Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Konami Code : Fun way to show up some secret information (!!)

"The Konami Code, known in Japan as the Konami Command(コナミコマンド Konami Komando), is a cheat code that appears in many Konami video games, although the code also appears in some non-Konami games."
To get more information you can check the best of the bests information source wikipedia pages. And to get more interested seeing who else on the web are utilizing this fun way to publish (!!) information please visit : [you have to try the Konami Code to get the list though :| ]
I thought why not I secretly embed my information into whatever I develop. So there came the jQuery solution for it. I basically merged two of the plugins from jQuery.
There are a number of Konami code plugins online - you can grab any of them - But make sure that the one you are trying works for all browser [the browser compatibility as they say :P I found couple of them not compatible to some browsers] . Following are couple of them that you can check :
And then to show up the information nicely I have plugged in the jQuery notification plugin jNotify
BTW, I'm gonna submit my code soon [sorry I don have a clean copy of my work right now :S] Till then stay tuned and help thyself :P

iGoogle like interface using CodeIgniter and jQuery

iGoogle-like Interface

I was asked to develop an interface that would look like iGoogle webtop. And as always do I instantly started googling and this post is the result of what I got and what I lastly went for.
I googled and I got some solutions already there :
  1. Picok : Which I got hectic to configure and modify [as I was in hurry I din check it very well thought but I think it has some potential]
  2. jPolite : I loved this solution but thought might be little tricky to implement the back end.I strongly suggest if you have some time please look at this solution.
But finally I actually decided to go with a simpler solution starting from an interface developed utilizing jQuery and creating a Codeigniter back end for it.
How to create the UI, you will get the complete article from net.tuts+  . However, to get the Codeigniter version you can download it from the following location. I am telling you the implementation is not a rocket science so far, but I have a plan to extend it and may be will create a complete opensource project some day.
Till then wait or Download and start one by yourself :)
Please comment some other opensource reference if you got any.