- Past work experience with XHTML, CSS – first week
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: January 29th, 2012
- In: CSS,Web Comments (1)
I am working with Web for almost three years now. I have experience in HTML and CSS by developing many web sites and web application. Everyone knows that CSS and HTML is very simple and has small learning curve. Actually the “SIMPLE” may cause some difficulties when your are working on the larger web applications.
I know, your are very much in CSS and HTML, But you may get more complex situation when project is getting bigger. Basically your styles sheet is getting larger and it may difficult to manage and scalability into your project. If you have a team and work with front-end development, you should have a well defined process and procedures. If not, you may getting trouble in future and when you are going to improve your project.
Also web page rendering speed is another matter to subject from a Web developer perspective. The front-end developer should suggest, how to improve the user experience by adding some performance best practices into the web pages.
- PyroCMS can cvertake WordPress?
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: January 29th, 2012
- In: Web Comments (0)
Recently I was looking into alternative for WrodPress. The PyroCMS is one of my best choice when I familiar with it. The PyroCMS has great looks and feel than WordPress. Most of the web developer has at least small knowledge of how to install WordPress CMS and create blog or web site by adding one more plugin. But Wordpress doesn’t support fully customization for Admin view and overwrite the core. But PyroCMS is great to have those features in built. PyroCMS has developed upon the CodeIgniter open source PHP web application framework.
I like to Theme System in PyroCMS.
PyroCMS has two main theme systems for “Front-end Theme” and “Admin Theme”. This is the great feature in this system, so that create our own professional “Control Panel” for my clients. As well as front-end theme system is so easy to understand what you are having the HTML knowledge by using the Wordpress system.
The Wordpress system is build on for only blogs, But eventually lot of web developers tried to create much advance website also. Currently wordpress has more than 18,000 plugins their repository and lot of custom themes. This is the power of the Wordpress. But back-end customization is not easy as PyroCMS. The PyroCMS admin control panel is separate from the website. So regular users cannot see the admin view, but we can provide a better dashboard view for each users by extending role management system. This is one of main point to use this CMS for my future developments.
- HTML Standard Module Format
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: January 28th, 2012
- In: CSS,Web Comments (0)
The “Standard Module Format” is represent the modular content structure on the page. This provide a some basic container objects including the head, body and foot sections separately. Also this simple structure maintains the flexibility, accessibility and performances into the page. You can find more details from Modules – Container Objects and YUI Library Examples -The Module Control.
If you are trying to think the content objects as modules format structure, definitely your will get more benefit for more dynamic behavioral pages in your web application.
- Ajax Pagination (Twitter old Style) – WordPress plugin
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: January 23rd, 2012
- In: Web,WordPress Comments (11)
The pagination of a web site gives to view more old posts of the blog or specific content of the website. There are lot of Wordpress plugins to enable the pagination in different styles, eg: WP-Paginate. When I was developing new website using Wordpress, I wanted to have the pagination just looks like Twitter old styles. The Twitter pagination styles is quite more fast and it gives good end user experience.
The Ajax Pagination plugin is to convert WordPress default pagination behavior into the Twitter style (old) using Ajax functionality. You can use this plugin to where the pagination is available in your template. You can check demo on Vesess blog also using this plugin.
- Load posts in Ajax functionality
- Twitter pagination style
- The default pagination where the functionality is available in your template can be replaced
- Custom post type post pagination support
- How to create custom tag cloud in WordPress
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: July 23rd, 2010
- In: Tips and IT,WordPress Comments (2)
Previous article was about some new features in wordpress 3.0. But today I like to write small Hack in Wordpress template. You know, there is a grate feature Tag cloud which is displays a list of tags has been assigned to posts. Wordpress Tags can be generated by wp_tag_cloud() API function by passing relevant arguments. Using this method you can show list of tags somewhere in you template (ex: sidebar).
Since Version 2.8, the taxonomy parameter was added so that any taxonomy could be used to generate the tag clouds. As well as Wordpress contain existing widget so that easily add tag cloud to the sidebar or somewhere in template.
- Creating WordPress 3.0 themes including new features
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: July 15th, 2010
- In: Web,WordPress Comments (3)
Wordpress 3.0 was released couple of we
Before release Wordpress 3.0, it had only one Post type to add article. But 3.0 has grate feature Custom Post Type . This feature will easy to hold and display many different types of content.
- GSoC 2010 – I’m with TYPO3 Association
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: March 22nd, 2010
- In: GSoC,The life Comments (0)
In this summer, I got select for Google summer of code 2010 program. I had a experience with GSoC program 2008, working with Coppermine-gallery project. Coppermine-gallery project is my first contribution for a open source project. That project gave me a good opportunity to work with a large open source community and identify other members in the world.
- A grate Firefox plugin to Notify new mails at Gmail
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: August 8th, 2009
- In: Tips and IT,Web Comments (1)
Gmail is the grate web application which is a free webmail, POP3, and IMAP service provided by Google among the other free webmail application such as Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and AOL. And most of Freelancers are using Gmail for day to day activities with projects and private usage.
I am not going to talk about Gmail and other applications. But I am also using Gmail. And I was a problem to notifying a new mails which come Gmail inbox. Sometime I am late to check the new important mails. Meantime I go to check new mails very often. But it was very time consuming task when I work projects. And I was finding a solution to avoid this problem. Finally I found a Firefox plugin named Gmail Notifier. It is very useful plugin if you are wasting time on Gmail.
- How to disable annoying keys in your Laptop using KeyTweak
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: June 14th, 2009
- In: Technology,Tips and IT,Windows Comments (0)
Last week, my key board of laptop was broken. The problem is Ctrl key keeping hold. So it was difficult to work with laptop. I installed KeyTweak software which is good among with other softwares. KeyTweak is a simple utility that allows users of Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7 to remap their keyboard inputs. My need was to disable to annoying Ctrl key in my laptop.
- Essential email newsletter tips and designs
- Posted by: Nuwan Sameera Hettiarachchi on: May 25th, 2009
- In: Web Comments (3)
If you are running business on the web, you really want to talk to your client. Newsletter is very essential and many business use as cost-effective marketing tools very often. This enables to you to communicate with your client, visitor on a more privately and keep your visitors up to date. On the other hand all messages and details should be included Newsletter itself. So the Newsletter must be carefully planned, organized and creatively designed.