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Navicat MySQL Admin Tool 3 standard licenses giveaway that was announced last week is just ended and winners are out.

If you’re not one of the winners, a good news is: Navicat extended the 50% special discount ($64.50 rather than $129) on standard licenses for 1 more week (until 08.21.2008).

Here is the link for the special discount:[300175400]=1&COUPON1=promo08

Navicat MySQL Manager

To remember:

Navicat is a feature rich & very easy to use MySQL admin tool with an intuitive interface that runs on Windows, Linux & Mac.

It has great features like HTTP tunneling support, scheduled tasks, advanced import/export & more.

Tip: Navicat also have Oracle & PostgreSQL versions.

And The Winners:

  • luglio7 (comment #13227)
  • Basilakis (comment #13211)
  • JC (comment #13732)

Congratulations for all the winners.

Imago is an Ajax image gallery built with MooTools.

This gallery has connectors for Flickr, SmugMug & SimpleViewer to call images from them or use their XML files.

Imago is fully customizable with CSS & very easy to use.

A detailed "how to use" information guides you on setting up your Ajax image gallery.

PatternCooler is an online pattern library which enables you to find & create patterns easily.

Free Patterns

The website provides several objects that are used to create the patterns and you can edit the colors, repeating sizes of them to create new ones.

Besides creating your own pattern, you can browse a list of 100s of patterns created by other users, add them to your list (free account) for future use & more.

IMG·2·JSON is a Google App. Engine python application that extracts metadata from images and returns the results as a JSON string.

Extract Image Metadata

How to use?

Usage is simpler then expected. Just send a request to the fetcher-script URL hosted on Google App Engine.

An example query:

Response parameters include the image mimeType, size, height, width, byteSize & exif metadata.

Update: This resource seems to be unavailable from now on.

This is a free streaming Flash MP3 player that is easy to use & customize as it comes with the .FLA file.

The player uses a XML file where its design can be customized and the song to be played can be mentioned.

Free Flash MP3 Player With Source

The player plays 1 song which makes it ideal for using it as a website background music player or can be improved further.

It is written with Flash8 / AS2.

Using different CSS properties for different browsers is very common as they are not rendered the same.

Conditional-CSS allows you to use "if statements" for targeting specific browser versions or a group of browsers.

Conditional CSS

Features of Conditional-CSS:

  • Target CSS to any web-browser
  • Streamline maintenance of your CSS files
  • Optimise your CSS
  • Work around those annoying little CSS bugs
  • Automatic expansion and inclusion of @import statements
  • It’s free and open source!

Website has an online compiler that enables you to generate the Conditional-CSS file in PHP, C or C#.

Circles, curves, stars, old cars, music cassettes, boomboxes & more. Retro design is always one of the popular trends.

This is a collection of beautiful retro Photoshop brushes & vector images to help you design faster & inspire.

You may also like:

Important: Some resources are not free for commercial use. Make sure you check the licensing before using them.

Retro Photoshop Brushes


Photoshop Retro Shapes Brushes

Retro Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Retro Star Brushes

Retro Star Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Retro Punk Brush

Retro Photoshop Brush Set

Photoshop Brush Retro

Photoshop Retro Tape Brushes

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Simple Customer is a handy application for web designers / developers or anyone who is working online, connects internet & works from various places and wants to keep all contact / customer information at one place.

Free Contact List Script

Just as it says, this free contact list application is very simple & enables you only to keep the contact informations & notes related to them with a sleek interface.

The application is open source, built with PHP / MySQL & can be easily improved futher to fit your needs better.

jqGrid is an Ajaxed jQuery grid plugin with amazing features.

As the grid is a client-side solution that loads data with Ajax callbacks, it can be used with any server-side language like ASP, PHP, ASP.NET, JSP and so.

A clever feature is sub grids which shows you a sub grid when a master column is called.

jQuery Grid Plugin

Some features of jqGrid:

  • paging functions
  • add, edit, delete & search records
  • accepts XML, JSON, array or user data as input
  • multiple selection of rows
  • sub grid & grid details (great feature!)
  • UI datepicker integration
  • & more…

jqGrid is very impressive with the interface, features, usability & documentation. To check this great jQuery grid plugin, click here.

Raphaël is a JavaScript library that facilitates using & creating vector graphics in websites.

It uses SVG & VML for creating graphics. As every graphic generated is a DOM object, you can manipulate them via JavaScript.

JavaScript Vector Graphics

This graphics JavaScript library is very ideal for creating charts, images effects like rotation or reflection.

An example:

Creating graphics is much easier with Raphaël compared to writing everything from scratch as a circle can be created with:, 240, 50).attr({fill: "#223fa3", stroke: "#223fa3", "stroke-width": 3, "fill-opacity": 0.5});

The library currently works in all major browsers except Firefox 2 & it is still under development.

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