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HTML5 Video Playing Sound But No Visual

March 30th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Web Development.
When I first heard murmerings of HTML5 a few years back, the ability to add video through use of a simple <video> tag was one of the first new features I remember being discussed. Up until last week, I still hadn’t had the opportunity to have a play with this functionality. My ...

Updating The HTML <title> Tag With JavaScript

March 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
Sometimes we might not know the full title of a HTML page when the page first loads, meaning that we will need to set it dynamically. I found myself in this scenario recently and needed to set the title using JavaScript. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to do and wanted to share th...

WordPress Returning 404 Page When Submitting Custom Form

March 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, PHP, Web Development.
There are lots of plugins available for WordPress that allow you to quickly and easily embed forms within a website. Sometimes however, you may need to build a standard form that submits the same as a non-WordPress site. I needed to do exactly this today. I built the form’s HTML, mad...
Radio Buton and Checkbox Label

Selecting A Radio Button Or Checkbox By Clicking The Words Around It

February 28th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Web Development.
Radio buttons and checkboxes within a HTML form are generally quite small, especially when completing a form using a mobile phone. As a result, to improve accessibility, you may have seen other websites make it possible to also tick the inputs by clicking or tapping on the word immediately...
WooCommerce attributes

Listing, Linking And Refining By Attributes In WooCommerce

February 21st, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, MySQL, PHP, Web Development.
I’ve been working on an e-commerce WordPress website that uses the WooCommerce plugin to power the shop and checkout process. The plugin has made the setup of the shop very simple and handles the majority of the tasks associated with an online store. One thing that I did struggle wit...
Hide Google Maps iFrame InfoWindow

How To Hide The InfoWindow In An iFrame Embedded Google Map

February 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
When wanting to show a location on a simple Google Map within a website there are few options that you have in order to do this. One of the easiest and quickest methods is to use an iFrame. Let’s look at how we can get the code for the iFrame: 1) Navigate to http://maps.google.com. 2...
Missing Wordpress Admin Bar

Admin Bar Missing From WordPress Website Front End

February 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, PHP, Web Development.
If you’ve worked with WordPress before you’ll know that when logged into a WordPress back-end, a bar will appear at the top of the website when viewing the public facing site. The admin bar allows the logged in user quick access to perform common tasks and looks omething like s...
Bootstrap Hide Popover Title

Remove Twitter Bootstrap Popover Title

January 25th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been experimenting with the Twitter Bootstrap framework over the past few days and I must say, I love it. One of the main features that I’m using is the popover functionality which results in a popup fading in when you hover over or click on specified elements. There was s...

New Website Launched For Gifts And Experiences

December 31st, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, MySQL, PHP, SEO, Web Development.
This week has seen the launch of a new website of mine, Gifts To Thrill. The site offers experiences such as driving supercars and helicopter lessons, as well as traditional and personalised gifts. Behind the scenes the website acts as affiliate site, meaning that when someone clicks throu...

Why http://1.2.3.4/bmi-int-js/bmi.js Is Your Friend

December 8th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
Before I get too far into proceedings, allow me to explain a bit of background as to why I’m writing this article. I’ve included below a summarized transcript of a call I had with my ISP a few days ago: Me: “I’m not getting an internet signal” ISP Lady: “...