When working on my Mac, sometimes I find a process in Activity Monitor and I want to know what application the process belongs to. I was introduced to this command to do just that.
With the prevalence of large monitors, I’ve found I wanted a larger container size than the default in Bootstrap 4, which is 1140px. Fortunately, working with the Bootstrap 4 Sass code it only takes a few lines of code to add an additional container size (and breakpoint to go with it).
Images that appear wider than the text around them are a cool design technique. I do a lot of work with Bootstrap and unfortunately, I’ve found that getting this to work usually ends up with markup that leaves me unsatisfied – at least until now. Using this technique, we can get a full width image without first closing the container element.
When doing WordPress theme development I find it helpful to overlay an image of the approved design on top of the code I’m working on. I use a reduced opacity on the image so I can see the code I’m working on. This helps me match things like font size and spacing. I’ve been doing […]
When it comes to adding social sharing buttons (e.g. “Share on Facebook”), I’m a big fan of Scriptless Social Sharing by Robin Cornett. The one thing I like to do when using it is add UTM parameters to the links that are shared. Here is the snippet I use to add UTM parameters to my URLs that are being shared.
At some point when pushing your code to a remote server (e.g. GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab) you’re going to see an error that says, “failed to push some refs” and “Updates were rejected because the tip of your current branch is behind its remote counterpart”. This occurs when someone else pushes code to the remote server that you don’t have. Don’t panic, we can fix this.
There are lots of ways to target a git commit and one way that I often forget to use (but really like it when I remember) is targeting a specific git commit by the commit message.
The checksum is like a fingerprint for the file. A file is processed through a known algorithm which results in the checksum, a.k.a “hash”, which is a string of letters and numbers unique to that file, e.g. 8ab686eafeb1f44702738c8b0f24f2567c36da6d. If the file is modified, the resulting checksum will be different. This allows a quick way to […]
At php[tek], I got the opportunity to meet Nicolas Steenhout. In addition to everything else he does, in the php[tek] slack channel he shared some recommendations for transcription companies.
On the Mac OS X bash command line, you can delete all directories, with the exception of one, in the following way. If our current directory has sub-directories and we want to delete all of them except, ./really-important-do-not-delete, we can run $ shopt -s extglob $ rm -rf !(really-important-do-not-delete) $ ls really-important-do-not-delete $ original source