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Improving navigation on large accordion content panels

Accordions are one way to improve content presentation in a website, but when they get vertically huge they can be quite a navigational nightmare. Shaiful shows you the solution using an awesome jQuery workaround. Keep Reading


Workaround for dropdown menu hover on mobile browsers

Shaiful is back, this time with some tips on making dropdown menu hover interaction work on mobile browsers. Keep Reading


Samsung Galaxy S2 WiFi Issue

Shaiful relives his ordeal with SGS2's notorious hardware-related WiFi issue that requires a full replacement of the mainboard to fix. Spoiler: It ended well. Keep Reading


Generating Simple 1D Barcodes with PHP

In web applications like an online-ticketing system, encoding the purchase reference number as barcodes on the ticket print or voucher can be quite useful in helping over-the-counter staff to quickly handle processes such as guest check-in using a barcode scanner. Shaiful shares a simple tool for starters exploring about barcode generation in PHP applications, the cool way he knows how. Keep Reading

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Holiday Trip to Cambodia

Shaiful's recent backpacking trip to Cambodia was proven to be a memorable one, including all the horn-happy drivers cruising along the streets. It is a country with fascinating history with thousands of years of civilization, majestic temples and interesting people. Hear how Shaiful tells a tale of his adventures. Keep Reading


Easy Way to Generate Complex Excel Spreadsheet Programmatically

In one of his projects, one of the requirements was the system must be able to produce an official form document in Excel spreadsheet with precise formatting that will look consistent when printed. Like the smooth strumming of his guitar, Shaiful shares a quick workaround on how to generate complicated Excel documents from your application. Keep Reading


Disable HTML Auto-Formatting in WordPress

The "HTML mode" in the WordPress editor doesn't really provide you with total control of the HTML being generated on the frontend. Some of the auto-formatting it does are for instance wrapping your inline elements with <p> and line breaks are also interpreted as <p>. If you're someone who likes full control over the HTML of your content in WordPress, this simple solution might interest you. Shaiful shows you how. Keep Reading


Quickly Fetch Web Feeds with SimplePie

Let's say we have a university website running on a CMS and a couple of student blogs running on a blogging tool like WPMU. Then on the university website homepage we need to pull several latest blog teasers from the student blogs. We can accomplish this quite easily with a free PHP class called SimplePie. What the library does is it fetches the blog RSS or Atom feed that we provide and parses it into an easy to use formatted data. Keep Reading


Kicking Off the Finals

Shaiful takes a break from the webby stuff to talk about the greatest sporting event on the planet - football. Hear him prattling on about how he supported France way back in 1998, and how he strived to feel the excitement supporting the Blues once again. Keep Reading


Spam Prevention Alternatives to CAPTCHA

One of the rules in today's web is if you have forms on your website, you need to have some kind of spam prevention measure implemented. Here Shaiful will talk us through the several methods that can be used and why CAPTCHA isn't one. Keep Reading