abstract art generator using JavaScript

November 24th, 2008
by jai

While stumbling upon today, came to this site and then couldn’t resist myself to write about it. This features an online panel packed with some tools to draw. The movement of object chosen to draw gives a quite realistic feeling. Nobody can resist himself from experimenting after having a look there. So just try it…you are very close to become an abstract artist! Here is the source code of the JavaScript application.

While they don’t clearly state about the license of the application, the images you draw there are comletely yours and can be downloaded in either standard or high quality version.

Here is a screenshot of the Bomomo application.

Abstract Art using Bomomo

Abstract Art using Bomomo

Tags: art, bomomo, javascript
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Productivity – The CRISS Criteria

September 6th, 2008
by jai

Last week was probably one of the most non-productive times for last one year. I agree on this fact when Criss says that he has to convince himself everyday before sleeping that the day was indeed productive, otherwise he cant sleep.

For Criss,  this criteria follows something like this -

  • watching a movie which is not exactly JHILAAU
  • A successful course of CS ( I’d call it course which i feel to be better than dose of Counter Strike)
  • Hacking into some code
  • Convincing learning which would make him more productive the very next day
  • Sharing a nice time with JANTA or adding something to JANTA’s productivity ( This one is a recursive relation)

Meanwhile, I am working on a redesign of this website. As of now, its using Layers. I have not quite convinced myself with the colour schemes for the new Layout till the moment.

The other project is the website for my college which is definitely a bigger project. I’ve prepared design and layout for this. I’ll be focusing on its elegance and simplicity packed with its functionality.

I hope to get some more time and complete them as soon as possible.

The time is teaching me to have balance between work/projects according to their priorities.

Tags: general
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The blending layers to be administered in style!

August 19th, 2008
by jai

The WordPress theme Layers version 1.1.0 is out

Layers theme screenshots

Layers theme screenshots

The brand new version of ‘Layers’ gets you an admin panel to quickly change its settings with a few clicks. You can also use alternate style sheet now. This version gives you the gift of the elegent bright skin along with the legacy dark shine. Again, a few clicks are enough to change this look.

You also don’t need to put any extra effort to check this site manually for updates. This is gracefully integrated into the admin panel of the theme, which checks for a new release once every seven days.

You can download the brand new version here.

Tags: layers, themes, wordpress
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‘Layers’ supports microformats now!

July 30th, 2008
by jai

With the version 1.0.6 of Layers theme, it supports microformats. Though WordPress itself comes with some microformat structure in the form of tags (rel-tag), XFN in terms of blogroll links. Still, there many of them are left which can be used to increase the semantics of your code following the principle, data should be readable for humans as well as machines.

If you didn’t know about microformats

A microformat (sometimes abbreviated as uF is a web-based approach to semantic markup that seeks to re-use existing XHTML and HTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes. This approach allows information intended for end-users (such as contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, and the like) to also be automatically processed by software.

-wikipedia

In a bit more simpler meaning, if you have a software which can understand a web page written with microformat, it would be possible for the software to automatically recognize the informations like, contact information, geometric information, bookmarks etc.

If it is still not very clear, what will extra benefit will you get from it, just try operator firefox addon once with Layers theme. The theme uses hatom, hcard, XFN, rel-home, xFolk microformats.

The article by otto helped a lot for this update.

Tags: layers, microformats, semantics, theme
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Layers theme live at wordpress theme directory

July 27th, 2008
by jai

I am very happy to announce that my first wordpress theme Layers (call it contribution) is live at wordpress theme directory. Though some bugs were accidently left there, ( as a post doesn’t clear the floating element above it. so the image with float:left property just overlaps the other post ) I have uploaded the fix, so soon the version is going to change from 1.0.3 to 1.0.4

No doubt, I love WordPress.

Tags: layers, theme directory, wordpress
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