Whenever we start to design a new website – an application, we need to decide on lots of things like "what type of pagination I will use, will I use auto-complete for forms and so.
Yahoo! Design Pattern Library aims to answer these questions with providing the generally accepting methods and information. Although tools and logics needed to be used may differ, it is a nice resource for seeing the optimum.
There are few printed publications for web designers and developers.
Website Magazine is a free magazine specially for web designers / developers that is published every 3 months. I’m a subscriber for 9 months and liked the issues until now as most of the subjects were analysed in deep. And to be honest, I like reading printed materials more.
The subscription is free but sign-ups are evaluated first and then approved. To apply for a free subscription, click here.
GoogieSpell is Gmail-like spell checker that you can use in your applications.
It is AJAX based, supports over 27 languages and well-documented.
This AJAX spell checker simply sends a query to Google’s spell checking address: "https://www.google.com/tbproxy/spell?lang=" and displays the results and recommendations according to the result of this data.
GoogieSpell is well tested to work in all major browsers.
Template World, a website providing high quality templates including premium WordPress themes, Joomla templates and even logo templates, has high quality free XHTML / CSS templates which you may use or inspire.
Look at how beautiful these free XHTML templates are:
Although everybody does not prefer using templates, with the high quality ones, it is very helpful to see the code and design files to learn new techniques and be inspired.
After downloading these free XHTML / CSS templates, you can send an e-mail to Template World to get the PSD files for free too.
As you see the design of WebResourcesDepot has totally changed.
I designed this new theme believing that WebResourcesDepot needed to have an unique look (the old theme was Illacrimo theme from DesignDisease with some updates and thanks to them again) as it gets more popular everyday with 700+ RSS subscribers, 2500+ visitors and 5000+ pageviews per day.
It is much brighter right now and there is a seperation between primary elements (like categories) and 2nd ones (like search bar, rss link) that will make browsing easier.
It is also slightly shiny but not at the disturbing level (I hope).
And, since a month, WebResourcesDepot has a new owner ( me I’m a web developer and designer for a long time. After few corporate experiences I’ve been freelancing for the last 5 years and have few web projects of my own which I’ll be sharing with WRD readers.) generating the content and I wanted to share this with the new design.
Keep following WebResourcesDepot as I already have many great resources in my bookmarks to share and please continue suggesting the great resources you know.
And.. Did you like the new look? (There are still small things to polish which I’m working on).
Free document management software is something really hard to find.
Epiware (thanks Jim for the suggestion) is an open source document management solution built with PHP & MySQL.
In a business environment, such a document management system is very helpful as it makes all documents reachable for everyone and keeps the versions of the documents which is a great feature if there are many people editing the same document.
It has many attractive features like:
Manage multiple projects
Search document contents and metadata
Control folder access via groups and/or users
Document access history
Document version history
Check-in and Check-out
Besides the multi-user version, this document management solution has a single user version and a complete – no requirements – version including PHP, MySQL and a web server too.