Web Development

Wordpress question for videos. Is there a way to edit their style?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:52

I’m trying to change the background color, and remove the bottom tools for volume, etc. I’ve been looking everywhere online and can’t seem to find any tips.

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Can someone point me in the right direction or tell me I’m in way over my head

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:49

I used to dabble in creating websites quite frequently. This started off back in the geocities and angelfire days and continued for a few years. I’ve created a few flash websites in macro years and years ago and a few Wordpress style sites. Other than using Cpanel to install some forums (vbulletin, SMF etc) I have limited experience with databases. I’m familiar with html and css. This is about the extent of it.

I’m not looking for someone to do any work for me but rather point me in the right direction for a project I’ve taken on to help me get back in the game. Essentially, I need to develop a website that employees can log into to assist with schedule building. I need to types of users. The first needs the ability to create a requirement (e.g. Monday needs someone from 8-5). The second is a simple employee who can say that they are available for different shifts (available all day Monday, Monday day only, Monday night only etc). Then the first user should be able to select one of the available members to work that open requirement.

We currently do all of this in excel by having members write their availability on a printed calendar with all the requirements for the month but would like something that can be edited/updated from anywhere.

If you were to start this project, what direction would you go and what languages or solutions should I start diving into to kick off the project?

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If you're using ExpressJS and TypeScript, add decorators to your routes with OvernightJS!

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:43

Define controllers and routes with @Controller, @Get, @Post, @Put, @Delete decorators. Makes your express server setup cleaner and more terse. I know that there are some frameworks out there like ts-express-decorators and NestJS,which can add decorators to express routes, but these are massive frameworks with huge amounts of documentation. OvernightJS is clean, simple and meant to be used the same way you would interact with any normal express instance. You basically have the option of using Controller and Route decorators instead of express.Router objects. It also allows you to pass in our own custom router objects such as express-promise-router.

Here's the npm link.

Here's the GitHub link with source code and samples.

Here's a link to the medium article.

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What stack would you use to build a site for a local business?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:59

I'm not asking for the best or easier, I'm asking what you as a web developer would use. I'm curious about what people around the world would use for a project almost every developer did or at least thought about doing.

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How Long should it take to learn Ruby/Rails?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:05

I already have a strong grasp in javascript. With that said, what are reasonable timelines for someone with no experience in Ruby or Rails to learn them? I understand that its' different for everyone but if you had to provide with a reasonable estimate. Would 2 weeks in total for an beginner/intermediary level be fair?

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Is there any way to build effective website case studies if you haven't been tracking analytics?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:52

I'm a self-taught web developer and designer—I've been working with small businesses for around 3 years now.

At first, business was really good because I had a long stretch of lucky referrals, so I never thought to save "before and after" analytics, etc, that would be helpful in making solid case studies.

I've hit a slump recently, and am now realizing I have hardly any tangible stats to back up my work (from a business perspective).

How do I go about pitching businesses in this scenario?

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How to make node-sass generate source map when only watching 1 file?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:12
"scripts": { "scss": "node-sass --watch --source-map true css/style.scss > css/style.css" },

This does not produce any source map.

Ok I see my problem.
This page gives good advice/example usage: https://github.com/sass/node-sass#command-line-interface

But running ./node_modules/node-sass/bin/node-sass --help gives garbage example:

$> ./node_modules/node-sass/bin/node-sass --help Wrapper around libsass Usage: node-sass [options] <input.scss> cat <input.scss> | node-sass [options] > output.css Example: Compile foobar.scss to foobar.css node-sass --output-style compressed foobar.scss > foobar.css cat foobar.scss | node-sass --output-style compressed > foobar.css

Based on the good example from the github link I should have done

node-sass --watch --source-map true css/style.scss css/style.css

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Southern California web developers

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:51

Hey there guys I'm from North Carolina and going to move to California once I earn my aas in web development. I was wondering what's the job market there like for someone who oy got an associate degree. Much appreciated

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Building a customized WP site but with templates included.

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:33

Hi all,

I am fairly new to webdev, started out about 6 months ago. I'm pretty happy with my HTML and CSS knowledge and have basic JS and JQuery knowledge.

My girlfriend has a one man graphic design studio and I would really like to build her a new, more interactive website. Since I'd also be using it to add to my portfolio, I would like to code manually for most of it. Since I do not know back-end I feel like using WordPress.

I have been reading into building my own WordPress template, starting from a blanc template, and implementing it into WordPress by altering the PHP code.

A very important part of the website is the ability for my girlfriend to add recent work herself though and she knows absolutely no cosing at all. So would it be possible to do most of the website by coding it manually and implementing my custom theme, but still using a plugin for her portfolio and webshop?


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Access a content type and its data from Drupal 7 database

Drupal - Open Source Content Platform - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:28

I have this Drupal 7 site that had a form collecting data from unregistered users. All data collected belongs to a content type named "Registration" with 18 fields.

Now I was looking into the database and found that this data is stored in separate tables and not in one like I was hoping for.

I need to display this data (all from "Registration" content type) on an external PHP application. Is there an easy way to access this data?

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Are em units out of fashion these days when doing CSS?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:15

Are em units out of fashion these days when doing CSS? I feel like I still see a lot of values specified in pixels, even though there was a lot of talk years ago about how pixels were not an ideal measurement.

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I need help deciding on technologies for university CS senior project. New to web dev. Details inside.

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:14

We're building an LTI. If you're unfamiliar with what that is, it's basically a server that learning sites like Canvas/Moodle/BlackBoard can all access through a unified API. The LTI might add some specific feature to the site such as better attendance tracking.

In a nutshell, our server would be serving simple HTML populated with data from a PostgreSQL db.

I wanted to use PHP + Apache, however the professor suggested we use NodeJS for the frontend and backend instead (since everyone in the group is new to all of this and they'd only need to learn JS), with something like Express for the backend. All I know about Node is that it's a framework on top of JS, and that people write other frameworks like Express on top of that.

Now, while I'm familiar with the PHP + Apache approach, I don't know a lot about Node and other new web technologies. I know that I want our website to be rendered on the backend; there's no reason for it to be asynchronous on the front end (right?). But from what I've read, in my uneducated opinion, Node seems like overkill for both frontend and backend in our scenario. Do you agree?

What technologies would you recommend?

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[Seeking Help] How could I go about setting git as my main deployment with my Ubuntu apache server?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:49

So as the title suggests, I am wondering how I would go about deploying a project with git rather than having to manually upload my files via sftp or set my editor to auto upload when I save. Instead it would be great to push to my branch and have my application auto updated on my server

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In search for dead simple, self hosted, editable calendar...

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:09

Hello webdev community!

I've spent ton of time searching for a simple self hosted and editable calender solution. I have a client who already has a password protected part of their website, they want to have the simplest possible calendar where everyone can add or edit events. There is no need for separate users, any guest should be able to do that directly without registration.

While I was searching I found many cloud solutions but those are no go for me and company. Does anyone has a good tip or advice?

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Thesis Study: Freelancing

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:41

Hi there! I’m currently doing research for my final year thesis which is about freelancing as a career choice and some of the issues that freelancers and clientele face. I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to fill out this short survey. It is anonymous and consists of 10 questions that are a mix between multiple-choice and short answer. It will only take you just few minutes to complete.

The links to the Google Forms are below. Please complete the survey that applies to you:

Clientele: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJWXRRUuaVXFaXvM7eD0vtQcd-9kFAYFapmWWi5Z7J-LwmBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Thank you for your time!

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How come this code doesn't full work with everything?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:41

Edgenuity is a "leading provider of K-12 online and blended learning solutions including online courses, credit recovery, intervention, test preparation, and more". You take classes online and it usually goes as the following:

1.Watch a video slide 2.Answer a question slide(that doesn't count as your grade) 3.Repeat step one and two(about 15 times) 4.Take a quiz 5. Do step one to four

So for Edgenuity,this code auto fills in for assignments and well everything except the quizzes and tests. Would you know how to fix that. Thank you. The assignments have the same question bubbles and layout as the quizzes too,if you know how to fix it,that would be appreciated! It also fills it in randomly so if you could make it fill in CORRECTLY,that would be great! But all in all,if someone could make it fill in for the quizzes,even if randomly,thanks in advance.

Link to code that is pasted onto a tamper-monkey script:https://pastebin.com/rqNCGQ9R

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Getting it right at design stage

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:39

I have been working in some changes to a web app at my company, it's a big that's has become a feature change and I've been working on it for the past week or so.

Whilst I've been at it, I have been rethinking the design / approach. Today I have pretty much covered the requirements, yet so know it's not the best solution.

Basically the app requests collections from a courier service we use, we send them package details and address info and they in turn either accept or reject the request and the item gets collected.

It was designed to be a UK mainland only application, but now targets overseas. My current solution is all hard coded and once it goes live would need redeployment should it have to change.

I realise now a better solution would be to allow the users to setup new shipping codes and link them to destinations.

When you are thinking through a system, or an application how do you take the requirements and turn it into a future proof solution? Is it just an experience thing?

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