Archive for February, 2010

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

Saturday, 13 February, 2010
CSS art - Valentine's day card created purely using css and html - download free

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 use this day for the first time just to market my blog 😉

Here in this day I am expressing here, my whole hearted love and affection towards such a wonderful web tool called CSS. That too in a different way, with a Pure CSS Valenties Day Card.

This Valentine’s Day Card is designed purely using CSS & HTML. No images, fonts or symbols here, simply CSS with plain DIVs and Classes, even the text ‘I LOVE CSS’. Go ahead and check…

Browser Compatibility: I have checked it in Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 4.0 and it’s working fine in both the browsers. There are some rendering issues in IE-7 and Opera 9.02. I am not sure about Safari.

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CSS Heart – LIVE PREVIEW

Sample HTML Code

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<div id="container">
	<div class="hrt-lft"></div>
	<div class="hrt-rgt"></div>
	<div class="bot"></div>
 
	<div class="arw1"></div>
	<div class="arw2"></div>
	<div class="pointer"></div>
	<div class="pointer2"></div>
	<div class="pointer3"></div>
 
	<div class="shade1"></div>
	<div class="shade2"></div>
	<div class="shade4"></div>
	<div class="shade5"></div>
 
	<div class="msg-holder">
		<div class="i"></div>
		<div class="l">
			<div></div>
		</div>
		<div class="o">
			<div></div>
		</div>
		<div class="v"></div>
		<div class="v2"></div>
		<div class="v3"></div>
		<div class="e">
			<div class="e2"></div>
			<div class="e3"></div>
		</div>
		<div class="c">
			<div></div>
		</div>
		<div class="s">
			<div class="s2"></div>
			<div class="s3"></div>
		</div>
		<div class="ss">
			<div class="ss2"></div>
			<div class="ss3"></div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>

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Common questions of a drupal beginner

Monday, 8 February, 2010
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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 it requires extensive research and lot of googling to master Drupal yourself.

A few months ago, I started learning Drupal theming – I found myself spending a lot of time searching Google for answers to my basic doubts about Drupal. Being self taught, I thought I will archive these questions that troubled me and took up so much of my time. I hope this post would save some Drupal enthusiast some precious time.

Well, here are the questions – go ahead and read 🙂

How do I access the Drupal admin panel, when the login block is disabled?

This is really a common question among Drupal beginners; we need not always want the login block to be displayed in our site. Since most of these cases the login block will be turned off in the administration. In those cases, we can access the login screen simply through the following URL.

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http://sitename.com/?q=user

or if the clean URL is enabled

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http://sitename.com/user

Similarly if you can’t access the logout link and need to logout, you can do so by using the URL

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http://sitename.com/?q=logout

alternatively with clean URLs enabled you can try

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http://sitename.com/logout

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How to make my Drupal site offline to public, while it is under construction?

You can set your Drupal site in off-line mode, while it is being developed. Just click Administer » Site maintenance. There you can set the status to off-line. If you wants, you can also set your own custom off-line message. When set to Off-line, only users with the administer site configuration permission will be able to access your site to perform maintenance; all other visitors will see the site off-line message configured there. Authorized users can log in during Off-line mode directly via the user login page. Read the rest of this entry »