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Flickr’s Flash file uploader is one of the most functional uploaders a developer can think of.

It supports:

  • Multiple file selection in a single "Open File" dialog.
  • File extension filters for easier selection.
  • Upload progress tracking.
  • Filename, size, date created, date modified, and author can easily be extrated.

This flash file uploader is avaliable as the YUI Uploader component.

Flash File Upload

You can also include additional data in the upload POST request.

And, upload component provides faster file upload on broadband connections due to the modified SEND buffer size.

pChart is an open source PHP chart library for creating aliased charts.

This chart classes run on any webserver that has PHP & GD library support.

PHP Chart Library

Chart types currently support by this PHP charts solution are:

  • Line chart
  • Cubic curve chart
  • Plot chart
  • Bar chart
  • Filled line chart
  • Filled cubic curve chart
  • Pie chart
  • Radars chart
  • Limits chart

For faster display of charts, pChart has a caching class named pCache which serves a chart from cache if it was rendered before with the same data.

Free PHP Charts

This project is still in development (for ex: pie charts are in beta) but updated frequently and, even now, looks very functional.

PHP classes are well documented and they can be tested in a live test area.

PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML.com is the first online conversion / PSD slicing service as they are serving since the beginning of 2005.

They provide a comprehensive "Order Now" page which contains markup packages and a full set of all necessary markup options with descriptions.

PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML

It is easy for me to review PSD2HTML as I used the service twice when I was in a hurry to complete one project and needed to have a progress in another.

The markup was good, they communicated with me when needed (like "lists you designed can be flexible for you when done with tables, if I wanted them as tables or divs") and price was reasonable.

Only thing that I mis-calculated was the turnaround time (as it was work hours). I can say that I was happy with the end product and it saved me a lot of time.

They still have quick turnaround and competitive prices (starting from $153). They also offer conversion of PSDs to WordPress, Blogger, Joomla and other major software templates.

If required, their support team helps to choose all necessary options for each project. And, they are offering different implementation types when needed.

You can have a look at their example works here and testimonials here.

To conclude, I can easily suggest you to use PSD2HTML to save time & possibly money.

Perfect multi-column CSS liquid layouts is a series of website layouts use percentage widths and relative positioning and compatible the common web browsers (even Safari on the iPhone and iPod touch).

Multi Column CSS Layout

They’re also ‘stackable’ so you can use multiple column types on the one page.

Features of these CSS layouts:

  • No CSS hacks
  • iPhone & iPod Touch compatible
  • SEO friendly
  • Full length column background colours
  • No Images
  • No JavaScript
  • Resizable text compatible
  • Stackable columns
  • Free to use

These free CSS layouts include 1-column, 2-column & multi-column ones.

Although there may not be a perfect layout with every new browser version, these layouts are promising.

Icojoy has beautiful free icon sets including web development icon sets, pixel icon sets, rss icon sets & smiley icons.

This is the 4th part of their web development icon sets. Click here to find their all free icons.

Web Development Icons

Package: 60 icons
Sizes: 24×24
File Types: .png, .ico, .tif, .gif, .bmp
Colors: Colored with and without shadows, with a subtle gray shade and transparent. .Bmp, .gif formats are optimized for lighter backgrounds

phpWebFtp is an open source web-based FTP application built with PHP.

It is not a simple file manager as it can be installed anywhere and connects to any FTP server.

PHP FTP Script

You can configure the application from a config file. Some configuration options include: maxFileSize, resumeDownload & defaultServer.

Features of this PHP FTP Application:

  • Built-in free 22 language packs
  • Easy Binary/ASCII mode switching
  • WYSIWYG file editor for .html, .htm files
  • Built-in file or directory download mode
  • Special .zip files extraction to the server feature
  • CHMOD function for applying permissions to the files and folder
  • UNZIPing mode for extracting zipped files on the server

Google Trends for Websites is a web-based service where you can compare the visitor statistics of websites.

Google Website Trends

The data displayed is daily unique visitors (after logging in, you can see the numbers that graphs represent) and currently, up to 5 websites can be compared.

Google Ad Planner provides you information about websites by simply entering demographics and sites associated with your target audience. This is a tool to be used when you are planning or searching for websites to advertise.

Google Adplanner

Ad Planner, currently, can be used by invitation only. You can apply for it here.

More info can be found at Inside Adwords blog.

Formy is a simple-yet-functional CSS framework which enables you to create form layouts without tables, divs or lists.

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Formy
is created by Vladimir Carrer who had created the CSS print framework: Hartija (see WRD post). Thanks to him for the suggestion.

Formy uses Reset.css for maximum browser compatibility. 

  

Here is how a simple form works:

<label for="Name">Name:</label> <input type="text" name="Name" value="Lorem ipsum dolor" /><br />
<label for="City">City:</label> <input type="text" name="City" /><br />

With the download, there are already examples of vertical & horizontal forms.

Markup Factory is an impressive web publishing platform for web designers & developers.

Markup Factory

It is a hosted-platform where you can create simple to complex websites easily with features including:

  • content management system
  • blog
  • calendar
  • event registration
  • online store
  • podcasting
  • newsletter management
  • & much more.

And, you or your customers can manage all the features with a powerful content management & administration interface.

Markup Factory

I have been playing with Markup Factory for a while & the best part is, it does not limit or force you to a new way of development.

It presents you all the logics of a website, blog, online store etc., you continue developing how you used to, creating the template, css, even add JS functions if you want but don’t deal with the time-consuming programming part and take advantage of the ready-to-use modules.

Markup Factory is built with web standards in mind. It has a powerful template engine that supports native XHTML – CSS and system modules have valid XHTML outputs from end to end.

Markup Factory CMS

There are also 2 "in-beta" features that are about to make the system much powerful:

  • built-In customizable online database
  • form builder

The application is very well-documented & not complicated. This makes the adaption period shorter.

Markup Factory is offering different packages for different requirements.

For an example Markup Factory built website, check Marshill.cc.

For an overview/tour of the system, click here.

Conclusion:

Markup Factory is complete website creation platform for web designers/developers. It will enable you to create a  complicated website with a blog, e-commerce features, event registration, calendar, etc in a very short time.

On the other hand, the website manager will be able to manage the whole content & system easily (when needed, there is a ready-to-use documentation).

P.S. This post is a review.

BarackSlideshow is a Mootools slideshow script with a simple & nice interface (which is very similar to the one in Barack Obama’s website & this is where the name comes from).

Mootools Slideshow

The script presents the images with a fade-in, fade-out effect.

To ensure all images are loaded before the user makes any interaction, the MooTools Assets component is used.

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