Web Development

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  • Posted on December 29, 2016

Pack of Shortcodes for Hugo

Today I’m releasing a pack of custom shortcodes for Hugo. A shortcode is a special tag added to a post that will embedded content or add HTML to a post instead of having to manually add the HTML. A few examples of shortcodes include YouTube, Vimeo, and GitHub Gists. The pack I created adds the ability to embed Google Maps, Box Document Preview, Pastebin, Twitch videos, Twitch livestreams, and JSFiddle.
  • Posted on February 21, 2015

PHP - Check if Production or Sandbox

When developing a site, it’s usually best to work on it on a local sandbox (development) server. This will allow you to quickly test the site without having to upload the files. Also, when working on a sandbox server, you have full control of the software that is running. This lets you test the code on various platforms, servers, PHP versions, and all sorts of other stuff. But there is a down side to working on a local server, it’s that when you are finished you usually have to modify the configuration file and maybe a few other files so that it will work on the production server.
  • Posted on July 14, 2014

Start PHP Server using Context Menu - Windows

There is a reason why computers now have full Graphic User Interfaces (GUI’s) and no longer only have shells and terminals. But for some software, you still need to open up a terminal or command prompt to start the software. Or do you? Today we are going to look at adding a Context Menu item inside of Windows 8.1, but it will work in other versions of windows such as XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
  • Posted on June 29, 2014

Website Contact Form without PHP

A few days ago I ran across an interesting question about a person who didn’t want to use PHP or didn’t have access to PHP and still wanted a contact form on their website. First off, if you have PHP and don’t mind using it, I suggest just using PHP for your contact forms. But the method I came up with uses the mailto: URI scheme that almost every computer and phone knows.
  • Posted on June 23, 2014

Custom Style RSS Feed

Give your RSS Feed a new look with CSS. If you have a website that has RSS feeds for comments, posts, updates or anything else you need to have it styled. Leaving your RSS Feed plain will make it blend in with all the other sites and even in some browsers make it difficult for users to read your sites RSS feed. Also giving your RSS feed a style that matches your site will show to your visitors that it’s part of the same company.