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Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

Today, CSS3 has become a buzzword of modern web designers and developers around the globe. With its ground-breaking features, CSS3 has made a profound impact on the web designer community by making the lives of web designers easier and fun filled. Here in this post I am going to explain such a cool CSS3 feature called :target Pseudo Class. By playing around and experimenting with the :target pseudo class, I have developed a cool looking pure CSS dropdown menu. This ...

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

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 ...

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Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset - PriceTag Style

I am really happy to present my first FREE icon set here, which was actually created to use in my personal blog, but later I have decided to share it online. There are total 18 social media icons including twitter, facebook, linkedin, orkut, myspace etc... and it comes in two sizes of transparent PNG 24-bit format. The photoshop source file (PSD) is also included, so that you can modify and create different versions if required. And they are all free, ...

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Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

It is said that 70 to 80 percentage of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. A major portion of this time is exhausted on downloading all the external components in a web page including, stylesheet, images, scripts, flash etc. An extra HTTP request adds 200+ milliseconds to a page (worldwide average). Since most of today’s browsers limit about 3 or 4 parallel requests at a time, a page with so many external references can cause the ...

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RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

To be able to effectively handle the alpha transparency or opacity of a particular element purely using CSS/HTML was the dream of any web designer. Because, with alpha transparency or opacity they can make visually more beautiful and easily maintainable websites with less effort. Now with CSS3 we can achieve these using properties such as RGBa and Opacity. What is RGBa? In addition to RGB (Red Blue Green) CSS3 has introduced a new feature to color setting, which is called RGBA. ...

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Collection of amazingly beautiful mural art works from India

By: Deepu Balan on 03/5/10 12:03 AM 15 Comments »
India is famous for its unique collection of mural art works depicting mythology and legends, they are usually drawn on the walls of ancient temples and palaces. These traditional style paintings are typically drawn using natural pigments and vegetable colours. Modern day mural artworks are these days hand painted on canvases and fabrics, which can easily be pasted on anywhere including walls and other surfaces as per need. Also, there are so many digital artists who are specializing in traditional mural paintings, these digital mural art works can easily be printed on a canvas or a flyer. Digital mural artworks […] Continue Reading...

CSS Heart – A web designer way of wishing Valentine’s Day…

By: Deepu Balan on 02/13/10 2:22 AM 13 Comments »
Personally, I have never celebrated valentine’s day in my life, in-fact I am completely against the idea of reserving days for our dear ones. Be it valentine’s day, Mother’s day or Friendship day, I just can’t understand the logic of waiting for a particular day to celebrate love or express gratitude for my loved ones. My affection will always be there and my dear ones will know it all the time. Besides, at least in India Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a marketing gimmick, it is hyped by marketing folks to sell their products. Similarly I am also gonna […] Continue Reading...

Common questions of a drupal beginner

By: Deepu Balan on 02/8/10 1:03 AM 17 Comments »
As most of you are probably aware, Drupal is the best PHP Open Source Content Management System. Most serious big players in the web industry always prefer Drupal over any other CMS applications, mainly because Drupal is more powerful and reliable. But after trying both Drupal & Joomla, I feel like Drupal is really flexible and reliable. But when it comes to user friendliness, Drupal is way behind Joomla. Drupal is such a good CMS system, but it’s not that easy for a beginner to learn it himself. Drupal documentation is not up to the mark for a beginner. So […] Continue Reading...

Jai Hanuman: Rare collection of Lord Hanuman Illustrations

By: Deepu Balan on 01/26/10 12:23 AM 51 Comments »
Lord Hanuman also referred to as Bajrang Bali in Sanskrit is one of the most popular concepts of devotees of God in Hinduism and one of the most important personalities in the Great Indian epic Ramayana. He is considered as the 11th avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. Hanuman is considered the most powerful and intelligent amongst divine beings. His most famous feat, as described in the Ramayana, was leading an army of monkeys to fight the demon King Ravana. The monkey god, Hanuman is a noble hero and great devotee of Lord Rama, the hero of Ramayana. Hanuman is considered […] Continue Reading...

Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

By: Deepu Balan on 01/18/10 10:48 AM 90 Comments »
It is said that 70 to 80 percentage of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. A major portion of this time is exhausted on downloading all the external components in a web page including, stylesheet, images, scripts, flash etc. An extra HTTP request adds 200+ milliseconds to a page (worldwide average). Since most of today’s browsers limit about 3 or 4 parallel requests at a time, a page with so many external references can cause the requests to get queued up. This may eventually cause the page loading time to increase. In short, the fewer files the […] Continue Reading...

Colourful Swirls : Collection of 25+ stunningly beautiful wallpapers

By: Deepu Balan on 01/11/10 12:20 AM 29 Comments »
For me it’s always been a mind-refreshing and relaxing experience to browse through some of those colourful and beautiful wallpapers available online. Because, simply looking at these beautiful wallpapers alone can at times prove more inspiring and relaxing than reading a nice motivating article. Here is a collection of more than 25 stunningly beautiful and colorful wallpapers, created by some of the most creative and talented designers around the globe. Most of these images are very high quality vector based images which are best suited for creating designs for print media such as brochure printing, postcard printing, car magnet printing […] Continue Reading...