July 26th, 2015

Get Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+) Followers Count Using PHP

Each social media provides their own widget to display followers count, but their user interfaces are different and so much javascript in the code. So I decided to get the count on server side using PHP, cache it and show it as I want. This post explains to get Twitter followers, Facebook fans, YouTube subscribers and Google+ page/profile followers count, to cache the results and generate HTML to display them.

June 24th, 2015

Embedding YouTube Videos with Fast Loading and Responsive View

The embedded YouTube videos make your page heavy and slow down your page load times. The page load time is important factor for a web page because
– Site Speed improves user experience. There are different surveys and case studies which show poor experience with slow sites.
– In the era of Mobile, Tablet.. devices, site speed must be good to get accessed everywhere.
Google also cares about site speed for search criteria.

So, this post explains how to embed YouTube videos with fast page loading for better user experience.

March 4th, 2011

How To Set A YouTube Video As Your Page Background

If you are a designer and you want to play YouTube video on your page background, Tubular is great option for you. It is a jQuery plugin that lets you set a YouTube video as your page background by using a single line of javascript code.

December 13th, 2010

IxEDIT: No coding for Javascript/jQuery

Generally, JavaScript is needed to implement interactions on a web page. It is hard to manage JavaScript for many designers because of no programming experience. Therefore, making well-designed web interactions is difficult in general. IxEdit solves this problem. IxEdit is a JavaScript-based interaction design tool for the web. If you have basic knowledge about HTML and CSS, you can create interactions as you like. JavaScript coding is no longer needed. With IxEdit, designers can practice DOM-scripting without coding to change, add, move, or transform elements dynamically on your web pages. Especially, IxEdit must be useful to try various interactions rapidly in the prototyping phase of your web application.

December 13th, 2010

Microsoft Montage: magazine-style, content aggregator

Microsoft Montage is a web-based application that takes your search terms and transforms them into a magazine-style page.
Features:
1. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube.

January 27th, 2010

Social media APIs and libraries for .NET developers

Social media services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, YouTube, Flicker, Orkut..etc allow user to share data, content and information. Almost all Social Media services provide some sort of Application Programming Interface, or API, that allows outside parties to build a product or app of an existing service. Here are the popular social media services APIs and sample wrapper for .NET developers.