Thursday, July 30, 2009

Very strange night - very frighten night

On the mid night of July 31 2009, i was sleeping very well after my calling.

At about 2:30AM at night i heard a sound from outside of knocking my rent house's door by unidentified person. They were very quiet they said nothing they did only knocking and kicking very strong to my door for 20 minutes long till my door a little bit broke, that time i was very and very frighten while i was sleeping lonely in the room and i thought they were a thief.

Meanwhile i had called and woke rent house owner come to my house. But when she came then those unidentified person had run away.

Actually they were confusing the house they assumed that my house was his wife's house.
They knocked and kick very strong to the door because he was angry with his wife, his wife said.

Finally they drove the car back again they did not say "sorry" to me at all, dog shit!!!!, they just were walking straight to his wife's room and used the violence to his wife and say loudly at night during people were on the bed very well.

Now i have to repair my door again :(.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Web fonts for open source, a view from Cambodia

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released new version of report about CSS3 show how the font resource load dynamically, that can help user agents to read all contents on WebPages without installing font on their computers.

For English, French, Chinese and many other languages have large speakers; they can recognize the benefit from this method that can keep original layout of contents for user agent to read the webpage. But for the language of small group, there are not in operating system of computer, this report is quite meaningful, an example, for Khmer language in Cambodia.

Embedded OpenType, don’t need to install fonts

Many years ago, webmasters in Cambodia were familiar with the term of “TrueDoc” from Bitstream and Embedded OpenType (EOT) from Microsoft, which can help the user agents, read text on website via loading font from server, without font installation in computer, but it doesn’t work with prominent open source web browser as Mozilla Firefox. Especially, EOT fonts work with Microsoft Internet Explorer only.

Now there is a lot of big website in Khmer language from Cambodia and abroad use EOT font, such as of Radio Free Asia, of ABC Radio Australia, of Radio French International, of Ka-set newspaper, etc…

Also a well-known and old website which is interested in teenagers in Cambodia, has also provide Khmer email, use EOT based on legacy font which was created in 1990s. It is favorable for user agents who have MS Internet Explorer, but it still creates difficulties for Firefox web browser’s readers.

Web fonts for Firefox and Safari

According to W3C’s recent report post on their website in June 18, 2009, new term was used and described similar to TrueDoc and Embedded OpenType before, is Web fonts and the way to make them load dynamically from server to user agent’s computer, just upload the font server and add CSS code to webpage. Compare to Embedded OpenType from Microsoft, it is easier, because we don’t need any special tool to convert the font for server.
The fonts for upload to server still keep the original extension, example font.ttf, font.oft or font.svg, etc…

To use a downloadable font call Khmer OS:

@font-face {
font-family: “Khmer OS”;
src: url(http://domainname/font/KhmerOS.ttf);
p {font-family: Khmer OS;}

The user agent will download Khmer OS and use it when rendering text within paragraph elements.
p {font-family: Khmer OS, Time New Roman;}

If for some reason the site serving the font is unavailable, the default Time New Roman will be used.
Right now, above CSS works with Firefox and Safari only. We also can add more CSS for Internet Explorer in the same time, after create EOT font by using WEFT of Microsoft.

@font-face {
font-family: “Khmer OS”;
src: url(http://domainname/font/KhmerOS.ttf);
@font-face {
font-family: “Khmer OS”;
src: url(KhmerOS.eot);
p {font-family: Khmer OS, Time New Roman;}

For more information:


Monday, July 27, 2009

Drupal Conference finished

I just finished the first drupal conference with professionals in Cambodia this morning.

They are the professional from other University joined this conference.

HY ChanHan

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Top 10 Internet Marketing Strategies

Internet marketing can attract more people to your website, increase customers for your business, and enhance branding of your company and products. If you are just beginning your online marketing strategy the top 10 list below will get you started on a plan that has worked for many.

  1. Start with a web promotion plan and an effective web design and development strategy.

  2. Get ranked at the top in major search engines, and practice good Search Optimization Techniques.

  3. Learn to use Email Marketing Effectively.

  4. Dominate your marketing niche with affiliate, reseller, and associate programs.

  5. Request an analysis from an Internet marketing coach or Internet marketing consultant.

  6. Build a responsive opt-in email list.

  7. Publish articles or get listed in news stories.

  8. Write and publish online press releases.

  9. Facilitate and run contests and giveaways via your web site.

  10. Blog and interact with your visitors.

    By following the above tips you'll be on your way to creating a concrete internet marketing strategy that could boost your business substantially.

    By Laura Lake,