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Creating a Clickable World Map with jQuery

Posted: January 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Usually I use Google Maps for websites and quite happy with their service. But one day I needed to implement the clickable world map with the possibility to highlight countries.

The widget itself consists of two parts:
– a set of polygon data representing the countries of the world – to create a layer above that responds to all mouse movements;
– a layer with a background image below.
So all coordinates are related with the background image and every area has its hyperlink.
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Are You a Team Player?

Posted: January 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Effective Management, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

It’s impossible to overestimate such trait as ‘being a team player‘. Because if you are a part of a team, you do need to communicate with others while working at common projects. And the result of such cooperation is wrapped up in your congruence.
being a team player

I’m fond of playing badminton. And according to my private experience, have to say that at a pair game a team of two weaker players is able to gain victory over strong strikes if their movements are not coordinated quite well. If you are playing doubles, you must smash them before they smash you. If you understand every movement of your partner, if your pair works well together – then you control the whole court throughout and drive the play in the right direction.
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My Website is on 101bestwebsites.com now, hooray!

Posted: November 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Creative Process | Tags: , | No Comments »

My site was listed as a beautiful javascript/ css website at 101bestwebsites.com, I’m so happy ))

'sweet' at 101bestwebsites

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Working on a Project: Effective Management

Posted: November 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Effective Management, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , | No Comments »

Every new project starts with a planning. Or it should. And the future of the new venture depends on how much efforts you put at this stage, depends on how are you picky to details and are you able to think forward.
effective management

As you contact with a customer, you get his vision of the final product he awaits to get done. But a threat, for my mind, is that your client (at 90% of cases) has no experience with web and he names you just his feeling, not the guide for action. Well, may I say that it’s the same as explain a painter how he is to paint – the idea is clear, but there are so many pictures you get as many artists will work.
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How to Print Google Maps

Posted: November 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Thanking Google Maps service you can add any map to your website easily. And what about printing the map? This simple at first sight question proves to be not so easy.

Variant 1:
The javascript for simulation the print button:

  1. window.print()

For example,

  1. <input type="button" value="Print" onClick="window.print()"/>

– and you get the possibility to print the whole page.
Unfortunately, that is not always the best solution.
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