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Server Supervisor, a software (with a web-based interface) for monitoring performance / availability of networks & websites, is giving away 3 licenses ($200/license value) to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Details of the giveaway can be found at the bottom of the post.

What is Server Supervisor?

It is a software, which can be managed from an easy to use & beautiful web interface (built with Flex), to monitor any network & website for minimum downtime.

Server Supervisor

Resources to be monitored includes:

  • Ping, connect, DNS
  • HTTP, HTTP Content, HTTP Transaction, IIS Status, Apache Status, Process
  • MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle
  • CPU, Free memory, Page file, Free disk space, Network usage, File system (via WMI and SNMP protocols)

There is a smart "action upon problem detection" logic behind the software. When a failure is detected, notifications can be sent, any applications can be launched (for fixing the problem) & other monitors can be enabled-disabled.

The levels of failures can be configured for each monitored resource & notifications can be sent to email, SMS and instant messengers (ICQ, Yahoo and MSN).

Server Supervisor Report

With a built-in database, Server Supervisor keeps all the logs it generates & presents them with a powerful statistics analysis component which enables you to generate custom reports & get them to your e-mail periodically.

A 14 day free trial is offered at the products website. So, you can easily give the software a try.

Info: The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008.

How to win the free licenses?

Commenting to this post is enough to join this giveaway & winners will be selected randomly via the query below on 1 December 2008 (1 week later).

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=649 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 10

Good luck to all : ).

P.S. This is a sponsored post.

Niceforms, a script to beautify web forms, was very popular for creating beautiful forms. And now the 2nd version is out.

Niceforms 2.0 is a totally re-written version which is very easy to apply, handles more elements & has more customization options.


How to use it?

The script simply replaces the most commonly used form elements with custom designed ones.

Inserting the niceforms.js & the CSS file is enough to use it.

Besides the default theme, new themes can be developed with CSS editing.

Niceforms works in all modern browsers except IE6 (it gracefully degrades).

jQuery.popeye is a plugin which transforms an unordered list of images into a simple image gallery which enlarges the image clicked in Lightbox style.

The images are displayed in a box with prev-next controls & an info about the images can be mentioned.

jQuery Lightbox

The compact box has fixed, automatically calculated dimensions. The width and height are calculated so that all thumbnail images are cropped to the smallest width and height in the set and centered resulting image area.

The plugin can be easily customized with a list of settings provided.

Click here for the demo.

Solucija is featuring 30+ quality & free website templates.

These CSS – XHTML templates are all lightweight (under 60kb) & they are very handy to get inspired,  to use by modifying or, in some cases, just using how they already are.

Free Website Templates

Templates can be used both in non-commercial & commercial websites.

kProto is a collection of 3 handy Prototype based classes & extensions. Here they are:



It is a Prototype extension (& requires that enables you to display a series of messages with ease.

Using the extension, it is possible to create message sliders, image galleries (or sliders similar to the portal websites) & more.

Prototype Message Extension

With a list of options, the extension is very flexible.

It supports:

  • start, stop, next, previous actions
  • delay
  • animation when a message appears & another animation when it disappears
  • before-after options to fire any function between events
  • & several transition effects.



 It is a class for displaying unobtrusive messages like OS X Growl.

Growler can be styled with CSS & very suitable for displaying activity-info messages.

Prototype Growl

It has several options:

  • In & out speed of the message
  • life of it (after howmany seconds it willl disappear)
  • functins to be fired before any event 6 more.



This class allows developers to dynamically create namespaces. These namespaces can be used to better organize your code. They also help to reduce the amount of code that pollutes the global namespace.

Package also allows any javascript and css file to be included dynamically without being namespaced whether local or cross domain.

Malo is a very small CSS framework (0,25 kb compressed) for creating a structural base for small or medium web sites.

It is derived from Emastic CSS Framework (created by the same author – see WRD post).

Small CSS Framework

Malo has two parts:

  • basic reset
  • grid system

It covers most of the grid scenarios & very ideal for anyone that doesn’t want to use a complete framework but get some essentials, specially grids, which are problematic in general.

Open Flash Gauges is a set of open source Flash files, supported with serverside connectors (ASP & PHP), to display any numeric data as gauges.

Flash Gauge

Gauges in the set are:

  • Percentage
  • Thermometer
  • Dual
  • Resource Meter
  • Meter
  • Status
  • I/O
  • Digital readout

Demos can be found here.

There is also a pure JavaScript-Canvas gauge that uses MooTools & JSON as the data + a Flash gauge again uses MooTools & JSON presented in the website..

If you have ever advertised at Google Adwords, you probably experienced a keyword guessing process.

Google now helps this with the Search-Based Keyword Tool.

Google Search Based Keyword Tool

The example simply demonstrates, if was to be advertised with Google Adwords & web design was a keyword to be used:

  • the tool checks the website to analyze the content
  • suggests other related keywords

Definitely a time saver for Google Adwords users.

Sometimes, when you are about to design, a well-designed object can easily inspire you. And, using such objects:

  • save you time
  • improve the overall quality of the design (in general)
  • help you to improve yourself by seeing how it is done & more..

This is a collection of 30+ free & various vector object sets to help you create better. Here they are:

Page Curls In Vector

Vector Page Curls

Ecology Vector Set

Ecology Vector Set

Vector Ink Splatters

Vector Ink Splatters

Free Vector Stickers (free sample #2)

Free Vector Sticker Images

Vector Rainbow With Clouds

Vector Rainbow

Vortex Waves In Vector

Vector Vortex Waves

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prettyGallery is a jQuery plugin for creating sliding image galleries on the fly.

Besides images, any content can be presented within the slider.

jQuery Sliding Image Gallery

Images in the gallery are defined in an ordered list. Items per page, speed of the navigation & labels used can be configured.

The gallery uses prettyPhoto, a jQuery Lightbox clone,  for displaying the images in large-size.

jQuery Lightbox Clone

This lightbox clone is very good-looking & can display:

  • images
  • present the images as an image gallery
  • Flash

It works in all major browsers & animation speed, opacity and more settings can be updated.

Uptime Robot