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AdverTool is an open source application which enables you to control pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns.

It integrates with the most popular ad networks like:

  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook
  • AdBrite
  • Yahoo! Search Marketing
  • Microsoft Ad Center
  • ASK Sponsored Listings

and saves you time by controlling all your campaigns from the same interface and analyzing the results easier as a result.

AdverTool

Once setup, you can do almost any action from AdverTool like: controlling users/user groups, campaigns, ads/ad groups, keywords, suggestions and more.

The application can also display the statistics with charts and enable you to import/export data using Excel files.

MadPattern is a collection of free Adobe Illustrator templates for quickly creating patterns.

It includes one template for each type of pattern and comes with automatic symmetric replication + clipping of elements drawn "out of bounds".

There is also a gallery which shares the patterns created with the kit (you can submit yours as well).

MadPattern

Similar to the popular disposible chat websites (check 7 Free Disposable Chat Systems For Instant Communication), Anologue is an impressive one which is open source.

It works by simply clicking on a "new room" link and the application instantly creates a chat room with a unique URL where you can invite others.

Anologue Disposible Chat

The application is totally Ajaxed, built with PHP and uses the Lithium Framework, CouchDB and jQuery.

And, if you don't prefer to install your own, you can still use Anologue as the hosted version is free for everyone.

Boolean is a set of 100+ free icons that can be used easily in web applications.

It has a motto: "The Pixel Icon City" as the set is wrapped like a city with various stores and new ones are added regularly.

It includes items like actions, e-mails, signs, electronics and all the icons are in transparent PNG format with 16*16px size.

Boolean Icons

Coloreminder is a free web tool that aims to help web designers find the variations of any given color quickly.

It displays a list of colors where you can choose from or you can simply use the color-picker to select (paste) a color.

Once selected and submitted, the website displays you the variations and other color options (invert, greyscale, complementary, etc.).

Coloreminder

DDChart is a jQuery plugin for creating bar charts where it is possible to digg the data deeper and deeper.

It works by clicking a bar inside the chart and it can instantly display a new chart which focuses on that item.

Drill-Down jQuery Bar Charts

Charts are interactive, they respond to mouseovers with tooltips that include the data and they have a nice animation on load.

DDChart requires the data to be in JSON format and it is jQuery UI compatible (which is great for easy styling).

Photoshop, Illustrator and Freehand, besides being amazing applications, all have a bad feature; their initial load is pretty slow.

And, when you only need to see what is inside a vector file to find the right one or you don't have these applications (but may need to open vector files), PSD, EPS and AI Viewer softwares can be a quick solution.

They are free applications (for Windows) which loads fast and not only opens the related vector files but can save them as JPEG, Bitmap, GIF, PNG and other extensions. Also, you can resize or rotate them too.

P.S. What would be better is: a single application that can open them all.

PSD Viewer

Today, mostly, we all write, edit and/or create content for web. Whether it is a blog, a web project or the stuff we share in social networks.

As the variables and consumers of web are pretty different than the print, Yahoo has created a guide named Yahoo! Style Guide that shares valuable articles and tips.

Yahoo! Style Guide

There is actually a book behind this online resource where many of the chapters are shared online within categories like writing, editing, words and more.

To give a better idea about what the guide offers, here are some of the content provided:

SlideshowBox, an impressive kit for creating good looking image galleries easily and instantly, is giving away 5 Premium HTML licenses ($99 value/license) to WRD readers.

Details on joining the giveaway can be found at the end of this post.

What is SlideshowBox?

It is a set of 24 image gallery templates, built by the talented team of Jumpeye Components, with many variants of each from 3D to polaroid and simple to complicated ones.

They are both in Flash and JavaScript (not all of them), so you can select the one that fits the best.

SlideshowBox

All the galleries use a similar XML file as the data source which makes it possible to switch between galleries within minutes.

The galleries can be customized with the help of variables (speed of the slideshows, background images ,etc.) or a much easier way would be using the SlideshowBox online panel which helps you to customize the galleries quickly.

SlideshowBox comes with multiple versions:

  • Free (for non-commercial use)
  • Premium HTML (includes all the fully customizable 24 templates for commercial use)
  • Premium Flash (includes a Flash component for integrating any of the templates to Flash websites for commercial use)
  • Premium Plus (Premium HTML and Flash combined)

To sum up, the kit is very functional for anyone who wants to create an image gallery easily and a time-saver for all web designers/developers.

Also, the demo page featuring all the slideshows says it all.

How to join the giveaway?

There are 2 ways to join the giveaway where you can choose both (to increase your chances) or only one of them:

Winners will be selected randomly on 06 July 2010 (1 week later). Good luck to all.

Codrops, a creative blog on web design/development (mostly jQuery), is sharing a beautiful photo stack gallery that is built with jQuery & PHP.

The gallery can display multiple albums and with the help of prev-next buttons, can paginate within them easily.

Once an album is clicked, it shows the images inside that album with a stack interface that is powered with CSS3's rotate property.

jQuery Photo Stack Gallery

The gallery doesn't require a database. Rather, it scans the "albums" folder (using PHP) and automatically finds the albums and images inside them.

The reflections used only work in Webkit browsers but the overall functionality is compatible with all the major ones.

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