Category: Browsers

15 Free Ebooks for Front-End Development and Design

13th July

Hi reader,I have collected 15 free ebooks for front-end development to put it between your hands. Not all are PDF files, some are websites and online samples.

jQuery Gloss Plugin

17th January

It’s lovely to make you webpage interactive. jQuery plugins add effects to multiple elements of HTML. jQuery Gloss adds a Gloss (shining) effect to images by simple and lightweight code.

This effect is added on hover effect (mouseover, mouseout).

This plugin is ~2.2 Kb and it’s simple as:

Add a DIV element to hold the image with class=”gloss”. eg:
<div class=”gloss”><img src=”” alt=”Image gloss effect” /></div>
Include the script file of jQuery Gloss plugin. eg:
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”gloss.1.0.js”></script>
Call the Gloss function. eg:
<script type=”text/javascript”>$(document).ready(function (){ $.gloss(); });</script>
add this before </body>: <script type=”text/javascript”> $.gloss();  </script>


jQuery Plugins:
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Apply a custom font to your website, Works on all Browsers

Posted by Alaa Badran in Browsers, CSS, Design, Free Stuff, HTML, Web Browsers, XHTML. 11 comments

2nd June

For web developers and web designers who want to add their FONT to websites without using Standard Web Fonts and without making text as images.

Google has create a Google Font API for public use to give web developers and web designers the ability to use extra fonts on the web, not only the standard web fonts.

jQuery: Catch Keyboard Events

18th June

Lot of jQuery projects relies on keyboard/mouse event like pressing “p” for previous and “n” for next also using the arrows.

Because this is important, I have managed a code to get the keyboard character on 3 events:
– Keypress
– Keyup
– Keydown

I have created a function to return the key as below:

function getKey(key){
if ( key == null ) {
keycode = event.keyCode; // To Mozilla
} else {
keycode = key.keyCode;
// Return the key in lower case form
return String.fromCharCode(keycode).toLowerCase();

Now let’s use the events:

$(document).keypress(function (eh){
alert(“Keypress: The key is: “+getKey(eh));

$(document).keyup(function (eh){
alert(“Keyup: The key is: “+getKey(eh));

$(document).keydown(function (eh){
alert(“Keydown: The key is: “+getKey(eh));

To see an exaple of this code, please check the … Read More »

jQuery Animate

19th May

Here I will mention how to use the jquery animate function and the usability and flexibility of it.
The syntax of this function is:

$.animate(options, settings, callback);
/* you can replace setting with duration (in milliseconds) or words: ‘slow’, ‘normal’ or ‘fast’.
callback is optional */

Below is a list of popular and most used animation:

increasing/decreasing width and height
moving or scrolling html element
changing opacity
scrolling window

Now let me explain each in an example.