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This is an audio online podcast thing for the beginner coder. HTML, CSS, WordPress and other topics will be discussed as well as video tutorials and live feeds. Maybe even some interviews.

Talking HTML Tom Norman

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This is an audio online podcast thing for the beginner coder. HTML, CSS, WordPress and other topics will be discussed as well as video tutorials and live feeds. Maybe even some interviews.

    Eps 38: CSS Positioning

    Eps 38: CSS Positioning

    The position property specifies the type of positioning method used for an element.

    There are five different position values: Static, Relative, Fixed, Absolute, Sticky

    Properties: top, bottom, left, right, z-index, clip (Clips an absolutely positioned element)


    HTML elements are positioned static by default. Static positioned elements are not affected by the top, bottom, left, and right properties. An element with position: static; is not positioned in any special way; it is always positioned according to the normal flow of the page:


    positioned relative to its normal position. Setting the top, right, bottom, and left properties of a relatively-positioned element will cause it to be adjusted away from its normal position. Other content will not be adjusted to fit into any gap left by the element.


    positioned relative to the viewport, which means it always stays in the same place even if the page is scrolled. The top, right, bottom, and left properties are used to position the element. A fixed element does not leave a gap in the page where it would normally have been located.


    positioned relative to the nearest positioned ancestor (instead of positioned relative to the viewport, like fixed). However; if an absolute positioned element has no positioned ancestors, it uses the document body, and moves along with page scrolling.


    positioned based on the user’s scroll position. A sticky element toggles between relative and fixed, depending on the scroll position. It is positioned relative until a given offset position is met in the viewport – then it “sticks” in place (like position:fixed).

    Overlapping Elements

    When elements are positioned, they can overlap other elements. The z-index property specifies the stack order of an element (which element should be placed in front of, or behind, the others). An element can have a positive or negative stack order. An element with greater stack order is always in front of an element with a lower stack order.

    Note: If two positioned elements overlap without a z-index specified, the element positioned last in the HTML code will be shown on top.

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    /* CSS RESET https://dev.to/hankchizljaw/a-modern-css-reset-6p3 */

    /* Box sizing rules */

    *,*::before,*::after {

    box-sizing: border-box;


    /* Remove default padding */

    ul[class],ol[class] {

    padding: 0;


    /* Remove default margin */

    body,h1,h2,h3,h4,p,ul[class],ol[class],li,figure,figcaption,blockquote,dl,dd {

    margin: 0;


    • 36 min
    Eps 37: Welcome and WordPress Tutorial

    Eps 37: Welcome and WordPress Tutorial

    The first episode in quite a long time. The first 10 minutes or so are a general welcome statement and update while the last 35 mins are a tutorial on how to edit and update WordPress posts and pages. I’m a bit rusty so hopefully it’s not too hard on your ears.

    Look for more shows coming soon.

    WordPress and Gutenberg Tutorial by Packerland Websites: https://youtu.be/dKOgg7ULPB4

    Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/p5masyrFaW

    Patreon Support: Coming Soon

    Twitter: @tommnorman & @schaffencreate

    Website: SchaffenCreative.com

    Packerland Websites: PackerlandWebsites.com

    • 49 min
    Session 10 – Captain Butterskull Himself

    Session 10 – Captain Butterskull Himself

    In this session Aronan, Elli and Alphonse defend Butterskull Ranch from several Orcs and a White Dragon.

    Character creation tool: https://dndbeyond.comAronan: Character SheetTwitter: https://twitter.com/2nerds1questWebsite: SchaffenCreative.com/2-nerds-1-quest/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Eps 36: Document Object Model (DOM)

    Eps 36: Document Object Model (DOM)

    Document Object Model (DOM)

    Taken from w3schools.com – The W3C Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure, and style of a document.”

    The W3C DOM standard is separated into 3 different parts:

    Core DOM – standard model for all document types

    XML DOM – standard model for XML documents

    HTML DOM – standard model for HTML documents

    The HTML DOM is a standard object model and programming interface for HTML. It defines:

    The HTML elements as objects

    The properties of all HTML elements

    The methods to access all HTML elements

    The events for all HTML elements

    In other words: The HTML DOM is a standard for how to get, change, add, or delete HTML elements.

    Viewed as a hierarchical tree – image is in the w3schools link attached above







    • 6 min
    Eps 35: Fixed Position Footer

    Eps 35: Fixed Position Footer

    What is a fixed position footer?

    The concept of taking a footer that more than likely doesn’t sit at the bottom of a screen comfortably and forcing it to stay put at the bottom of the screen.

    This is ideal if you have information there that you would like people to have a constant view on. Ie, social links, navigation links, contact information

    Content goes here.

    #footer {







    Flexbox – via CSS Tricks by Chris Coyier




    Website: https://www.schaffencreative.com


    • 7 min
    Eps 34: Website SEO in 2018

    Eps 34: Website SEO in 2018

    Website SEO

    Write your code correctly

    H1, h2, h3, p, table, use alt tag on images – 2 for 1 also impacts adaptability standards (screen readers and assistance devices

    Mobile first

    Biggest push and newest standards are trending towards (or in most cases already implemented) creating a mobile friendly and responsive website

    Tougher to do using wordpress vs frameworks like Bootstrap, but always test your mobile views before clicking publish

    DO NOT USE m. for your mobile site, make your site responsive (scalable)

    Link building

    Find ways to get other websites to link to your site. If you are building websites for others the easiest way would be to add a “Designed and developed by” statement in the bottom corner of the site with a link back to you

    Write guest blog posts for other sites

    Have good content

    Put enough on your page to get your point across.

    A few sentences isn’t going to cut it

    Make sure the content is worthwhile

    Images, videos, graphs etc

    Use a security certificate

    Google emphasizing that now

    Get one from your hosting service

    Could be free like dreamhost or 30$ like ipage for a basic certificate.

    If you do any type of money collection on your page ie taking credit card numbers etc then splurge on the appropriate version. More expensive but gives peace of mind

    Not necessary if you are being a portal to services like PayPal

    Bounce Rate

    Make people want to stay on your site

    The faster someone clicks off your site the more it will affect your SEO


    The Definitive Guide To SEO in 2018

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide

    SEO ranking factors in 2018







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