Lil Josh

A tech blog about web development with PHP, MySQL, jQuery, CSS3 and various other programming languages. You will not find anything about ColdFusion, ASP.NET, C# on this blog.

CSS3 Google Button WordPress Plugin

February 25, 2012

I’ve created a plugin to allow you to easily plug CSS3 Google Buttons into your blog posts using shortcodes.

Download the plugin here or search “CSS3 Google Button” from your WordPress dashboard:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/css3-google-button/

Here is a shortcode sample:

[GOOGLEBUTTON target="http://liljosh.com" color="orange"]Button Caption[/GOOGLEBUTTON]

Please, please, please give my plugin 5 stars. :] Enjoy!

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CSS3 Google Buttons

February 23, 2012

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make Google buttons using CSS3. First here’s a demo:



The HTML

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Right click and save this search icon: 

The CSS3

I’ve separated the CSS into 3 sections (for each color).

Orange

[css]
button.orange, a.orange, input[type=submit].orange {
padding: 10px 30px;
-webkit-border-radius: 2px 2px;
border: solid 0px rgb(153, 153, 153);
background: #d64937; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #d64937 0%, #d14836 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#d64937), color-stop(100%,#d14836)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #d64937 0%,#d14836 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #d64937 0%,#d14836 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #d64937 0%,#d14836 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #d64937 0%,#d14836 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#d64937′, endColorstr=’#d14836′,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
color: #fff;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
display: inline-block;
text-align: center;
font-weight:bold;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
text-transform:uppercase;
font-size:11px;
line-height: 1;
}

button.orange:hover, a.orange:hover, input[type=submit].orange:hover {
padding: 9px 29px;
border: 1px solid #b0281a;
background: #dd4b39; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #dd4b39 0%, #c53727 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#dd4b39), color-stop(100%,#c53727)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #dd4b39 0%,#c53727 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #dd4b39 0%,#c53727 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #dd4b39 0%,#c53727 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #dd4b39 0%,#c53727 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#dd4b39′, endColorstr=’#c53727′,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
}

button.orange:active, a.orange:active, input[type=submit].orange:active {
padding: 9px 29px;
border: 1px solid #b0281a;
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 0 8px 4px rgb(197, 55, 39), 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0 0 8px 4px rgb(197, 55, 39), 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
box-shadow: inset 0 0 8px 4px rgb(197, 55, 39), 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
}
[/css]

Gray

[css]
button.gray, a.gray, input[type=submit].gray {
padding: 10px 10px;
-webkit-border-radius: 2px 2px;
border: solid 1px #dadada;
background: #f4f4f4; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #f4f4f4 0%, #f1f1f1 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#f4f4f4), color-stop(100%,#f1f1f1)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #f4f4f4 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #f4f4f4 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #f4f4f4 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #f4f4f4 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#f4f4f4′, endColorstr=’#f1f1f1′,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
color: #555;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
display: inline-block;
text-align: center;
font-weight:bold;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
text-shadow: 0px 1px 1px rgba(255,255,255,1);
line-height: 1;
font-size:11px;
}

.gray:hover {
border:1px solid #c6c6c4;
background: background: #f8f8f8; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #f8f8f8 0%, #f1f1f1 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#f8f8f8), color-stop(100%,#f1f1f1)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #f8f8f8 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #f8f8f8 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #f8f8f8 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #f8f8f8 0%,#f1f1f1 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#f8f8f8′, endColorstr=’#f1f1f1′,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
color: #222;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 1px 1px 0px rgba(10, 10, 10, 0.4);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 1px 1px 0px rgba(10, 10, 10, 0.4);
box-shadow: 0px 1px 1px 0px rgba(10, 10, 10, 0.4);
}

.gray:active {
border:1px solid #c6c6c4;
color: #222;
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 4px #f1f1f1, 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 4px #f1f1f1, 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 4px #f1f1f1, 0 1px 0 0 #eeeeee;
}
[/css]

Blue

[css]
button.blue, a.blue, input[type=submit].blue {
padding: 10px 30px;
-webkit-border-radius: 2px 2px;
border: solid 1px #3079ed;
background: #4d90fe; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%, #4787ed 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#4d90fe), color-stop(100%,#4787ed)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#4787ed 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#4787ed 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#4787ed 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#4787ed 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#4d90fe’, endColorstr=’#4787ed’,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
color: #fff;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
display: inline-block;
text-align: center;
font-weight:bold;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
text-transform:uppercase;
font-size:11px;
line-height: 1;
}

button.blue:hover, a.blue:hover, input[type=submit].blue:hover {
border: 1px solid #2f5bb7;
background: #4d90fe; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%, #357ae8 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#4d90fe), color-stop(100%,#357ae8)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#357ae8 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#357ae8 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#357ae8 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #4d90fe 0%,#357ae8 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr=’#4d90fe’, endColorstr=’#357ae8′,GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #333333;
}

button.blue:active, a.blue:active, input[type=submit].blue:active {
border: 1px solid #377cea;
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 2px #377cea, 0 1px 0 0 #aaa;
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 2px #377cea, 0 1px 0 0 #aaa;
box-shadow: inset 0 0 2px 2px #377cea, 0 1px 0 0 #aaa;
}
[/css]
If you like this tutorial please show me some love! Thank you. :]

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Use PDO Not MySQLi

February 21, 2012

In NetTuts+ most recent tutorial, they discuss the advantages of using PDO over MySQLi to make database connections from PHP. “The core advantage of PDO over MySQLi is in its database driver support. At the time of this writing, PDO supports 12 different drivers, opposed to MySQLi, which supports MySQL only.” Dejan Marjanovic See the full tutorial and start using PDO today:

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/pdo-vs-mysqli-which-should-you-use/

Here is another great tutorial from NetTuts+ as to why you should be using PHP’s PDO for database access:

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/why-you-should-be-using-phps-pdo-for-database-access/

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Build a Custom WordPress Login Screen Tutorial

February 19, 2012

Speckyboy has a good tutorial on how to build a custom login page for WordPress.

http://speckyboy.com/2012/02/19/how-to-build-a-custom-login-page-design-for-wordpress/

See my login page: http://liljosh.com/wp-login.php

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