Azhar Kamar is a graphic designer, web developer and lecturer from Singapore who tells stories about web design, coding and all that jazz. He loves milk, pizzas, honey and all things sweet.

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10 Mar 11

CSS3 Codes for Rounded Corners

Since Dreamweaver or any web editing software doesn’t do auto-complete for CSS3 rounded corner properties, I find it helpful to have this here. So whenever you wanna throw in rounded corners for your website, just copy and paste this and adjust accordingly. Read more

10 Mar 11

How to Add a Custom Header in PrestaShop

After a few weeks of exploring, I feel PrestaShop is one of the best among the few open source e-commerce solutions out there. PrestaShop uses different file types for their framework – Smarty tags and .TPL files, unlike the more popular CMSes like WordPress and Joomla.
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8 Mar 11

Left Click ‘Save Target As’ PHP Script

Here’s an easy peezy PHP script to mimic the Right click > Save Target As… (or Save Link As, Save Image As, etc.) action in browsers. This script allows you to simply left click and the file dialog box will pop out. Read more

17 Feb 11

Facebook’s New Lightbox Photo Viewer

I heard about this a few weeks ago and now it’s officially launched – Facebook’s New Photo Viewer. Now when you click a photo, a modal window/dialog (or Lightbox as most people call it) will popup.

I think Facebook calls it the ‘Theater‘, Read more

16 Feb 11

Facebook Places Launched in Singapore

The long awaited Facebook Places has finally been launched in Singapore yesterday. It’s not that impressive though, but I believe it’s soon gonna beat the obvious competitor, Foursquare, which is the most popular app to check in to places.
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10 Feb 11

Cool & Creative Facebook Profiles

Alright I bumped into Mashable’s post and got totally eager to create one for my own Facebook profile. Previous Facebook layouts didn’t allow for this, only the new one that was launched in late 2010 did because of the new featured photo thumbnails at the top. Read more

9 Feb 11

Pink Polka Dot iPhone Background Wallpapers

So my girlfriend the Kate Spade maniac has this pink polka dot Kate Spade iPhone 4 silicon case and she madly wanted a wallpaper with that same design, so I did it and thought I’d just share it with the world.
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6 Feb 11

10 Handy WordPress Comments Hacks

10 Handy WordPress Comments Hacks from Smashing Magazine –

5 Feb 11

20 Awesome Web Designers’ Online Portfolios

Having an eye-catching online portfolio is super-duper important for web designers like us. We designer dudes and dudettes should put in a lot of time and effort when crafting our website as this obviously, will be a very simple way to justify to your clients or interviewers how awesome you are without saying “I’m cool and awesome”. Read more

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31 Jan 11

Write Arabic Text in Photoshop

Ok, I was designing an e-newsletter and all was going well until I had to do an Arabic version of that newsletter. I did it in Thai and Russian without any problems but I couldn’t seem to write Arabic text in my Photoshop CS3 Extended. Copying the text from my email either returned stupid square shapes with Xs inside, or what seemed like Arabic text on steroids. Read more