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Every designer & developer has at least few domain names (some of us has many).

Also, we all have projects in mind that searching the domain names for them is sometimes the biggest joy of the project as it is an important process.

The tools & services mentioned in this post are not the "all" solutions you can find but, considering domain names are valuable assets, they are the ones I experienced or still using regarding managing & searching for domain names. And they work great.

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Domain Search


Domize – Very Fast Domain Search

Domize Domain Search

Domize is a simple but very effective & fast domain search site which shows you results while you type. It looks for the availability of all possible domains by removing the last letters of the searched word like: testsearch, testsearc, testsear & so..

It also has an iPhone interface and can be integrated to any website via a widget.


Ajax Domain Search

An Ajax domain name search which also lets you to see the PageRank & provides the links for validators and other domain tools.

Bust A Name

Bust A Name

Bust A Name has a fast Ajaxed domain search. You can instantly save the domains that you searched for reviewing them again.

Also, it has a word combiner that lookups for the domains that are generated from the keywords mentioned. These features make it a "must use" for the process of thinking & searching" for a name.


Domain Name Keywords

This site helps you find a nice domain name with the keywords you provide + the theme based dictionary it has.

If you don’t exactly know what are you looking for & have ideas flying around, MakeWords can help you.

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Sparkl is a flexible web framework for creating bulletproof websites.

It combines meaningful markup, cross-browser CSS and unobtrusive JavaScript.

Web Framework

Some features of Sparkl:

  • Flexible layouts: compatible for changes in the text size and browser window size
  • Semantically structured html: commented code & standard naming conventions
  • Organised code: has a modular structure
  • Themes: provides a themes package for a fast start

As mentioned, Sparkl is a modular framework which enables you to include the features you need & not use the ones you don’t.

The modules supported includes: reset, grid layout, typography, tabs, tables, images & more. And more to come.

10 days ago, a post was published at WebResourcesDepot announcing a giveaway of 3 3D Wall Pro licences.

To remember:

3D Wall Pro is a Papervision3D powered, very good looking & interactive wall that can display:

  • Images
  • Youtube & streaming videos
  • SWF files
  • Flickr images

3D Wall Pro

And, here are the winners:

  • Matio (comment #15635)
  • Pablo Pasqualino (comment #15529)
  • Kitten (comment #15709)

Thanks to everyone for contributing & keep following WRD for fresh web resources & giveaways.

UvumiTools has 4 great & free MooTools plugins that can save your development time.

MooTools Crop

MooTools Crop

This is an easy to use cross-browser crop interface that has options like:

  • Setting the minimum size
  • Keeping the aspect ratio
  • Live preview of the area to be cropped
  • Supports HTML resizing

MooTools Image Gallery

MooTools Gallery

This plugin enables you to create good-looking image galleries.

Users can click a thumbnail and watch the gallery transform into a slideshow, which is then navigated by clicking the left column or by scrolling with the mouse wheel. A click on the photo being displayed brings the user back to the contact sheet view.

MooTools Dock Menu

MooTools Dock Menu

This dock menu, similar to a Mac interface, is passive under the screen & gets activated when an item is mouse-overed.

The menu is created from a valid unordered list & can be applied within minutes.

MooTools Dropdown Menu

MooTools Dropdown Menu

A cross-browser, animated dropdown menu with unlimited levels support.

It is created from unordered lists & can be totally customized via CSS.

toksta* is a free instant messenger with text & webcam based chat support.

It is a hosted application that can be integrated to your website & user database. With this feature, your users won’t have to re-login to the messenger. 

toksta* also provides plug-ins for phpBB2, phpBB3, punBB, phpMyForum and vBulletin.

Free  Webcam Chat Script

toksta* lets you customize the design via an easy to use configurator & you can upload your logo to the application.

Another nice feature is the revenue sharing. The revenue of ads that are shown during the chat is shared between the site owner & toksta*.

Besides these, toksta* has unlimited parallel chats, automatic webcam detection, buddy list integration supoort & more. Click here to see all the features.

This is a beautiful jQuery plugin that automatically converts select boxes into accessible sliders.

jQuery UI’s slider component is used. Besides a standard slider, multiple select boxes can be used to generate 1 slider too for mentioning a data range.

Convert Select Box To Slider

Usage is terribly easy:

For such a select box:

<label for="speed">Select a Speed:</label>
<select name="speed" id="speed">
<option value="Slower">Slower</option>
<option value="Slow">Slow</option>
<option value="Med" selected="selected">Med</option>

Call the function & that’s all:


The initial position of the slider can be mentined via the selected="selected" attribute to the option element you prefer.

Construct is a visual layout editor based on Blueprint CSS framework.

It ıs a handy tool for CSS designers & also shows that a visual layout editor can generate clean CSS & semantic XHTML.

Visual Layout Editor

The application is built with jQuery & it enables you to:

  • Add / remove containers
  • Add / remove columns
  • Add / remove lorem ipsum text
  • Preview the result
  • Construct the XHTML & CSS for production use
  • & more..

P.S. This tool is inspired from the Blueprint Layout Editor & thanks to Petros for the suggestion.

FancyZoom, a Lightbox alternative which has a Mac-like zoom effect, is now ported to jQuery & Prototype. Best of all, now, they can present any HTML.

Fancy Zoom

They also have some additions to the standard FancyBox like:

  • The zoom will close when clicking outside the zoom box area.
  • Hitting the esc key will close the zoom window.
  • Passing an option of closeOnClick: true into the fancyZoom function will close the zoom when the contents are clicked as well. This works great for image galleries.

Click here for the jQuery version & here for the Prototype version.

addSizes.js is a script which adds the file type & sizes of the files that a text is linked to automatically.

To be more clear, if there is link like: "click to download this file", it is converted to "click to download this file (pdf 1.2 MB)".

JavaScript FileSize

The script uses json-head, a Google App Engine application, to get the file info without downloading them.

Script requires jQuery & it is a bit experimental due to App Engine being occasionally and unavoidably flakey. But it is definitely inspirational.

TJPzoom is a JavaScript image zoom script that works cross-browser.

Besides the ability to zoom, it enables users to increase / decrease the size of the zoom area with mouse movements.

JavaScript Image Zoom

Another great feature is the ability to preload a low-resolution version of the image & loading then showing the zoom area from the high resolution version of the image. This method increases the initial load speed & the quality of the zoomed area.

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