Text-overflow CSS3 property explained – Pure CSS solution to get ellipsis

By: Deepu Balan on 11/27/10 9:54 PM 27 Comments »
The introduction of CSS3 brings revolutionary changes to the day-to-day life of web designers. There are so many crazy new features that CSS3 has in store for us. Things which were usually done with complex javascript code can now be easily done with CSS3. One such feature is known as Text-Overflow. Sometimes through the web design process we may have to clip some dynamic text before it’s being wrapped to the next line of a fixed width box. At the same time we want to provide a visual hint to the user that some text-clipping has been occurred and the […] Continue Reading...

Free high resolution twitter bird icons and images

By: Deepu Balan on 08/6/10 4:54 PM 19 Comments »
Twitter is gaining more popularity day after day. This wonderful microblogging tool has been widely used by internet-savvy individual marketers as well as big marketing companies and many other people’s for various purposes. Twitter helps marketing guys deliver news about promotional items and discount coupons to its huge customers base instantly within seconds. News / media companies use twitter to publish breaking news and to offer real-time coverage. Product development companies use twitter to extend customer service support and to answer queries and requests. Similarly twitter has been used by various people for different purposes. Here is a free twitter […] Continue Reading...

My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

By: Deepu Balan on 07/17/10 12:49 AM 41 Comments »
del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for web syndication. Hence I was really particular about placing a delicious badge in my blog from the very beginning. As […] Continue Reading...

I’ve just redesigned

By: Deepu Balan on 07/3/10 11:34 PM 16 Comments »
I have been thinking about a complete redesign ever since the day my blog was officially launched. My previous design which was my first wordpress effort was released 6 months back. and now, I’ve shaped something fresh. It’s now your turn guys, please have a look at my new theme and lemme know your honest opinion about the new look and feel. If you hit upon any pages or section that are not working or looking weird, please lemme know right away. Still there are a couple of dead links (Portfolio, About), please bear with me I will make it […] Continue Reading...

The DRY Principle in web design

By: Deepu Balan on 06/17/10 2:43 PM 8 Comments »
The DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) is a software development principle, which has been formulated by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas in their book The Pragmatic Programmer. The DRY code philosophy is stated as “Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.” A system’s knowledge is far broader than just its code. It refers to database schemas, test plans, the build system, even documentation. In simple words DRY principle is a software design theory that stresses the importance of not duplicating code. Every software programmer these days uses a variety of design principles and design […] Continue Reading...

Collection of beautiful wallpapers in orange color

By: Deepu Balan on 06/1/10 11:12 PM 8 Comments »
Orange color is named after the orange fruit, introduced to English via the Spanish word naranja which came from the Sanskrit word नारङ्ग (nāraṅga). Orange is referred to as one of the healing colors. Orange colour stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. The saffron stripe in the Indian flag signifies courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. Here in this post I am presenting you with a collection of some amzingly beautiful wallpapers in orange colour. All of these images are linked to its original source. The images are bookmarked with the original URL, each of these image has its own copyright […] Continue Reading...