This tutorial explains how to remove the parent of an element that contains an empty <span></span> (or any empty element). First I’ll explain where it might be useful, and then share the magical code to make it happen.
It’s easy to style a <div></div> by targeting its ID. But what if you only want to add style when a specific fragment identifier is targeted via the URL? So for example, your page at /about/ has a table with all the data. When visitors arrive directly at /about/, no extra styles are added. But […]
While redesigning DigWP.com, I was experimenting with different layouts for the comments section. In one of those layouts, I needed to prevent widows in the comment text (when it comes to cleanly displayed text, widows are the worst). So after some playing, I came up with a couple of jQuery snippets that work great. Here […]
Just a quick jQuery code snippet to toggle a password field. I used this technique for the license field of my premium WordPress firewall plugin, BBQ Pro. Sharing it here for reference and just in case I need to use it again.
Finding a decent tooltip script takes a lot of work, searching, testing, fiddling. Often, it’s much quicker and easier to simply roll your own, maybe starting from something very basic and simple. The problem is that finding a super simple starting point for tooltips is next to impossible; the few scripts that are available aren’t […]
The User Notes Widget that’s included in my Dashboard Widgets Suite plugin enables users to edit notes right on the WP Dashboard. To make things extra awesome, each note automatically expands as the user types more lines of text. This post explains how I achieved this trick, aka multiple auto-resize textareas.
Working on my WordPress plugin, Dashboard Widgets Suite, I needed a solid way of replacing contenteditable with a textarea on form submit. Here is a simple solution along with some bonus notes on dealing with certain HTML tags.