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js-hotkeys is a jQuery plugin which enables you to create keyboard triggered events.

Update: The plugin is based on shortcut.js. You may want to use this for not being restricted with jQuery.

This is a very nice feature if you want to provide users more browsing flexibility. And also, it can be used in JavaScript testing environments like triggering a test function by clicking CTRL + t.

JavaScript Keyboard Control

A simple usage of the plugin is:

$.hotkeys.add('Ctrl+a',function(){/*DO YOUR DUTY*/});
$.hotkeys.remove('Ctrl+a');

A demo of this jQuery keyboard control plugin can be found here.

woork presents a nice MooTools news ticker, which scrolls vertically, similar to the one in Newsvine.

Mootools News Ticker

Content is currently hard-coded inside the HTML within li elements. There is also an information provided for how to get the content dynamically from a database.

Speed & delay of the slide effect can be configured within the code.

Pattern Tap is a community which collects & presents well-categorized web design interfaces.

To give an example, you can find real-world collections of 404 pages, backgrounds, button, borders & more.

Design Patterns

As a user, you can also create your own sets like these paper textures set and follow the users you like to easily find the sets they create.

With more users contributing, Pattern Tap may become a giant resource which every designer can find materials to inspire.

cyn.in is an open source collaboration software which helps teams to create collective knowledge.

It enables teams to share workspaces, applications, documents, files and digital content within a secure, unified environment & a web 2.0 interface.

Collaboration Software

Wikis, blogs, discussions, file repositories, events and web link-bases can be created & managed with a role based powerful access control.

Besides the users in the team, customers are also integrated to the application.

cyn.in is an amazing collaboration software with a very attractive user interface & is worth to take a look at.

And, it is platform independent, as it comes as a VMware instance which can be run via a VMware workstation, player or server.

For easier & realistic iPhone application interface designs, 320480 presents a free iPhone interface PSD file for download.

iPhone Interface PSD File

This iPhone PSD file consists most iPhone screen elements & has sensible layer sets.

Spacegallery is a very simple but nice image gallery built with jQuery.

It is a static gallery where images are hardcoded in the HTML and presented with a beautiful grow – fade out effect.

jQuery Image Gallery

How to use?

After inserting the JS & CSS files into your webpages, create a div element with images inside like:

<div id="myGallery" class="spacegallery">
    <img src="images/bw3.jpg" alt="BW" />
    <img src="images/lights3.jpg" alt="Lights" />
</div>

And call the gallery:

$('#myGallery').spacegallery({loadingClass: 'loading'});

You can also configure the perspective, border & animation duration.

Using silhouettes & people illustrations in websites & print is what designers need in many situations.

This is a giant design pack of human-related brush sets & vector images like faces, full illustrations, fingerprints, hairs, beards, skulls & more.

You may also like:

Important: Most of the images are free to use in commercial projects but some are not. So, be sure to check the licensing info before using them.

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Here they are:

 

Human Brushes

 

People Brushes

Retro People Brushes

People Animal Silhouette Brushes

Children Silhouette Brushes

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MooColumns is a Mootools class that helps creating multiple-column contents easier & quicker.

It automatically divides the contents into columns and supports multiple instances to be run at the same page.

Mootools Columns

MooColumns is highly configurable. You can mention the classes which the column-creation will be applied, specify column-break elements, number of columns & column widths. Or leave all these settings to the default ones.

This Mootools class is currently in beta but looks promising and very functional for presenting the content.

Swift Mailer is a feature-rich PHP mailer library for sending e-mails from PHP websites and applications.

Mail IconIt does not rely on PHP’s native mail() class which consumes high resources. Instead, Swift communicates directly with an SMTP server or a MTA binary to send mail quickly and efficiently.

Swift supports event-driven plugins which offer you the opportunity to really take control of the library and set this mailer apart from everything else that’s out there. 

Some features of Swift Mailer:

  • Persistent connectivity improves performance
  • Internationalization support (i18n)
  • Load balancing and/or throttling support
  • SSL & TLS Support – for Gmail servers
  • Embedded images or other file types
  • Full MIME 1.0 library included (create multipart messages, attachments etc)
  • Batch mail processing
  • Send attachments of any size even with PHP’s 8MB Memory Limit
  • Support for multiple attachments
  • Lossless protection against header injection (encode, don’t strip)
  • Set message priority
  • Request read receipts
  • Pluggable SMTP authentication (LOGIN, PLAIN, MD5-CRAM, POP Before SMTP)
  • Anti-flooding support for servers with limits on emails-per-connection
  • Bandwidth monitor included

FotoViewr is a web-based image gallery application which enables you to create 3D image galleries for your Flickr account.

You can choose to present your images from 6 different 3D gallery types.

Flickr Image Gallery

Galleries can be created instantly by simply providing your Fickr username (no password required) and the applications lets you select which gallery to display.

After the Fickr gallery selection, FotoViewr provides you the embed code you need to insert into your webpage to display the gallery & that’s it.

Tip:

FotoViewr also has a Facebook application to use with Facebook galleries.

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