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Star Rating System is a free PHP script for adding an Ajax star rating feature to a website.

It uses MySQL as the database & the interface can be styled via CSS.

Ajax Star Rating Script

It has various templates which enables you to create an Ajax or non-Ajax version (that rating can be completed via radio buttons but results are shown in stars).

Several demos for the script can be found here.

Marcofolio.net is presenting a nice tutorial (with source files) for creating the famous iPhone unlock interface with XHTML-CSS & the slide effect via jQuery.

Although there are missing features from the standard effect like "the slider not going back", it is still inspiring & can be used to create a form control (like captcha) or present a content in an iPhone like interface.

(See also: iPhone Application And Website Development: All Tools And Tutorials You Need)

iPhone Unlock Interface

For the slider, jQuery UI’s slider component is used.

For a demo of this interface, click here.

This is a feature-rich date range picker built with jQuery UI & jQuery UI CSS framework.

You can set it to show presets like:

  • Last 7 days
  • Month to date

or create your own like:

  • Upcoming web design conference 

jQuery Date Range Picker

It is integrated with the Datejs (see WRD post) library & normally an update to a former version.

It offers a bunch of options for an easier customization & it is Theme-Roller ready.

This is a free social bookmarking script that does not automatically inserts all the popular social bookmark links into your website.

It provides you the base & enables you to easily create/customize bookmarking links.

Social Bookmark Script

How to use it?

  • insert sbookmark.js to your webpages
  • call the function for the preferred bookmarking site like: <a href="#" onclick="sbs_delicious(); return false;">...</a> for delicious.com.

In short, it saves your time from learning the submission formats of each social bookmarking website.

In the download page there is also a social bookmarking images pack.

$fx() is a JavaScript animation library which is only 3.7kb.

Within a timeline, any CSS property can be altered. And also:

  • you can combine effects
  • group them to the chains and run parallel
  • set different callbacks what gives you even more flexibility.

JavaScript Animation Library

$fx() is definitely not an alternative to other well-known JavaScript frameworks. On the other hand it does its job (animation) good & if that’s what you need, then it saves you from loading bigger sizes of JS files.

Have a look at the examples.

Most of us are familiar with the beautiful interface of Yahoo Pipes, how objects are wired to each other.

There is an open source JavaScript library, which enables you to create a such visuality, named WireIt.

JavaScript Wiring Library

The library is very suitable for creating dataflow applications (like a family tree) or visual programming languages.

WireIt is very well-documented & has some attractive examples.

It uses the YUI library for DOM and events manipulation, and excanvas for IE support of the canvas tag.

Pretty Loaded is a website, created by Big Spaceship (a creative agency with amazing Flash works),  which is a new source of inspiration to Flash developers.

It simply presents beautiful Flash preloaders as a slideshow.

Pretty Loaded

It displays the company who created it, the client & the year it is done.

You can filter the preloaders by years & nothing much to do rather than just watching :) .

P.S. Thanks to Dave for the suggestion.

MachForm, an easy to use & quality HTML form builder application, is giving away 3 licenses to WebResourcesDepot readers ($39/license).

You can find the details on winning the licenses at the bottom of the post.

MachForm

What is MachForm?

It is a browser-based, installable HTML form builder that comes with full PHP source code (& uses MySQL for storing data).

Whether you’re a developer & can create your own forms or not, MachForms offers more than a standard form:

Front-end:

  • It supports any types of elements:
    • text
    • paragraph
    • multiple choice
    • dropdown
    • address & more..
    • File uploads (users can upload files!)
  • Secure: reCaptcha support.
  • Form validation (required-duplicates allowed? or not? – with chic tooltips)
  • Password protected forms
  • Limiting to 1 entry per user
  • Easy styling: each form has its own CSS
  • Custom redirection after a form is filled

MachForm Admin

Back-end

  • You can create new forms instantly
  • Forms can be designed from an Ajaxed admin interface with drag’n drops
  • Collected data can be exported to Excel & CVS
  • Get notified when a form is filled (multiple e-mails supported)
  • 1 click installation & more..

To sum up, MachForm is a complete form creator & manager for a website that can be used by anyone with ease.

There is a demo for the application, give it a try..

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 20 January 2009 (1 week later).

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=740 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all : ).

Dracon Ajax Poll is a free PHP-MySQL-Ajax poll script which is simply beautiful.

The script is totally skinnable, has multi-language support & can also use XML as the data source rather than MySQL.

Free Ajax Poll Script

Once an option is voted, total votes are displayed with a charming effect.

It records the IPs used in order to prevent repeated-votes as a security measure.

Ajax Poll Admin

At the backend, there is again a totally Ajaxed admin interface which is easy to use.

It is possible to add unlimited polls & unlimited options to any poll, edit & delete them.

P.S. The script is free once a backlink is kept.

JAWStats is a companion to the famous AWStats statistics (which comes default by many hosting accounts).

It has a better presentation of data with Flash charts, Ajaxed & better organized interface.

JAWStats For AWStats

For JAWStats to work, AWStats needs to be installed on the system.

Good thing with the application is, it doesn’t modify current AWStats settings & files. Simply reads & presents them in another way.

JAWStats is very easy to install, you can make it up in few minutes & has support for theming.

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