Sleek and Smooth animated menu using jQuery

Today, I’m going to show you something interesting with jQuery. Yesterday I was thinking something to post something programming related stuff  in blog after long time and I came across a website, whose menu impressed me a lot. But checking it in a while, I found it it was built using mootools.  Since it was in mootools, I thought of replicating it in jQuery. I have two example of similar menu, first using jQuery core and CSS and another uses jQuery easing plugin to give bounce effect to the same menu.And I’ve added one more example which I though would be nice menu to show you guys.

Model File upload overlay box using jQuery and Thickbox

Few times back, sNare asked me how do display wordpress like overlay box where you can pass the variables when you click on the link and manipulate simultaneous actions in the overlay until user choose to close it. Today, I’ve come up with the solution of this with model upload overlay box using thickbox, a jquery plugin. I’ve used the Iframe content of thickbox while displaying the box as modal box.

jQuery plugin: word-counter for textarea

Sorry friends on the way of move to new home I’ve been lost from the blog as I didn’t have internet connection for few last weeks. Now, I’m back and I try to be regular as much as I can. Inspired from the new feature of wordpress 2.6.x which displays word count of each post, I’ve developed jQuery plugin to display word-count of Textarea. Please note that it is word count plugin not character counter.

Getting random number between range of two numbers in JavaScript

Yesterday, Steve asked me how can we have random number function in JavaScript like rand() function of PHP where the programmer can specify the range of two numbers within which we need the random number. Today, I’m going to share two functions in JavaScript, In first function , you can specify the number and the function generate the random number between 1 and N. In another JavaScript function, you can specify range of two numbers between which you’ve to get a random number. Furthermore, there is optional last parameter in these function for decimal places, if provided, will return the random number with the decimal places specified in the third parameter.

Table row manipulation using jQuery JavaScript

In a jQuery tutorial, I’ve shown how to display different color in alternate row of table using jQuery. This time I’ve come up with advanced version of same tutorial where you can add different color in alternate row of table whereas you can display a different color when mouse moves over each row of table furthermore you can assign a different color to table row when mouse is clicked in the table row.

Changing textbox value from dropdown list using Ajax and PHP

Yesterday Tarquin macey asked me how can we change the value of the textbox based using Ajax and PHP based on the changing value of the dropdown list.Today, I’ve come up with a solution from him.In this post, you’ll see how to get the currency code of a country from PHP using Ajax and this currency code will replace the value of textbox each time the dropdown list changes.

Force download multiple files in a zip archive using PHP

In this post, I’ll show you how can you download the multiples files in a zip archive using PHP. I’ve made a function in PHP where you’ve to pass the parameters the array of files to be zipped, the second parameter is file name as which zip archive file has to be downloaded and finally the path of files where files to be zipped are located.(assuming that they are all in same folder)

Choosing the best among the web hosting providers

You’ll be in a great confusion if you have to buy the service from a new web hosting provider. There are many web hosting providers in the market and you’ve to choose the best among them so that you’ll not be suffered by choosing it. Most of the customers suffers from bad web hosting companies due to their unreliability and lacking of sustainability in the high volume of traffic.So, I always suggest you to compare the features of web hosting providers before buying it.

Handling array of HTML Form Elements in JavaScript and PHP

Today, I would like to share the way of handling array of HTML FORM elements using JavaScript and PHP.Well, it’s very easy to get the data from the array of HTML form elements in PHP and using them but in JavaScript it’s a bit tricky to handle the array of HTML form elements. I had a hard time to handle them via JavaScript in past thats why I’m posting it here so that people will not have hard time to cope with array of form elements in JavaScript and PHP.

How to hide actual URL in the status bar of all browsers?

Yesterday, Jacob mailed me and asked me how can I show different text or link in the status bar of browsers like Firefox or safari when mouse is over the link.He found the technique which only worked for IE but not for other browser but I’ve come up with a technique which works for all browser. This kind of technique is quite useful if you want to hide the actual link in status bar of browsers and show the different URL instead of actual one.

State preserved bottom hanging message box using jQuery

Last time, I’ve made the top floating message box using jquery. And a lot of people has asked me how can I preserve the state of that message box so that when it is closed.It won’t be open to for some time interval. Today, I’ve come with state preserved bottom hanging message box. When you close the message box, it’s state is preserved in cookie created using JavScript so that this message box won’t show up for certain hours.

Getting country , city name from IP address in PHP

Yesterday, miaki asked me how can we get the country name from the IP address in PHP. Today, I’ve come up with the answer of this question. I’ve used the API from to fetch the country name , city name and country code from the given IP address. I’ve mad this function in PHP which uses XML response from and extracted country name, city name and country code using regular expression.

Getting technorati ranking in PHP without using their API

Today, I was going through the Technorati API to find the rank of the blog using PHP. Those who doesn’t know about Technorati, Technorati is known as the authority for tracking, indexing and ranking the blog sytems. When I went through the Technorati Api, I found that it is not that hard to get the ranking of a blog which is indexed in Technorati.You need to get the developer API  key from Technorati and use their Web Services to get the ranking of a blog.

Top Floating message box using jQuery

Last time, I’ve shown you how to create a alert box using jQuery. This time, I’ve come up with another tutorial to show you how to display floating message box in the top of  the browser using jQuery. The message box always get displayed at the top of the browser although you move across the document with help of scroll bar. Now, let’s kick out this tutorial for creating floating message box using jQuery.

5 useful Google search tips you might now know

I never knew that Google search can be used as calculator, currency converter or height and weight unit converter. Today I’ve discovered few Google search technique and I would like to share those technique with you. Look at the few useful search technique and you’ll get the answer “Why Google is the superior search engine?”.