This tutorial demonstrates how to use Google MAP API version 3 to find a location and puts a marker on the MAP. For information about setting up the map, see here: /blog/2011/04/using-google-map-api-3-for-javascript-beginner-how-to-and-example/.     New to Version 3 of the API is the Geolocation service, which enables you to retrieve the location information (including longitude […]


If you have set user your user name via the Account Setting, it can be very hard to find your numeric user id. In fact, it’s annoyingly hard. I don’t know why this information is not somewhere obvious, like in your Account Setting section. Why can’t they put it there? It’s not like the user […]

The Google MAP API version 3 offers improvements over the previous versions that makes it easier and more convenient to use. The one I like the most: you no longer need to obtain an API Key to use, very convenient.   You can read more about the changes and the API here: This guide […]

To check whether a particular user likes your Page or App, you can use this Graph API call /me/likes, after the user is logged in to your application. You need the page id or application id to check against.   Your application also needs to have an extended permission named user_likes to retrieve a list […]

The latest Facebook API, dubbed Open Graph API , is a powerful replacement to the old API. However, the documentation (in particular regarding authentication) is not very clear. Hopefully this will help you get up to speed with what it takes to authenticate users. This tutorial assumes that you have already setup your application on […]

Custom Post Types functionality is added in WordPress 3 (it was present in 2.9 but with limited featrues). Broadly speaking, with Custom Post Types, your Posts (also commonly referred as blog-enty” or “blog-post”) are no longer limited to the two predefined types of Post and Page and most likely you end up with the standard […]

Sample WebM Video 2
November 16, 2010

Below is a sample WebM video encoded with Wildform Flix which is a FREE WebM encoder. You need a HTML5 enabled browser and browsers that support WebM videos. And while at it, why not read WebM Overview.   Which browser can see this video? You can use the The latest build of Chrome to view […]

This is a general outline of how to utilize HTML5 Canvas to do animation using the traditional cell-animations, aka: image-strips. Here’s the image that I am using for this example; as you can see, it consists of 8 frames of equal width. It’s an animation of someone walking, shows in a top-down view. To draw […]

Background For an introduction to how to add a basic Facebook Like Button, head over to:  This tutorial build upon that tutorial and shows how you can customize the appearance of the post when someone clicks the Facebook Like button. Introduction In order to control the appearance of the post that appears when someone […]