JPolite is a lightweight portal framework, built with jQuery, for creating Netvibes-like interfaces.
It is a powerful base for creating complex / customizable websites quickly.
JPolite seperates content, appearance and behavior. And, it makes turning a content module into tabbed or accordion presentations very easy.
Some examples of the ease it provides:
- A form with
class="ajaxform1 will automatically turned into an Ajaxed form.
- Any link with
class="thickbox" will be displayed in Thickbox & more.
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Compatibility: All Major Browsers
Solucija is featuring 30+ quality & free website templates.
These CSS – XHTML templates are all lightweight (under 60kb) & they are very handy to get inspired, to use by modifying or, in some cases, just using how they already are.
Templates can be used both in non-commercial & commercial websites.
Wufoo, an online form builder application, is presenting 75+ downloadable & free XHTML-CSS form templates.
- Mailing list
- Contact form
- Employment application
- Donation form & many more.
Templates can be customized easily via CSS, manually or with the pre-built CSS files.
P.S. Some templates have also tooltips like this contact form.
Compatibility: Al Major Browsers
Code-Sucks.com is presenting 90+ free CSS layouts that might be handy for creating websites faster.
Layouts are grouped into two:
All layouts are validated against strict DocType & created as 1024*764px (they can be modified easily to fit your needs).
CakeMail is presenting 15+ free newsletter templates which are suitable for simple-to-advanced deliveries.
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.
Requirements: No Requirements
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.
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)
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.
Compatibility: All Major Browsers
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.
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.
CSS Creme has released a beautiful free XHTML-CSS e-commerce template which you can use in your projects or inspired from.
This e-commerce / e-shop template features 3 pages:
- Product listing template
- Product detail template
- Form template (contact us)
There are also ready-to-use hover tooltips inside the template.
CSS Creme features other nice free CSS templates.
MailChimp presents 4 free HTML e-mail templates that are well-optimized for most of the e-mail applications.
Templates include a basic newsletter, postcard and 2-column designs.
You can also find newsletter coding tips at the same address and a free e-mail marketing e-book which covers email marketing benchmarks (average open/click rates, bounces, unsubs), how spam filters work & more.
Compatibility: All Major E-mail Applications
Professional cliparts are objects which make our designs & applications better.
Templates.com is a resource-rich website presenting professional cliparts and website templates (and flash templates).
There are hundreds of quality illustrations, 3D models and icons which will give your web applications or designs a fresh look.
Categories are well organized for better browsing as you may find architecture illustrations or 3D robot models easily.
Besides these professional cliparts, Templates.com has a variety of HTML and Flash website templates.
From 9000+ templates, which includes almost any category you can imagine like e-shops or computers, you can definitely find the one you are looking for.
And, you can find free cliparts & templates too:
Also, Templates.com’s blog is an interesting resource that covers interviews with designers, design tutorials & more.
P.S. This post is an advertorial.