Category: XHTML

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 »

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

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(){
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 {
-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