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Creating Reflections for Logos in Gimp
So far, we have seen how to create Buttons and violaters using Gimp. Now let us see how to create Logos using the reflection trick. Reflections or wet surfaces have been used in many 'Web 2.0' Logos. I used this technique to create my logo. This is very easy to do - once you get the idea.
23 December, 2006
LocateR - Ruby/Tk Script
I have created a small program in Ruby/Tk called LocateR. This is a small GUI for the 'locate' command on Linux system. This will search the computer using the locate command and will show the results in that window itself. Using the locate command is much quicker than searching for a file in the traditional way(find).
18 December, 2006
Creating Badges/Violators using Gimp
In the last post we saw how to create a Button using Gimp - now to create another prominent element of Web 2.0 design - badges or violators. Very useful for under construction beta sites.
11 December, 2006
Using Gimp to make Web 2.0 Buttons and Graphics
There are many tutorials about creating buttons and graphics in the new 'Web 2.0' style. Unfortunately, all these tutorials are for Photoshop users. The Gimp users are completely ignored. So, I have decided to correct this error - this is a tutorial on how to create a Web 2.0 style button in Linux using Gimp(will work in windows as well).
06 December, 2006
IT Expo 2006 at Cochin
Taking a short break from the regularly scheduled program, I want to announce the IT Expo 2006 at Cochin, Kerala, India. It will be held at Townhall, Cochin. This event starts at November 30 and will end by December 02. If you are in Cochin, be there.
30 November, 2006
Experimenting with CakePHP and Ruby on Rails
I am experimenting with two frameworks that are really popular these days - Ruby On Rails and CakePHP. I will write a comparison between the two when I am done. So far, I think I prefer Ruby on Rails over CakePHP - I still don't understand why.
25 November, 2006 and Furl Bookmarklets - Improved
In the last post I created the 'perfect' Digg Bookmarklet - now I will try to do the same for and Furl bookmarklets. It follows the concepts introduced in the post about meta tags. The principle will be the same as the one used in the Digg bookmarklet - SMP or Selection/Meta/Paragraph approach.
20 November, 2006
Digg Bookmarklet for Firefox
A bookmarklet for Digg that will make digging site much more easier. This script will auto fill fields like URL, Title and description. The user will be able to edit these if needed.
15 November, 2006
Removing Description and Keyword Meta Tag Consider...
Many in the SEO field have commented on the uselessness of the meta tags - primarily of the Keywords meta tag. Many have even recommend it be removed as most of the Search engines ignore it completely. This is because many SEO 'experts' have abuse it a lot trying to game Google. But I will not recommend removing either of these tags. Both have great use - if your visitors are using any of the popular social bookmarking tools like or Furl.
09 November, 2006
Links Search - Interactive Sitemaps with JavaScrip...
Sitemaps generally tend to be a boring collection of links - useful - but boring. When I was working on the Sitemap for OpenJS, I wanted to make it more user friendly. As a result, I created the sitemap filter function. This function takes a few keywords from the user and searches the DOM structure for link texts matching the search term(s). If the search term is not found in a link, that links will be hidden from view. The result is a very cool searching script.
05 November, 2006
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