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PostcardViewer, similar to AutoViewer (see WRD post) which is created by the same company, is a free Flash image gallery application with a very nice presentation.

Flash Gallery

The interface is just like a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface & this is supported with the effects.

This Flash gallery can controlled via mouse & keyboard. And it displays image captions (including URLs).

Besides this free version, pro version offers more customization and no backlink.

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  • AutoViewer is a lightweight (11kb) & free Flash image viewer that displays the images horizontally.

    It also works as a slide viewer with the play-pause-previous-next buttons and can be navigated both with mouse & keyboard.

    Flash Image Viewer

    AutoViewer preloads the images, so this application is more suitable for galleries with 30 images or less (pro version is optimized for more images).

    This Flash image viewer‘s interface rescales to fit any aspect ratio images and monitors. And, galleries can be created via Picasa, Adobe Lightroom, a PHP script or manually.

    AskPeople is a free PHP survey application that is simple but functional.

    It supports most of the entry options with checkboxes, radio buttons, textboxes, textareas &  dropdowns. Using AskPeople, a complicated survey can be created in minutes.

    Free PHP Survey

    AskPeople has a template system where a new design can be implemented for the surveys to match the look of your website.

    Some features of this free PHP survey application:

    • Secure, multi-user admin interface.
    • Unlimited, completely flexible templates.
    • Built in file manager.
    • Multipage surveys using pagebreaks between groups of questions.
    • Make any question ‘required’ to ensure respondents complete it.
    • Optional cookie-based protection against repeated submission of forms.
    • Plain-text questionnaire export.
    • Raw data editor.
    • One-click project backup.

    This is a handy application for creating & managing a job application form or making a market research & more.

    JavaScript Image Effects is a library that you can instantly create effects like rotate, blur, emboss & more.

    Emboss Effect

    Using such a library is very functional in situations where you may need to add an effect to lots of images, need to provide an interface to the users for creating effects & so.

    How to use?

    After inserting the imagefx.js file into your webpage, you have 2 options:

    <script type="text/javascript" >
    jsImageFX.doImage(document.getElementById("myimage"), "blur");
    </script>

    or

    <img src="image.jpg" imagefx="blur" /> 

    where both are very easy to apply.

    Every image effect is not available in every browser and a comprehensive browser compatibility chart can be found in the website

    CakeMail is presenting 15+ free newsletter templates which are suitable for simple-to-advanced deliveries.

    Free E-mail Templates

    Downloads include 1 column & 2 column templates.

    Besides using them, it is nice to see how a newsletter must be from a company specialized in this area with the unsubscribe links, ability to view a web-version and the presentation.

    jqZoom is a jQuery plugin which enables images to be zoomed.

    This is an easy-to-implement plugin which is very handy, specially, in e-commerce projects & galleries.

    jQuery Image Zoom

    How it works?

    This jQuery zoom plugin simply requires that "jqzoom" class to be added to images other that including the JS file and calling the main function once. And that’s it.

    You can also configure it to mention the width-height of the zoom div and its position.

    Almost every web project needs a "launch page (under construction page)" or a page to show when the website is under maintenance.

    Rather than creating a new one from scratch for every project, here is a free launch page with an Ajax newsletter.

    Don't forget to bookmark this resource at del.icio.us.

    Free Launch - Under Construction Page

    Demo
    Download

    E-mails are saved in a .txt file with ";" delimiters. So they can be used anytime with a simple copy-paste.

    Important: Before using this free launch page, change the name of the text file to anything hard to guess and also update the name of this text file in newsletter.php file's 1st line.

    You can use this template as is or update it easily to fit your needs.

    Features of this free launch page:

    • Ajaxed interface
    • Server-side e-mail validation (secure)
    • E-mails are saved in a text file with ";" delimiter. So, when your website is launched, you can simply copy and paste them to your favorite e-mail application and announce the launch.
    • Configurable error & success messages
    • Cross-browser (tested in all major browsers)

    Requirements:

    PSD files of bubbles are included in the download package.

    This launch page is free to use (no links required) but can not be distributed from any other website or sold.

    If you share it as a resource in your website, please link to this post. Thanks.

    WooThemes, which is the new face of "Premium News Themes" (premiumnewstheme.com), launched recently with some nice features.

    They are a team of 4 well-known WordPress theme designers; Adii, Magnus Jepson, Mark Forrester and Elliot Jay Stocks who are about to rise the bar in premium themes market.

    Premium WordPress Themes

    Rather than the famous news theme "Premium News Theme" was offering, WooThemes currently offers 10 themes and officially promises to release at least 1 new theme every month.

    A new feature; "WooThemes Club" can be a good address for users who like changing themes frequently as members of the club can download every theme (and the new themes released).

    In my opinion, ProudFolio, a new WordPress theme created by Elliot Jay Stocks is very unique as it is totally targeted to designers & other creative people who wants to present their portfolio and have a blog at the same time.

    And Vibrant CMS is again a new theme which is business-targeted & very elegant (this is also the base theme of WooThemes).

    If you’re looking for quality WordPress themes with support, WooThemes is a powerful option for that.

    P.S. This post is a review.

    Tipmage is a JavaScript class for creating tooltips / notes over images similar to Facebook image tagging.

    In order to create a tooltip, you simply double click any area on the image and the interface appears.

    Image Tag Script

    It works in 2 modes:

    • Normal: which only shows the tooltip when hovered.
    • Edit: which also allows you to edit the tooltip

    Tipmage supports the use of special callback functions for editing of a tooltip (like Ajax calls to access a database) & the editing interface can be updated from a CSS file.

    obedit is a Flash rich text editor that uses PHP for saving, loading and other server related features.

    Flash HTML Editor

    It has most of the text editing features like:

    • bold, italic,underline
    • justification, block indents,
    • text color,
    • font and size selection,
    • links, bullets,
    • background color,
    • and spell checking.
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