Sizing Google Recaptchas

April 25, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

I was struggling today trying to get a Google Recaptcha integrated into a site. The space was smaller than the recaptcha size, and I couldn't figure out how to size it down. I found this article that explains very easily how to do it.

<div class="g-recaptcha" data-theme="light" data-sitekey="XXXXXXXXXXXXX" style="transform:scale(0.77);-webkit-transform:scale(0.77);transform-origin:0 0;-webkit-transform-origin:0 0;"></div>

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CSS for Cropping Images

April 19, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

I've been struggling with how to display images of various sizes in the same size. You can adjust the height and width of the image, or the max-height and max-width, but those will skew the aspect ratio.

To date, I'd been addressing this by putting the image in a sized div, and hiding the image that was outside the div, but this causes issues with positioning - you have to position the image the way you want it in the div - so the image is always cropped on top or on bottom, and not centered.

I just found a simple CSS solution to this:

img {
    object-fit: cover;

This will center and crop the image to a size specified by the image tag. 

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Solution to Socialite Login Issues

April 13, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

I tried a bunch of different things to try to address the issues I was having with using Socialite in a site that has multiple domains. The problem ended up being the session domain. I was able to generate callback URLs for each domain easily, but I couldn't get around the session domain issue.

Rather than spend more time on this I ended up using a little workaround. From my login page if you click on the login with whatever provider button it directs you to one domain, the one that the session domain is set to, and from there the Socialite logins work fine.

It's not ideal, but the worst that will happen is that someone ends up on a different domain than they started on. 

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I've been struggling with an error with Laravel Socialite for months now. At times the socialite login worked perfectly, but at other times and with certain providers I got an error:

InvalidStateException in AbstractProvider.php line 200

This was not critical functionality so I just kept pushing it off, but finally we have found the solution. It is related to the domain in config/session.php. This value defaults to NULL, and it apparently needs to be set to the domain the site is running on. This site in question runs on many domains, so setting the value to a single domain fixes one domain but leaves all the rest broken.

So for me the issue is not solved, but at least I am not seeing that error anymore.

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