This is one of my old creations of my early programming life, probably in 2000. It’s basically some rotation geometry. When you run it (changing the name parameters), the name will behave like rotating in 3D across the screens and bouncing from corners to corners. It was made for IE only that time. I’ve ported it with jQuery a bit so that it runs on current browser.
I can’t possibly tell how many times i’ve been seriously irritated navigating to phpmyadmin option of my hosting or hostings of the projects i have worked with. Most of the cases you’ll have to click many times. And in Plesk ? It simply sucks when it comes to use phpMyAdmin from there. I’ve always used phpminiadmin as a quick alternative solution because it needs no configuration and no install. But it’s very basic and needs too much typing to get things done. Today I found phpminadmin. It’s just the name without the i in php phpminiadmin. It simply rocks!! It has nearly every option that you’d normally expect from a db admin tool. And to me, it’s a substitute to phpmyadmin for ongoing operations.
It has select, search, edit, index , create — almost everything u need. The best part is that it needs no install and it’s a single file weighing about 167KB.
But of course, i’m not saying it’s a fully alternative to phpmyadmin. No way. They have been developing this mighty tool for over nine years. But phpminadmin surely is a very very good altenative of that for quick solutions. Check it out here.
Why didn’t I find it earlier ? :-(
UPDATE : THE PROJECT HAS BEEN RENAMED TO “adminer” AND IS AVAILABLE at http://www.adminer.org/en/
There were lot of scripts where I used jQuery selector with using [@attr]. Like if you want to select an input with a name="input_test" , you’d probably write
$("input[@name=input_test]") to select that input. But it’s removed from releases of 1.3 and later. Now you have to write $("input[name=input_test]") and I have got no problem with removing the @ sign. It should have not been introduced at the first place. Now that there are lot of plugins are written using that and lot of custom scripts on site have used it, jQuery team should have kept a backward compatibility for the @ thing. I upgraded jQuery to latest version 1.3.2 and lately discovered that some features are simply not working. In firebug i was getting uncaught exception. It took me a little while to understand why they were not working at all. Later i found at http://docs.jquery.com/Selectors writing
Note: In jQuery 1.3 [@attr] style selectors were removed (they were previously deprecated in jQuery 1.2). Simply remove the ‘@’ symbol from your selectors in order to make them work again.
Then I had to find and replace all the instances where i used the [@attr] thing in the whole site. I could not appreciate this move of jQuery Team.
Day before yesterday, i read in the newspaper that 14th March is the PIE day. That sounded interesting. Why ? cuz i had some sort of fascination about the value of PIE. i used to memorize upto 22 numbers which is 3.14159265358979323846 and i used to create kind of geek situation when i needed asking people how many numbers they could tell for pie. Typically teachers at school used to tell the number as 22/7 which breaks the value at the 3rd decimal point. Mizan Bhai at omeca coaching told that if you use 355/113 you get more accurate value which shows correct value up to 5th decimal point. So it was fun using the value of pie. Moreover there were times when i used to do JS apps with geometrical calculations.
So all these made me think that i should be a part me this celebration.
What did i do in this day? Nothing much, added 10 more numbers to my existing pie portfolio.
And i should ask the same question as the site. How many numbers did you memorize last year?
What else? Let me know what’s in your list.
And if you haven’t used firebug yet, to my language, you have committed a SIN. Let’s not bear the sin anymore GETFIREBUG
CSS, CSS and CSS, that’s what you should know well to even judge some designs. I’m basically a programmer but I think i can do some kick ass designs too. From the very beginning of web development, i learned both Web programming and designing. There used be a tool called "Top Style Lite". It’s still there btw. I used to use that to do tests with CSS properties of HTML elements. It’s long ago may be around 2000-2001. But in recent years, especially from 2006, we see a boom in web trends. The Web 2.0 thing where css is extensively used to make appealing pages. It doesn’t get better on your concept if you don’t keep browsing better styled sites. From last year, smashingmagazine.com has been a really cool site to bring up the state of the art collection of tools for web developers. Things are pretty available these days. Wish it was there 5-6 years back!!
Anyways, using a good header will completely change the looks of your page especially some pages like your blog. And choosing cool headers is always a dilemma, at least to me. So i keep playing the css properties and look how they can be improved. Of course i get inspired from many sites. But i have my own style gallery of headers which i normally use. Take a look at this.
This is one of the gallery of headers i most commonly use in web apps. Although i’m not in charge of designs in the company i work, i try to influence when i see it can look better. These headers use most common fonts which are generally available in operating systems. You can take the file if you like. Hope it helps some people
I’ll write a post about my favorite picks on content text styles later.
Number 1 is
Number 3 is
And this is the one I think i submitted to a site
And surprise!! this is the original one i wrote in 2001. See, they copied my script and didn’t even notify me
Hmm, gotta look for more on the WWW.
Like if you were born on 24th July 1980, it was a Thursday. So using this script Read the rest of this entry »
How many times have you been irritated finding your most frequently used tools in quick launch, programs menu ? I guess lot of times. Clicking the mouse 3-4 times or more to execute your favorite programs is just awful. There are lot of programs coming to rescue to minimize clicks like using dockbars. But I’m more of a keyboard user and less mouse clickers. After using so many dock programs , my most favorite pick is the circle dock. You can add as many programs and folders as you want and they come like this
Looks awsome, right? Read the rest of this entry »
I just realized that I spend more time with Notepad++ than my wife . Well, it’s nothing new for a full time programmer. So why not make my code editor comfortable for me. I have to stare the editor more than 9-10hrs a day. So a huge pressure on eyes. For a long term perspective, i must take care of the eye. The screen distance, the radiation, frequecny- everything must be taken seriously.
My favorite code editor is notepad++. It’s lightweight, sleek and has very good options to code PHP, JS, HTML. The default installation comes with a white background as most others do. But let me show how my code window looks.
I feel more comfortable reading these colored texts on a black and it helps me work more. And actually the radiation from a black screen is obviously less from a white screen. So in the long run, it’s helpful for our eyes.