Creating A Sublime Text 3 Plugin
In this article, I want to share with you how to create a basic Sublime Text 3 plugin (or package). Sublime Text 3 (ST3) comes with a running ‘Hello World’ plugin example, however, if you have read any of my previous posts, I am not a big fan of simple ‘Hello World’ applications. I will, however, walk you through setting up the ‘Hello World’ plugin and then we will create our own Sublime Text 3 plugin named ‘Webify’. ‘Webify’ will replace the less than (< ) and greater than (>) signs in your block of code to
&gt;, also referred to as HTML Entities.
Handlebars + Express JS + Node JS
Today I’m going to show you how to create an ultra simple Express JS server application and use the Handlebars framework to handle “modularization”. To follow along, please make sure you have Node and NPM configured on your machine. If you don’t have the required applications, read my Setup Node JS and NPM Tutorial. The following tutorial will introduce you to Handlebars (for templating), and ExpressJS. By the end of this tutorial you should have an basic understanding on how to create an application/website with what I like to call HEN (Handlebars, Express JS & Node JS) stack. 😉
CSS Columns for CSS Image Grid
CSS columns allow us to define columns in a container using the
column-count property. The
column-count property sets the number of columns in a container (such as <div></div>). Another important property is the
column-gap property, which sets the gap between each of the columns. Columns are excellent to organize content on your website.
Although CSS columns can be used in multiple ways, I am going to show you how to make a Polaroid Style CSS Image Grid with Captions, (Also referred to as a Masonry Image Grid). For our CSS image grid, we will be using HTML and CSS programming languages only, so it should be fairly simple for the beginner to follow along, especially if you have done any of my previous pure-CSS tutorials.
The CSS Image grid/gallery will have 3 columns and display “old-school” style Polaroid images. Here is an example of how our finished project will look:
Polaroid CSS Image grid with Captions
What is a Node JS Server?
In the following Node JS Server tutorial, I will show you how to create a simple Node JS Server for serving static files using Routing. Routing tells our Node JS server which files (web-pages) to send the user based on the URL request, submitted by the user, through their web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
Our Node JS Server will serve a simple index.html file with a logo, and a 404.html file when the user requests a page that does not exist. It is simple to follow and gives you an idea of how NodeJS Servers work.
3D Cube Image Slider with CSS Transform
Today, I am going to show you how to create a neat CSS 3D cube slider with HTML and CSS coding languages. A spinning 3D Cube is a very cool technique to show off images as well as your coding skills. CSS has come a long way and animations are much easier to create without the need for extra languages. We will be using CSS transform and CSS animation properties to create a cube. The 3D cube, that we will design, will have pictures on each of the 6 sides, then it will spin and show all the pictures before restarting the CSS animation. Here is the HTML CSS 3D cube slider that we will be creating:
*CSS Animations may vary slightly due to browser compatibility.
What is an HTML CSS Image Slider?
A HTML CSS image slider is a creative way to show an image slideshow. An image slider is basically an object on your webpage that cycles through the various images that you provide it, only displaying one at a time. And if you couldn’t already tell, a HTML CSS image slider is technically an image slideshow that has been created using only HTML and CSS programming languages. The images in your HTML CSS image slider can be set to automatically scroll using CSS animations, or you can take advantage of CSS transitions and implement slider control buttons that will change the image only on a web visitor’s click. Once again, an image slider is a great way to present dynamic content to your website visitors.
A lot of times an HTML CSS image slider is also referred to as a “pure CSS image slider” (just the HTML part is left out). Also, the terms slideshow and slider can be used interchangeably here. 🙂
Creating an image slideshow/image slider with just HTML + CSS was not an easy task few years ago. Since the release of CSS3, transitions and animations using CSS have become very easy. A great slider can be created with just a few lines of code. It is the perfect coding project for a new web developer to get his or her hands dirty. Anyhow, let’s get started.
I will be showing you how to make the following image slider:
Do you own a WordPress theme that didn’t come pre-installed with FontAwesome or any awesome icons? Or do you just want to learn how to create a WordPress plugin? Well, either way, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, I’m going to show you a very simple way to add Font Awesome icons to your website, while at the same time you will learn how to create a very basic WordPress plugin. Font Awesome lets you add awesome icons, which they have created, to your website, by using simple HTML. I am going to be assuming you have already downloaded WordPress, and have somewhat of a website setup.
WordPress plugins are bits of software that can be uploaded to to extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress site. — ithemes.com
Font Awesome “left-quote” icon was used in the blockquote above. As you can see, it can help make your website more user friendly, by allowing you to better organize your content.
Although Font Awesome can be added simply by specifying a single-line
<link> in the
<head> section of your tag, the purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to create a basic plugin.
In this article, I am going to show you how to implement a flat-icon style navigation menu in your HTML. You don’t have to use it as a menu, technically you can create “buttons” by following the same tutorial as well. It’s a fairly simple tutorial for those new to Cascade Style Sheets (CSS).
I will also introduce you to the process of implementing FontAwesome Icons. If you’ve never used FontAwesome before, it offers a completely free icon-set available to everyone, and it’s very easy to utilize on your website. For this tutorial, you may need prior HTML & CSS experience, but I will try to explain things as best as possible for newbies. You should be able to follow along, nonetheless, if you have any programming experience.
Create Flat Icon Navigation Menu
The flat-icon style navigation menu that we will create will look like this:
The text only shows when “hovering” over icons
Notice that the navigation’s icons are off to the side–this was done on purpose, however you can easily center the icons by adjusting the CSS file we will be creating.
What is an IDE
An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software suite that consolidates the basic tools developers need to write and test software. Typically, an IDE contains a code editor, a compiler or interpreter and a debugger that the developer accesses through a single graphical user interface (GUI). — techtarget.com
Did you know you can use Google to located your Android phone?
This feature has been around for years now, however it seems that a lot of people either don’t know about it, or just forget to use it. I’m going to quickly go over how the setup your phone so you can locate it next time using Android Device Manager.
First, you have to enable “Remotely locate this device” option and “Allow remote lock and erase”. To do this, simply find the app that says “Google Settings” and go to “Security”. Also, make sure “Location” is turned ON as well.
Google Security settings