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11 Jan 11

Clean, Minimalistic WordPress e-Commerce Theme

Checkout this simple and clean WordPress shopping cart theme by Billion Studio – http://demo.billionstudio.com

Will be implementing this for one of my upcoming projects soon. ;)

10 Jan 11

Web Safe Fonts For CSS

http://www.webdesigndev.com/web-development/16-gorgeous-web-safe-fonts-to-use-with-css

For Gill Sans though, you gotta use this CSS to make it work:
font-family: "Gill Sans", "Gill Sans MT", Trebuchet, "Times New Roman", Times

5 Sep 10

Firebug – The Essential Firefox Add-on for Web Developers

You, web developer, go install Firebug in your Firefox web browser. I’ve been using it for almost a year now and it certainly has helped at least 80% of my headaches on website layout tweaking and debugging. Read more

15 Jun 10

Google Web Search Features – Improve Your Search Experience

Did you know that you can use Google’s search box as a calculator and even a currency converter? You can also easily find out the weather in a certain location or see the time in cities around the world. There’s a whole lot of things you can do with the Google search textbox. Read more

14 May 10

New Design and Features for Wikipedia.org

My previous post was about Google changing their logo design and the look and feel of their search pages. And right now, I’ve noticed that Wikipedia has changed theirs too! Read more

7 May 10

New Google Logo Color and Search Page Design

I was searching for game reviews when I kinda noticed something different about Google’s logo, search buttons and text colors. I ignored them at first, thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me and anyway, it was like already 2 o’clock in the morning. Read more

3 May 10

BumpTop Acquired by Google – Google Acquisitions

BumpTop has been acquired by Google with effect from yesterday, 2nd May 2010. Google is having so much fun acquiring companies. BumpTop is a Canadian company which Google Inc. acquired for US$30 million. Google plans to integrate BumpTop to their upcoming Operating System, Google Chrome OS, which is to be released in late 2010.

What on Earth is BumpTop?

It’s an interesting 3D desktop environment. BumpTop is designed to improve normal computer desktop design by imitating the behaviour of a real-world desk. And just yesterday, Google bought over the company and BumpTop will no longer be available for sale and support.

They are letting people download BumpTop for the last chance here – http://bumptop.com/download. The download page will be there for only a week, which will end on the 7th of May 2010. So if you’re interested, go grab your copy now!

BumpTop Desktop Environment

Here’s a screenshot of the BumpTop Desktop Environment:
BumpTop BetaBumpTop on a Windows Vista

» Download BumpTop

References

[1] Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BumpTop
[2] BumpTop – http://www.bumptop.com
[3] Mashable – http://mashable.com/2010/05/02/google-bumptop

22 Apr 10

The Gaming Industry – Playstation 3 Console Price

Do you know how much the retail price was for a Playstation 3 console in 2004? US$450. That was the retail price. And the cost for producing one console? US$800. So, that means they were losing money. For 3 years. Because only in 2007 then they managed to reduce the production cost to US$400 per console.

That’s something uncool about the gaming industry.

But well, Sony is damn rich anyway, so it doesn’t make much difference to them. Hehe.

21 Apr 10

Domain Redirection – How to Make a 301 Redirect in cPanel

Domain redirections are common for many reasons for example, when your website has shifted to another domain, your company name has changed therefore registering a new domain name, or having many domains for 1 same website and you want all domains to point to this main domain.

So one simple way is to configure a domain redirect (301 Redirect) is via the cPanel function, Redirect. It’s fast and easy. No PHP codings, no .htaccess file modifications. The version I’m using is cPanel X (WHM Accelerated 2).

Configure 301 Redirection in cPanel

1. Login into your cPanel account of your domain (http://your-domain:2082).
2. Under the Domains group, find the icon named Redirects.
3. Under Type, select Permanent (301).
4. Under the **All Public Domains** drop down list, select your domain name.
5. Enter the URL you want to redirect to in the ‘redirects to’ textfield. Enter it in full e.g. http://azharkamar.com
6. Select the radio button Redirect with or without www.
7. Make sure the Wild Card Redirect check box isn’t checked.
8. Now click ‘Add’ and you’re done!

You should now test your domain redirection and see if it works. If it doesn’t redirect as it should, you might want to wait a while and try again.

13 Apr 10

Buy Cool Tee Shirts Online from Threadless – Cheap and Awesome!

“New graphic t-shirts released weekly. Awesome new designs submitted and rated by the Threadless community.”

If you have never heard about Threadless, I strongly suggest you go there right now and check out their super cool graphic t-shirt designs. Haha!
Threadless
Click here to visit Threadless.com.

Threadless is the coolest ever online t-shirt store! The Threadless.com website really has this hip factor – attractive graphics and user-friendly functions and features. It’s so simple to get a tee of your preference; you can sort by the t-shirt colour, price, size, category, collection and awesomeness.[adsense1]

And, I’ve just received my Threadless tee this morning. It’s called ‘Kill Monotony’ by Ankel Dika. I ordered that tee about 3 weeks ago via normal shipping and woke up this morning with the sweet package by my bed. Wrapped inside was the tee, together with a few Threadless stickers.

The First Threadless Tee, and More To Come

During the time of purchase, there was the USD10 offer, so the whole thing (including shipping) cost me around SGD18. And that’s considered very cheap; and very good! The t-shirt is of great quality, and bears an exclusive and expensive design (all Threadless designers are paid USD2500 for their graphic designs!). I hope to submit my very own design to Threadless someday… Haha!

Azhar Kamar with Kill Monotony by Ankel Dika - Threadless

Ok, here’s a photo of me wearing the ‘Kill Monotony’ tee shirt design by Ankel Dika (an awesome designer dude). I submitted this picture to Threadless in hope they select it to be displayed in their gallery and, they approved it within a day and put it up in the gallery. Click here to view it (if it’s not there, it would be at the Kill Monotony gallery).

So what in the world are you waiting for, visit Threadless now!