Optimising Aljazeera.net website – Front End case study

Posted by Alaa Badran in CSS, Front End, Java Script, Network. 1 Comment

15th July

This post is talking about optimising Aljazeera.net website’s Front End to improve the performance more that % in speed. I’ve chosen this website because its one of the top websites in MENA and its ranked as 1,471 on Alexa globally.



Arabic web fonts are here

Posted by Alaa Badran in Browsers, CSS, Design, HTML, Misc, Web & Programming. 3 comments

16th November

Because Arabic websites are lack of Arabic web Fonts, i have developed a website called FontFace.me to serve web fonts for Arabic language.
FontFace.me is a free service to use. I also have FontStatic.com domain to be the CDN to serve CSS and Font files.



Objects and Privacy in Javascript

Posted by Alaa Badran in HTML, Java Script, Jquery, Web & Programming. 2 comments

4th March

We all know that Javascript does not support (property or method) privacy when you write Object Oriented code. In this post, i will explain how to create private (properties and methods) in Javascript.



Stop using apps for Git, use command line

Posted by Alaa Badran in Free Stuff, Misc, Web & Programming. 7 comments

19th November

In this article, i explain how to use Git and how to use its commands. I see that commands are better than using apps because when using commands, you know what you did. Also you can fix problems when it happens..



Building and Testing your JavaScript app with Yeoman

15th August

A simple guide about how to use Yeoman to setup your web application, test it and then built it for production.
Its the professional way to build your web app.



Overriding Javascript in Twitter Bootstrap

5th August

You all know about Twitter Bootstrap. It’s the top front-end development framework and it’s spreading more and more. And while this framework was made on standards and most of useful components were added to it, some of us may need to override some code of it for his/her needs.

I had a chance to work on that, i mean overriding. Let me explain what I was doing and how I did that.



Responsive CSS Frameworks: What to use?!

18th February

The 960 Grid systems are the way to develop a faster websites. At the mean time, developing websites should support mobile browsers while mobile usage is increasing. So, supporting all screen sizes called: Responsive web.

I am not writing this to talk about this, i am writing it to give me details and features about several Grid Systems that mostly common. This will help you decide, what to use? and what is suitable for you.



15 Most Useful jQuery Form Plugins

Posted by Alaa Badran in AJAX, DHTML, Forms, Java Script, Jquery. No Comments

3rd December

There are plenty of jQuery plugins to use for Forms. I have collected 15 of them that are the most useful plugins for Forms. Click on title to see the list.



Tips for Better Website Performance

1st July

I am here not talking about Server-side improvements. I am here talking about Front-End improvements that really affects the web page speed.

The time spent till the website is running on the client’s browser. If we analyze that time, we will get:

Request Time (in milliseconds)
Server Process Time, or response time (usually in milliseconds)
Downloading web page and files into browser (few to several seconds, depending on internet speed)
Rendering on browser.



Drag and Drop with jQuery for Touch Devices

23rd January

In the last post: Drag and drop with HTML5, i explained how to drag and drop using HTML5 and Javascript (jQuery). I mentioned that touch devices such as iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Samsung…. etc, does not support HTML5 Drag and Drop features.

Now, in this post, i want to explain how to make Drag and Drop possible for all devices. Before we start, you must know that it’s all about Javascript.. And i will use jQuery library while i am familiar with it and it simplifies writing javascript.