Getting Chromecast to Work on AC Routers

If you’re like me, you were super excited to start using your shiny new Chromecast. You got everything set up and powered it up only to find that your Chromecast has trouble even connecting to your fancy AC router and the internet. Even when it does, you are faced with endless buffering with YouTube or Netflix. Nothing seems to work … Read More

Eliminate Banding in Gradient Layer Masks – Photoshop

Starry skies with cars driving by

This one had me stumped for quite a while. Whenever I used gradients in my layer mask for an image later, I would end up with really obvious banding, which really just ruined the photo in my case. Even with dithering enabled and using 16-bit color mode as all the identical online “solutions” suggested, I was still getting the banding … Read More

Get ID of Current Category – WordPress

Getting the ID of the current category in WordPress is actually quite simple. This will work in category archive pages or anywhere a category has been queried. We are going to use get_queried_object() to accomplish this task. The following script will get all the information about our queried object and put it in an array, $category. Then we are simply … Read More

CSS3 Transition for Border Not Working

The US/Mexico Border

So you are trying to use some CSS3 markup to make a border appear in transition when you hover over your link or other element. But it just shows up instantly! This is something I have run into many times, and for some reason no one on the whole internet gives a clear explanation for it. Until today! Why isn’t … Read More

Redirect With .htaccess and Godaddy Hosting Not Working – Solution

Goddady Server Redirect

For something that seems so simple, there’s a lot that can go wrong with setting up either a temporary (302) redirect or permanent (301) redirect. With Godaddy hosting specifically, you may run into an issue that you did not foresee. You may even have no trouble redirecting the ENTIRE site, but to redirect just the home page you may encounter … Read More

“Intersect” Not Working in Illustrator – Pathfinder Tips

A common problem for Adobe illustrator beginners is the occurrence of the error “The filter produced no results. Please select two overlapping paths” when attempting to use the “intersect” function of the pathfinder. For whatever reason, support on this particular issue is scant, though the solution is actually quite simple. I am going to illustrate how to accomplish this task … Read More

Padding or Margin Only Affects First Line of Text – CSS

A common problem when formatting your website with CSS is that the first line of text in a paragraph, header, or link is affected by margin or padding while the remaining lines are not. It may even appear as though the first line is indented in some cases while none of the others are. Solution for padding or margin only … Read More

Undefined Index – PHP Text Widget Error Solution

If you are using the PHP Text Widget in WordPress and get an error in your Admin section that reads: Notice: Undefined index: page in /home/content/79/7603579/html/wp-content/plugins/php-text-widget/plugin.php on line 15 Or something similar, there is an easy solution to this annoying problem. First, load up the file plugin.php from the plugins directory, usually wp-content/plugins/php-text-widget/plugin.php. You may want to download it using … Read More

Chrome Cursor Latency Fix

Are you experiencing a problem in Google Chrome where, inexplicably, highlighting text and scrolling have a massive lag and delay? If you aren’t experiencing those same problems in any other browser and are in Chrome, I might have a solution for you> I’m not really sure why this solution solves the problem, but for some reason it works. The problem … Read More