TechBrij

I’ve used different javascript libraries in different projects and realized to prepare a list of commonly used javascript/jQuery plugins every web developer should know. In this post, you’ll find the list which might be valuable for your upcoming projects.

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Today, Social media is a great way to promote websites, blogs, apps and events. For a website, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ widgets become must have parts to get public interaction, generate traffic. If you add Facebook Like box, twitter status and Google+ widget in your web page, it takes too much spaces and it makes webpage too complex. So, alternate is to use icons only and on mouse over display corresponding widget. To attract user, make these icons fixed floated.

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There has always been a debate between Linux and Windows users about which platform is better. Linux, being an open source platform, promises better support apart from the fact that it is free while Windows users would argue about the user friendliness and the number of applications supported by it. Let’s have a look at both platforms so that we can decide which platform will suit our needs and requirements best.

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If you are using Google Docs for Forms or Surveys, You might be getting lots of fake (spam) form submissions. The situation becomes more critical when you are sharing data, survey result or summary report to public and It would mislead the objective of forms or surveys. By default, Google forms doesn’t support Captcha to stop spam submission. But you can’t block spammers. In this case, you want to moderate the data and share approved/ filtered data to public.

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February 19th, 2012

3 Practical Uses of Zen Coding

You must know Zen Coding if you are Front End Web developer. Zen coding allows for fast coding and editing in HTML, XML, XSL, and other structured code formats. It uses CSS selectors like syntax and generate full code(write less do more). It expands abbreviations into complete HTML structures. Zen coding plugin is available for almost all top text editors(Notepad++, visual studio, Dreamweaver , TextMate, Sublime Text, Coda, Vim ..etc). In live demo, First write abbreviations and press Ctrl+, to expand abbreviations.

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February 11th, 2012

How to Test Responsive Web Design

My previous post explains basic steps for responsive web design to make the site mobile, tablet and desktop compatible. Now, we have to test the website in different resolutions. You can test it simply by resizing browser window, but It’s not convenient resizing to a specific dimension(width and height) each time. Here are tools or utilities to test effectively.

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In my previous Notepad++ post, I shared useful tips for fast development. You can extend Notepad++ by installing plugins. The beauty of the Notepad++ extension is that it allows you to add a specific feature or function, fully customizing your working experience. Here are some useful plugins to save time while working.

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Suppose you have to do a task repeatedly with different objects of database, for example, you have to generate code or stored procs of table in the specific format, you created your custom SQL script which takes table name and generate the code. But each time, you have to execute query and pass table name.
What’ll happen If you right click on the table and select your script to execute. It’ll save bunch of time as well as stop you getting irritated icon smile Run Your Custom Script Quickly with SSMS Tools Pack Let’s see how to do using SSMS Tools Pack.

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If you are developing a web service client, you access web services, pass parameters and test the response to know the behavior of service. It can be easily accomplished using Poster Firefox add-on. You can create your own HTTP request with custom parameters, perform the action (GET,POST, PUT, DELETE..etc) and inspect the result. It saves bunch of time to create web-service based application.
Let’s see sample to use Poster.

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jsFiddle is an online editor for developing code snippets build from HTML, CSS and JavaScript and sharing with others. It provides functionality to embed on a blog. Using this approach, JavaScript developers can very easily isolate bugs. It supports inbuilt popular javascript frameworks like jquery, mootools…etc.

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You want to copy HTML dropdownlist(combobox) options from a web-page. You do right click on dropdown list. Oh my God !!! There is no option to do it. This article explains how to extract dropdownlist options using Notepad++.

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