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RainLoop is a free and open source PHP webmail application for anyone willing to use a single interface for many accounts.

The application has a modern user interface and supports both SMTP + IMAP.

It doesn’t require a database as the e-mails are not stored by the app. The mail server is accessed directly and RainLoop simply displays the e-mails there.

Free PHP Webmail - RainLoop

Multiple accounts are supported and each inbox can be viewed in different tabs with no session conflicts.

RainLoop is capable of handling all major webmail functions and other handy features exist too (like Dropbox/Facebook/Twitter/Google integration, auto-completion of addresses or keyboard shortcuts).

You may remember Freecns, a detailed icon set which was featured at WRD much earlier.

Cumulus is another free icon set by the same designer (Yannick Lung). It is a complete weather icons pack (100+) that has items for temperature or wind too.

The set is available in grey, black + colored and offered in multiple file types (PNG, PDF, EPS and SVG).

Free Weather Icons - Cumulus

Custombox is a lovely jQuery plugin that enables us to create modal boxes with attractive CSS3-powered animations.

There are multiple built-in animations like fadeIn, slide, newspaper, slip, fall and much more.

The plugin has options for enabling/disabling the overlay, defining the animation speed or dimensions.

Also, there are callbacks for all the events and it has support for loading content via ajax.

LiteCart is a free and open source shopping cart application that is built with PHP-MySQL.

It is light, not in means of features but for the usage (less clicks, improved usability..) and for development.

LiteCart

All the main features of an e-store is offered as a standard and more stuff exist like: product groups, different prices per currency, automatic backups and more.

And, there is an easy-to-use control panel for setting up the store and managing everything about it.

Google has released a new tool, named Google Web Designer, for creating interactive HTML5 sites and ads.

It is a modern WYSIWYG where you don’t need to dive into the code but use the features to get the output and the tools are mostly design-oriented.

However, the code generated is always there and it can be edited or tweaked and the result is displayed automatically.

Google Web Designer

The tool comes with ready-to-use settings for designing Google-powered ads (DocubleClick, AdMob) that will work on any device.

There are built-in components like 360 or carousel galleries, YouTube video embedding and more.

A timeline exists for animations and anything can be drawn with a pen tool (not limited to shapes).

Google Web Designer is currently in beta status and it is available for both Windows + Mac.

Caching and compression of every kb served has a huge effect on site performance.

Image Cache is a lightweight PHP class that compresses, moves, and caches the image in the user’s browser.

PHP Image Cache

After that, it returns the new source of the image to be printed in an image tag which results in a serious gain on load time.

The class works by simply setting options like the directory, the base URL, etc. and calling a compress function for each image.

Keypress is a JavaScript library for capturing keyboard inputs and manipulating them flexibly.

It can be used for simple cases (like if “x” is pressed, trigger a function) and more advanced scenarios like creating combos of any type.

The library has callbacks for keyup + keydown events, an option exists for capturing the input only once and much more.

Keypress

PACE is a JavaScript library for adding good-looking loading bars to any website with ease.

There are multiple loading effects: YouTube-like, corner indicator, page fill and more.

PACE.js

It requires very less effort; simply insert the JavaScript file with the selected theme and PACE works automatically for page load and ajax requests.

The library doesn’t require any JS frameworks and can, optionally, be tweaked manually.

FireShell is an open source framework for quickly creating a front-end boilerplate and workflows.

It comes with an HTML5 boilerplate (baseline HTML5 features, DNS prefetching, responsive meta) and Sass (with pre-setup files and folders).

FireShell

Grunt.js is used for compiling Sass, concatenating JavaScript files, connecting to a localhost server and live file reloads + injection.

Also, FireShell includes popular libraries like jQuery, Moderniz, HTML5 Shiv and Google Analytics code.

Are you planning to sell something online or, maybe, you are already selling (an icon set, app, theme, book, etc.).

Stand to Make is a free web-based tool that helps calculating potential earnings.

Stand to Make

It has a list of popular payment providers with a comparison of their fees. The app simply asks the user:

  • product price,
  • estimated sales numbers,
  • and payment provider.

After that, it auto-calculates the daily, weekly, monthly and annual earnings (+payment fees).

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