Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

jQuery noConflict() saves the day!

All these years I have been only using jQuery as a Java Script framework. But I came across this situation where I had to use both jQuery and Prototype in one of my projects. This unavoidable situation resulted in jQuery functions not working as its supposed to. The obvious reason was a conflict between the two libraries. A Google search revealed that this is a common problem and the good news was jQuery already had a solution for it.


Posted 7 years ago

Cheat Sheets for Web Developers

I found this excellent list of cheat sheets for Web Developers. It even includes a cheat sheet for SEO. It will be really valuable for Web Developers to keep these cheat sheets in hand.

Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Developers

Cheat sheets are helpful to have around because they allow you to quickly remember code syntax and see related concepts visually. Additionally, they're nice decorative pieces for your office.

In this article, you'll find 23 excellent, print-ready cheat sheets for HTML/HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (including MooTools and jQuery).

So go ahead – print out your favorites and pepper your workspace with these wonderful references.

Posted 10 years ago

100+ Resources for Web Developers

This is a fantastic list for Web Developers.

100+ Resources for Web Developers

From the Blogpost :

There is some amazing stuff out there on the Web-resources, tools, tricks, and tips. Problem is, as a Web developer, you spend so much of your time just keeping up with new technologies – learning, playing – and this doesn't leave much time to go hunting for the latest and greatest tool, or for a better way of doing things.

So we've put together a list of over 100 resources to help make your life as a developer easier; where to find snippets of code, sites that automate processes, cheat sheets, lessons, useful tools and a couple of silly videos to give your brain a break if you make it through to the end. Please enjoy!

Posted 10 years ago

PHP Projects u need to know

Here is list of PHP/Javascript Projects that I have been either using, keeping in track of or got to know recently. Doesn't matter if you are new to PHP or an expert in PHP, its a worthier try if you haven't got hold of them yet.


Even though PHP's mail() function has been the No.1 choice for me to send an email, but PHPMailer is the ideal choice when I have to attach a file or send an email through a SMTP server with authentication.

php user class

This is a new addition to my list of classes. I haven't played around it yet, but php user class seems to be a cool class to manipulate users (login, logout, register, etc.) in web applications.

Magpie RSS

Magpie RSS can be used to parse RSS feeds.

htmlSQL class

This is one of the classes I came across recently. Its really cool. Using the htmlSQL class we can access HTML values by an SQL like syntax. Amazing ha? :)[Smile]


Smarty has always been my choice for a Template Engine.


BBcode is the best way to allow users to add bit of spice to their posts in forums, blogs etc. As a developer converting the BBcode to HTML can be bit of a tough job but StringParser_BBcode can do that for you.


easyFormProc is a class that I developed that will create and handle all the process of the elements in a form. The processes include form posting, validation and retrieving the posted values. I have added few common validation functions. Custom functions can also be added.


jQuery is a JavaScript Library that simplifies the way we write JavaScript. Handling events, performing animations, and adding Ajax interactions to web pages never been easier. This is a new addition to my list and I'm loving each an every moment of it.


tinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor. It is a real life saver when it comes to developing CMS Applications that requires average users to update content.

These OpenSource projects really help a great deal in our developments. Specially when it comes to PHP, there will be always a solution already written by someone for our problem. So no need to re-invent the wheel. I would like to hear from you on PHP/Javascript projects that you have used/tried/heard during your development so it allows us to share what we know [Wink]

Posted 10 years ago

Enhance your Web Development Using the Firefox Web Developer Extension

It has been bit over two years since I last posted about the Web Developer Extension for Mozilla Firefox. All these years I have been using it quite effectively on my developments and it still remains a very effective tool. If you haven't started using it yet, here is a nice article that would encourage you to start using it.

9 Practical Ways to Enhance your Web Development Using the Firefox Web Developer Extension

Drag & Drop on webpages

Anyone who has the necessity to drag & drop images or layers should look into the DHTML API, Drag & Drop for Images and Layers. Its a really cool API as I played around it quite a bit. Most importantly this library is a free software and released under LGPL.

The thing I like the most is the extendability of certain features. Also it has a very good documentation. I could easily add JavaScript code when an image is dragged or when dropped. I used Ajax in this case. When the user drags and drops an image I updated its position via Ajax to his user record on the server. So next time he logs in I could load the image in the position where he placed it last. Some basic stuff like that. It could really add a lot of interactivity to a webpage.

Posted 12 years ago

AJAX framework

Today when I rushed into office I just got this news that we have to do some research on the AJAX framework, also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting which allows webpages to get information from a remote server without performing a browser refresh. It speeds up the browsing time as well as its more comfortable working with the AJAX application.

AJAX is the technique behind GMAIL. I was really keen on knowing the technique behind it , though something kept me away from doing any further research on it. And of course this is a good start.

Sajax is an open source tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework. Hopefully you will find this tool very useful as well.

Posted 13 years ago