Free Files For February 2014

Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest. Here are the files which you can get for free for February 2014. Responsive Styled Google Maps Generator 190 purchases at the price of $8. This is a generator which

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Programmatically Add Menu Item

WordPress comes with a default menu system which gives full control to the admin user of the site to change or create as many menu items as you want. To access the menu system in the admin area you just need to go to Appearance -> Menu. From this screen you will be able to see all the menus that currently exist on your WordPress site, you can select any

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Trim Post Content Outside Of Loop

The WordPress loop is used in the theme files to display the post content, when you are inside the loop there are two main methods you can use to display the content. You can either display all the content including all images or you can display the post excerpt which will just return the first 55 works of the content. As the excerpt will return the first 55 words, sometimes

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Stop WordPress Including jQuery Migrate File

In WordPress version 3.6 when WordPress loads the built in jQuery file it will also load in the jQuery migrate file. The jQuery migrate file was introduced in version 1.9 of jQuery, it is used to load any deprecated APIs and functions that were removed in jQuery 1.9. There were a few deprecated functions in jQuery that were hard to use and inconsistent. In 1.9 the jQuery development team removed

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CSS Loading Spinners

We all know that CSS3 brings a lot of features which allows you to do a lot of cool stuff that we used to need Javascript for. One of the features that we're going to look at today is creating loading spinners with just CSS and show the variety of spinners we can create. In the past we had to create the spinners with Javascript to do the animation for

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Display Menus When Location Is Assigned

In WordPress the user can create their own menus in the CMS area by just going to Appearance -> Menus. From this page you can then assign these menus to locations in the theme by choosing the theme location for the menu. These theme locations are setup by the theme developer and is done by using the function register_nav_menus(); The register nav menu function can be placed in the functions.php

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Web Developer Checklist

There are lots of things a web developer must remember to do when creating a website, just creating the HTML isn't enough. You need to make sure that the website performs well in all areas that the client will want to focus on. You need to make sure that you remember: Mobile Analytics Performance SEO Security Usability Semantics Code quality Accessibility Social Media Humans.txt Here is a great resource for

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Create A Typing Effect In CSS

I recently found this jQuery plugin that allowed you to easily create a typing effect on your website. This plugin is an open source plugin available on Github called typed.js. In this post I will show you this jQuery plugin but also show how you can create a typing effect by just using CSS animation. The setup of this plugin is very easy all you have to do is include

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Restart CSS Animation

Since CSS3 we have been able to add CSS animation to our elements, these are relatively easy to setup. An example of a simple CSS animation example is to fade in an element. To run this CSS animation all we have to do is add the .fade_element CSS class to an element. With the CSS class assigned to the H1 tag the browser will run this CSS animation on the

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GlyphSearch Directory

GlyphSearch is a directory of 4 of the most popular Glyphicon fonts. Font Awesome Glyphicons Icon Moon Ionicons If you are searching for a specific type of icon to use just enter it in the search box and GlyphSerarch will search through all 4 fonts to find matching icons. These use fonts to add icons to your application, there are many benefits to using Glyph icons in your application over

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