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  • extracting query String values in Javascript

    To fetch query String variables in server side languages is pretty common but it's not common to fetch queryString values in javascript. For instance you have a URL like http//site.com/file.html?v=1&t=3 , i order to process this request you don't have any back end language support like php,jsp etc so you have to write some parsing mechanism ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 3, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Running MineField and Firefox 2 in pararllel

    Recently I downloaded the nightly build of Minefield(FireFox 3.0) and tried to run both FF2 and 3 in parallel but efforts went fruitless. I googled and found solutions like making scripts to run different versions but I didn't want to go for all this. The issue is, if you install Minefield over Firefox 2, it overwrites the configuration of old ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 8, 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
  • 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
  • Make your Web2.0 applictions accessible

    An interesting piece by Martin Kliehm   
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 14, 2007
  • Reverse AJAX?

    This is not something new and GMAIL users would already have experienced it while keeping the browser window open for long time and reciving new mails. These guys have named this technology as Reverse Ajax. This is not something new. You could make something similar by calling your AJAX method after regular interval by using setTimeout() method ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 27, 2007
  • The future of Javascript

    Brendan Eich, the father of Javascript talks about Future of Javascript, JS2 in xTech2006 A very different Javascript; namespaces,inheritence, datatypes etc etc. 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 5, 2007
  • Mobile Web Server

    While searching for accessing Desktop Webserver via Sony Ericsson's W800i Mobile, I found an amazing article about using php,mysql and apache on mobile, yes all will be installed in your flash/USB drives and you can use a portable Web server with php Installed. Uniform Server allows you to use all these things in a single package via your mobile. ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 4, 2007
  • Fix your Damn login system

    A meaningful and justified rant by Scott Andrew. I am sure most of you have gone thru this painful experience once in your digital life.  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 22, 2007
  • Death of 'View Source'

    If AJAX has made end-users' life easier then same AJAX has become the reason to experience hell while debugging AJAX applications. Read more
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 16, 2007
  • Executing onDemand Javascript

    On Demand Javascript, this is something which I didn't hear before[ Ab kia kia pata karain, itni rapid changes tu kisi biwi k mood mey na ho jitni Web development me horahe hey :( ]. An intresting article by AJAXIAN to deal with global scope of onDemand javascript code. Do read the comments section as it provides much neater way to deal with this ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 3, 2007
  • More about xmlHttpRequest Object

    Things don't end here, Google's Bosworth shares further  old AJAX days and initial failure.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 31, 2007
  • Retrieve updated page in Firefox

    It's very annoying that your application doesn't reflect updated page on web browser even if you set headers for cache clearing. in IE you have option to enable the option of looking new page on every visit but things are not straight and easy in Firefox.  In Firefox, you have to open config page by writing about:config  on Addressbar ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 11, 2007
  • JS debugger for IE

    For those who dislikes using VS IDE as a JS debugger, here is a solution for them, DebuBar. It's not as good as FireBug but I didn't find some other better and neater solution than this one. If anyone knows some good JS debugger for IE then kindly let me know.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 18, 2006
  • Accessing variables between Windows

    Recently  I came across a situation where Parent window had to access variables of child window. I am rather giving example of both parent-to-child and child-to-parent variable access.1)Child-to-Parent==============On your parent page, you would open a window and hold its reference in a variable''var childWindow=window.open(''url''); //Must ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 18, 2006
  • Search engine for APIs!

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! This is something which I wanted for a long time. GotAPI is an AJAX based search engine which can go thru APIs documentationand return the exact math. The auto complete method is very cool. See below: and if you want then you can also take part by adding your OWN set of APIs and others. News Credit: Ajaxian
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 9, 2006
  • Online shopping sites issues

    Now this is really one of the biggest issue with any shopping website.  I don't believe that solution lies in AJAX technology. Amazon is not an AJAX site but it doesn't take much time to buy anything online.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 11, 2006
  • I want to leave Computer field:(

    I shared this few days back but the thing I am going to share now is just UDHAM. DRAW, a webbased tool for creating basic graphics. It's amazing. The good thing is that its compatible with IE and FF.I have decide to start CHOLAY CHAAT business and my friend Kumar is ready to learn iron welding. We have no other choice. We can't learn so many new ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 6, 2006
  • some Crazy Animation/3D rendering stunts in Javascript

    Read Time 3D in JavascriptAnimationFireworksAmazing, simply amazingvia Ajaxian
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 4, 2006
  • 9 reasons for not upgrading to FF 2.0

    I will not be baised towards FF anyway to hide bad things about it. Slashdot reports about 9 reasons to stick on FF 1.5 till the release of FF 3.0.I would still like to install it on my VPC version of Windows 2000.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 29, 2006
  • Reading Father of WWW

    Yes Tim Burners Lee has started blogging. You can read his latest rant about Reinventig HTML here
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 28, 2006
  • From Redmond with Love

    A cake sent to FireFox 2.0 on shipping :>Image Credit: Ajaxian.com
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 26, 2006
  • FireFox 2.0 is ready to launch

    Yes today FireFox 2.0 is being launched in next 24 hours. MozillaLinks has provided a comprehensive review of new FireFox .Happy Programming!
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 24, 2006
  • Two reasons for not Using IE7

    1) I can't afford it. If you don't understand what I mean then try to Install IE7 on your XP machine.2) Shame ShameI will down FireFix 2.0 once it gets stable. The new version provides some cool features which I already discussed here
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 22, 2006
  • AJAX AJAX and only AJAX

    Almost a Clean Sweep: About 3 in 4 Use AJAXShould I make AJAX keyword bold enough so that online employers can catch me? :D
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 12, 2006
  • My 'Mysql to JSON class' is ranked 3rd

    Alhamdolillah,this morning I got two good news.First was my increment letter :-) and another was by phpclass management that my class is ranked 3rd in innovation award of July 2006.I already posted about this class last month.The excerpt of email is given below:Congratulations Adnan,This is a notification message to let you know that your package ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 2, 2006
  • FireFox2.0 for Developers

    FireFox 2.x is already out in Beta state but I didn't feel OK to download the 'beta' version for various reasons and one of them is 'extensions'.I am not sure whether extensions are backward compatible or not.I believe they are not because majority of extensions' max version is not greater than 2.Anyway,this morning I got chance to review things ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 21, 2006
  • W3C is UN while Microsoft is USA

    Being a web developer is pain in ass.atleast 30-40% of time you waste to make your page compatible with IE and Non-IE browsers and its a big part if you are working on a medium size applicaton.One of the several difference between IE and FireFox is capturing mouse cordinates in different browsers.On FireFox you use event.pageX and ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 17, 2006
  • My class in Top 10

    My class Mysql to JSON is ranked 8th  this week in Top Downloaded Class section.Its pretty good I guess because it was recently published on php classes website.Since this page is changed every week so I have taken a snapshot as a proof :D Tagged: JSON,PHP classes,Mysql to JSON,Mysql
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 9, 2006
  • Mysql to JSON:My first ever contribution in Opensource world

    Mysql2JSON is my first ever attempt to do something practically for open source programmers.Yesterday i got email from phpclasses ' editor about approval of my ''class'' and I am very happy about it.I have submitted my class for websites like freshmeat and hotscripts.com.I hope they will approve it as well. About Mysql2Json: This class ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 4, 2006
  • Ajax based Operating System

    Welcome to AjaxOS.Yeah AJAX based operating system.According to site:   ajaxOS is a Linspire-based operating system with some revolutionary new features to support the adoption of web-based software Intrested? then visit FAQs to know more details.Why on earth one will need an extra javascript layer on Kernel?What they achieved could be ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 12, 2006
  • FireBug with built in debugger

    FireBug ,a firefox extension for web developers now have support of Javascript debugging and lot more.Check it out yourself.Tagged:firebug
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 24, 2006
  • A letter of Thanks to Microsoft

    Dare Obasanjo was very much disappointed after reading working draft spec of xmlHttpRequest object . M. David Peterson of Orielly has written a letter of thanks to Microsoft for developing this amazing API which has brought kinda revolution in Internet development.Tagged: Microsoft,W3C,xmlHttp,Ajax
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 18, 2006
  • Build AJAX apps in the Java language

    This looks like a kick ass stuff.You write your application in Java and GWT compiler will convert it into respective javascript and HTML.Its veryyyyyyyyy different than other toolkit available these days and makes it possible for java desktop programmer to be a web developer in a day.One thing i would be conern that whether it supports ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 17, 2006
  • Fetch The feed-Ajax based feed reader

    Almost 3 weeks back,i made post about cross browser issues in javascript based applications and I also discussed about a project which i was working at that time.So here it is,Fetch da Feed details are mentioned in linked URL.It has been developed by using ajaxextended.com ,a PHP AJAX toolkit based on JSON Its free,i mean the feed ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 8, 2006
  • xml parsng in Javascript-cross browser issues

    If you are building a cross-browser javascript based application which deals with XML parsing then you should remember that its not all about caling getElementByTag() and getElementbyId(). Recently i have finished a personal javascript-xml based application(will post in near future about it) which fetches xml feeds(RSS/Atom) data ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 18, 2006
  • Wrestle with Javascript Date Object

    Many of you would be using date object in javascript in different kinds of web applications,specially new Date() constructor is very common for getting current date of client machine.However,creating your own date is not so easy at all,specially for me where i was getting weird results.What I needed is to construct a date from a string which was ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 15, 2006
  • lacking of Web Standards

    According to BBC:Some 60% of UK government websites contain HTML errors, according to a study by the University of Southampton.I am sure even our govt websites would not be following any standards at all
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 30, 2006
  • COMET Web Application Model

    Comet,a  different approach to implement AJAX,also read Shyam's post regarding same topic
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 28, 2006
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