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IxEdit is an easy-to-use & free tool which aims to simplify the implementation of interactions on a web page, specially for anyone who is not experienced in JavaScript.

This interaction design tool is built with JavaScript & needs to be embedded into the webpage being edited. With the help of a modal-box-like interface, interactions created will be applied instantly.

Interaction Design Tool

Rather than totally new scripts, IxEdit generates jQuery & jQuery UI code using the parameters specified.

Interactions are stored in a local database (Google Gears), so, anything created won’t be lost even if the page is refreshed or closed.

FontCapture is a simple & free web application with an impressive function: it turns any handwriting into a font.

It does not require any software and works in few steps:

  • download (PDF) & print a special template
  • fill it with your handwriting
  • scan & upload the template

The service automatically creates your font & presents you the download file.

Fontcapture

Also, just before downloading the generated fonts, you can see a full-preview & decide to re-create a new one or not.

P.S. The service is currently in beta status.

WebSVN is an open source & web-based application that offers an easy browsing experience for your subversion repositories.

You can view the log of any file or directory and see a list of all the files changed, added or deleted in any given revision.

SVN Browser

Also, the differences between two versions of a file can be seen to exactly findout what was changed in a particular revision.

Other features of WebSVN:

  • customizable templating system
  • colourization of file listings
  • blame view
  • log message searching
  • RSS feed support

A demo of the application can be viewed here.

ChocoTemplates is sharing 15 (currently) beautiful & free website templates including rarely-found ones like GUI & portfolio templates.

They are XHTML-CSS templates which are not customized specially for any CMS or blogging software.

Some of them (portfolio templates) come with a built-in slider script & all are free to use under the CC Attribution 3.0 license.

ChocoTemplates

Konigi, a must-bookmark resource for UI designers, is sharing a handy "do-it yourself wireframe magnets kit" for easy whiteboard prototyping.

They are based on the Konigi wireframe stencils and includes 3 sheets of elements (form elements, HTML editor, etc.).

UI Wireframe Magnets

How To Create Them?

Simply download and print the PDFs on to magnet sheets, optionally laminate them if you intend to use with dry-erase markers, and finally cut them out.

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Baseline is a CSS framework, built with typographic standards in mind, that aims to simplify developing a website with a pleasing grid and good typography.

With the help of reset.css & base.css files, Baseline clears the default behavior of your browser & builds a basic typographic layout to start with.

Baseline CSS

Compared to most other frameworks, Baseline uses the font metrics to line up headlines, paragraphs, form labels and any other major elements rather than regular line-height. And, it is compatible only with the recent web browsers (Safari 3+, FF3+, IE8+..).

The download package includes the full set of CSS files both for development and deployment, a Photoshop base document and a full set of HTML templates and examples.

myFontbook is a free web-based service that enables anyone to browse their font collections.

It can be used with or without registering (free), but by signing in, you can tag & categorize your fonts for reaching them quicker in the future.

Web-Based Font Viewer

A custom text can be displayed with all fonts in both swatch & list views. Also, gylphs view allows you to quickly scan characters and symbols.

The font metrics view displays guides to show default kerning, text baseline, and median height. And, a selected font can be printed easily with several style samples by the click of a button.

TestSwarm is an open source project by Mozilla Labs (and created by John Resig) which aims to simplify the complicated & time-consuming process of running JavaScript test suites in multiple browsers.

It offers a continious & distributed testing environment that can be used by multiple users running the tests in various browsers with a "set-and-forget" logic.

TestSwarm

How It Works?

  • With the help of several JS functions that are needed to be included inside the applications to be tested,
  • TestSwarm sends the "test jobs" to a centralized server via PHP (data is kept in a MySQL db.).
  • Clients who are connected to the TestSwarm interface automatically queries the server every 30 seconds & completes the incompleted jobs in an iframe.
  • The results of the tests can be viewed "live" in a test results report page.

TestSwarm comes with support for the following test frameworks built in (with more to come): QUnit (jQuery), UnitTestJS (Prototype), JSSpec (MooTools), JSUnit, Selenium, and Dojo Objective Harness.

P.S. The project is currently in alpha stage & can have some bugs.

Adobe AIRAdobe AIR has clearly became the standard on creating desktop applications for web developers.

Besides the offline applications, it can combine the richness of web with the simplicity of desktop & offer very functional tools.

At WRD, there were 2 other posts that had shared web designer/developer focused Adobe AIR apps.:

Since then, various new tools are built & here are 15 new Adobe AIR applications for designers & developers:

colrful

colrful - Adobe AIR Flickr Search Tool

colrful is a beautiful application that enables you to make color-based searches in Flickr. Any number of colors can be mentioned, they can be viewed as thumbnails/originals & downloaded.

Another feature is the ability to mention an image URL & get similar images from Flickr.

Polaris

Google Analytics Adobe AIR Interface

The application is a desktop interface for Google Analytics (free version works with 1 website).

It offers most of the features of Google Analytics including visits, pageviews, reports, Google Maps report & more..

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Last week, a post at WRD was announcing the giveaway of MySQL tools by Webyog:

  • 3 SQLyog Enterprise – MySQL GUI ($99/each)
  • 1 MONyog Unlimited Servers – MySQL Monitoring Tool ($999/value)

Webyog

The winners are set, but before that, to remember:

What is SQLyog?

It is a powerful MySQL manager and admin tool that makes controlling multiple databases so easy with features like:

  • query profiler
  • visual query & schema designer
  • scheduled backups
  • data synchronization
  • HTTP(s) & SSH tunneling

besides the standard database management functions the application offers.

SQLyog MySQL GUI uses the native MySQL C API for the fastest communication with servers & offers a 100% keyboard-friendly usage.

What is MONyog?

It is a very well-thought software to help MySQL DBAs manage more MySQL servers, tune MySQL servers and fix problems with their MySQL database applications before they can become serious problems.

It is installed on any computer & monitors MySQL servers remotely.

With amazing features like:

  • history/trend analysis
  • quick performance tuning & optimization
  • analysing slow query logs
  • MySQL hacking attempts detection

MONyog is a time-saver & must-have for every database administrator.

And, the winners:

  • Mario (comment #68870 – SQLyog)
  • Anthony (comment #68566 – SQLyog)
  • Eiskalter Engel (comment #70021 – SQLyog)
  • Charca (comment #68823 – MONyog)

Congratulations to winners & thanks to everyone for contributing. To checkout the great softwares Webyog offers, click here.

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