free ringtone: Parks and Rec Theme Song

Parks and RecParks and Recreation:

The first 29 Seconds of the Parks and Rec Theme Song Right click HERE to download.

Click Below to Listen:

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of Free Ringtones.

share your email address, but hide it from spammers

Type the following code in your “contact” page or wherever you want your contact information to appear on your website:

htmlcodeforjavaemailaddress

Copy the code below, paste it in a text file and edit the content in red:
(You can use any text editor, like the Notepad app in Windows.)

<!– Begin

// NOTE: If you use a ‘ add a slash before it like this \’
// NOTE: to turn any code into a comment, type two forward slashes //
in front of the line of code
// NOTE: I left the css code in, but you would need to create it in your own style sheet

document.write(‘<span class=”phonetitle”><nobr>’);

document.write(‘Your Name Here‘);

document.write(‘</nobr></span><br>’);

document.write(‘10901 Your Street<br>’);

document.write(‘City, ST 12345<br>’);

document.write(‘PHONE: <span class=”phonetitle”>(555) 555-5555<BR></span>’);

//document.write(‘<br>’);

document.write(‘EMAIL: <A HREF=”mailto:yourown@emailaddress.com” class=”link”>yourown@emailaddress.com</a><br>’);

//  End –>

Name the text file “phone.js” and save it in the same folder as the file containing the first code.

Now, your email isn’t underlying text that’s easily found by scammers and spammers, it’s buried in code. The downside is that anyone who’s not running javascript can’t see your content – rare, but possible.

Caveat: If your website is hosted on WordPress.com, they don’t allow javascript, so this code won’t work for your site.

(code snippet credit allwebcodesign.com)

wordpress: where can I find the post id?

When I’ve used the [display post] feature of wordpress, I sometimes need to find an id number for a particular post. There are two quick, easy ways to find the post id:

1. If you’re logged into your WordPress dashboard, click Posts > All Posts. Find the post you need and hover or roll your mouse over the title. The post id number will appear in the progress bar in the bottom left of the browser.

wordpress-post-id-hover-over-post-title

2. If you are editing a post, it’s displayed in the URL.

wordpress-post-id-in-edit-post

Hope this was helpful!

html: prevent line break after text link

preventlinebreakafterlinkwith_inlineThe problem:
Creating a text link seemingly inserts a line break and causes the text following the link to wrap to the next line. Notice the second paragraph is not a link – and it doesn’t wrap.

This is what the original code looks like:
preventlinebreakafterlinkwith_inline_codebefore

To prevent the text from wrapping/inserting a line break, add an inline property to your anchor tag.

Here’s what the inline property looks like:
preventlinebreakafterlinkwith_inline_codeafter

preventlinebreakafterlinkwith_inline_finalAnd here’s the result:
I know the font size of the link is slightly larger than the paragraph text. I’ll be fixing that next.

html lists: indent spacing and change bullet styles

Working on my website recently and created a multi-level unordered list. The spacing of the second level indent was much more than I needed and I wasn’t loving the fact that the bullets were the same for both levels.

I found code to solve both those problems, so as usual, I’m posting it here for my future reference and, hopefully, to help someone else looking to solve the same problems.

I changed the second level bullet style to square and reduced the second level indent to 15px. Here’s a screen shot of my final list, followed by the code snippets I used:

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html: add a mouse hover “tooltip” to a link.

Here’s a little code snippet you can add to a link so that when someone hovers their mouse over the link, a “tooltip” is displayed, giving them more information. In the example shown below, the image of Dorothy looking out her window is a link to download an audio clip of the theme of the Wicked Witch. The tooltip I added displays the target post’s title “free ringtone: wicked witch of the west” when the mouse hovers over the image.

A simple way to add a tooltip to an image link is to add the following code immediately following the link target:

<span title=”your tooltip language goes here”></span>

For an example of how this was used in the image above, check out the sample code below.
The tooltip code appears highlighted on line 4:

<a href="https://pragmaticcomputing.wordpress.com/
2016/08/24/html-add-a-mouse-hover-tooltip-to-a-link/
wordpress-post-displaytooltiponhover/"> 
<span title="free ringtone: wicked witch of the west">
<img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-685" 
style="border: 1px solid #000000;" 
src="https://pragmaticcomputing.files.wordpress.com/
2016/10/wordpress-post-displaytooltiponhover.png?
w=474" width="474" height="700" /></span></a>

As you might expect, the tooltip code isn’t limited for use with an image link. It can also be used with a text link, again, just by adding it immediately following the link target and before the </a>
(hover over the following text to view the tooltip)

Wicked Witch of the West Theme Song

Here’s what the code from the above text link looks like:

<a href="https://pragmaticcomputing.wordpress.com/
2016/08/24/html-add-a-mouse-hover-tooltip-to-a-link/
wordpress-post-displaytooltiponhover/"> 
<span title="free ringtone: wicked witch of the west">Wicked Witch of the West Theme Song
</a>

To add a tooltip to plain text, it’s even simpler:

<span title=”your tooltip language goes here”>Text to be hovered over.</span>

free ringtone: wicked witch of the west

Wicked Witch of the WestWizard of Oz:

No lyrics, just the foreboding, iconic music announcing the arrival the Wicked Witch of the West. Or in this case, announcing the phone call of…someone you love. Right click HERE to download.
Listen:

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of Free Ringtones.

free ringtone: Friends Theme Song

Friends Fountain PhotoFriends Theme Song:

First few seconds of the theme song to Friends by The Rembrandts
Right click HERE to download.

Click Below to Listen:

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of Free Ringtones.

prevent editing in a Section of a MS Word template/document

Occasionally, I’ve needed to protect a portion of a Word template from accidental editing. There are many reasons to do this, but one example – the one I’ll be using in this particular #pragmaticcomputertip – is to protect the content and formatting of what I call “faux” letterhead. (Note: This tip applies to MS Word 2007 and later.)

Click HERE to read the previous #pragmaticcopmutertip about creating faux letterhead. After finalizing, it’s a good idea to to be protect that section of the form against accidental editing. Here’s how that’s done:

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create faux letterhead for fax and pdf attachments.

Historically, I’ve created faux letterhead to be used when letters were to be sent via fax. More recently, they are used for letters to be sent as PDF attachments via email.

The reasoning behind this is to save money on pre-printed stationary letterhead. Economically, there’s no reason to print a letter on this expensive paper when the recipient will never actually touch it.

First, I re-create the content and format of a client’s pre-printed letterhead using the same fonts and layout as the printed version. The goal is that the recipients of these letters won’t notice a difference between the paper letters they receive from a firm via USPS and the letters they receive from the same firm via fax or email.
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