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Opentape, inspired from Muxtape, is an open source application that enables you to create & host your own mixtape.

You can upload songs, reorder-rename them & customize the look with an Ajaxed admin panel.

Open Source Mixtape

The application has a nice-looking embeddable Flash mp3 player (JW Player) that makes it possible to play your music on any website.

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  • Custom Form Elements (CFE) is a JavaScript library for enhancing your form elements in means of design, usability & accessibility.

    CFE aims to support all JavaScript frameworks (currently supports MooTools) & works in most A Grade browsers.

    Custom Form Elements

    Some features of Custom Form Elements:

    • unobstrusive
    • completely styleable via CSS
    • supports custom events like onHover-onClick
    • can auto-generate tooltips from "title" attributes
    • select all / deselect all functionality for checkboxes
    • & more..

    UniTip is an easy to implement & customize cross-browser tooltip script.

    This tooltip script is also lightweight & accepts HTML to be displayed.

    JavaScript Tooltips

    UniTip uses transparent PNG’s for creating the tootip balloon. And, for better compatibility with IE6, Unit PNG fix is already included with the package.

    The script does not rely on any JavaScript frameworks & can be applied to specific tags or classes. is presenting 90+ free CSS layouts that might be handy for creating websites faster.

    Layouts are grouped into two:

    Free CSS Layouts

    All layouts are validated against strict DocType & created as 1024*764px (they can be modified easily to fit your needs).

    Calendar is a MooTools class for creating adding unobtrusive & attractive date-pickers to your forms.

    This class allows you to configure the look & features of the date-pickers very easily.

    MooTools Calendar

    Some features of Calendar:

    • Style-able & semantic XHTML
    • Configurable inputs & selects
    • Several navigation options
    • Future / past calendar restrictions
    • Multi-calendar support
    • Multilingual

    Css-Tricks is sharing a beautiful jQuery content slider with auto-play feature.

    The content slider can play any type of media & besides the auto-play you can switch between the contents easily.

    jQuery Content Slider

    The slider is very easy to implement & it is cross-browser. The sliding effect is done with the jQuery Coda slider plugin.

    To view a demo of this jQuery featured content slider, click here.

    gTween is a lightweight (4.5kb) Flash tweening engine for AS3.

    The engine is fast (1500 instances, 0.5s duration, ~25fps) & it is resource-friendly – consumes CPU carefully.

    Flash Tween Engine

    gTween has an attractive proxy tweening property that allows you to work with tween destination values the same way you would work with them on the target object.

    Some features of gTween:

    • Interrupting tweens
    • Sequencing tweens
    • Multiple timing modes
    • Pause all
    • Activate, init & complete events. And, custom progress points
    • Auto-hide, auto-reverse, smart-rotate & more..

    Flash Gallery is a free flash gallery application with Flickr photostream & auto-thumbnail creation support.

    The application scans the related folder, creates the thumbnails & uses filenames for titles.

    Flickr Flash Gallery

    Flash Gallery requires PHP to run but this is not needed if you’re streaming Flickr images.

    The application has a customizable design, full-screen support & it is fully resizeable.

    Timeago is a jQuery plugin which enables you to display fuzzy timestamps. And, the timestamps are auto-updated.

    Some example timestamps are "5 minutes ago, about 2 days ago".

    JavaScript Timestamps

    Using Timeago is very functional for displaying more friendly timestamps and auto-update feature makes it more accurate when a page is opened for a while.

    P.S. John Resig also has a similar solution named JavaScript Pretty Date.

    SQL Buddy is an open source web-based MySQL administrator with an Ajaxed interface.

    It requires no setup and works once the files are uploaded.

    Ajax MySQL Admin

    SQL Buddy handles logins with the MySQL user tables. Ordering & resizing the columns makes browsing easier.

    Although browsing is mostly with Ajax, the application is browser back-forward friendly. And, it enables you to import/export to/from .CSV files.

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