All posts by jhnidk

Adding text stroke effect with CSS

Create a nice css outline or stroke effect to your textUsing CSS to create nice text effects is a good alternative to creating text effects as images, since the text is easier to update and maintain, and is performing better from a SEO perspective.

In this post you’ll learn to create a nice text stroke effect for webkit based browsers with CSS.

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Automatically update copyright text each year

Update copyright data automatically in wordpressHaving a copyright notice somewhere on your pages is always a good idea.

However to keep the copyright notice valid and ensure that your site looks professional, it needs to be updated each new year.

With the little trick in this post, you can insert a small piece of PHP that automatically updates your copyright text in your website or WordPress powered blog.

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Smart RSS reminder in WordPress

Smart rss feed subscription reminderRSS subscriptions is a great way of attracting new and hopefully loyal users to your wordpress based blog.
Normally a centrally placed subscription link can do magic to your RSS subscriber statistics, however with the little trick in this post, you can increase the RSS signup from archive pages, by adding a intelligent RSS link on the archive pages.

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Ajax autocomplete with jquery and php

Jquery autocomplete script with ajax and phpWith a autocomplete script you can make it easier for your users to provide valid input for a from, by providing suggestions as soon as the users starts to type in the first data.

In this post we’ll implement a autocomplete script, that uses jquery, ajax, PHP and MySQL for a smooth and easy to configure autocomplete solution.

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Mobile dashboard for Piwik web analytics

Mobile app from piwikPiwik is a great open source alternative to Google Analytics. Piwik is a relatively young program, but it evolves very fast.

The latest development is the new mobile app that  we’ll take a closer look at in this post.

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Display data on Google Maps with Geo RSS

Display data layer on Google maps with GeoRssGoogle map API is a great tool for displaying maps on your wesbite or blog.

Displaying a single point on the map is pretty straightforward, but if you want to display many points, you need to start working with layers.

In this post you’ll learn to add many points to your map with a GeoRSS layer.

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Add gradient background to your text with CSS

Gradient text color with CSSAdding gradient color to a text is typically achieved with a little Photoshop magic, however you can also create the same effect with CSS and a image with a gradient transparent background.

In this post you’ll learn 2 techniques on how to make a nice gradient background to your text with CSS, a general solution, and a very simple to implement solution, only for webkit based browsers.

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