WordPress: How to make tables responsive

Many of the WordPress themes (even some really good ones from Envato Market) do not have the necessary styles to make the tables responsive. I often see clients coming with a purchased theme complaining that the pages are not behaving as they should for smaller screens. And most of the times I find that the problem is caused by the presence of a table that lacks the responsive styles. The following two snippets are the CSS fixes I use to solve this problem. If you just want to add responsive capability for the tables inside your WordPress page editor, then use the Basic one. But if you want to make those tables look more modern and eye-catching, then use the Stylized one.Read More »

CSS3: How to vertically center align HTML elements for variable heights

Let me put it this way, it is just a nightmare for front-end developers who have faced the situation for the first time without knowing a proper way to do it. For fixed height elements, vertically center aligning is really easy with some calculation and adding some padding in the parent element or some margin in the child element. But when the heights of those elements are not fixed (a regular case in responsive front-ends), that margin-padding method does no good rather than complicating the situation even more. You can use JavaScript, but who wants to use unnecessary scripting, especially if you are like me who cannot tolerate unnecessary scripting and is a fan of elegance and performance. display: table-cell; ? No, it will not work as you expect in cases where absolute positioning is involved.

Actually, there is a very easy way to vertically center align elements and once you see how easy it is, you’ll never use anything else for this task. CSS3 transform property will do the job for us. Here is a pen I made for you to demonstrate the vertical center aligning with CSS3 transform.Read More »

WordPress: How to keep the line breaks in meta box text area field

If you have worked with the text area field in meta box for WordPress themes or plugins, you already know that the line breaks in these text areas do not show up in the front-end with a regular output of get_post_meta() function. Those of you who haven’t yet figured out how to keep and display those line breaks in front-end view, this post is for you.

So, what exactly happens in the text area field of a meta box when you make a new line and save? These new lines are saved in the database and you can see that there is nothing wrong in the output at editor view in the back-end. The problem is that when you use get_post_meta() function to output the text data written inside the text area field, the line breaks do not show up in the front-end view although they are still there. Here are two easy ways of displaying those line breaks in front-end (for the purpose of easy understanding, let’s assume you have text area my-meta-field in a meta box and you going to echo it): Read More »

How to use Font Awesome icons in Photoshop or Illustrator

This week, Tafsirul, a designer from my team asked me how to use Font Awesome icons in Photoshop. At first, I was a bit surprised thinking about what might be the issue here that was causing him trouble. But then I noticed that, although it is clearly instructed in the website, if someone goes to Font Awesome Homepage, it gets a bit confusing to find out the instruction page. I felt like sharing the process here so that others can do it easily as well.Read More »