Appcelerator SDK is used to create applications or any third-party Ajax library / framework can be used too.
Tip: To make it clear, it is very similar to Adobe AIR but open source.
Titanium also comes with a simple command-line interface (CLI) for creating projects and packaging them into an executable.
The platform has a built-in database, direct file system access, desktop notifications & more.
Titanium apps. currently work in Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX. Linux support is in the roadmap.
Requirements: Windows or Mac OSX
DD_belatedPNG is a fresh IE6 PNG fix script with features where other solutions are missing.
It doesn’t use MSIE AlphaImageLoader filter so, it succesfully renders
The script also fixes the IE6 grey background problem.
How to use it?
- Insert the .js file to your code
- Create another script node
- Define the class the fix will be applied to, like:
P.S. It is adviced to use the script only for IE6 with conditional comments.
Open Web Messenger is an open source live support / chat application.
It enables customers / visitors to chat with an operator & get support (where all the chats are logged).
The application supports unlimited operators, visitors & chats. With a web-based admin interface, operators or admins can:
- Send canned messages
- Track where visitors clicked from
- Search porevious chat conversations
- Reassign/transfer chat to another operator
- Mark/highlight nuisance visitors
- View active chats (admins) & more
When there is no available operator, visitors can leave a message & they can be contacted later.
The look & feel of the chat window can be totally customized with the theme support.
This free live support application requires PHP 5 & MySQL 5 to run.
Requirements: PHP 5+ & MySQL 5+
Compatibility: All Major Browsers
JavaFX is a rich client platform, integrated with Java Runtime, that you can create and deliver rich internet experiences.
It is the a combination of a scripting language: JavaFX Script, a rich client platform and set of tools for a productive and collaborative developer-designer workflow.
In short, it is a strong alternative for Flash & Silverlight.
JavaFX platform currently consists:
- NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0 (development environment)
- JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite (a set of tools & Photoshop & Illustrator pluging allowing graphics to be exported to JavaFX applications)
JavaFX can run on millions of devices including desktop, browsers, mobile devices & more as it requires Java Runtime which is ready on many environments.
To see some attractive examples, click here.
Requirements: Java Runtime
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.
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.
Requirements: No Requirements
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Requirements: No Requirements
Compatibility: Windows OSs
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
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).
Requirements: No Requirements
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).
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?
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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