Category: Design


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.



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.



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.



How to: Drag and Drop with HTML5

26th December

Drang n’ Drop in HTML 5 is supported by: IE9+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+, Opera 11+ and Chrome 12+. But its not supported yet for touch devices like Touch Mobiles and Tablets.
To make things more clear, its not only HTML 5.. Its a combination between HTML 5, CSS 3, and Javascript.



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.


5 Resources for Free PNG icons

Posted by Alaa Badran in Design, E-Commerce, Misc. 1 Comment

9th April

I have collected 5 resources for free PNG icons. They could be used on websites, mobile applications and other stuff.
They are available with multi-dimentions as follow:

 

1) 25 Glossy iPhone style icons

These icons are available with PSD file. Free to download.


10 Top jQuery Plugin for Images – 2011

25th March

1) Nivo Slider: A stunning jQuery image gallery with 16 unique transition effects. Comes with many featrues and compatible with most browser versions (IE 7+, Firefox v3+, Google Chrome v4+, Safari v4+ and Opera v10+). I like this plugin and i recommend it.

2) Gloss: Gloss is not an image gallery, it’s a lightweight jQuery plugin to create a gloss effect on images for (Mouse over, Mouse out) action.  (It’s also supported for IE 6+ browsers).


15 Free IDEs for Developers

18th March

Komodo Edit (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Komodo Edit is an open source application that has support for PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML 5 and CSS 3.

It has syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking,  auto-complete and calltips. It also includes libraries for autocompletion for jQuery, Ext JS, Ruby on rails and more.

I just recommend Komoodo Edit.


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>
OR
add this before </body>: <script type=”text/javascript”> $.gloss();  </script>

Resources:

jQuery Plugins: plugins.jquery.com/project/gloss
Source & Demo: www.freelancer-id.com/gloss


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.