CSS Menu Builder is an online menu builder which enables you to create 30+ horizontal, 700+ vertical & breadcrumb menus (without the unlimited color combinations).
With an Ajaxed & simple to use interface, menus can be created on the fly and HTML, CSS & necessary image files can be downloaded easily (or a complete ZIP file can be downloaded).
Pixel Perfect is a Firebug plugin which enables you to overlay a web composition on any developed HTML.
By switching between on & off, you can see easily howmany pixels you’re off with the development.
You can play with the opacity of the overlay to better see or totally disable the design below.
Move controls enables you to fine tune the position of the overlay. To give an example, you can exactly position a new menu over an old one to see if it fits or not.
Galleria is an image gallery jQuery plugin.
It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and can present them:
- cropped inside a fixed thumbnail box
The beauty of Galleria is behind the ease of creating a gallery. Simply create an unordered list, add some images and it will create a chic gallery.
Another nice feature is the support of browser history. You can use your browser’s back & forward buttons
Other features of this jQuery image gallery:
- Lightweight (4k packed)
- Displays the thumbnail when the actual image is loaded
- CSS powered – create your own gallery style
- Super fast image browsing since the images are preloaded one at a time in the background
- Stylable caption from image or anchor title
- jQuery plugin – takes one line to implement
- Can fire events so you can customize the images behaviour onLoad
Simple Invoices is an open source, web-based invoicing application which is ideal for freelancers & small businesses.
It is not an ERP application & does not have lots of features. It simply enables you to define the job done, select the customer and generate a nice looking invoice.
Some features of Simple Invoices:
- Export to PDF
- Export to Microsoft Word, Excel or plain text
- Multiple invoice types
- Invoice templates
- Invoice preferences – customise all the wordings on the invoices
This free invoicing application requires PHP 5+ to run & MySQL for storing data.
This is an open source 3D album component for Flex which is similar to the Cooliris‘s (formerly PicLens) attractive interface.
The component is inspired from the 3D album tutorial of Bartek Drozdz.
The download package includes examples besides the source code for easier developing.
Zimplit is a ridiculously easy to use free CMS application which is ideal for simple websites.
There is no standard admin panel. A toolbox appears after logging in & you start editing the website.
You can add images, links, edit the HTML of a page and copy a page to use it as a template for a new page.
It requires PHP 4.3+ to run & no databases required.
The application needs CHMOD 777 on all files for editing them. Since they are HTML files (except zimplit.php), it does not sound very bad.
WIPmania provides IP to country database and API which is free to use for both personal & commercial projects.
The database comes in SQL, CIDR & text formats & updated in every 2 months.
If you don’t want to use the database and use the API, a simple query like:
returns you a 2 digit country code (google.com is the URL where the query is made from). API usage is free until 10,000 queries/day.
ProtoForm is a "very easy to implement’, lightweight (4kb) & unobtrusive form validation & Ajaxed submit solution that depends on Prototype.
It can validate:
- telephone number
Parameters are mentioned within the attributes like:
<input type="text" id="name_Req" name="name" title="Required! Try again" />
This makes it very easy to implement (a negative point can be requirement to define the
ids in a specific way).
ProtoForm also sends data and shows response with Ajax, highlights the form field on focus and on error.
jParallax is a jQuery plugin which enables you to create Parallax effects.
This effect simply moves layers in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts & create a depth.
Info: If you’re new to parallax effects, check the demo to see it (Parallax in Wikipedia).
jParallax simply provides the necessary options for creating the animation like layer controlling, positioning & timing.
Info: This is a sponsored post.
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What is 3D Wall Pro?
3D Wall Pro is a Papervision3D powered, very good looking & interactive wall that can display:
- Youtube & streaming videos
- SWF files
- Flickr images
The wall can be set to be flat or at any curvature. It responds very well to mouse / scrolls & has a built-in preloader while switching from thumbnails to large images that makes the visuality flawless.
Overall 3D effect – the depth of field is very realistic & makes browsing the media a joy.
Media to be displayed is mentioned in a XML file so there is no need to republish the SWF again & again.
Application has 80+ configuration options (AS3 only) that helps you customize & make it unique.
3D Wall Pro has some other features like:
- Ability to display a customizable video icon on video
- Customizable tooltips for each thumbnail
- Customizable player buttons
- Optional watermarks for large images that can be totally customized)
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