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Creating Bar Graphs using jQuery UI

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

In this tutorial we are going to leverage the power of jQuery UI and create a slick bar graph. So lets get started !!

Setting up workspace –

This tutorial already assumes you know jQuery and basics of jQuery UI. First goto jQuery UI website and download your copy of jQuery. Feel free to download any theme you like.

So far our code looks like – (more…)

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Posted in Tutorials | 8 Comments »

25 Awesome Sites that Prove Flash is Alive and Kicking

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Flash has had a hard time of late. Aside from the well documented and discussed issues concerning accessibility, search engine visibility and painfully long load times, the mighty Steve Jobs has now decreed that the future of the web should not include Flash. But in the right hands, Flash can be the catalyst for some inspiring, and in some cases truly astounding, web sites.

What follows is a roundup of 25 sites that demonstrate why Flash, as a technology, still has a lot to offer… (more…)

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15 Useful MS Word Tricks you Probably Didn’t Know

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Microsoft Office Word is one of the most used word processors in the world. This application is made by Microsoft, well known for Windows, and is part of the Microsoft Office package that contains Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Word offers users comprehensive support in creating letters, reports, etc., including spell checking, text formatting facilities like tables, WordArt, and lot’s more. Today we’re going to show you 15 very useful MS Word tricks you probably never heard of.

1. Remove Metadata

Remove MetadataMetadata is the confidential information within a document (more…)

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How To Use, Style and Implement WordPress Shortcodes

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

WordPress shortcode API is a powerful function which was introduced from version 2.5, it’s just a simple set of functions for creating macro codes in post content. If you’ve developed a Vbulletin forum before, you would have been familiar with the shortcode (something called BBCode) but the WordPress users maybe not. In this article, I would like to show you how to create and use shortcodes, in addition, I will show you some creative examples of using shortcode in WordPress blog.

What Are Shortcodes?

The shortcodes I’m going to introduce are very simple and easy to use, they look like this:

, [clip][/clip], [flv][/flv], [flash][/flash].....

The shortcodes may have attributes or without attributes, so we will go from the easy first. (more…)

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Posted in Tutorials, Wordpress | 30 Comments »

A Collection of Great Image and Content Sliders

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Often when designing a website you may find yourself with a billboard type area which will display the latest news or work you have completed. Instead of a static image many people like to use a slide show plugin to display multiple latest news posts or pieces of work. These plugins continue to grow in popularity and the quality of some of the most recent one have been extremely high with some gorgeous transitions being included. Today I have collected what I believe to be a few of the best content and image sliders to date. (more…)

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Showcase of Excellent Uses of Typography in Websites

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Typography is one of the newest trends of web design. It is said that 95% of the information on the web is written language. It has become essential for web designers to use it in a very effective manner. Typography has been used in many other contexts such as posters, packages, business cards etc., but it has started evolving into web design as well.

Beautiful ways of using typography attracts the audience and shows a display of content in different manners. Typography can be used to highlight certain parts ofthe website. It can also be used to show your mood and make a stamement clearer. Typography can be used to expreess your creativity. Here, I have showcase of some of the best uses of typography in websites. (more…)

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