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20
May
07

Web 2.0 in 5 Minutes

I think I first saw this on Techcrunch or some other website so I thought that I would share it.

20
May
07

JavaScript: Simple Animation

I decided to write a small post explaining how one can do simple animation in JavaScript without script.aculo.us, moo.fx etc. Thought I highly recommend both these libraries and I really like animations done through them and I myself use script.aculo.us! I thought that it would also be good to know how they do it.

So let us start. We a are first making a simple HTML page with an image and a link to shrink that image we are also including a simple CSS file, prototype so that our code can be shorter and logic.js.

Continue reading ‘JavaScript: Simple Animation’

20
May
07

FamFamFam Icons: IE Issues

FamFamFamEveryone knows about the extremely popular open source FamFamFam icons created by Mark James. I am a fan of these icons as they are very clean and have no copyright issues and stuff. Even though there are several free icons like the Tango Icon Gallery they still do not have as many icons or the same quality as FamFamFam.

There is just on itsy-bisty problem with the “Silk Icon Set” of FamFamFam. As you might know that all icons are 16X16 PNG files. These PNG files have some transparency for, well the transparent part of the icon. All this is perfect but the problem in Internet Explorer ( like always). If you put these icons on a website and view it through IE then instead of the transparent area you would see a gray background.

I am not sure whether it is Mark James fault that he hasn’t saved transparency correctly or it is IE’s fault. So if you want to successfully use FamFamFam icons on IE you will have to use either PhotoShop or IrfanView to save them as GIF and then use them. I might be converting all of them into GIF and posting them here soon (though I am not too sure about the copyright issues that might arise).

If you are a user of FamFamFam Icons be cure to check out the Icon Selector for the Silk Icons!

19
May
07

Thomas Fuchs: Rails Conference

Thomas FuchsThe only tutorial that I am excited about or the only one that I might be able to understand would be Is JavaScript Overrated? Or: How I Stopped Worrying and Put Prototype and script.aculo.us to Full Use by Thomas Fuchs.

Thomas Fuchs is the guy who is part of the Prototype Core Team and has written script.aculo.us which is an animation library. I so totally want to be there but obviously I cant cause it is so expensive for me as apart from the normal charges I would have to go all the way to the US and me being in high school right now rules out all the possibilities of that happening.

19
May
07

Web 2.0.1

This is something that I found on Ajaxian so I thought I would share it. The original copy can be found at unitedHeroes

We would like to alert you that there’s been a patch release to Web 2.0 to address some minor bugs and address valuable new features. Although this is a minor upgrade, and should not effect your use of Web 2.0, please note the following changes.

Bug 84318192-b: We’ve addressed a problem with the automatic product revision system that caused products to be stuck at “beta” level. Please note that many of these projects are actually Version 1.0 (with several at Version 2.0).

Bug 84399290.3: We’ve also noticed that the term “version” when applied to a web based application is kind of dumb. It’s not like you can uninstall “News” and use a previous version anyway.

Bug 84410000: The use of weird names for products is not a bug, it’s a feature.

Bug 84435923: There have been an inordinate number of map based applications. This was due to a programming creativity glitch. Shock collars have been distributed.

Bug 85211006: Due to various copyright issues and a new sponsorship plan, the use of Javascript and DHTML to modify pages shall be called “DR-BRONNERS”

Bug 85732641: We thought about introducing an RSS feed of the current time, but decided it was dumb. So we did it anyway. XML

Bug 86753090: We were thinking about allowing page generators to specify various tags associated with the content they generate. Then we realized those were covered by “meta:keywords”, overrun by spammers and now nobody uses them. So we changed the name, they’re now called “Generator Tags”. We understand several startups announced this morning are basing their business model off of them.

Bug 93242381: … PROFIT! (Yeah, still working on that one.)

We urge all current Web 2.0 users to upgrade to Web 2.0.1 as soon as possible.

19
May
07

Ext.js – Simple Layout

This is a simple teaching how to make a simple layout using Ext.js and prototype.js libraries.

Ext.js allows you to create very dynamic layouts using JS. It allows 5 basic containers which can be nested into each other to make even more complex layouts. These 5 basic containers are –

  • North
  • South
  • East
  • West
  • Center

To start building your layout you first need to make a new Hash Table that would contain the containers that you requires and the also there properties.
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19
May
07

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Hi - I am Prateek Saxena I am 15 years old and I am freelance web designer / developer and I love JavaScript. I am currently working on some of my own projects about which you will find out soon. You can email me or IM me through Yahoo Messenger (prateek.saxena).

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