument=value#anchor"; var_dump(parse_url($url)); parse_url example ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
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
preg_replace ereg_replace replace all chars

This will replace all characters that are not A-Z a-z 0-9 and - $uid = preg_replace("/[^A-Za-z0-9\-]/", '', $uid);

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
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
php
using custom request headers array with curl

this function passes in an array with custom request headers to curl, good if you need to pass in some headers to request an api url and give it an auth key or something like that. Also added to the a..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
extract meta tags from file or url as array

php has a built in function that can be used to extract the meta tags from a page url into an array. usage just pass it a url, if you call this file meta.php. usage: meta.php?url=http://my-url.co..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress show posts loop with feature image thumbnail

this is surprisingly hard to find code that lists all blog posts in a template with the feature image that does not use an additional plugin. you shouldnt need a plugin to do this as its already built..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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
wordpress
wordpress show the post content for use in a template

if you are looking to show the page content in a template you can find that here. This will show all posts in the selected category Modified source from here

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
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
js
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
js
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
js
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
js
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
load google sheet data into json string with jquery

Just discovered this the other day, you can actually export google sheets data into json format and load it directly into your site, how good is that. A free mini basic database! Initially i was lo..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
parallax js scroll testing

Update: the demo on this one seems a bit broken, i have to fix it! :) you can view a working demo here: https://codepen.io/kruxor/pen/PpGLRG This is one that i had a demo of on codepen, and then code..

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
javascript
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
jquery
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
js
testing chartjs

Update: 30 June 2020 I checked this code, and it was broken all fixed now. The issue with the demo included on the main site is that it was trying to run the chart js before the chart library was load..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
access hacker news json firebase api via jquery

Just a getJSON JQuery Request that will console log all of the hacker news top stories using the firebase api $.getJSON('https://hacker-news.firebaseio.com/v0/topstories.json', function(json) { va..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
digital clock with jquery

Just a simple digital jquery clock that updates every second. Also added the dropshadow animation, not sure why... ;) .digital-clock { font-size:80px; } .transition { transition..

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
js
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
js
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
js
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
js
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
js
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
html
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
html
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
html
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
html
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
html
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
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
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
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
transitions and the easy way to apply them

Would you like your element to transition nicely? well you can do it in about 1 line of css. .transition { transition: all 2s; } This is the one I usually use, as its not too slow. transitio..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
cycle color using background

I found this the other day (well today actually) and i wanted to see how it worked. background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#D68AB0 0%,#D8CE5D 25%,#6BD85D 50%,#5DB9D8 75%,#D85DCB 100%); ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
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
css
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
css
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
css
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.

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
darken background image using css

darken a background image using css only useful if you have overlay text or just want to add a nicer effect to an image, i usually find that adding this to an image with the text over the top makes it..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
flex align center vertical horizontal

lets say you have a box within another box, like so: .box { height:500px; width:500px; background:#CCC; } .another-box { height:50px; width:50px; background:#999; } ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
make your images look non squished when not using image backgrounds

Update: Fixed the code, you can see it here.  i deal with a lot of sites where they have a bunch of images listed and sometimes they can end up looking a bit sqashed unless you add a div and set..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
css
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
css
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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