Thursday, February 28

Styling your web for print usage

There are many different media types that you can apply to CSS, some of which are more useful than others, and they let you specify the look, feel, or sound of the web page that is linked to the CSS files.

The Useful Media Types
This list includes the media types that you will truly find a use for on regular occasions:

  • screen—For color computer screens
  • print—For printed versions of the document
  • projection—For presentation or kiosk versions of the document (where toolbars are removed, and the display renders completely full screen)
  • all—For styles that are suitable for all devices

Specifying the Media Type

<link href="css/mainstylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen" />

<style type="text/css"> @import url("css/printstylesheet.css") print;</style>

Here the detail of this technique

Wednesday, February 27


FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.

Get the most out of it

  1. Add a Friendfeed widget to your blog - like mine showing at this blog. You can access this widget creator via the URL "" (replace "yourname" with your user name shortcut, like "mamat").
  2. Show your comments made in certain forums or blogs. To track comments made in blogs,

Monday, February 25

Wordpress as company's intranet

Recently I used wordpress for my company intranet. The intranet suppose to be like a central for everything (portal or hub) and be used by all the staff across all branches. I have enough experience with it and it was really nice. Wordpress serves my reader well and so with the editor and author. My editor and author can write as many post and pages as they want.

There are several plugin I used for this intranet

  1. easy-annoucement - The website only explained on how to adjust the permission of the file on LINUX. As for Windows User, you also be able to set the permission by adding IUSR_blabla to full access. This IUSR account is internet account to let your user do the manipulation on your file
  2. Democracy Poll
  3. Roles & Capabilities

As for layout I used facebook-theme from Foxinni.

It seems all these (plugin and theme) will form the wordpress to be a portal.

Friday, February 15

Trellis Desk: Free User-friendly help desk system

Trellis Desk is a powerful, robust help desk solution for your business. Improve your company's service by allowing your customers to quickly and easily submit support tickets to your team. Trellis Desk sports a range of advanced features to revitalize the way your business handles customer support. Even better, it's completely free; you don't have to pay any license fees to use Trellis Desk.

RSS for Utusan Melayu

Utusan Melayu has revamped their website to the new look. But it still lack of one of significant feature that most web must have today.

I have created RSS for utusan website by using Feed43. This is the url:

Thursday, February 14

Getting Multibox working as I want

This is the most practical lightbox as it support various format (mp3, FLV, MOV, HTML, etc). But this framework is lack of support. Thus I'm still in the midst of tweaking this modalbox. For the time being i'm only experiment with htmlElement.

Right now, what am I facing is the position of lightbox is not at centre of the screen. And yet, another one is, the width of the lightbox for htmlElement is not as I want.

Monday, February 11

Be a Rockstart with Yahoo! Live

It's a tool which lets you broadcast yourself from your webcam to the web, on our site or embedded wherever you'd like (e.g. your Mash page, your MySpace, or your blog). But if you're really talented you could use Y! Live to become famous too.

What do I need to go live?
All you need is a web browser, Adobe Flash Player installed, a webcam, and a little talent. Ok, you don't really need talent, but we hear that it helps.

For viewers: How is Y! Live different from other online video sites? That’s simple: it’s live. What you’re watching, right now, is what other people are watching, right now. We wanted to create an experience that takes us back to live television, where things are happening now, in real time.

For broadcasters: You’ve been posting your stuff to MySpace and YouTube. Now, connect with your fans in real time on Y! Live. There is something intangible about a live performance – an excitement that you can’t replicate in pre-recorded format. Broadcast a performance, interact with your fans with video and chat, embed your broadcast anywhere - it’s all possible on Y! Live.

For developers: Check out the developer preview of our API and embeddable components, as well as a sample app and tutorial we threw together.