Websites that suck ! Bahrain AMA University .

27 04 2006

When talking about Design & usability , our university [AMA] strongly fails in the test and falls in a bad category [ websites that suck !].


Lets Begin from the base structure :

  • Techs used : html , few JavaScript and flash .
  • Whoever built this crap , it was ready made template , prolly template monster .
  • Where are the Meta tags ?!!! you guys aren't serious are you ! 5-6 years since establishment and you still don’t have a proper Webby ?

where are metaz ?

Now lets have a look at the touchy feely of the site:

  • Buttons that doesn't work !
  • Bad fonts and text alignment .

Bad fonts!

  • Readability contrast , poor readability ( white background and white text ! ) 

  • white font & white backGround ?!
  • What a thumbnails !

  • bad way !

Poor student interactivity , no news section , no forums or student community (they been hacked before due to cookies bug in phpbb forums) don’t ask me how I know this 😉 , dam I lost my favorite snapshots of the hacked forums !

Message for the AMA site builder, Usability in few lines :

the content is worthwhile

  • it is easy to find desired information within the site
  • pages download quickly and there are not too many "clicks" between the front page and a target page
  • the page is pleasantly, cleanly designed


Phishy Markus Merk !!!

26 04 2006

We [ football fanz ] saw the match between BARCELONA & AC MILAN , we also know that Merk was'nt a fair referee how why and when ??? … i wont bother my self typing its 1:14 am and i gotta chill let the image tell ya the story lol !

merk the jerk

Talking about patches !

26 04 2006

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Explorer because of the way that it handles COM objects. An attacker would need to convince a user to visit a Web site that could force a connection to a remote file server. This remote file server could then cause Windows Explorer to fail in a way that could allow code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.
Continue reading… 

IE 7 Close to be finialized & released !

25 04 2006

gates the gr8!

Microsoft has moved a step closer to finishing a new version of its popular Internet Explorer browser.

The software giant has released a revised test version of Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7).

It is offering free telephone support to consumers in the US, Germany and Japan who decide to try it out.

Microsoft is facing growing competition from browsers such as Firefox which already offer advanced functions such as tabbed browsing.

The final version of IE 7 is expected to be released in the second half of this year.

Continue reading …

Link by nige .


isset() VS empty()

25 04 2006

It might be confusing as far as i red on many forums that fails to explain the diffrence between isset() and empty().
So let me put it this way :


Isset() checks if a variable has a value including ( Flase , 0 , or Empty string) , But not NULL.
Returns TRUE if var exists; FALSE otherwise.


On the other hand the empty() function checks if the variable has an empty value empty string , 0, NULL ,or False. Returns FALSE if var has a non-empty and non-zero value.


Comparison example on both isset() and empty()


$var = 0;

// Evaluates to true because $var is empty
if (empty($var)) {
echo '$var is either 0, empty, or not set at all';

// Evaluates as true because $var is set
if (isset($var)) {
echo '$var is set even though it is empty';


For more information and examples visit the following links.



Restoring PHP-Nuke Theme Manually !

23 04 2006

A friend of mine , was trying to install php-nuke on his host server , there was a slight problem in the config.php file that was preventing php to reach-connect to the database .
The problem was the Defined variable of the location/address of the server ,We fixed that & everything went fine until today .

He tried installing a theme which then he was not able to even bring up the main index page up .
After looking at the problem it took me a while to find where php-nuke is actually reading the theme value from .


I Located the Default_theme column in nuke_config table & By changing it Value to Traditional , php-nuke was up and running good .

Table and column location

Ftp location of the theme folder




Flash & php Get ip .

23 04 2006

So i was bored on Friday , my mate was playing BF2 on my gaming computer and left me alone with MBC4 channel .
Started up my LapTop , and started Brainstorming for ideas , and WALLA , i wanted to create my own using PHP and Flash , firedup Flash and declared 2 LoadVars one will Trigger and send the request and one will receive .
I just prefer the sendAndLoad methods …


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