If you need to perform a Regex search for unused language strings or use replace to activate them again in Atom, there’s a fairly easy way to do this. You will need to turn on Regex search in the find dialog by clicking the .* button: For search, I used (.+) to find strings in between […]
I also very much liked Social Buttons for Bootstrap. You just include their CSS and they show you how to create icons and buttons: <a class=”btn btn-block btn-social btn-twitter”> <span class=”fa fa-twitter”></span> Sign in with Twitter </a>
I really like Samuel Marchal’s Generate Your Own Bootstrap Navbar website. If you’ve ever wondered how to customize a Bootstrap Navbar, the site explains it. The site also lets you customize your own, picking colors and generating the SCSS, SASS, LESS and CSS. It’s super cool and easy. His website is full of extra tools.
Need to know the current UNIX timestamp? I think my new favorite helper site is currenttimestamp.com. I was writing a ton of time sensitive code for background jobs and it helped to know the current UNIX time for testing. Here’s what the site offers:
After my new production server installation, I discovered I couldn’t run migrations: $ ./yii migrate/up bash: ./yii: Permission denied Adding execution permissions to ./yii resolved the problem: $ chmod +x ./yii deploy@apps:/var/www/mp$ ./yii migrate/up Yii Migration Tool (based on Yii v2.0.8) No new migrations found. Your system is up-to-date. Found via this comment.
If you’re running into a near empty screen showing, “An internal server error occurred” in Yii2, check your error logs. It’s a simple fix. My logs showed: An Error occurred while handling another error:\nexception ‘yii\\base\\InvalidConfigException’ with message ‘The directory is not writable by the Web process: /var/www/mp/backend/web/assets’ in /var/www/mp/vendor/yiisoft/yii2/web/AssetManager.php:213 You can resolve it by opening […]
If you’re editing a file in Atom, the command to reveal the file in the sidebar is: Command + Shift + \ I’ve recently switched to Atom and very much appreciate it as an emerging power editor on the MacOS platform.
If you’ve been getting the error below: The “yiisoft/yii2-composer” plugin requires composer-plugin-api 1.0.0, this *WILL* break in the future and it should be fixed ASAP (require ^1.0 for example). I’ll try to help you fix it with this blog post. Increasingly, I’m fatiguing of the frequent composer errors that require regular reconfiguration. While you have to […]
Part three of my Building Your Startup series is available now at Tuts+, its focus is HTML5 Geolocation, Google Places and Google Maps. In this part, we’re going to build some of the underlying infrastructure for the concept of Places where people can schedule meetings. We’ll cover the basics of working with Places, building on our […]
This is a really beautiful and useful Yii2 widget – the Dual List box based on the DualListBox JQuery widget. Great demo here. Here’s a write up with more detail at Yii: the Yii2 Dual-List Box.