Debug Internet Explorer with ievms on OS X

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I just found ievms and wanted to share this with anyone who wants to run this on OS X. With ievms you can run any Internet Explorer version (and Edge) on your machien for debugging purposes. It will take around 47 GB of disk space depending on the browsers you want to run. Checkout their documentation if you want to skip certain … Read More

.bash_profile for homestead

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This is just a short blog for Homestead. This is the .bash_profile I use for my homestead environment. It basically adds support for running binaries from .composer/vendor/bin and has an example to automatically cd in the correct folder for your project. This saves you to type cd Code/secondlayer/project_name. I use a second layer to categorise the projects I am working on, as this … Read More

Alternative for WordPress plugin Post Thumbnail Editor

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I have used the WordPress plugin Post Thumbnail Editor for multiple websites, as this plugin allows you to resize the image manually instead of automatically. Editors can correct the image size without using external tools. Unfortunately, the author of the plugin seems to be inactive and the compatibility problems are stacking such as WPML not playing nice with the plugin. Since … Read More

How to update the Laravel project

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When you create a new Laravel project with composer or the Laravel command line laravel new, there is no git repository installed in the main directory of the project. In some situations you do not require the latest version of the Laravel project, but if you do it is handy to know that you can easily update the Laravel project. … Read More

Optimise Theme x for mobile devices

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Optimize theme X for mobile devices

You may have noticed that I am using Theme X for my website. Unfortunately, the creators decided to have a more universal design that looks the same on every device instead of a design that really works for every device. So, we have to do the work ourselves but how can we optimise Theme X for mobile devices?

Embed Gists in WordPress without a plugin

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Make love between the two!

I was looking for a solution where I easily can embed gists in WordPress without requiring an additional plugin. Fortunately, I had found an easy but outdated solution for this. The URL structure of Github only has changed for a little bit, so I have updated the regular expression and the javascript file. How to install the embed Gists in WordPress plugin? … Read More

Git errors on Homestead and Windows

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I like Homestead very much but it is a bit of a hassle to get it running on Windows. Since a colleague did not own a Mac but a Windows computer, I was forced to find a way how you can install Homestead there. But there was a conflict: my colleague updated the git repository via Git bash and not … Read More