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  • Prototyping with ForeUI

    Prototyping an application or an idea is always considered a best way to visualize how your application will behave. It also helps you to save your time by showing initial screens to your clients so that they can figure out whether the things are going fine or not. Many people still believe in Paper Prototyping while it sounds a bit weird in ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 19, 2010
  • WHATWG twitter account has been hijacked!!

    Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group(WHATWG)'s twitter account seems taken over by some spammer. Few mins back when I was going thru new tweets, I found some weird(read vulgar) entries in WHATWG account. It was surprising. I checked few more messages and found out that someone has been spamming the account. As you can see in the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 4, 2009
  • Opera claims to reinventthe Web

    As OPERA say itself. Further from The Register.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 13, 2009
  • CSS Sprite Generator

    Amazing effort which makes things a lot easier via AJAXIAN. 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 9, 2009
  • Time breakdown of Modern webdesign

      Isn't it true? ;)
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 1, 2009
  • Show me the real!

    If you are afraid of clicking tiny urls due to uncertainty, this guy has done a wonderful job to save few clicks by revealing the actual URL behind a tiny url. It also has firefox extension and API. Cool stuff!
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 25, 2008
  • World Usability Day 2008:What could be done in Pakistan?

    Like other bloggers I also got invitation by Badar bhai,Pakistan Country Consultant for Google Inc, for World Usability Day 2008 which is being organized by IDC at UMT Lahore on Thursday, November 13,2008 . It is being conducted first time in Pakistan and in various other cities. This year’s theme is transportation that is how to make it easier ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 12, 2008
  • Ubiquity-Send Mashable emails

    Mozilla Labs have been working on an interesting project called Ubiquity which ease embedding various sources of information in an email. Now you can control twitter,Google Maps ,calender etc at one place. You can learn further from this video.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 3, 2008
  • Web development best practices

    Awesome set of 70+ slides which can make your system more responsive and efficient.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 21, 2008
  • IE8: fulfilling promises

    IE8 has finally been released. Unlike previous version(s), it's now CSS2 complaint. IE8 also has passed ACID2 Test. IE8 has come up with lots of new useful stuff for both developers and end-users like Activities ,improved AJAX experienced. Apart from that, IE has released developer tool like Firebug for ease of developers. John has mentioned some ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 7, 2008
  • Generics in Javascript 2.x, evolution of Javascript

    Many of you would have used Generics in .NET or Java. It's a pretty cool feature, reminds me days when I was struggling to figure out C++ templates. Since Javascript has been evolving a lot in Web 2.0 world, there is a continuous change in future Javascript. Dion shared an interesting piece on AJAXian which he called generics in Javscript. Me and ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 6, 2008
  • Google launches its CMS

    Google has released another product in there Google Apps product called Google Sites which provides you facility of Content Management with the help of existing Google products like Google Office,Gmail etc. More details are available here . A video has also been provided to elaborate this product further.  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 29, 2008
  • Flash for C++ and Java programmers

    This seems a solid response by Adobe guys to Silverlight people. Adobe has decided to give support of C++,Java and Python for new releases of Flash environment.   Expanding on the project, Ted Patrick, Adobe technical evangelist, said the technology would allow for cross-compiling existing code from C, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby to ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 29, 2008
  • Javascript compression made easy

    Now you don't have to compress all included files separately.From Brian Moschel's blog:   Include makes it simple to include and compress JavaScript files no matter how complex the dependencies. Focus on organization with logically separated JavaScript files. Instead of including files relative to the current page's url, Include ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 27, 2008
  • Use Twitter as Alert system

    Twitter is a very handy system to send alerts to your friends on mobile,email or Instant Messengers. Twitter API providers an easy way to send your web site related alerts to your subscriber. You don't need to get worried about target system. Twitter subscriber have facility to choose SMS,Email or IM to receive all alerts. What all you would need ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 11, 2007
  • Jscript vs Javascript-Are we going to experience another big tussle?

    Sincethe day ECMA Script v4 has been publicized, two big broswers IE and Mozilla are up to take on each other. IE guys say that they want Javascript as it is and ES4 should be incorporated in new language while Mozilla's architect who's also creator of Javascript has no such intention and he's accusing Simon Wilson by calling him a ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 3, 2007
  • Web 2.0 and Karachi's Minibuses

    Shahrukh asked question about reliability of Web 2.0 on Facebook. What actually he asked was something which was not asked first time neither last time. He asked:   Do you think Web 2.0 bubble will burst pretty soon or it already did?    The first question comes in mind, What is Web 2.0? .Uncle Tim tried to ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 1, 2007
  • Google gets ready to launch Social Networking API

    Yes All one one. Google gears up to launch API which you can use to interact famous social networking system around. A Great Move!! and off course a threat for FaceBook. According to source: Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 1, 2007
  • Mozilla's PRISM- What a waste!

    So after AIR, Silverlight or what not, we are going to see another Web to Desktop application framework. This time by Mozilla and they call it Prism. Prism is actually a lame attempt to give a desktop look to any web application by running it in a separate window or process and creates shortcuts on desktop,quick Launch bar and Start Menu. In ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 29, 2007
  • Newyork times goes offline

    NewYork times goes offline. Well, what I mean that you can read newyork times on your PC even you are not connected on network/Internet. Sorry I have not tested it yet but I have seen the demo and it looks good.  Adam Trilling , the guy behind this system reveals how the system works. Not so technical but interesting. From the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 6, 2007
  • YAML:CSS layout made easy

    It's always difficult for developers like me who have ZERO knowledge about graphics and designing to make a good HTML layout. Backend developers like me always use to leave on mercy of designers to split images and then make a theme. So many times I face difficulty in freelance work when I had no layout designer to crease tableless CSS layout. ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 31, 2007
  • Who's Web- Mashup directory for web 2.0 talent

    I just came across this website on Google Code web site which is actually a visual directory of Web 2.0 talents. Just register yourself and get your own customized URL.   Unfortunately, there was no one from Pakistan and I was the first one who got registered there. Even there were guys from Saudia. So don't waste your time and register ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 28, 2007
  • Tips for modern CSS layout

    Things which we usually ignore while working on Web layout.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 26, 2007
  • How to write a Javascript Library

    John Resig, the creator of jQuery giving a lecture of writing a good Javascript library to googlers. A must see video for those who are interested to become a serious Javascript programmar. He also revealed new FireFox extension library FUEL for 3.x versions of Firefox which focuses on using javascript for complex tasks which are currently being ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 26, 2007
  • What's new in Javascript 1.8 ?

    Jhon Resign, the creator of JQuery who works at Mozilla shares inside story about Javascript 1.8. What do you think about heavy  changes in Javascript? is it getting easier or more difficult?  :-)    
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 29, 2007
  • Y!Slow- Not so Slow

    Yahoo Developers have come up with a tool to check the performance of your website. A good attempt though it doesn't sound much useful when it gets integrated with FireBug because most of the things are already being checked by Firebug but the interesting thing is that JSLint is integrated in it which could expose your Javascript programming ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 25, 2007
  • All about Web 2.0 products

    If you want to know how many Web products exist till now then this directory is a great place to find about it.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 14, 2007
  • Startup Commandments

    1. Your idea isn't new. Pick an idea; at least 50 other people have thought of it. Get over your stunning brilliance and realize that execution matters more. 2. Stealth startups suck. You're not working on the Manhattan Project, Einstein. Get something out as quickly as possible and promote the hell out of it. 3. If you don't have scaling ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 14, 2007
  • Google gears up-Offline web applications

    So much activities at Google's end. Now they have come up with a technology to make offline applications. Yes by taking advantage of embedding facility of SQLite, Aaron Boodman, the man behind classic GreaseMonkey has comeup with another tool for making offline applications. The component is actually firefox and IE extension. Read more details ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 8, 2007
  • JSON Editor

    This is such a lovely tool and I am sure it would be very helpful. Meet JSON EDITOR, A Tree based approach to understand the entire JSON Schema and debugging your JSON data.     Technorati tags: Javascript, JSON
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 20, 2007
  • Latest in Web world

    Is Web getting richer? I think it's getting more difficult for developers. Infinite libraries and framework and now something happened with Microsoft and Adobe and they decided to create their own frameworks. Silverlight by Microsoft and Appollo by Adobe. Was it necessary? I personally don't think so. Instead of working on existing libraries and ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 11, 2007
  • CANVAS for IE

    If you are willing to use CANVAS feature in IE, you can try this. A good attempt to solve XBrowser issue.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 11, 2007
  • IE8-Promises as usual!

    IE7 was sure a crap. They are now promising for making IE compatible with W3C standards as well as with other browsers by implementing CSS 2.1,DOM compatability,storage APIs etc. Read furtherheree and here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 11, 2007
  • I/O in Javascript

    This is something which every web2.0 wants to be provided in Web browsers and people have been using different techniques to store data on client side like using hidden flash applets or by using Mozilla's API to store data by calling XP Components. Neil reports about new API being provided by Mozilla to perform I/O operations in Javascript. ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 10, 2007
  • Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today

    If you are planing to become a serious Javascript developer rather a guy who can just VALIDATE forms with the help of JS then I think you should take advice of Mr. Dustin Diaz, the UI engineer at Google who shares valuable tips which can help you to write a JS library or API.   The way JS is being used in various Web 2.0 application and ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 28, 2007
  • Faster Page Loads With Image Concatenation

    Intresting technique, though I might not agree with him unless I try myself. It does save few server roundtrips which are wasted to download images. Read further here.    
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 27, 2007
  • Offline Wikipedia

    Wikipedia goes offline! Now you can read Wikiarticles offline which are stored in a DVD. According to Slashdot:   ''WikipediaOnDVD, with cooperation with the Wikipedia community, has released its first offline test version. The articles were selected by Wikipedians and reviewed for accuracy, vandalism, and importance. Nearly 2,000 core ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 27, 2007
  • 7/7/2007: A day without Javascript

    This is something which sounds very weird in the era where we are used to hear terms like AJAX,Web 2.0 and Mashups. An attempt is being made to celebrate a day using/making applications without Javascript. If yo are with these guys and willing to celebrate a day without Javascript then do add a banner in your blog. Ironically they provided a ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 18, 2007
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