Last time, we saw how quickly we can get a minimal working setup in place with draggable elements and jQuery UI. Here, we’ll talk about how to style our draggable elements. In particular, we want to let users know that the draggable Things are actually draggable, using only visual cues. Here is what our styled […]
I set out to find the bare minimum requirements for making draggable elements with jQuery UI. It turns out the minimum is actually very little! The above code gives us the following: So did it work? Yes, it did! Don’t believe me? Go ahead and drag Things 1, 2, and 3 around above. You probably […]
In general with HTML forms, assigning a pre-specified value to a field input is pretty straightforward. For example, the one line of HTML below: will produce the following input box. Note that “My Value” is already pre-populated as the field input value, since the HTML contains the attribute value=”My Value”. Of course, this is just […]
Posts and Pages are two ways you can easily get content onto your WordPress site. Depending on the way you want to organize your site, you’ll probably want to think about which format is best for your needs before adding all of your content. Posts: Items within a feed Posts are items which will automatically […]
There are countless types of hosting plans available, and some of these can be as low as $5 per month or even less. But what exactly is hosting, and what are you actually paying for? Usually, those who have never owned a hosting account (and sometimes even those who do) lack a clear picture of […]
When you first install WordPress (version 4.1.1), this is how your site looks: To log in to the WordPress admin area, you will go to this address, substituting in your own domain name where you see example.com: http://example.com/wp-admin At that point you land on this screen: Type in the username and password that you gave […]
With Gravity Forms, we can quickly set an email address in the admin panel, determining who gets notified when a new form entry is submitted. We can even set up multiple notifications with different content going to different recipients. This is all available from within the WordPress admin panel and requires no code to set […]
One day as I sat wondering whether I could possibly become an Actuary or Statistical Analyst of some sort, I suddenly became curious to see if I could learn how to work with computer code and develop that into a career. After all, I had worked with HTML code in high school. How much could have changed on the internet in 12 years?