Friday, February 29, 2008

Floating Flash!

Floating Flash!

by: bs0d from


I know that you've seen it. Sometimes its cool, and sometimes they can be REALLY annoying. Floating Flash over webpages. Once I seen this, I wondered how they done that. I thought maybe it had to do with ActionScript or some tedious process but its actually simple once you know the secret code to set up your file correctly. Simply, the movie's background is transparent- allowing the pages contents to be seen behind your movie.

This tutorial is designed to teach you the process of manipulating your flash movie so that It will have the ability to float over your webpage. By the end of the tutorial, you will have the ability to play your Flash movie containing transparency in Internet Explorer (Only works in IE on Windows OS).


First you simply need to get your graphic you want to use for the movie. I would recommend something to a 3-D effect to give the appearance that its raised up off the screen. Also, have the background of that image transparent.

Also, make your design that will incorperate some shadow depth effects or something. Also, have a fiddle with the Opacity since Flash will preserve it once imported. Once you have your file I would again recommend that the file type be .PNG but im sure it could be anything.

Now, the size of your movie will be the area in the web browser your movie will move around in. Ok, get that imported and convert it to a symbol. And since its 'Floating Flash' I would put action to the symbol so that you will be able to see more how it works.

Alright, finally export your movie (swf file) - save it.


Ok now open your html editor or if you're more advanced, just open notepad or whatever you use. You'll need to add a layer over the top of your webpage (this allows it to work independently). Ok, now insert the code for a flash movie in the layer you created.

example code:

Finally, heres the final touch. Ok, locate the Flash OBJECT ID. Within this you see "para name." After the two para name lines, add the following code:

Save what you've done and preview it in Internet Explorer. The background of your movie is transparent and it should look really great! We done it this way manually. But Flash can automatically add the wmode to a published movie.

To do this just choose: File--> Publish Settings: Select Transparent Windowless from Window Mode list (publishing as a HTML file). and Publish it.

And from there, all you have to do is insert the the flash file into a layer over the webpage for it to be displayed over.


So thats it. There you have it. One line of code is all that makes those Floating Flash movies so annoying. But the reason I made this tutorial was to show you how to do it, and I think also it can be used to make your site even more dynamic and catchy/interesting. Im sure it can be used malaciously as well. Image just a big black square that floated over the webpage and you couldnt close it. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the tutorial.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Quran Explorer

Sesiap yang nak copy Ayat Quran untuk tujuan kebaikan boleh la kat link
Quran Explorer .

Ade Translation English, Reciter macam2 ada..

Free Quran softwares, downloads and links for learning Quran

Free Quran softwares, downloads and links for learning Quran

I am teaching both my children Ikhwan Shakip (5 years) & Ikram Thalhah (4 years)on reciting Quran myself. At the nursery both of them learning mengaji through Iqra books identifying ا, ب, ت or اَ,بَ, تَ and all the basic idea on how to read Quran & arabic.

As glad as a father could be they are doing quite well in the basic, however the pronunciation are not that good since the teacher is not a qualified or I can say well learned ustazah or so, hence, I purchased Ustaz Datok Hassan Azhari cd. Surprisingly now both of my sons already memorized few of Ayat Lazim such as الفاتحة, 3 قل and المسد a proper pronunciation through daily ngaji session which emphasize on 20-30 minutes of watching the cd while I supervise them. they also briefly learn tajwid since Ustaz Hassan will show each tajwid on each sentence what and the proper vocal pronunciations.

Nevertheless, this posting is actually about the web address above. It is a place where you guys can download free recitation software of Quran and pdf format Quran. The player are win amp like easy to use with option of translation even with Bahasa Melayu. But have to add-on later if you download it. Lot of details from the website that you guys could used.. check it out…

Quran softwares available from this site
QuranReciter : Quran MP3 player displaying Arabic Text and 3 different English Quran translations. Also includes Yusuf Ali commentary, English Transliteration and Quran translation in 24 languages (Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Malaysian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu). Word by word meaning display for Amma Juz (30th part of Quran).
QuranTrans : Multiple Translation software of the Holy Quran with commentary of Abdulla Yusuf Ali.
DivineQuotes : Categorised selection of verses from the Holy Quran.
ListMemoriser : Freeware tool for assisting in memorising Quran.
Arabic_Quran.pdf (3.28 MB): Complete arabic Quran in pdf format.

Other Quran related softwares and downloads
Meaning of 80% of words in the Quran (recommended) : Compilation of meanings of mostly used words in the Quran. Available for download as PDF files.
Quran Dictionary : Word by word meaning of the Quran from the beginning to the the end. For most of the words meaning are displayed only for the first occurance of that word in the Quran.
Pocket Islam : Free Quran Recitation software for Pocket PC. Nice display of Quran Arabic text and also includes optional translations in different languages.
Quran Urdu Audio Translation :Complete Quran recitation with side by side Urdu audio translation
QuranViewer : Free Quran Software which supports lot of world languages. Other features include full quran Arabic text, search option in english, configurable display of translations etc.
Quran Reciter Online : Another online version of Quran Reciter with multiple translations and multiple reciters. :Download Free Arabic to English and English to Arabic dictionary.
Yildun Softwares : Free Quran software with option to print as a book, multiple language translations and lot of other features.
Quran for mobile phones : Quran and islamic softwares for java enabled mobile phones.