Blog Archive: Tutorial 21

How-to's and step-by-steps and that sort of thing.

Create a Javascript Object Array from URL Parameters

Posted on October 3, 2018 in Javascript/Jquery, Tutorial, Web Development

Passing information from one page to another can be tedious. Does the information need to be stored in localStorage? In a cookie? How will it be accessed by javascript? Can it only be accessed by a backend language like PHP?…

A Quick Illustrator Wave

Posted on August 23, 2018 in Tutorial, Web Design

So, my buddy TJ (@tjrogers82) and I were talking about just how – surprisingly – difficult it is to create a smooth wave shape in Illustrator. He came up with this clever idea that I wanted to

Disable Emails Sending from WordPress in Development

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Tutorial, Web Development, WordPress

You don't want to send emails from your site to users twice - once from the live version and once from the development version. What you need to do is stop your local site from sending emails!

Top CodePen Post of 2017

Posted on January 8, 2018 in Mobile, Tutorial, Web Design

Just a few days ago, CodePen released its top pens and posts of 2017. I was surprised to see one of my posts not only in the top 20, but in the top 10 posts of the year!

Style Previous Sibling Elements with CSS

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Javascript/Jquery, Tutorial, Web Design, Web Development

After having to look this up a couple of times now, I figured I'd share my approach. While you currently can't technically style previous sibling elements, I've figured out a pretty handy workaround.

Show Hidden Files in Mac Finder

Posted on October 25, 2017 in Tutorial

At this point in my development career, I pretty much always leave hidden files showing. Problem is, sometimes I need to show files on a new computer.

WP Ninja Forms Star Rating with FontAwesome Replacement Stars

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Tutorial, Web Design, WordPress

One of the most popular posts on this blog (and one of my most popular pens on CodePen) is replacing bullet list item styles with Font Awesome icons. I figured I’d follow that up with replacing the star rating …

Forcing www or non-www in WordPress with an htaccess

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Tutorial, Web Development, WordPress

Using the .htaccess file, you can force www or non-www URLs using the following snippets that should appear ABOVE any other code in your WordPress .htaccess.

Drupal Quick Tip: Webform Email to Multiple Email Input Fields

Posted on July 7, 2017 in Drupal, Tutorial

Because I want to remember a) that it's possible to send an email to multiple email fields and b) remember how to do it.

Formatting Credit Card Inputs

Posted on February 2, 2014 in Javascript/Jquery, Tutorial, Web Development

Lately, I've been trying to take a look at how I develop forms. Fields need to be validated and it's always better for the user to be notified on the spot. But what if we can format the users' fields for them as they fill them out? Then we can avoid possible form - or worse, shopping cart - abandonment.