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TinyBox is a lightweight (3.5kb) modal window script that does not depend on any JavaScript frameworks.

It can display any Ajax or HTML content (from text to videos). Also, if enabled, the modal boxes fade in/out & dynamically resize based on the loaded content.

JavaScript Modal Box

With the auto-hide support, the script can be used to show notifications. It is called & configured within one line, like:'advanced.html',1,300,150,1,3)

where all the settings can be mentioned easily. For a demo of TinyBox, click here.

Twitster is an open source PHP application that enables you to display tweets of everyone you follow in Twitter in any website.

And, it can filter tweets by a hash tag (#example) which makes it possible to create a Twitter-based group or community in the website.


Twitster comes with a web-based installation wizard that helps setting up the system quickly.

It currently supports one hash tag to be used but features like multiple has tags & @reply linking are expected in the next release.

HTML entities (character references) which are used to define reserved characters or to express characters that cannot easily be entered with the keyboard are generally hard to remember.

EntityCode is a website that lists HTML entities in an easy-to-find format. Rather than a long list of entities, they are simply grouped like currency, math, direction, etc.

A must-bookmark for every web designer & developer.

HTML Entities

Ftg (Fireworks texture gallery) is a website presenting 300 black and white textures with various shapes used like:

  • lines
  • circles
  • hearts
  • flowers
  • stars & more

Black And White Textures

Textures can be used in both free & commercial works. To download them, images can be simply right-clicked & saved.

P.S. Although the website is not English, it is the images that talk.

First impressions are important & a website with lots of typo may easily result in losing visitors.

Spell Check Rex is an open source website spell checking application, built with PHP & MySQL, which can be installed on any website to automatically monitor & report spelling mistakes.

Website Spell Checker

The application spiders the given website and generates reports. It supports frame-enabled websites & directories, pages can be excluded.

Spell Check Rex only supports English (has a multilanguage backend) & has 110,000+ words in its database.

jQuery Fancy Gestures is a plugin for enabling mouse gestures on any website.

Using the plugin, you can accept inputs similar to smartphones, create a captcha where users will need to draw a text & more (totally up to your imagination).

jQuery Mouse Gestures

The plugin is a port of mouse gesture recognition with ActionScript & uses Walter Zorn’s VectorGraphics library.

Every position (N,W,S,E,NW,SE, etc..) is described with a number & it is possible to create custom gestures by defining the related series of numbers.

ICEpdf is a 100% Java-based open source PDF library for creating & displaying and printing PDF documents from any Java application.

The library is lightweight, fast & easy to use. It can render PDF files up to version 1.6 (Acrobat 7.0).

Java PDF Library

The library can render PDF files to an image (PNG, JPEG, or GIF) in a server-side web application. For faster viewing the first page, it loads documents incrementally.

ICEpdf also supports Adobe Standard Security for password-protected documents & interactive link annotation actions; uri, launch and resource.

P.S. The open source version doesn’t come with the Font Engine (the font substitution is done succesfully when the Font Engine is off).

Free icons are great resources for web designers as quality ones help creating beautiful outputs. But they are better when they come with the source files as it is possible to edit/improve them.

Smashing Magazine is sharing Flavour Extended icon set, a set of 450+ icons, that is created by Oliver Twardowski.

Free PSD Icon Set

Icons are in 48*48px size & PNG format. PSD source files are also included.

The set contains icons of users, folders, file formats, actions, social bookmarking services & more.

Axiis is an open source data visualization framework & based on Degrafa, Flex & ActionScript 3.0.

It is a resource for both beginner & expert developers to create elegant charts.

Flex Data Visualization

Axiis comes with both ready-to-use visualization components & abstract layout patterns + rendering classes that makes it possible to create custom visualizations.

To view some beautiful examples of this framework, click here.

siwapp is an open source web application, built with PHP (Symfony), that enables anyone to create & manage invoices with ease.

The application has a slick interface & provides a simple usage to create professional-looking invoices.

Open Source Invoicing

Some features of siwapp:

  • invoices with different serial numbers can be managed
  • invoices can be downloaded as PDF files
  • periodical invoices can be created automatically
  • & more

siwapp uses MySQL to store data & if you need periodical invoices to be e-mailed automatically, a scheduling system (like cron) must be used.

It can also work as a module (be integrated to other business management applications) with the API support.

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