Category: XHTML


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.


How to convert HTML Forms into AJAX simply

7th November

Hello reader,

You may have a normal HTML Form, like: contact form, feedback form or any other forms in your website or any website you work on.
Did you think how difficult converting this FORM into AJAX?

Let me say, it will be very simple. Simple as 1 minute of changes.

How is that, right?



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.


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).


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.


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:

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

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

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

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


Scroll window smoothly using jQuery

26th March

Using jQuery animate() function to do a smooth scrolling:

I have also created a div as follow:

<div id=”scrollToHere”>
Scroll to here
</div>

You need something to run your script. Create a button like this:

<input type=”button” onclick=”scollWin();” value=”Scroll up” />

The jQuery Code will be like this:

function scrollWin(){
$(‘html,body’).animate({
scrollTop: $(“#scrollToHere”).offset().top
}, 800);
}

Here is something to try:

now jQuery window scrolling is done with animation.

Enjoy it..


Web page transparency for all browsers

Posted by Alaa Badran in Browsers, CSS, Design, DHTML, Misc, Web & Programming, XHTML. 1 Comment

8th February

Every browser has different CSS properties for less-used actions like: transparency or opacity.
It was something weird to do transparency on your web page because there are lot of different web browsers. To make that easy, I have collected information and generated a CSS class that will work on most of the browsers.
See the Code below:

.transparent {
filter:alpha(opacity=75);
-moz-opacity:0.75;
-khtml-opacity: 0.75;
opacity: 0.75;
}

filter:alpha(opacity=75); is used for Internet Explorer.
-moz-opacity:0.75; is used for Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape browsers (old versions).
-khtml-opacity: 0.75; is used for old versions of Safari.
opacity: 0.75; is used as a standard CSS property for browsers like Firefox 2+ and Safari 3+ and Opera