Aligning Elements with CSS Transforms

CSS | Posted by Keefr August 18th, 2015

CSSHere’s some quick CSS for horizontally or vertically centering any element. It’s all done with CSS3 transforms, meaning it’s a solution that will work anywhere from at or newer than IE 9, Chrome 31, Safari 7.1 and Android Browser 4.1. The only caveat is that you’ll need MS and webkit prefixes for those older versions of the browsers.

There’s also no Opera Mini support, which shouldn’t affect many users, but use your own site’s analytics to confirm that you don’t have a bunch of users coming from Opera Mini, or other unsupported browser (IE8).

Vertically and Horizontally Align Any Element with CSS3 Transforms

Refreshing Search: Testing Search Box Variations

User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI) | Posted by Keefr August 14th, 2015

optimizationLike so many interfaces, web sites really still have to be hit-me-over-the-head stupid simple to allow users to be as quick and successful as possible.

Check out the link below where a fellow Tar Heel did some heat-map experimentation with users finding and using the search on WRAL.com. Simple and bright win out in the end. While it pains web designers and some developers, tried and true ways should continue to be well… tried and true.

Refreshing Search: Testing Search Box Variations

Legitimate Email Blasts – Avoiding False Positives

Email | Posted by Keefr July 28th, 2015

emailThe page isn’t pretty, but the support team over at Site5 gave me this link from apache.org with some great tips about getting your legitimate emails to their target inboxes, breaking it down into general guidelines, fixing false positives and some additional resources.

Some Tips for Legitimate Senders to Avoid False Positives

Optimizing a Complex Site for Pagespeed

Optimization, WordPress | Posted by Keefr July 6th, 2015

Optimizing a Complex Site for PagespeedThe article linked below goes into some nice detail about improving the speed and perceived speed of a relatively complex WordPress-based web site.

Its biggest point though is in the fact that page speed score shouldn’t overrule actual speed improvements.

Optimizing a Complex Site for Pagespeed

Get Latest Twitter Status Easily with PHP

PHP, Web Development | Posted by Keefr May 28th, 2015

Integrating the latest Tweets from Twitter into your site can been a pain, but here’s a great walkthrough on how to do it quickly easily and correctly with PHP and Twitter’s API.

 

 

 

Source: Get Latest Twitter Status Easily with PHP