Amitav Roy

Blog on web and travel

Making a simple web app with Yii framework

Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Amitav Roy

Today we are going to learn how to make use of the Yii framework and make a web app. I have been doing a bit of reading at my office on different frameworks available for PHP and in the end, the decision was Yii. So, will be diving into the Yii framework and check the possibilities. To accomplish this tutorial, I assume you have Apache, MySQL and PHP installed on your system. There are a lot of frameworks available for PHP and a lot of them rely completely on the command line for most of the work. But Yii has a nice GUI for the same which was a big advantage… at least I don’t like the black screen too much personally speaking.

CSS font size and its units explained

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Amitav Roy

With the web 2.0 style web designs, minimalist designs etc, one thing is certain – fonts are playing a very important part of the visuals of the site. Gone are those days where big images, boxy buttons were “The thing to do”. And another aspect is the different mediums through which our websites are accessed now.

Install drupal with clean URL and imagecache

Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Amitav Roy

This tutorial is to show how to install a drupal installation with clean URL and image cache on a wamp server. **Software and their versions:** Wamp: WampServer2.1e-x32 Drupal: drupal 6.20 (you can use any other version also and it will work). First thing is to install Wamp on you system with default settings. Once done, you will get the green icon which shows you that wamp server is running properly.

Road trip to Durshet

Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by Amitav Roy

It was around 2 AM when suddenly I got a message from my friend to come online. We decided to go for a short road trip… thanks to Facebook updates on mobile which woke me up ;). With only 3 hours of sleep, we were supposed to start early at around 6:30 AM towards Durshet. Where is it? What are the things to see? I was not at all sure about that… the only thing I knew was that I have not been on a trip for quite some time now and I was bored with my daily routine.