Grid background with CSS

Need to create a grid-like background? I recently needed one for an image drop-zone. It’s pretty simple to generate a grid background using the linear-gradient feature of CSS. https://codepen.io/goodkoding/pen/YMeaKr/ Simulated on CodePen The CSS lines to notice here is this: background-image: linear-gradient($white .4rem, transparent .4rem), linear-gradient(90deg, $white .4rem, transparent .4rem); background-size: 10rem 10rem; Here we’ve […]

Traffic Simulation with HTML/CSS

Here is how to create a traffic simulation using HTML/CSS …and a pinch of JavaScript. I used CSS3 animations, vehicle images from freepik and jQuery. First, let’s create the road where the vehicles will run. We’ll add three lanes where one will be reserved for priority vehicles and public transports. On each lane, we’ll add […]

How to add a virtual page in WordPress?

There are many use cases for a virtual page. Let’s say showing the invoice or payment status page for a payment plugin in the front-end, without compromising active theme. I needed one recently to show payment statuses. Here is how I implemented it. 1. Hook “init” to catch the specific slug First we need to […]

Translate WPML via WordPress REST API

Although REST API is now included into the WordPress core, WPML – one of the most popular translation plugin – still didn’t catch up to that. Anyways, after extensive googling I decided it’s better to implement the feature myself. Here is how the translation worked. Step 1: Add a custom end-point I added an end-point /translate to do […]

Email Obfuscation – WordPress Shortcode

Recently I was working on a WordPress website and was into a situation where I wanted to protect the email address from spam bots but also didn’t want the legitimate users to go through the trouble of filling out captcha and click an extra link. WordPress do have a nice function called antispambot which does it […]

Useful extensions for Laravel

I’m starting to love Laravel. And while starting new project, there are few extensions I like to use which saves a lot of time. Maybe someone else will find these useful as well. 1. Laravel 4 Generators A really awesome extension from Jeffrey Way. This makes life easier by creating all the controllers and models […]