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Classic ASP is losing its popularity, or already lost it. On the other hand, there are many developers who use it.

And, it is hard to find new & exciting projects about classic ASP but here is one: ajaxed, an ASP library with built-in Ajax support.

ASP And Ajax

With the release of ajaxed 2, the library is very mature, well documented & supported with examples.

It includes a debugging tool (Logger), has an e-mail wrapper, datagrid, a validator control & much more.

ajaxed is also fully UTF-8 compatible and has support for MySQL, MSSQL, sqlite, MS Access & Oracle.

It is a great library to speed up the development process for classic ASP developers.

Exactfactor is a free web based service that enables you to analyze the positions of keywords of a website in major search engines.

It lets you to add competitors & compare your website’s results with a competitor.

SEO Keyword Compare

Another nice feature is the ability to add alerts. You can get alerts when:

  • keywords you mentioned become the top 1, top5, etc. in the search engines
  • your website beats a competitor for the given keywords

Exactfactor is very easy to use with a clean interface & considering search engines are the most important "factors" of traffic, the service is definitely helpful.

Last week, a post at WebResourcesDepot had announced a giveaway of 3 Server Supervisor licenses. Winners of the giveaway can be found at the end of the post.

To remind:

Server Supervisor is a software for monitoring any network & website for minimum downtime.

It is easy to use, can be setup instantly & managed from a web-based interface.

Website Uptime Monitor

Here are the winners:

  • Nick Kerschgens (comment #26245)
  • nikos (comment #26336)
  • n0nam3 (comment #26280)

Congratulations to all winners & thanks to everyone for contributing the giveaway.

P.S. The query at the giveaway announcement post was ending with LIMIT 10, which was not true. It is updated to LIMIT 3.

Server2Go is a portable web server environment built to be used in CD-ROMS, memory sticks & similar portable media.

It has almost everything you need to run a web application:

  • Apache 1.3.x, 2.0.x and 2.2.x
  • PHP 5.2.x with a lot of extensions. Downgrade packages to 4.4.x and 5.0.x available)
  • MySQL 5 support
  • Perl 5.8 with many CPAN modules integrated

CD-ROM Web Server

Server2Go auto-configures all the settings that may vary in every environment like ports & proxy settings.

It starts the server environment at the background when the CD-ROM is run & closes it automatically when the browser is closed.

deploy* is an open source web application that enables you to create your web project framework with ease.

It lets you to choose the:

  • x(html) document type
  • css file (blank or with resets)
  • jQuery to be included or not. If yes, ask for some popular plugins
  • major directories like images, includes to be added

Web Project Structure Builder

Once the link that creates to project framework is bookmarked, same framework can be created with just a click.

The idea itself is very nice: "instantly starting a project with the preferred structure". If more libraries, CSS frameworks would be supported, it can become much more flexible (as it is open source, anyone can add these).

Bookmarklets are a great way of saving time when used regularly. With just a click, they can provide so much information / help.

Here is a list of 15 very handy web designer / developer bookmarklets which includes:

  • learning the colors used
  • inserting a ruler on a webpage
  • reloading CSS without reloading the whole site & more..

To use them, bookmark the "Get It" links. If no "Get It" link is provided, than they can be bookmarked from the author’s websites or:

Click here to download all the bookmarklets mentioned as a Firefox bookmark folder (can be added from bookmarks>organize bookmarks>import&backup>import HTML menu at Firefox).

Note: If you’re not using it already, Firefox web developer extension is strongly adviced for developing faster besides using these bookmarklets (few of the bookmarklets mentioned are already in the extension).

WTFramework – Learn JavaScript Framework Used

WTF Framework

When you wonder which JavaScript framework is used on a website, rather than checking the source, simply click to this bookmarklet & it will display the framework(s) used.

XRAY – See Details Of Any Web Element

XRAY Bookmarklet

It lets you see the box model in action for any element, all the details of it.

Just click the XRAY button to instantly get the answers of:

  • where is the top and left of this element?
  • how big is each margin? how big is the padding?
  • how wide and high is the content box?

MRI

Web Development Bookmarklet

A free cross browser tool that lets you test selectors with any web page. Selectors, particularly complex ones can be difficult to get exactly right – MRI lets you experiment with them on any web page.

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Server Supervisor, a software (with a web-based interface) for monitoring performance / availability of networks & websites, is giving away 3 licenses ($200/license value) to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Details of the giveaway can be found at the bottom of the post.

What is Server Supervisor?

It is a software, which can be managed from an easy to use & beautiful web interface (built with Flex), to monitor any network & website for minimum downtime.

Server Supervisor

Resources to be monitored includes:

  • Ping, connect, DNS
  • HTTP, HTTP Content, HTTP Transaction, IIS Status, Apache Status, Process
  • MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle
  • FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP
  • CPU, Free memory, Page file, Free disk space, Network usage, File system (via WMI and SNMP protocols)

There is a smart "action upon problem detection" logic behind the software. When a failure is detected, notifications can be sent, any applications can be launched (for fixing the problem) & other monitors can be enabled-disabled.

The levels of failures can be configured for each monitored resource & notifications can be sent to email, SMS and instant messengers (ICQ, Yahoo and MSN).

Server Supervisor Report

With a built-in database, Server Supervisor keeps all the logs it generates & presents them with a powerful statistics analysis component which enables you to generate custom reports & get them to your e-mail periodically.

A 14 day free trial is offered at the products website. So, you can easily give the software a try.

Info: The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008.

How to win the free licenses?

Commenting to this post is enough to join this giveaway & winners will be selected randomly via the query below on 1 December 2008 (1 week later).

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=649 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10

Good luck to all : ).

P.S. This is a sponsored post.

If you have ever advertised at Google Adwords, you probably experienced a keyword guessing process.

Google now helps this with the Search-Based Keyword Tool.

Google Search Based Keyword Tool

The example simply demonstrates, if webresourcesdepot.com was to be advertised with Google Adwords & web design was a keyword to be used:

  • the tool checks the website to analyze the content
  • suggests other related keywords

Definitely a time saver for Google Adwords users.

iBegin Share is an open source "content share & bookmark" script.

Visitors can save/ spread the content as:

  • share/bookmark at social bookmarking websites
  • send it via e-mail
  • save as PDF or DOC
  • print

Conetnt Bookmark Script

The script comes as a standalone version & WordPress plugin.

And, contents shared at any time period can be analyzed with a stats page.

JxLib is a JavaScript library for creating graphical user interfaces just like jQuery UI, Ext JS or Dijit.

It is based on MooTools & well-document with a list examples.

MooTools UI Library

The library includes:

  • layout managers
  • buttons
  • tabs
  • toolbars
  • dialogs
  • panels
  • trees
  • grid control

JxLib helps creating very clean & easy to use interfaces that can be seen from the examples.

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