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I'm Arka Roy, a Full Stack Web Developer, focusing on Responsive Web Design and Web Application Development.

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  • How to use Zaq: Codeigniter Template Parser Engine

    How to use Zaq: Codeigniter Template Parser Engine

    Zaq is a PHP based template parser engine developed to work with Codeigniter. This library has been developed for developers to integrate php codes in views easily. Using this library will also allow the view file to be more readable. View files in Codeigniter (or in any other framework following MVC) always contains both html and php codes which make them a bit harder to read. This problem can be eradicated by using a parser engine which makes the view files a lot more easier to work with.

  • Category Pagination in Jekyll

    Category Pagination in Jekyll

    This site is built on Jekyll – a blog aware static site generator. When I was building this, I wanted to separate my blog from my portfolio. Of course I would be using custom post type for my portfolio if I was developing on Wordpress. Here I thought to stay straight and simple and I just created two site categories: portfolio and blog and I am using custom permalink which makes it difficult to use the default pagination setup. And I also want to paginate only the blog category.

  • 15 Best Bootstrap Alternatives for Web Developers

    15 Best Bootstrap Alternatives for Web Developers

    Choosing the right framework that is the perfect fit for your projects could be a little bit overwhelming – there are a lot to choose from. Perhaps, you want to go with popular choices like Bootstrap or Foundation, but if your website is going to be a fairly simple one, you won’t be needing most of the building blocks and materials included in the default package. The good news is that there are a handful of alternatives that are much leaner than Bootstrap or Foundation. Most of these frameworks ship with just the right amount of styles and components to help you get started, while allowing you to be able to extend them in the direction you want for your project.

  • 8 Icon Fonts to speed up Website Design Process

    8 Icon Fonts to speed up Website Design Process

    Icon Fonts are nothing but fonts. But, instead of containing letters or numbers, they contain symbols and shapes. You can style them with CSS in the same way you style regular text. They’re ideal for small, frequently used shapes such as email, envelopes, telephones, widget controls and social media logos. Here is a list of most popular and easy-to-use icon font sets.