Web Development

iGoogle Portal Implementation: How to do it?

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After developing the draggable div application the other day, I was itched to implement the whole iGoogle portal. Probably the drive came when a few of you asked me “These draggable divs are just like iGoogle”, so I thought why not to give a shot at it. Here is what I was able to come up with while sitting idle at the office. I have shown 3 tabs for making it look more of a realistic demo. However only the news tab is operational as of now. Feel free to drag and drop any of the news box to any […]

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Draggable DIVs : How to make one?

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You all must have seen a similar thing on your iGoogle home page. Further for years this application is an integral part of Yahoo User Interface Library i.e. YUI. I tried to tweak into the iGoogle and YUI implementation of the draggable div implementation, but somehow I found them rather too complex to understand. Hence I thought of better write a short application and see if I can do the same magic. 🙂 Here is what I came up with. Still not modular enough, I coded everything as per the requirements for this demo. Probably in future I should be […]

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2nd Year @ IIT Guwahati

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Attendence of abt 10% in class, CPI of 6.75, a girlfriend, an electric guitar, a rock band, few sucking performance on stage, beer rum whisky vodka and lots of friend : In short this was my first year at IIT Guwahati. But then college life is not just about fun, and my experiences of 2nd year were enough to prove this point. There is something about this college life that once people are in here, they dont wanna go back home. Atleast this was the case with most of the people in my batch. 3 months of holidays, means hell […]

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My stay @ IIT Guwahati (1st year)

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I was never a bookworm and didnt liked studies from my school days. Infact I didnt knew about IIT’s even when I was in 12th standard. My father always used to hate my frnds, and the reason was quite obvious…none of them looked like a ‘seedha saadha padhai waala bacchaa’…..Infact none of my close frnd cleared JEE exam and in my case the only reason why I was able to clear it was my father. ‘Unka dandaa naa hota to shayad mein kissi private college ke bahar cigraattte pi raha hota.’ Anyways I now thanx my father for having that […]

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Will google be a new Library of Alexandria.

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What if all the world’s information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere? This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries. Google is divulging ever more information, in the process hiring the […]

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Photo Tagging API : Easy plugin for your websites and blogs

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Flickr, Facebook and now Orkut. One by One everyone has implemented the photo tagging feature into their social network. Initially introduced by Flickr, extended by Facebook and finally Orkut was forced to implement it too. Last night I tried to look into it to found out what does it take to make one and I was able to comeup with something like this. Probably a little different from the one’s implemented by others in the sense that you just have to do the first click and then the second click, and you are done. No mouse-press and drag thing needed. […]

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Caching problem in IE with Ajax : A Solution

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Hello All, Problem Definition: I made my first browser based chat messenger way back in January this year, and I tried making a improved version of it yesterday again. But unfortunately Microsoft continues to give 1000 reasons for a web developer to suicide. They continue to serve the same old buggy browser way back in 2000 and even now. The problem I was facing with IE7 (I haven’t tested on IE6), while trying to make a browser based chat messenger was that the chat application loads the chat messages from the server successfully only for the first time i.e. when […]

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Microsoft Deputy CEO Puzzle

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Yesterday I got a mail from one of my friend whose title read as: FW: Microsoft Puzzle. I just click opened the mail to have a look at the puzzle. Though I am not too sure if this puzzle was really asked my the Microsoft HR team for recruiting their Deputy CEO. Anyways by any chance, if it was really asked by the Microsoft HR Team, I thought it worth sharing with you all. Click for the puzzle here Try out the puzzle. The deputy CEO was given 15 minutes so you deserve atleast that [:P]. Anyways, if after 15 […]