How to Use Responsive Background Image Sprites – CSS Tutorial

At one time or another, you may have found yourself wanting to use sprites in your responsive website design. While at first this may seem like a very simple task, in reality it’s a little more difficult of a challenge. It can, however, be done. Here’s how! This trick is fully supported by all modern browsers other than IE 8 … Read More

Maintain Aspect Ratio for HTML Element Using Only CSS in a Responsive Design

There is an easy way to make a div or other element square or any other shape while still being responsive, using ONLY CSS. I actually stumbled upon this solution myself, and then saw a formal write-up of it by @marcolago here. The solution is actually extremely simple, and you will kick yourself for not figuring it out. This little … Read More

Google Maps V3 “Sensor Parameter” Error – Cause and Fix

If you are here you probably received an error something like this: The Google Maps API server rejected your request. The “sensor” parameter specified in the request must be set to either “true” or “false”. This is a commonly seen error message when working with the Google Maps V3 API. If you are like me, you know little about javascript … Read More

Motorola Triumph Phone Storage Low All the Time – Solution Using Stock ROM

Is your stock Android Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile constantly telling you that it’s out of memory, despite the fact that you keep uninstalling apps and deleting files all the time? Odds are, you are running into the same problem repeatedly. Most likely due to some sloppy programming on the part of Motorola, there are log files that get created … Read More

How to Disable a CSS Filter in Internet Explorer

Do you have an active filter in the CSS of your website that greatly benefits the design in most browsers, but for whatever reason, need a way to selectively disable it? Whether it’s to create a nice transition where the filter is disabled, you are making stylesheets for specific versions of IE, or you are using media queries to selectively … Read More

How to Force a Button or Link to be 100% Width CSS Tutorial

These are instructions on how to make an HTML link or button expand to be as wide as its parent element. Maybe you have been confused in the past and that darn link just never wants to grow. Here is the CSS you are going to want to apply to that link.

And the corresponding HTML:

The secret … Read More

How Can I Modify the CSS of my WordPress.com Website?

If you have a free, WordPress.com website, you may have wondered to yourself whether you can customize the theme you are using. And you may even know a little CSS and thought you would try to customize everything. Sadly, with the free version of WordPress.com, you cannot actually make changes to the CSS of your theme. What WordPress.com forces you … Read More

“pageok” Error: Godaddy Website Hosting

(updated September 18th, 2017) Are you working on hosting a site or transferring a site to your hosting account at Godaddy, and even though everything seems like it’s set up right, all that’s showing up on the page is “pageok” in small black test on a white background? This is actually quite common! And for whatever reason, the guys at … Read More