FlareVideo is an open source and free HTML5 video player that falls back to Flash for incompatible browsers.
The player can be customized easily using CSS-HTML and JS with its theming support (and already ships with 3 themes: default, spotify and Vimeo).
It is built on jQuery + jQuery UI and supports:
- custom keyboard shortcuts
- preloading – autobuffering
- and more..
Project Icons is a set of 165 free icons and 3 icons badges that are designed in detail.
The set includes items from multimedia to hardware, social networking and much more.
They come in 32*32px sizes (some of them are in 48*48px too) and in .PNG, .ICO, .ICNS formats.
Ember, a service for sharing screenshots, illustrations, etc. with the world, has a well-categorized library of screenshots for getting inspired.
The categories include graphic, web and UI design with sub-categories like typography, web apps., iphone apps., sign-up forms and more.
It is not a pattern library and doesn't discuss the methodology of each category but shares beautiful, well-picked screenshots which is great when searching for inspiration on a specific subject/module.
Once logged in (there are free and paid plans), you can add designs to your favorites, comment to them or upload new ones.
AeroWindow is a jQuery plugin for creating Windows 7-like aero style pop-ups.
The pop-ups not only look like a native Windows element but also behave similarly as well with the minimize, zoom, maximize and close functions.
There can be multiple pop-ups in one page where the active one is highlighted visually.
All can be resized, drag'n dropped or maximized with double-clicks, all like Windows.
AeroWindow has various options like defining:
- window titles
- start positions (x-y or centered)
- standard and minimum sizes
- getting the status of an open window
- applying animations on windows
The plugin is pretty awesome specially for anyone who wants to build an OS-like web interface.
We are pretty bored with the current limits of the HTML-CSS and it is clear that the HTML5-CSS3 is the cure to let the creativity flow.
And, browser compatibility is no more a big issue as there are various resources like Modernizr, ExplorerCanvas or IE7.js that empower incompatible browsers.
If you didn't already, it is a good idea to warm your hands on HTML5 and CSS3 as they offer so much.
Here are 10+ free HTML5-CSS3 website templates to help you get inspired and started:
HTML5 Starter Kit is an impressive template that doesn't force you to build a specific type of website but shape it how you want.
This free HTML5 template is cross-browser (including IE6), tablet/netbook ready, can instantly use Cufón and includes some structural/re-usable classes.
And, it includes the layout as a .PSD file.
An image gallery layout with HTML5-CSS3 which includes:
- animated transitions, like a hover animated description for the images, using only CSS
- a tabbed interface for different galleries using CSS3’s :target element
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SiteFusion is an open source and server-based development platform where a XUL client runs code written with PHP.
The output is platform-independent and can access the client filesystem, run programs, play sounds ,etc.
There are no extra configurations required than running a website as the XUL client connects to a regular web server.
And, it offers a two-way real-time ZLib compressed communication which is great for building real-time applications.
There are lots of social bookmarking icon sets and new ones with a twist are being designed everyday.
Socialmonochromicons is a set of 150 vector social bookmarking icons to help you create a custom one by providing you the shapes of popular services.
They come in vector (.EPS) and transparent .PNG files so you can customize them easily.
Lightbox_me is a jQuery lightbox plugin that doesn't come with many features but simply enables you to lightbox any element. And, it is only 1kb compressed.
It can position the modal box smartly in every situation whether the windows is resized or the window is smaller than the modal.
The plugin has various options like defining:
- the effect used while appearing
- the speed of the overlaying process
- lightbox being closed with the escape button and/or when clicked on the overlay
- CSS class names and styles
To sum up, Lightbox_me is very functional for anyone who doesn't need features like image/video gallery support but only a simple and good-looking lightbox.
Tiny Fluid Grid is a CSS grid framework for creating fluid grids easily and instantly.
It is inspired by the 1KB CSS Grid and enables you to customize the output by defining the:
- number of columns
- gutter percentage
- min & max width
with the help of sliders.
Once created, you can preview the grid or download it which includes a demo file with the CSS.
TomatoCart is an open source e-commerce application that is branched from the popular osCommerce to offer a better experience.
It comes with a totally new front and back-ends where the back-end is an impressive desktop-like ExtJS-powered interface.
The application supports selling any type of item from simple products to digital goods and services.
Also, there are lots of features for marketing them including:
- gift certificates
- discounts based on quantity
- cross-selling and more.
TomatoCart creates SEO-friendly URLs for products, categories, reviews or articles and automated sitemap generation for a better ranking in search engines.
It also makes analyzing the stats easier with Piwik, an open source analytics application, being integrated into the admin dashboard.
Another interesting but handy feature is the "built-in webmail" which helps receiving and replying customer e-mails within the back-end.
TomatoCart is multilingual, being improved frequently and definitely worth checking out.