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Jetpack Site Stats Aggregator
Ciprian on Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 101 Views

How to create a Jetpack Site Stats Aggregator

I believe that Jetpack Site Stats doesn’t need an introduction anymore. It provides basic but good insights on your website users. [...]

McInroy - Fanad Lighthouse - County Donegal
Ciprian on Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 65 Views

Lighthouse Update and What’s Next

It’s been a while since the latest Lighthouse update, and this time we had to release another version due to some recurring [...]

JavaScript Canvas Blob
Ciprian on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 108 Views

Canvas JS: Big Ball of Particles

For a while now, I had this animated, constantly exploding ball of particles on my Remake Web Design website. Built using JavaScript and [...]

How to Register Block Patterns in a WordPress Theme
Ciprian on Monday, October 4, 2021 — 117 Views

How to Add a Block Pattern to a WordPress Theme

Here is a hands-on code snippet on how to add a block pattern (or more) to a WordPress theme. The code is lifted straight from our Saturn [...]

assorted color cargo containers near body of water
Ciprian on Friday, June 4, 2021 — 1,031 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 — 1,424 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 — 1,244 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 — 1,304 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 — 1,859 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 — 964 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 — 1,186 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 — 1,096 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 [...]

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