Tag Archives: Code

How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites

UPDATE — Just ignore everything below and go here: https://my.slack.com/admin/shared_invites. Hands-down, the easiest solution. UPDATE: New Public/Shared Slack Invite Links — The solution below that I’ve written might be obsolete very soon. Slack has no doubt taken notice how many communities (not just company teams) are utilizing Slack. They haven’t given in completely yet, but […]

How to Cleanup a php.ini File

If like me, you hate programmer comments and like to keep your files super clean and straight to the point when you’re working on personal projects or projects only you manage and you also manage your PHP settings from a php.ini file, this how-to may be for you. Using an advanced text editor like TextWrangler […]

How to Delete Q2A Spam Users in Bulk

If you’re using the Q2A (Question2Answer) software to run a site, you’ll no doubt have struggled with spam. While there are a number of plugins (scroll down to “Anti-spam tools”) as well as built-in settings one can balance to combat spam occurring in the first place, as this software becomes more popular and supported by […]

The New Twitter API v1.1 Nightmares Solved!

Skip the reading, and get to (hopefully) the solution you’ve been looking for after scouring the internet in a headache-inducing rage seeing no help in sight for the past several hours… Two things are 100% true, progress is inevitable and people hate change. I should state upfront that I’m a web designer, not a programmer […]

How to Make AddThis Responsive

The problem I often see is that someone will pick up an all-responsive website template or WordPress theme for example and they’ll add all sorts of widgets and plugins to it, and more times than not, third-party add-ons are not responsive. As most people are not web designers or programmers, they tend to not think […]

The Coding Brain

Learning a coding language, in my opinion, is very similar to learning a spoken language. You need to learn how to read and write it well (perhaps not fluently, but well) in order for yourself, as well as others, to understand what you’re communicating. The way a server or browser might not be able to […]

How to Create a Twitter Retweet Button

The purpose of placing a Retweet button on your site is to help promote a specific Tweet, often for the purpose of a contest or giveaway. The information is readily available here, but a little more hands-on than say going through the form of creating a Follow button. Here, we have to create our own […]

Sellwire — The Best Way to Sell Digital Goods Online

Sellwire is hands-down the winner for the overall best way to sell software, themes, plugins, PDFs, etc. online. I discovered this after weeks of signing up for and testing all the popular competitors. I tried Fetch, Pulley, PayLoadz, Sellfy, and a desperate dozen others to try and find something suitable. What I needed and Sellwire […]

How to Create Gradients in CSS

Finally, the standard is here for creating non-browser-specific CSS gradients across all the latest, standards-compliant browsers! CSS .grad{background:linear-gradient(#40b3ff, #09f)} HTML <a href="#" class="grad">Simple Gradient Hurray!</a> Demo Simple Gradient Hurray! (if you’re not seeing a gradient, your browser doesn’t support linear-gradient yet) So beautifully simple. Simple Fail-safe for Older Browsers .grad{background-color:#09f;background:linear-gradient(#40b3ff, #09f)} background-color:#09f — Use this […]

Beautifully Simple Feedback Widget

Last Updated: May 9th, 2018 Works perfectly in the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE and uses only CSS. Demo View Demo CSS #feedback{display:block;position:fixed;top:65%;right:0;font-family:georgia,serif;font-size:20px;color:#fff;padding:15px;border-left:4px #7fccff solid;background:#09f} #feedback a{display:block;font-size:0;color:#b4e0fd;transition:all 0.5s ease} #feedback:hover a{font-size:inherit} HTML <div id="feedback">feedback<a href="mailto:feedback@website.com">feedback@website.com</a></div> As with all my scripts, I write them as simply and cleanly as possible to get the […]