Saturday, May 31, 2008

Japanese Fleur Blogger Template

This was originally a wordpress theme designed by Lorelei of Toptut dot com. converted it into Xml Blogger beta template.
You can view the Live demo here or look at the screenshot above and download this beautiful blogger template here.


Firefox addons for Web Development

Here, I collected a set of firefox addons useful for web development.
  • FireFTP - FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • IE Tab - IE Tab - an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.
  • Web Developer - Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
  • Firebug - Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
  • Greasemonkey - Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.
  • Tab Mix Plus - Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combinations of opened tabs and windows.
  • Image Zoom - Easily zoom in, zoom out, fit image to screen or set custom zoom on individual images within a web page. All this can be done by using the context menu or a combination of mouse buttons and scroll wheel. Handy to see the finer details of smaller pics or to make very large pics fit within your screen.
  • ColorZilla - Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
  • IE View - Lets you load pages in IE with a single right-click, or mark certain sites to *always* load in IE. Useful for incompatible pages, or cross-browser testing.
  • iMacros - Automate your web browser. Record and replay repetitious work.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Photoshop Top Secret Training Course

A great video by

Adobe Fireworks CS4 sneak peak

See how the top features in the new Fireworks will streamline your webdesign creation & workflow as Alan Musselman of Adobe gives you a sneak peek into the latest version of Fireworks

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dreamweaver CS4 live preview

Adode released the previews of the upcoming Dreamweaver CS4

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gmail and yahoo account creator

Here is another cool utility freeware. Using this you can make infinite no. of gmail and yahoo account. All you need to do is enter the capchca.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How the best web design is done

A video that captures a miracle - the whole process of how the best design products are done, everything A-Z!
This video was actually made by

Web 2.0 blogger Template

Web 2.0: A black and white template for Blogger. Originally created by DezainerFolio for WordPress blogs. Now distributed for blogger by designz-web.



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wordpress PHP functions

Today I would like to mention about some php commands required for making a wordpress site. Creating a Wordpress template is not that much hard unless you know some basic php. I initially thought of making a step by step video tutorial on this. But due to the lack of time and some other limitation I decided to make it short. I will teach you some basic php, but before that I am giving the complete list of files

  • style.css

  • index.php

  • home.php

  • single.php

  • page.php

  • archive.php

  • category.php

  • search.php

  • 404.php

  • comments.php

  • comments-popup.php

  • author.php

  • date.php

Don't worry. you just need to make a blank file with that name

PHP Basics

PHP - Hypertext Preprocessor

File Extensions The usual web server configuration is that somefile.php will be interpreted by PHP,
whereas somefile.html will be passed straight through to the web
browser, without PHP getting involved.

The <?php tag tells PHP that everything that
follows is program code rather than HTML, until the closing ?> tag

Understanding Variables

Variables containers in which values can be stored and later retrieved are a fundamental building block of any programming language.

For instance, you could have a variable called number
that holds the value 5 or a variable called name that holds
the value Chris. The following PHP code declares variables with those
names and values:

$number = 5;

Arguments and Return Values

Every function call consists of the function name followed by a list of arguments in parentheses. If there is more than one argument, the list items are separated with commas. Some functions do not require any arguments at all, but a pair of parentheses is still requiredeven if there are no arguments contained in them.

The built-in function phpinfo generates a web page that contains a lot of information about the PHP module. This function does not require any arguments, so it can be called from a script that is as simple as

<?php phpinfo();?>

If you create this script and point a web browser at it, you will see a web page that contains system information and configuration settings.

Now its time for wordpress

Wordpress has a set of built-in functions and arguments. All we have to do is use these. This is a short tutorial and I will keep everything short.

<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>

Display the name (title) of the blog. This command calls for the argument name in the function bloginfo. The blog name is nothing but what you have as Weblog title from the wordpress. This can be inserted between <title><title/> tags.

<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>

This one displays the url of the blog. Here also "bloginfo" is the function. This command calls the argument "url" in the function "bloginfo".

<?php bloginfo('description') ?>

This displays the caption of the blog. In default, its result will be "Just another wordpress blog".

<?php have_posts() ?>

It checks to see if you have any post.

<?php the_post() ?>

Calls for the posts.

<?php the_title(); ?>

This function calls the title of the current blog post.

<?php the_permalink(); ?>

This function that calls for the address or location of each post.

<?php the_content(); ?>

It displays the post

<?php _e('Filed under:'); ?>

It is the code to call for a colon ":"

<?php the_category(', ‘); ?>

the_category() is the PHP function that calls for all the categories that you tagged your post with. If you put Filed under: and the_category() together. You'd get Filed under: Name of category 1, Name of category 2. The comma within the_category() is a way of separating the category names.

<?php _e('by'); ?>
same as Filed under:. If you're creating the theme for personal use, wrapping _e() around the word by isn't necessary.

<?php the_author(); ?>

self explanatory. It simply prints your name or whoever published the post.

<?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', ‘1 Comment »', ‘% Comments »'); ?>

comments_popup_link() calls for a pop up window of your comments, when popup comment is activated. If popup comment isn't activated, comments_popup_link() simply send you to the list of comments. No Comments » is what will be displayed when you have no comments. 1 Comment » is when you have exactly one comment. % Comments &187; is for when you have more than one comment. For example: 8 Comments ». The percent sign % means number. » is a code to display a double arrow.

<?php edit_post_link('Edit', ‘ | ‘, "); ?>

This is only visible when you are logged in as an administrator. edit_post_link() simply displays an edit link for you to select which post to edit, instead of having to browse through all the posts from the administration panel to search for the one you want to edit. edit_post_link() has three sets of single quotes. The first set is for what word you will use for the link title of the edit link. If you use Edit post, then it'll say Edit post instead of Edit. The second set of single quotes is for whatever that comes before the link. In this case, a vertical line |; that's what the &124; code is for. The third set of single quotes is for whatever that you want to come after the edit link. In this case, nothing comes after it.

<?php posts_nav_link(); ?>

At the bottom of most WordPress blogs, there's a Next Page or Previous Page link. You call for those links by using the posts_nav_link() function of the WordPress template system.

<?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0′); ?>

This function calls for the list of categories to be displayed. You can further customize them using the following arguments.

  • sort_column=name - list category links alphabetically

  • optioncount=1 - display the number of posts made under each category

  • hierarchial=0 - don't turn sub-categories into sub-list-items, which explains why my Sub Category link is listed in the first level of the list.

  • & - each time you add on another attribute, you have to type & before it to separate it from the existing attributes. For example & sits in between sort_column and optioncount.

<?php wp_list_pages(); ?>

This function generates the full list of links for all pages.

<?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>

This function call for archive links by month, nest each. Here, "month" is the argument.

<?php get_links_list(); ?>

Add your blogroll links to the your blog.

Thats all for now folks.

How to Create a Web 2.0-Style Logo

Tutorial how to create a Web 2.0-Style logo using Adobe Photoshop.

Flash Decompiler

In today’s growing Internet business environment there is a tremendous need for interactive, dynamic and professional solutions to attract as many clients as possible.

Flash Decompilers enables you to convert Adobe Flash SWF files (one file or even batch of files) back into FLA format that can be edited in native Flash environment. Every group of objects such as morphs, shapes, texts, fonts, motions, sounds, ActionScripts, etc. could be placed in separate FLA library groups, which makes using and viewing the resulting FLA file much easier. Projector EXE files are decompiled the same way as common SWF files.

Using this you can extract any element of the Flash movie such as shapes, morph shapes, images, sounds, videos, frames, fonts, texts, buttons, sprites and ActionScripts. E.g. you can E.g. you can extract ActionScript as *.as or *.bin file, get sounds as mp3 or wav, images as jpeg, bmp or png, videos as flv, shapes as gls, etc. Both standard SWF and EXE (Flash project) files are supported.

Features in Detail

SWF Browser and Viewer:

Easily browse your hard drive for Flash movies and add SWF files to quickly accessible Favorites folder. Enjoy several explorer view styles with an exceptionally handy “Thumbnail view”. Flash Decompiler will play selected items or show preview of decompiled SWF elements in a built-in Flash viewer. Drag the image, zoom in/out or view the original size - as you like.

SWF to FLA Converter

Convert SWF to FLA Flash Decompiler delivers the best functionality and user-friendly way for full conversion of SWF file into FLA. Alternatively, you can convert texts, sounds, shapes, morphs and images into FLA, or use “SWF replacer” feature to change the SWF the way you want. Whether you need to convert the whole SWF to FLA or only a few elements, or may be simply add new sound to the Flash movie with Flash Decompiler you can do a lot!

SWF to MP3, SWF to JPEG Converter and more:

Flash Decompiler exports resources into multiple formats: you can save sounds as WAV and MP3, images - as PNG, JPEG and BMP,videos - as FLV (Flash video format). Its SWF converter power will let you export texts into RTF (MS Word format), TXT and HTML. An absolutely unique feature of Flash Decompiler is that in case you are dealing with an SWF where texts can only be identified as symbols, it lets you choose the corresponding letters so that you get clear text in the decompiled file as a result.


Flash EXE Decompiler:

You can decompile Flash projector files in the same easy and fast way as common .SWF files.
SWF Replacer:

A totally new feature in Flash Decompiler lets you replace images, colors, gradients, lines and sounds in SWF files. You can completely change the way SWF files are created and edit them yourself without the need to recompile them into FLA.

Make Screenshots:

Extra bonus from Flash Decompiler easily make screenshots and create stunning images of various SWF parts on the go.

ActionScript Decompiler:

Not only do professional Flashers enjoy using this tool, but beginners as well find it exceptionally helpful for given opportunity to peek at the code of most advanced Flash intros, sites and other Flash animations. You can view decompiled ActionScripts as Actions, pi-code, dump or pi-code+dump. ActionScript decoding supports a broad variety of tag combinations and incorporates a handy Search function.

Navigation and Interface:

Our SWF decompiler enables you to reach any of the elements among multiple items in decompiled class, as it has an exceptionally convenient Grouped showing mode implemented.

Flash Decompiler will give you detailed information about shapes, images, morphs etc, also tracking their placements in frames and sprites and even reflecting original names of frames, ActionScripts and sprites. To see all objects used in a certain frame, simply click it and a full list will appear.

With several interface skins and layout options you will customize Flash Decompiler to meet your personal taste and needs.

Flash Decompiler represents an advanced feature-set and a clean user-friendly Interface, which will make it a pleasure for you to use.

A list of Popular Flash Decompilers are shown below


Its free

Eltima Flash Decompiler Trillix

Flash Decompiler is a powerful SWF to FLA converter with functionality to decompile Flash movies, convert SWF elements into multiple formats and replace them on the go.

  • You can store sounds, images, videos, shapes, frames, morphs,
    fonts, texts, buttons, sprites and ActionScripts from any SWF file
    directly to your hard drive with one click.
  • You can export Flash Video to AVI and FLA, save sounds as WAV and MP3, images - as PNG, JPEG and BMP, texts as RTF, TXT and HTML.
  • Lets you convert the whole SWF file or only shapes, images, sounds, morphs and texts into FLA.
  • Projector EXE files are decompiled the same easy way as common SWF files.
  • Will give you detailed information about shapes, images, morphs
    etc, also tracking their placements in frames and sprites and even
    reflecting original names of frames, ActionScripts and sprites.
  • The unique SWF Replacer feature of Flash Decompiler enables replacing images, colors, gradients and lines to make changes to SWF files even without previous conversion.
  • A built-in explorer with SWF thumbnail view makes browsing for Flash movies very simple.

Sothink SWF Decompiler

SWF Decompiler, which is compatible with ActionScript 2.0
completely, can export every SWF element such as ActionScripts, sounds,
images, videos, shapes, frames, fonts, texts, buttons and sprites in
various formats. Can extract the video file from a Flash movie and
export it in *.flv format.


  • Converts SWFs to FLAs completely and quickly.
  • Decompiles Flash Movies (swf, exe).
  • SWF in all versions can be imported, decompiled and converted to FLA(6.0 or 7.0 or 8.0 ).
  • Decompile, display and extract all Flash movie elements in groups, such
    as Shape, Morph Shape, Image, Sound, Font, Text, Sprite, Button, Frame
    and Action.
  • Supports AS2.0 completely.
  • Supports expanding the sprite frame by frame.
  • Includes SWF Catcher for Firefox and IE to save online SWF files from your browser.
  • Supports converting the swf that contains components to a fla file.
  • Includes font linkage in the converted FLA.
  • Supports exporting ActionScript in .as format.
  • Supports converting swf that contains video to FLA.
  • Can extract the video file from a Flash movie and export it in *.flv format.
  • Besides recovering the static text to text, Sothink SWF Decompiler offers the function of converting static text to shapes.
  • Has a built-in Flash viewer to view and play the
    Flash movies you select.


Action Script Viewer (ASV) is a SWF (Flash) decompiler which mainly

  • lets you see the actionscript in SWF (Flash movie) files,
  • lets you extract resources (bitmaps, sounds, videos, fonts
    etc., also outlines of vector symbols as actionscript or SVG or a JSFL
    Tool) from SWF files,
  • lets you browse the internals of SWF files while providing
    infomation about frames, instance names, symbols, movie clips etc. and
    a timeline view with context sensitive preview,
  • helps you reconstruct the FLA file for a SWF by exporting SWF resources and a JSFL command.

As far as I know, ASV is the most-used decompiler around, has been in steady development for a long time, and works really well.

Currently (05 oct. 2006) priced $59.95

Can be extended by free add-on tools. Current available tools (for registered customers) are:

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