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php
using preg_match to extract text from elements

using preg_match to extract specified text from elements I also tried this search "if you have the start and end of a string extract the middle with php" as thats really all i need it to do, i have t..

1:41 am, June 24, 2022
html
using figcaption and figure for your images

So i usually add images in a <p> tag with just an <img> tag and then <br> and the image caption, but there is actually a tag for this that i should get used to using. The <figcapt..

12:40 am, June 24, 2022
Apps
Robocopy Options /? help

My usual backup command is now robocopy source destination *.* /M robocopy d:\ f:\ *.* /M Update: actually scrap that, its /E not /M, i used to use the /MIR option, but as deleting files in the des..

1:34 am, June 21, 2022
php
encode spaces in items passed to url to %20 not +

I was using urlencode in php and it was encoding words with spaces into word+space rather than word%20space This can be resolved by using the function rawurlencode rather than urlencode.

5:04 am, June 20, 2022
css
content-visibility and contain-intrinsic-size for page load rendering speed increase

interested to see if this makes any difference content-visibility The content-visibility CSS property controls whether or not an element renders its contents at all, along with forcin..

1:06 am, May 30, 2022
php
extract variables from url string php

How do I extract query parameters from a URL string in PHP? You can do this using the parse_url function or parse_str function in php.  Say my url string is:  $url = "https://kruxor.com..

5:02 am, May 29, 2022
css
truncate text with line clamp allow a certain number of lines

This shows how you can truncate text to a certain number of lines using the css property line-clamp.   -webkit-line-clamp: 3;  line-clamp:3;

1:32 am, May 4, 2022
javascript
Twitter Post Fetcher Script

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

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

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

3:02 am, May 1, 2022
css
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
css
add a button to an existing link using :after css

Adding a button style to an existing link using :after and css. Preview

1:39 am, April 4, 2022
javascript
update value of element using javascript

using innerHTML to update the value of an element

1:30 am, March 15, 2022
javascript
javascript attach a click event to an id not using jquery

I just wanted to bind a click to a button, not using JQuery, turns out its not that hard at all. Why am i using jquery for this stuff???...

8:56 am, March 14, 2022
javascript
how to write a javascript string over multiple lines

i remember learning this on freecodecamp while doing the ES6 training, and i could not remember exactly how to do it.  I was using the \ at the end of each line but thats really a bit annoying.&..

4:33 am, March 11, 2022
php
php check if a class exists

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

12:47 am, March 9, 2022
javascript
check url hash using javascript

What is a url hash? This is a URL Hash. You can add the # symbol on the end of a url and content after it, and this will not effect the content usually, unless the browser is intructed to do somet..

3:59 am, March 7, 2022
css
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
javascript
get the value from a textarea element

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:04 am, February 19, 2022
CSS
Using Marker to add a Triangle to List Items

In this demo i use the ::marker attribute on the list items to change the content of the marker to a ▶

11:33 pm, February 14, 2022
Alpine JS
Alpine JS Testing

some simple tests using alpine js

10:28 pm, February 10, 2022
node
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
site bugs
making the search page nicer

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

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

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

4:20 am, January 18, 2022
javascript
get tomorrows date with javascript

Same as the get yesterdays date except with a +1 rather than a -1 let tomorrow = new Date(new Date().setDate(new Date().getDate()+1));  

11:03 pm, January 10, 2022
javascript
get yesterdays date with javascript

This gets todays date and minuses one day from it to be ... yesterday.  let yesterday = new Date(new Date().setDate(new Date().getDate()-1));console.log(yesterday); This format is the full da..

10:39 pm, January 10, 2022
php functions
make a nice readable date using a timestamp string function make_nice_date

handy if you have a timestamp like this: 2022-01-10 00:12:42 and want it to look a bit nicer. like this... 12:19 am, January 10, 2022

12:12 am, January 10, 2022
javascript
Create Strings using Template Literals

if you use the backtick to enclose your strings you no longer have to use \n for a new line.  For example: `this is a multiline ...string!!` Console Example

5:55 am, December 29, 2021
php
php check if url is valid with filter_var

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

12:55 am, December 20, 2021
css
center align vertical 2 items in a container flex

i had this issue and i was pretty sure that flex center could fix it but it was causing the two items in the div to sit next to each other, which was annoying as it was a header and content, but i sti..

11:26 pm, December 14, 2021
javascript
Using Destructuring and the Rest Parameter to Reassign Array Elements

Use destructuring assignment with the rest parameter to perform an effective Array.prototype.slice() so that arr is a sub-array of the original array source with the firs..

11:26 am, December 13, 2021
mac
How to download music to mp3 format from youtube using youtube-dl

How to download ABGT from youtube. youtube-dl sudo apt install python3-pip ffmpeg brew install ffmpeg brew install youtube-dl Getting this error: The operation couldn’t be completed. Un..

2:17 am, December 12, 2021
css grid
Using CSS Grid instead of Float's for a 3 column simple list

I have been in the habit of just using float:left and then width 31% with margin 1% for list items, and it seems to work fine usually.  But i thought i probably should update the defaults in by ..

12:37 am, December 7, 2021
html
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
mac
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
mac
install cmatrix on mac m1

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

2:31 am, November 19, 2021
php
convert json string to a php array

takes a json string in php and converts it into a php array using the json_decode function.

11:44 pm, November 16, 2021
css
button zoom effect with expanding background

Just playing around with zoom and background size effects on a promo button, if you change the background to 110% and then zoom to 1.1 you can see how the background appears to zoom out while the butt..

8:21 am, November 11, 2021
php
php function to remove the query string from a url

i was reusing this a few times manually and thought i would save my self a bit of time by just using the following function which returns the same full url, but removes the query string from it. ..

8:51 am, November 1, 2021
php
using php parse_url function to remove the query string from a url

I recently had to remove the query string from a url, the bit after the ?key=1 or whatever is after the actual url.  I initially thought i could just use a explode function on the ? which would ..

5:54 am, November 1, 2021
php
Fix for PHP Warning Trying to get property '*name*' of non-object

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

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

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

8:43 am, October 27, 2021
javascript
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
jquery
load json data url with jquery

loads a api or json url or endpoint using jquery and console logs the result Tested working on my test json file, check the console and it should be there. 

4:36 am, October 26, 2021
php
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
react
Using props with Stateless Functional Components in React

Here is an example of a Stateless Functional Component but i cant get the PropTypes working correctly in my demo, not sure what im doing wrong here, but the code seems to work in the compiler just not..

5:30 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to Access Props Using this.props in React

If you would like to access a class component prop within its self you can do this using the this keyword.

5:15 am, October 19, 2021
react
How to use default props in React

If you dont want to specify props every time you use an element, you can also specify defaults for these items. This can also be useful to remember which props are needed per component. This can be a..

2:24 am, October 19, 2021
javascript
how to join an array in javascript using the join method

This example shows how we can join an array into a string using the join method. Its a nice quick way to convert your array into a string with a delimiter such as , or ; Here we can see the test arr..

2:01 am, October 19, 2021
php
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
javascript
get element by id with javascript

gets an element using its id using javascript

5:21 am, October 15, 2021
css
using css counter-increment to add numbering to elements

i just found this element in css where you can add numbering to elements, very handy to add counters and things.  This uses the counter-increment: section; in the main element and then adds the ..

12:17 am, October 14, 2021
html
using the kbd html tag

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

12:58 am, October 13, 2021
react
How to Create a React Component using the ES6 class method

One way to add a react component is to use the Stateless Functional Component method, and another way is to use the ES6 extends syntax. This method seems more complex than the 1st for some reason mayb..

11:39 pm, October 12, 2021
templates
foundation base html template - foundation template

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

4:17 am, October 12, 2021
react
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
react
adding react with JSX using babel

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

9:18 am, October 11, 2021
react
using babel for react compiling in browser

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

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

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

4:12 am, October 11, 2021
react
react basic hello world

the most basic hello world using react js

11:29 pm, October 10, 2021
templates
list group bootstrap template

this generates a bootstrap list group basic template layout, nice option for lists with links in them rather than using a ul li style list, this makes them into neater looking elements so rather than ..

11:43 pm, October 7, 2021
ideas
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 https://gist.github.com..

8:55 am, October 6, 2021
sections
responsive three box section with tabular data or table data

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

5:50 am, October 1, 2021
php
using strlen to check the length of a string and do something about it

in the following code i use the php function strlen to check the length of a string and then add an if statement to check if the string is longer or shorter than the required length. 

4:18 am, September 30, 2021
wordpress
using wp_nav_menu to show a custom menu in wordpress

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

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

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

4:07 am, September 29, 2021
css
using a radial gradient for background overlay

usually i just use linear gradients for my background elements but i noticed this one the other day, a radial gradient. you can actually specify multiple colours and also opacity levels to overlay a ..

3:51 am, September 22, 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
javascript
change the box-shadow of an element with javascript boxShadow

changes the box shadow of test_div using the javascript object(?) boxShadow

4:39 am, September 18, 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
fancybox
fancybox load iframe inline

All you need to load content in an iframe using fancybox modal javascript plugin. not quite an inline load, but not much script to get this going. 

2:44 am, September 4, 2021
css
using filter grayscale to make an image dark

lets make this image grayscale using a css filter

11:39 pm, September 2, 2021
site documentation
make the view number zoom when mouse over or active

Lets make the view number in the header widget area a bit more exciting... Zoom on mouse over with css.  Lets add this effect here: Using Transform Scale In Css To Zoom On Hover Over Simpl..

1:24 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
jquery
mouse enter mouse leave jquery hover hoverout

showing how you can do things on mouse over and then something else when the mouse leaves an element using jquery

3:47 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
bootstrap dark mode

Bootstrap Darkmode https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark/blob/master/README.md#method-1 https://github.com/vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark    CSS Dark Mode Preparing for dark mod..

1:24 am, August 19, 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
php
PHP/SQLite - Load Random Item

loads a random item from the current class / db using sqlite.

3:53 am, August 8, 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
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
html
set the amount of lines to show in a textarea field

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

1:01 am, July 16, 2021
css
hide the third row in a table with css

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

5:15 am, June 30, 2021
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
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
javascript
add a gtag.js pdf click event

how to add a pdf click event using the gtag.js analytics

11:36 pm, June 20, 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
jquery
jquery toggle menu testing

using jquery toggle to show and hide the sub menu's

3:52 am, June 15, 2021
site documentation
Comments Listing should be a custom list rather than using search

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

3:57 am, June 14, 2021
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
javascript
show the browsers name in javascript

This function will show you an alert box with the name of your browser, however im using brave at the moment and it shows as Netscape, so i guess you cant trust the result.  Also i just discover..

3:49 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
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
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
foundation
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
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
php
check server https or http value in php using $_SERVER

this will check the server method and if its https assign the value to $server_http_val so this will either be "https://" or "http://" good for generating full url's for your domain. 

12:29 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
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
php
dont use md5 for password hashing using password_hash and password_verify

apparently md5 is not the best method for password hashing, you should use the php functions  password_hash(); and then  password_verify(); to verify the hash matches PHP password_hash..

5:09 am, April 7, 2021
javascript
clear a input field when it looses focus using onblur

this will cause the input field to clear when it is not in focus

10:56 pm, April 6, 2021
python
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 = "https://www.kruxor.com/view/code/LOveX/"page = urlop..

6:56 am, April 4, 2021
python
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 = "https://kruxor.com"page = urlopen(url)html = page.read().decode("u..

2:08 am, April 4, 2021
python
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 = "http://olympus.realpython.org/profiles/..

1:30 am, April 4, 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
css
zoom background of element when active

I just wanted to see if something like this zoom was possible but just using the background image and leaving the foreground content in the element with no zoom.  https://kruxor.com/view/code/kM..

4:53 am, March 19, 2021
javascript
using moment.js to make your time format nicer

moment.js is a very nice way to handle multiple date strings and output them in a nicer format.  grab the latest copy of momen from cdnjs lets say our date is in this format, i think this is un..

11:15 pm, March 16, 2021
javascript
loop through object json javascript

this shows how you can loop through a javascript object using for if you check the console you can see the loop results

12:09 am, March 16, 2021
jquery
json jquery ajax request

get json data with jquery using getJSON

3:34 am, March 15, 2021
linux
linux mount a drive manually

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

4:24 am, March 12, 2021
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
javascript
check if a query string item is set in the current url

this will check and console log if a query string on this page is set to test=anything example url is:  Test is not set: https://kruxor.com/view/code/XzLaT/  Test is set using & : htt..

5:49 am, March 1, 2021
css
using text-stroke to add a border to your text

this is quite good for webkit enabled browsers, and most of them are these days.  Check what is supported: https://caniuse.com/?search=webkit-text-stroke   

12:23 am, February 22, 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
css
using the nth-of-type selector to target a class with the same name

using the nth-of-type css selector you can target a class with the same name, using a number. I guess this can make your code a bit neater not having to add a sub class

2:44 am, February 19, 2021
linux
how to check the temperature of the pi using command line

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

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

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

2:33 am, February 17, 2021
linux
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
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
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
css
box hover over effects using pulsate animation

Bit of a different box hover over effect. Just using the pulse animation.

12:05 am, January 27, 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
javascript
codemirror htmlmixed textarea

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

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

i think rather than editing all the code using just a plain textarea element it might be nice to have codemirror format them nicer https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21085170/codemirror-how-to-insta..

8:24 am, January 22, 2021
css
using multiple text shadow

sometimes you want to use more than one text shadow, like if you want one with 2px on the bottom left and then one with 2px on the top right, so you can get a full outline or a more even shadow on you..

3:37 am, January 22, 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
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
php
using gzdeflate on a string php

yes you can actually run compression on a string to save space and then uncompress it at the other end...

11:32 am, January 12, 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
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
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
wordpress
adding pagination to custom wp_query

you can add this to your custom wp_query making sure your query also has the paging passed through to it

12:29 am, December 4, 2020
jquery
using jquery appear for checking if an element is visible on screen

Yes.. sometimes i like using jquery as well, as it can make things so easy! :) Here is a quick demo using the JQuery Appear plugin so make an element change if it on or off screen.  Plugin Link..

12:24 am, December 1, 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
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
javascript
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
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
css
setting up css variables in your stylesheet

Using css variables at the start of your stylesheet can make things down the road much easier to change. You can also use it for more complex variables like drop shadow settings as shown below. ..

5:36 am, October 14, 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
php countries array to dropdown form element

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

1:40 am, September 22, 2020
wordpress
wordpress get the current category id name and slug

This gets and displays the current category id in a wordpress blog post if you have the current id, if not you can leave the $post_id blank and it should see if there is a category loaded to the curre..

6:01 am, September 21, 2020
css
create a rainbow background using css linear gradient

just incase one gradient is not enough for you we can also use it to create a rainbow background gradient

3:53 am, September 1, 2020
php
Fix for Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function file_get_dom() simplehtmldom simple_html_dom

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

1:08 am, August 26, 2020
php
Fixing PHP SQLite database is locked warning - Unable to execute statement: database is locked

Apparently this error is caused by not closing the database after using it.  Warning: SQLite3::query(): Unable to execute statement: database is locked. You can close the database using the fol..

12:24 am, August 26, 2020
php
simple usage for php password_hash

password_hash is used to generate a hash for a password. using this in its simple form can be good for generating a hash from some text like the following code.

1:06 pm, August 25, 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
css
switching stack order of floats with flex

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

11:55 pm, July 28, 2020
php
change upper case case string to lower case (uppercase, lowercase)

this can change a lower case or any case into upper case using the str to upper php function Example

6:02 am, July 21, 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
css
bold the numbers in a ol li list

sounds like an easy thing to do, but maybe not so simple. you can do this using the counter css element. code below:

1:13 am, July 14, 2020
gimp
stretching an image to fit in a banner image with gimp

sometimes i need to get a square image to fit in a rectangle box this is a way to do it with GIMP get a square image, or pick any image (pexels) fit it in this box.. For this one we will be using ..

1:16 am, June 30, 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
css
css using perspective for transforms

just playing around with the perspective and transforms, it does weird and annoying things to the margins. I was interested in how this page worked, so i thought i would try and deconstruct it a bit. ..

5:57 am, June 16, 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
javascript
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
javascript
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
javascript
javascript isset equivalent

i was just looking for an equivalent to the isset in php for javascript, i was initially using .length but this can still cause errors so i found this solution. if (typeof my_var !== 'undefined') {}

6:39 am, May 19, 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
jquery
get the href value using jquery

this uses the jquery attr function to get the value of the href. this example targets the first a in the card div, so running the demo should alert you with https://kruxor.com Rather than using alert..

11:22 pm, May 7, 2020
wordpress
Add a post date to your custom wordpress post listing

this is an example using: get_the_date: this one gets the post date the_excerpt: which gets the .. excerpt or summary text from the post and get_the_post_thumbnail_url which gets the image from th..

5:49 am, May 4, 2020
javascript
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
linux
Find Disk Space Usage using DU

The easiest way to check the space used in a directory in linux is this command: du -h This will do the current directory and all its sub directories. if you want to see a specific one type this d..

11:30 pm, April 28, 2020
css
pulsating dots - glow glowing

a column of pulsing dots using css keyframes animation

5:47 am, March 13, 2020
css
using css linear gradient for background overlays

a few examples using css linear gradient for the background

12:34 am, February 17, 2020
javascript
Use Recursion to Return a Range Array

using recursion to return a range array between the two numbers added

11:38 pm, February 2, 2020
javascript
Use Recursion to Count Down

just a slight change to the count up version of this, using unshift rather than push to the array.

10:29 pm, February 2, 2020
css
center something with css not using flex

This is how you can center something in another element if you dont want to use the flex method.  You will need the relative position on the outer element, and the absolute on the center one unl..

12:56 am, December 13, 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
windows
Using Node to get a Web Dev Environment with livereload up and running

this is how i get a live reloading dev environment up and running on my windows pc's using node , npm and browsersync.

12:38 am, November 11, 2019
javascript
Using the Spread Operator to Evaluate Arrays In-Place Tests

My tests using the Spread Operator rather than the apply function. In the 1st function show_max_array i use the apply operator to convert the array into comma seperated values. In the show_max_array..

1:02 am, October 14, 2019
javascript
Using the rest operator to pass in a variable amount of arguments

If you don't know how many parameters you will need in your function you can use the rest operator to pass them in. ...

5:49 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
Complex Arrow Function Example

Here is an example using a Complex or Higher Order arrow function, which slightly reduces the amount of code lines used. This should return the square root of all positive integers passed into it.

5:14 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
using arrow functions to convert small functions into one line statement functions

in this exercise i will take a function variable and write it in one line using the arrow function

12:09 am, October 1, 2019
javascript
using let and const example

This example uses let and const rather than just vars, let can only be declaired once rather than overwritten like vars and const is a read only variable so it cant be changed. 

4:55 am, September 27, 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
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
split a string into an array using split javascript

this will split the string into an array based on the spaces inbetween words. you can split it based on any character, for example if you had words in csv comma format you could use the second example..

4:47 am, September 16, 2019
css
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
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
javascript
for loop through an array with javascript

looping through an array with javascript using a basic for loop

12:18 am, August 23, 2019
php
get the average of a number list using an array in php

get the average of a array of numbers

12:48 am, August 21, 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
get the dimensions of an image with javascript

this will show the height and width of an image using javascript

5:55 am, August 13, 2019
css
target data attribute with css

you can add a data attribite and target it with css using the following demo

11:52 pm, August 12, 2019
css
form checkbox replacement with large tick using label

this is good if you want to change a form checkbox with the default and show a fancy tick or something else, this will still check the checkbox so will work normally as the form element

2:15 am, August 7, 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
card counting example from fcc

here is a solved version of the card counting function from free code camp you can test it using console log.

2:00 am, July 29, 2019
javascript
using switch with multiple identical cases

this can be used if you have several outcomes where the return value will be the same by omitting the break from the cases before the final

1:32 am, July 29, 2019
javascript
using switch in a function

This shows an example using the switch to select multiple options in a function, you can return from the switch with break, or you can end the whole function with return.

11:19 pm, July 28, 2019
javascript
JS Using typeof to check on string types

you can use the typeof operator to check what kind of variables you have.

2:38 am, July 23, 2019
javascript
defining a variable inside a function without using var will create a global variable

here is an example showing a variable defined within a function showing how it becomes a global variable if not defined with var

5:15 am, July 22, 2019
javascript
using local storage rather than cookies to store data (localStorage)

you can see what is stored in local storage by typing this into your browser console. localStorage Adding something You can add something to local storage by using the setItem function.

11:31 pm, July 16, 2019
javascript
accessing part of a variable using its index

you can access part of a string variable using its index[1]

4:34 am, July 16, 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
javascript
js check the length of a string

using the javascript .length property

2:04 am, July 16, 2019
css
CSS Improve Compatibility with Browser Fallbacks

when using css variables to increase compatibility you should also include a normal color as a default.

2:04 am, July 9, 2019
php
PHP Finding the position of a string in another string using strpos

$dot_location = strpos($my_string,"."); The first version of this does not seem to work in all cases, so i have updated this with a working version here.

12:00 am, July 9, 2019
css
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
jquery
jquery click function

Bind something to a click event on an element using jquery. Needs to be combined with a document ready.

5:33 am, July 3, 2019
css
using a css grid area template

here we can specify areas for the grid. using grid-template-areas. once the areas are defined we can add the items into each area with grid-area: header in each element Use grid-area Without Creatin..

2:26 am, July 3, 2019
css
grid column and row spacing

here we add some additional spacing to our grid, we can get certain cells to take up 2 parts of the grid using grid-column: 1 / 3; to get box number 5 to take up 2 cols we can add grid-column: 2 / 4..

2:14 am, July 3, 2019
css
CSS Grid - Basic Columns

Here is a basic demo showing the usage for css grid columns. You just need to add the display:grid property and then add the grid-template-columns: adding the size of each column, adding a value for e..

5:59 am, July 2, 2019
css
using flexbox to align elements in a row

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

1:37 am, July 2, 2019
css
Viewport width and height calculations

Rather than using px and em you can also use the vw and vmin to resize elements which depend on the width and height of the display.

12:30 am, July 2, 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
css
Making an image responsive using css

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

12:03 am, July 2, 2019
html
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
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
create a mysql or sqlite current timestamp with php

just in case you need to create a CURRENT_TIMESTAMP using php, this formats the current date into the following.

5:45 am, May 27, 2019
php
validate a url using php with FILTER_VALIDATE_URL

checks if a url is valid

11:04 pm, March 28, 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
php
calculate a percentage (dec) difference based on two numbers

this function will show you the percentage difference between two numbers

12:13 am, March 22, 2019
asp
asp classic get a url and display it

gets a url and displays it using XMLHTTP

12:08 am, March 20, 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
PHP MySQL vs SQLite Count Items Function

I have been writing a few functions using sqlite and mysql. There are a couple of slight differences which can be seen in this count items_function.

3:40 am, February 25, 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
Using Flexbox rather than Floats

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

4:27 am, January 16, 2019
php
Generate Sub menu using Core

11:09 pm, December 13, 2018
php
human_filesize php

function via here http://php.net/manual/en/function.filesize.php#106569

5:40 am, October 29, 2018
php
generate a random color rgb code with php

this code will generate a random color every time its loaded using the rand function in php and generate something like this. .random-color { color:rgb(111,222,111); } PHP Code <?php ..

12:07 am, October 17, 2018
php
replace anything in brackets in a string using preg_replace regex php

Lets say we have a string like this hi there im a string (not really a string). and we want to remove this bit (not really a string) We can do this using the following regex (preg_replace) $strin..

1:17 am, September 21, 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
sqlite basic sql and loop results

basic loop through sql results using sqlite and php $sql = "select $field_name from $db_table_name"; $out = ""; $result = $db->query($sql); if($result) { while($row = $result->fetchA..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
show response headers from file get contents

this will show the http_response_header when using file get contents, can be useful for seeing what the server is doing. $contents = @file_get_contents($url); echo "<pre>"; var_dump($http_re..

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

if you are using page templates in wordpress and need to show content from wordpress this is the easiest method. This only works for wordpress "pages" not blog "posts". For showing blog posts you will..

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
some date formatting just day just month just year

Useful if you need to get PHP to return parts of the date. The date today in number format $date_today = date("d"); e.g: 21 Todays month name $month_name = date("F"); e.g: July ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
wordpress
wordpress use a shortcode in php gravity forms

good for using shortcodes in your wordpress templates

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
php
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
wordpress
wordpress get site url

good for using in templates in case the site is moved <?php echo get_site_url(); ?> Usage Example (css) using inline styles in a template file <style> .class { background:url("<?p..

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
random number using rand

Show me a random number between 6 and 12 echo $number = rand(6,12);

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
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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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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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Slick Slider Carousel

Edit: Sorry this page was broken for a bit, its fixed now with working examples! 😛 Nice and simple slider / carousel

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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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do something later with settimeout or loop with setinterval

setTimeout This one will run a certain time after the document loads. So if i want to execute something 5 seconds (or so) after the page loads i would do this. You will need to check your console..

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 and..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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
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set and check a cookie using js cookie

this library makes setting and checking cookies so easy its amazing! include this script <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/js-cookie/2.1.4/js.cookie.m..

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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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
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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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jquery clone and append elements

This jquery function clones an element and appends it to another one.  Here is the basic code: $( ".clone-me" ).clone().appendTo( ".append-me" );I also updated this to work with just raw js, so..

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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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
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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
html
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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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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filter drop shadow

using a filter drop shadow can add shadow to transparent areas of a png filter: drop-shadow(0px 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.9));

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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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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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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more complex responsive tables css

i did a simple version of this before here but now im going to make it a bit more complicated and functional. table { width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; } tr:nth-of-type(odd) { ..

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

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

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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transform rotate an element in css

good if you need to rotate elements using css code <div class='abox rotated'></div> <style> .abox { background:pink; height:150px; width:150px; margin:50px auto 0; }..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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simple dropin wordpress dropdown navigation css

this is good if you just want to drop in some css and get a dropdown navigation back using the default wordpress nav example of the default styles code (css) /* Menu Dropdown */ .nav ul { l..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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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
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css accordion basics

can we create an accordion with out using jquery ui? I think yes, it will be basic but also keeping it simple it probably a good idea. tried adding transitions to make the divs showing a bit smooth..

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
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stack a table using css responsive

this can be useful for fitting tables into smaller screens, usually add this to a media query. #tableid td { display: table-row; width:100%; display:block; } and with a screen size added @me..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018
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check the server method post or get using php

Here is a basic usage method for checking if the server is in post or get mode. most normal pages are served in get mode. You can send data back to a page using get by adding variables to the string ..

6:17 am, August 31, 2018
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