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Ciprian on Friday, June 4, 2021 — 849 Views

Using Resource Hints to Optimize WordPress Performance

Resource hints provide a way to optimize the performance of your web page on the client side. As the name suggests, they provide the [...]

Ciprian on Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 1,163 Views

CSS Rounded Corners Gradient Border

I had a visually heavy project recently and I had to create a gradient border for certain elements. In my case, images had to have a [...]

Ciprian on Thursday, May 20, 2021 — 1,054 Views

JavaScript Drag & Drop

Here’s a nice list of plain JavaScript dragging and dropping solutions. They are minimal, as they serve as proof of concept, and they [...]

Tally of Types - Times New Roman
Ciprian on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 1,073 Views

“Times New Roman” Enhanced CSS Font Stack

“Times New Roman” as a Classic Web Font Option With Historical Ligatures A ligature is a special character that combines two [...]

CSS Off-canvas Menu
Ciprian on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 1,604 Views

How to Create Double Off-canvas Menus With CSS Only

This feature has been part of a website project for many year. The left side off-canvas menu was mobile only, and the right side off-canvas [...]

Ciprian on Monday, May 17, 2021 — 822 Views

JavaScript Character Counter for Text Areas

A while ago, I had to implement a character counter for a business listing directory. The description field was supposed to hold about 400 [...]

YouTube Video Cover
Ciprian on Saturday, May 15, 2021 — 1,024 Views

The Ultimate YouTube Video Embed Setup

I’m sure you’ve seen this hundreds of times and there’s countless methods of embedding a YouTube video with the least [...]

WordPress External Featured Image
Ciprian on Friday, May 14, 2021 — 935 Views

WordPress External Featured Image via cURL

Here’s the long title for this code snippet — How to set up an external image as a WordPress featured image and inject it into [...]

Ciprian on Thursday, May 13, 2021 — 890 Views

Start an Ecommerce Store in 2021 Guide

If you have ever considered opening an eCommerce store, now is a great time to take action. In 2020, shoppers spent over $4 trillion [...]

Carbon: Basic Syntax Highlighting
Ciprian on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 — 918 Views

Carbon: Basic Syntax Highlighting with Zero Overhead Using JavaScript

If you have ever used PrismJS or CodeMirror or any other syntax highlighter solution, you’ll know it adds lots of dependencies bases [...]

Gravity Forms Repeater Plugin
Ciprian on Monday, May 10, 2021 — 1,473 Views

Gravity Forms Repeater Plugin

If there is one feature missing from Gravity Forms, that is a field repeater section. A way to set a starting and ending point and adding [...]

SpeedFactor - Less is More
Ciprian on Monday, May 10, 2021 — 748 Views

SpeedFactor Update: Less is More

The past few weeks have brought some long awaited updates to SpeedFactor. As I am focusing on tracking speed, some of the tools provided [...]

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