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Collapsible Sidebar Lists Plugin for WordPress

Collapsible Sidebar Lists Plugin for WordPress

A previous theme I used for this site incorporated the collapsible sidebar lists I described in this post.

This method requires manually adding PHP and Javascript to the theme’s code. Not particularly practical.

I’ve finally completed a plugin which provides the same functionality, but in a far more efficient and convenient way.

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Global Variables in PHP vs JavaScript

Global Variables in PHP vs JavaScript

I’m still relatively new to PHP and the one thing that continues to trip me up is the use of global variables

I cut my programming teeth many years ago on languages like C and Visual Basic and more recently JavaScript, all of which appear to handle global variables differently to PHP.

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Vertical, Horizontal & Diagonal Spry Sliding Panels

Vertical, Horizontal & Diagonal Spry Sliding Panels

Looking to overhaul my photo gallery I thought I’d give Adobe’s Spry Sliding Panels widget a try.

Adobe’s examples have panels sliding vertically, horizontally and in any direction. The direction is controlled by CSS.

After experimenting with vertical and horizontal sliding I couldn’t figure out from the examples how to slide the panels in any direction until I realised how the panels are laid out and the importance of one particular CSS declaration.

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