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In this 3rd day of the “WRD E-Commerce Week“, we will be adding a chic fly-to-basket effect to our previously created Ajaxed shopping cart using jQuery.

Rather than the complete HTML structure & PHP code that adds/removes the products, we'll be focusing on the details related with  the effect.

Fly To Basket With jQuery

To findout the details of the complete HTML structure & PHP code, please check our post: Creating A Slick Ajaxed Add-To-Basket With jQuery And PHP. And, a full working example can be found in the download package.

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Picok (personal information cockpit) is an open source, multi-user script where users can create their own iGoogle-like start pages.

It is ideal for intranets as an admin account can pre-define the available components like feed addresses & users can select items from that list.

iGoogle-Like Script

Similar to iGoogle, the items can be:

  • drag’n dropped
  • minimized
  • configured

The script has integration support for Lotus Notes, Doodle, Wikipedia, Google Maps & more. Also, users can create post-it notes.

Picok offers a multi-language interface & can be extended by writing custom portlets.

It is built with PHP (Zend Framework), YUI & supports MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Lotus Notes.

Using icons in e-commerce websites is almost a standard as users generally search for a shopping cart icon to view the items in the basket or credit card icons to find out if such a payment option exists.

With this 2nd post of E-Commerce Week, here is a collection of free e-commerce icons that you can use in your projects.

WebResourcesDepot E-Commerce Icons (Vectors Included)

E-Commerce Icons

The free e-commerce icon set is created exclusively for WebResourcesDepot by the talented team at IconShock (like promised).

The set comes with 5 icons both in PNG & AI (Illustrator) files so, if wanted, they can be resized or modified easily.

Info: This icon set can not be distributed without permission. If you'll be sharing it in a website, please use the URL of this post as the download link. Thanks.

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JoobsBox is an open source job board application which is built with PHP (Zend Framework) & MySQL.

No membership is required to add new job listings & they can be posted under pre-defined categories.

It comes with a plugin system which makes it possible to extend the application easily. There are already several plugins like iPhone plugin or the Twitter plugin (auto-posts the listings to Twitter).

JoobsBox

The application offers an admin panel where all the categories, listings, plugins & other variables can be controlled.

JoobsBox is multilingual & themeable. The project is currently in alpha stage, not mature but promising.

It is a clear fact that Ajaxed interfaces, if not overused, eases using websites so much.

For an e-commerce website, this can mean a better shopping experience for customers where they can concentrate more on the products which may result in better sales.

jQuery Ajax Shopping Cart

This is a detailed tutorial which shows creating an unobtrusive Ajaxed shopping cart using jQuery & PHP and can guide you to Ajaxify any e-commerce software you may already be using or coding.

The main functions of the cart will be adding/removing items to the basket without the need of refreshing the page & displaying the actions with effects.

Other Add-To-Basket Tutorials Built on This Example:

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JC Play List is a free Flash list component for creating sliders from multimedia lists (for ex: .xml and RSS 2.0 feeds from Picasa and Flickr)

It is built with AS3 & can display any kind of lists including items that contain images, titles, descriptions, index numbers, additional information, custom backgrounds and overlays.

Flash Image Slider

The component offers various navigation methods which can be used together or separately, like:

  • navigation through previous/next buttons
  • scroll bar and/or mouse movement
  • horizontal/vertical layout

And, although it comes with a default skin, it is possible to create & implement new ones.

SilverX is a free software which aims to help Silverlight designers/developers for converting existing Flash content to Silverlight.

It supports most of the Flash’s basic features like: vector primitives, images, texts & animations.

SilverX

SilverX can be used for other scenarios as many applications has "export to SWF features" which means they can be converted to Silverlight now (ex: exporting CorelDraw vector graphics to SWF file and then convert it to Silverlight XAML).

The software has clipping layers, sounds, buttons & filters/effects in the roadmap.

Many bloggers, web designers have websites/blogs which are developed no further & does not mean anything to their owners anymore. There is an easy-to-use option to monetize them:

SiteRedeemr is a company who is specialized in purchasing defunct, unwanted websites of all types.

SiteRedeemr

How Are The Websites Valued?

From SiteRedeemr FAQ:

Our staff will consider a number of factors, such as domain age, appearance and quality of content before coming up with a fair and competitive price. However, we won’t take into account how much revenue your site creates.

How It Works?

The process is very straightforward:

  • Fill the quote form by mentioning the URLs, an analyst checks the sites &.sends a quote in 48 hours
  • If the price is satisfactory & you accept selling it, SiteRedeemr transfers the domains & website files to their own systems
  • They complete the payment to your PayPal account in 48 hours

The best thing about the service is, there is nothing to lose as there are no promises or charges during the quoting process.

To findout how much you can get for your website at SiteRedeemr, click here.

CSS galleries are beautiful resources for getting inspired & promoting the websites we created.

In order to submit websites to these galleries, you need to:

  • have a list of the galleries
  • know which ones are more popular
  • browse all of them one-by-one

MeeCSS

MeeCSS is a free web-based application which eases this process. It is not an automated submission system which would not be ethical.

It simply asks you to fill the information that will be required (name, e-mail, website address, etc.) & with the help of an iframe, you can submit to the galleries one-by-one by copy-pasting the fields you had filled.

It also displays to CSS galleries sorted by pageranks & enables you to select which galleries to submit.

P.S. it would be much easier if the selected fields were auto-selected (or better: auto-copied).

WRD will be running the first of the "thematic week" series (that will be published once in a few months) next week which is "E-Commerce Week".

E-Commerce Week

5 posts will be published which will be handy for anyone building their own e-commerce system or prefers a ready-to-use one (& for jQuery fans). Here they are:

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