Friday, June 12, 2009

Moved to Ganeshiyer.net

Hey. This blog has moved to Ganeshiyer.net. Click here to read more

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ganeshiyer.net

Thanks to the money I got from Text Link Ads I have bought myself a domain name and web hosting :) Thats right fellas http://ganeshiyer.net will be up and running soon. I chose Hostgator to host it as they accept Paypal and they had all the features I wanted.

I'll continue writing on ganeshnomicks about web designing and stuff and I'll preview my designs and codes on ganeshiyer.net.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where have I been?

Its been almost ten months since I wrote some decent stuff on this blog, I have been busy with my boards and other competitive exams for which I have been preparing for quite long.
My boards got over on the 28th of March and I am quite satisfied with my performance in boards.
I left for Baroda on 28th itself to join a crash course(IIT Aashram Classes) to prepare for entrance exams like AIEEE and IITJEE. The classes were quite exhausting, we'd be there for 8 to 12 hours or so.
My JEE exam was quite forgettable and am not expecting much from it. Actually I wasnt well during the exam but still I did quite all right. JEE was followed by the Gujarat entrance test(GUJCET)which was easy and VITEEE which they compel to be pronouced as WITTY, but there wasnt much wit in the paper, there were tons of questions from topics like communications and I was like gimme a break!
The most important exam was AIEEE and it came off quite well, there were some surprising(read shocking) changes in the pattern of the examination and Maths was a bit tough but still...
I still have got 4 more exams to go but since the biggest hurdles have passed now, I'll hopefully have time to update the blog. I plan to implement several changes over then next few weeks. I am planning to get a domain name, and am gonna change the design(finally!) for sure.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Text-Link-Ads Pays

Yeah thats right...I received 40$ from TLA last month and another 40$ this month. I have been running their ads for a while and its great to get some money :)
Sorry for not posting...I have been busy with my studies and will be busy till June of next year...but still I'll try to write something :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Design : Ganesh02 - Aqua Reaction

I had made this design for a design contest which was held by Open Designs. Unfortunately the contest got canceled. So I thought that I should release this design on OD. I hope you like this design. I have decided to release this as the second design in my Ganesh## series. I guess this design is tailor-made for web hosting sites, but its very flexible and you can change the images to give it the look you desire. Good luck with your site and please make sure that you link back to me.

Download it from: Opendesigns

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Safari 3.1 supports HTML5

I have never been an Apple guy. I remember using Safari on windows when it was launched in beta, and it didn't took long for me to figure out that it wasn't for me. But Apple has just rolled out Safari 3.1 on Tuesday and its looks kinda impressive.
It is blazing fast, has got a cool UI, new cool features but the thing that has really got me interested is the new features that have the potential to transform web design in the future. First is CSS animations. Yep you read it right, Safari supports CSS animations. Another interesting feature is font downloading. That's right, web designers no need not limit themselves to narrow set of 'web safe' fonts.
But still I guess I'll stick with my firefox because I am still not sure how stable this new version of safari is gonna be. But still I hope that other browsers will also implement html5 features...fast!

PS: I am sorry to have not posted any stuff on the blog. I was having my exams so I couldn't find time to write.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Create Awesome Text Shadows With Pure CSS

I love finding ways to use css to replace unnecessary usage of images. In this tutorial I will teach you to create cool text with shadow without using any images or javascript. Here is my end result

The CSS:

#title{
z-index: 2;
color: #333333;
position:fixed;
font-size: 30px;
left:5px;
top:5px;
}
#shadow{
z-index: 1;
font-size: 30px;
color: #C0C0C0;
position:fixed;
left:8.5px;
top:8.5px;
}


The HTML:


<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN">

<html>

<head>
<title>Test</title>
</head>

<body>
<div id="title">
<h1>Test</h1>
</div>
<div id="shadow">
<h1>Test</h1>
</div>

</body>
</html>


This is done by using z-index property of elements in CSS. The shadow should be placed behind the text by assigning it a z-index lesser to that of the text. If you want to increase the distance of the shadow from the text then change the left and top properties.

So the next time you want to create a nice little text with shadow instead of jumping onto your Photoshop, use this technique.

Post in the commnets if you have anything to say about this technique, blog or want to show off your implementation of this technique.