How to Fix WordPress White Screens and Broken wp-admin Admin Panel

Sometimes the unexpected can happen to software. This is especially true when you’re doing an update of a platform like WordPress, that has lots of modules and add-ons that could break if they aren’t compatible with the latest version. Safest practice dictates that you shouldn’t use plugins or themes that aren’t compatible with your version of WordPress, and that, when doing an update, you should always remember to update...

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Download HD video from Youtube safely

Some of the sites where you can download videos from Youtube aren’t safe to use, they install viruses or malware onto your computer. Here’s a really easy and convenient way to download video from YouTube safely and easily; assuming you have the firefox web browser. Not strictly related to web design, but important tool to have nonetheless. I was downloading Creative Commons video for a WordPress theme I’m going to release soon...

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Scale and Center HTML5 Video with jQuery

A few months ago, I posted code to show how to scale a video to fill the browser window – how to do a Full Bleed fill for video or html elements. One of my readers contacted me with a question – how do I center this video on the screen? Turns out, I had the same problem. How to do a Full-Bleed fill with Video or Images using jQuery The code I’m going to link to is the updated code – just give any element the class...

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We Make Epic Websites

Hey guys! Thanks for reading my blog. I’ve just started a Facebook page and I’m trying to build a little Epic Websites community – clients, readers, colleagues, friends. It would mean a lot to me if you would like my page! Just click “Like” on the box below to get linked in to my page!...

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HTML5 Video Scale to Fill Container with jQuery

I’m working on a new large-background WordPress theme that I am going to release for free within the next two weeks. As part of the theme, I wanted to use a high-definition HTML5 video as the background of the landing page of the theme. Here’s where I ran into trouble: browsers like to keep the aspect ratio of the video element within the <video> tag the same, no matter what the scale of the containing box is. I didn’t...

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