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CSS transition effect for links

CSS transitions can add a nice effect to links. Here are some quick example snippets for your copy/paste enjoyment.

CSS Style Pre Tags

I enjoy writing about HTML pre tags. In this post, I share some basic CSS to help style your pre tags for both screen and print media.

Stop form spam with a hidden field

Sick of teh spamz? Here’s an easy way to block a lot of automated spam from your contact form.

View all WP Post variables

Quick tip to view all WP Post variables, which can be useful for development and debugging in WordPress.

PHP Detect All Versions of IE

Quick code snippet for detecting all versions of good ’ol IE (Internet Explorer).

PHP Spoofing Headers with cURL

While working on a recent book-sale script, I needed a way to test various request headers. This script is what I used to spoof just about everything except the IP address (which it seems is not possible to spoof via PHP/cURL).

Additional file-types for mod_expires

Here is a list of the most common file-types for Apache’s mod_expires, which is used for configuring expires headers for better cache control.

PHP Compress CSS & JavaScript

Quick snippets for compressing CSS and JavaScript with PHP’s ob_gzhandler, which will gzip or deflate content depending on browser support.

JavaScript redirect to URL on select

JavaScript and jQuery techniques for redirecting to the specified URL when the user makes a selection.

Infinite loop trap for spammers

In this WP-Mix post, we’ll see how to send spammers on a virtual infinite loop chasing down randomly generated email addresses. It’s very satisfying.

WordPress Disable REST API Header Links

WordPress 4.4 adds all sorts of new REST API functionality. Which is great if your site is using it. But if not, then you may want to remove all of the extra baggage that WordPress now adds to every page load. This tutorial explains how to disable it.

Font Smoothing in Chrome & Firefox

Working with text in Chrome (and other Webkit-based browser) and Firefox can be frustrating. Depending on context, certain fonts may be displayed weird: too heavy, too fat, too thick, and so forth. So much so that the text can look distorted and difficult to read. Fortunately, we can apply the CSS font-smoothing property to make […]