Negaraku! – The Malaysian News Aggregator

Negaraku Header

Finally, my work here is complete. You can checkout Negaraku! here.

Not only you can read newspaper online, but also political blogs, Members of Parliaments, Aduns and other blogs. All under one roof. I’ve also added lightview to ease the elders 👿

Negaraku! Front Page with Malaysian NewsNegaraku! List of Barisan Nasional BlogsNegaraku! Pakatan Rakyat BloggersNegaraku! Malaysian BlogosphereNegaraku! List of Malaysian Political Bloggers

I know politic isn’t something we crave for these days, but I enjoy reading them while sipping my evening tea. It’s much better than entertainment pullouts.

I have yet to

  1. Make form for automated blog add.
  2. Make contact form.
  3. Refine the codes to make it load faster (than ever)
  4. Advertisement scheme? (should there be?)
  5. Add site meter or statistics.

Contact me if you think your blog deserves the attention on the Malaysian Blogosphere page, write about it on your blog! (don’t be so tight)

ps: Now, back to my normal routine, work!

 

There are 47 Comments for “Negaraku! – The Malaysian News Aggregator”

wow! great web! not bad!

Advertisement scheme? (should there be?) = YES 😉

Is there any RSS feed?

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El wrote on May 27, 2008 #1

perghhhh ko mmg penggila tegar css lah ! haha good job. nanti aku linkback. hehe :)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

CSS sgt pening! tp bile dah tau selok belok, kacang je.

kene rajin refresh la. Edit skit, refresh. Edit skit, refresh.. berbuih computer aku. Hahaha

Thanks for the link back

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KNizam wrote on May 27, 2008 #2

hohoho stylo gila.. bro nak buat aggregator camni guna ape ek?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

byk care bole. Tp aku buat manual. Budak computer science panggil, re-inventing the wheel.

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topo wrote on May 28, 2008 #3

Nice site. An all in one guide to Malaysian news.

Cantik, menarik, tertarik, Kau memang the bomb!

hahahah.. cheers man!

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maggot wrote on May 28, 2008 #4

All your own work? Impressive!!! Congratulations. For my two cents’ worth, it may be better to have a normal list on the “latest blogs” page; of course, it’s not so attractive or artistic but it may be easier to read…as compared to having to put the cursor in the name to see whose blog that is. Just an opinion…and thanks for dropping by mine!

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NoktahHitam replied #1

suituapui, the format is [title of the post] by [the blog name], [date & time].

I’m still testing here and there. I really value your feedback. Thank you.

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suituapui wrote on May 28, 2008 #5

Congratulations for getting Negaraku.net up and running! I must say that you’ve done every Malaysian blogger justice for creating this awesome aggregator – I’ve never seen someone investing considerable effort in creating something so massive (and not to mention, extremely useful!) :XO: loving it to bits.

And gosh thanks for adding my blog into the feed! It’s my honour to be part of it. I will be writing a review for Negaraku.net soon… I’m a little busy at the moment, sorry about the delay! I will definitely pay you homage for the effort you’ve invested in the whole project :)

p/s: I just realised that hovering your mouse over the Negaraku icon at the top of the page will cause a grey background to appear underneath the header image in Firefox. I’ve took a peek into the CSS (I hope you don’t mind), and realised the problem lies at the universal a:hover attritube. The workaround will be pretty easy – just use specific CSS to solve the problem:

#header #logoContainerInner img a:hover {
background: none;
}

But be sure to place the code after the universal a:hover attribute to override it’s effect. Alternatively, you can use:

#header #logoContainerInner img a:hover {
background: none !important;
}

Just my 2 cents, I hope you don’t mind!

p/p/s: Lightview is an interesting javascript effect to use! I’m surprise that unlike Lightbox, it can display inline forms and webpages as well! Aweomse :up:

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Thanks in advance. You’re telling me you’re busy snooping around taking pictures with your new A200? (LoL!)

The gray background is intentional. It’s supposed to be underlined. If you download the logo, it’s actually a PNG24 utilizing its high transparency. Hence it looked a bit cacat-ed.

Nevertheless, I might be tweaking the layout a lil bit more. Thanks for that the tip.

You can also use Lightbox for the same reason. I just like Lightview’s CSS. Funkier and better looking. The hardest part is to put scriptaculous and protaculous on diet. (I think I spelled that right). The original size combined is 200kb. When actually I’m using only 30% of its library.

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teddY replied #1

Oh okay I feel a little stupid up there, lol! My bad. Anyway the background will fill the whole image when it’s in IE7, but for that I will blame the sloppy CSS interpretation of that Microsoft’s browser, teehee. Yea I realised that the logo is in .png format because when you scroll down along the page, the background transforms smoothly around the image :) transparency is one of the best things around, and it’s a shame that older versions of IE doesn’t care. Ah, speaking of cross-browser compatibility, is that a big pain in the butt for you?

So far Lightbox only allows me to display images – for inline forms and webpages to be displayed, I’ll either have to use Greybox (which comes with WP2.5 for the image uploader thing) or Lightview, which you’ve installed. In comparison, Lightview is so much better.

Javascript libraries are really heavy! Prototype and scriptaculous are notoriously known for their heavy build and the only way to make them lighter is either to remove unnecessary spaces and comments in the script, or to omited unused functions in the scripts themselves.

Have you heard of mootools or moo.fx? They’re extremely lightweight for a javascript library :)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Sorry, it was Lightbox2 that could handle forms and iframes.

Mootools is good, but not to my liking. Go google a combinational project for Prototype & scriptaculous. There’s a light weight one, around 60kb. Which is ok-ok.

It does bother me, the background thingy. It doesn’t look good for logo images (esp with transparencies). Will do a short code for that later. ➡ ➡

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teddY replied #1

Oh that’s interesting! Never knew there’s a compressed hybrid version of scriptaculous and prototype, heh. Anyway, WordPress comes packaged with prototype and I think it’s possible to load the script without uploading a fresh new one (unless there’s an update of the script or something), but I’m yet to know whether the one that is shipped with WordPress is the compressed version or not. My lightbox plugin leverages on this and so it loads the prototype.js that’s bundled with WP, thus making things easier. However, as far as I know, Negaraku.net doesn’t run on WordPress right?

The background image has no fixed position on the page and thus will move along with the browser window when you scroll. I guess either the transparent background of icons will solve the problem, or you can simply fix the background image to the top :)

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teddY wrote on May 28, 2008 #6

great idea, nice work bro. tp slow sgt la loading, tak stim la slow2 ahaha

apart from that, i think it was superb!!

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NoktahHitam replied #1

the funny thing about the site is, bile ramai orang die jadi laju. bile kurang die jadi slow.

This is because, it updates every 1 hour. So if you’re unlucky enough to be the first in that particular hour, then you’d probably be the slowest. Too bad.

I will try to improve the code from time to time 😀

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NoktahHitam replied #1

youppe, should be lightning fast now 😛

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youppe wrote on May 28, 2008 #7

oh .. u create one ka? ha ha ha .. gud gud gud

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cibol wrote on May 29, 2008 #8

Wow, that was fast of you to complete the work hehehe. Well done, NH! :up:

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melbie wrote on May 29, 2008 #9

eddie, you pakai falbum eh untuk banner tu? apa coding untuk jadikan dia kuar randomly eh? thanks! 😉

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NoktahHitam replied #1

banner mane ni darl?

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nono wrote on May 29, 2008 #10

yang kuar pics from flickr dlm block2 header, kat page negaraku.net tu… 😉
you pakai falbum ke?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

nope. Custom script.

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nono wrote on May 29, 2008 #11

[…] all news and buzz in a single page like Cakaplah.com and this time Negaraku.net that maintained by Noktah Hitam. So, what’s so special about negaraku dot net? What’s the […]

wow kool! ha ha.. mmg aggregator begini la yang aku idam2kan..

akhirnya kau buat yang sgt cantik.. kena pada nama domain dia.. =)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

ko punye cakaplah.org ape cite? Tutup dah ke?

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Mohd Ismail wrote on May 29, 2008 #13

ed, check out this site – http://www.agendadaily.com/cms/index.jsp

look at the sidebar. lots of politician’s blog there.

hope u can feed them as well. hehe ➡

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KNizam wrote on May 29, 2008 #14

Mmg teruja aku dgn hasil usaha ngko Edwin. Satu stumble dari aku

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Want to be in the list Zaki ?

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zaki blogjer replied #1

My pleasure… errm how to do that?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Write about it (if you want) 😛

Added you already (I have to add manually, no time to make forms) :roll:

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zaki blogjer wrote on May 29, 2008 #15

Oho . Bro , count me in .

By the way . what scripts do you use?. seems familiar.

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asx wrote on May 30, 2008 #16

@noktahhitam – thanks.. appreciate that :up:

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zaki blogjer wrote on May 30, 2008 #17

Salam bro,

Newbie here, tahniah for kejayaan ini, satu laman yang kompak, simple dan penuh informasi.
Anyway nak mintak izin buat pautan kat negaraku.net.

Dan kalo ado banner kecik bleh bagila.

Jazakallah

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deliriumz wrote on May 31, 2008 #18

Well done man! :up: and this is called a hobby lol

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aronil wrote on June 2, 2008 #19

ko guna script apa erk..berkenan aku..leh setup utk aku tak…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

custom.

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kita replied #1

custom apa erk

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NoktahHitam replied #1

custom script la bro. More of mix and match. Try to get some ideas by googling “Web Aggregator”.

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kita wrote on June 3, 2008 #20

Assalamualaikum bro.
Mantap2! At last, senang nak baca berita terbaru dari negara tercinta, macam2 sumber ada. Tak payah bukak banyak2 website. 😀
Thanks a lot. InsyaAllah, sy tolong sebar2kan kat kawan2.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

terima kasih :up:

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alonqexe wrote on June 10, 2008 #21

Good Job! Dah tak payah open banyak2 website untuk read semua news. Layout pun simple and kemas. Bila nak adakan automatic web/blog add function. Thanks.

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nufeww wrote on July 14, 2008 #22

[…] Few months ago, I launched Negaraku.net as a news aggregator. However, time has changed. It was buggy, slow and nothing good as a Web2.0 Application. […]

NH,
nak tanye sket, camne nak edit url utk story yg kiter dah submit ek??
aku nk repair url aku, ade satu en3 tu, sebab aku pakai entri yg general, so diernye fave it akan bertambah same je utk semua post aku…
bleh tlg ke??

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NoktahHitam replied #1

pergi dekat Profile > Submitted > Admin links. Nanti muncul link utk edit entry anda.

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BaniHassim replied #1

tp NH, admin link tu kalau klik kuar link utk edit entry je kan??
story url tu takleh nak ubah ke??

thanks for helping 😀

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BaniHassim wrote on August 31, 2008 #24

bro, user lama dah removed ke. sekarang ini saya dah x boleh login, malah buat pendaftaraan baru pun tak dapat

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