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CakeMail is presenting 15+ free newsletter templates which are suitable for simple-to-advanced deliveries.

Free E-mail Templates

Downloads include 1 column & 2 column templates.

Besides using them, it is nice to see how a newsletter must be from a company specialized in this area with the unsubscribe links, ability to view a web-version and the presentation.

jqZoom is a jQuery plugin which enables images to be zoomed.

This is an easy-to-implement plugin which is very handy, specially, in e-commerce projects & galleries.

jQuery Image Zoom

How it works?

This jQuery zoom plugin simply requires that "jqzoom" class to be added to images other that including the JS file and calling the main function once. And that’s it.

You can also configure it to mention the width-height of the zoom div and its position.

Almost every web project needs a "launch page (under construction page)" or a page to show when the website is under maintenance.

Rather than creating a new one from scratch for every project, here is a free launch page with an Ajax newsletter.

Don't forget to bookmark this resource at del.icio.us.

Free Launch - Under Construction Page

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E-mails are saved in a .txt file with ";" delimiters. So they can be used anytime with a simple copy-paste.

Important: Before using this free launch page, change the name of the text file to anything hard to guess and also update the name of this text file in newsletter.php file's 1st line.

You can use this template as is or update it easily to fit your needs.

Features of this free launch page:

  • Ajaxed interface
  • Server-side e-mail validation (secure)
  • E-mails are saved in a text file with ";" delimiter. So, when your website is launched, you can simply copy and paste them to your favorite e-mail application and announce the launch.
  • Configurable error & success messages
  • Cross-browser (tested in all major browsers)

Requirements:

PSD files of bubbles are included in the download package.

This launch page is free to use (no links required) but can not be distributed from any other website or sold.

If you share it as a resource in your website, please link to this post. Thanks.

WooThemes, which is the new face of "Premium News Themes" (premiumnewstheme.com), launched recently with some nice features.

They are a team of 4 well-known WordPress theme designers; Adii, Magnus Jepson, Mark Forrester and Elliot Jay Stocks who are about to rise the bar in premium themes market.

Premium WordPress Themes

Rather than the famous news theme "Premium News Theme" was offering, WooThemes currently offers 10 themes and officially promises to release at least 1 new theme every month.

A new feature; "WooThemes Club" can be a good address for users who like changing themes frequently as members of the club can download every theme (and the new themes released).

In my opinion, ProudFolio, a new WordPress theme created by Elliot Jay Stocks is very unique as it is totally targeted to designers & other creative people who wants to present their portfolio and have a blog at the same time.

And Vibrant CMS is again a new theme which is business-targeted & very elegant (this is also the base theme of WooThemes).

If you’re looking for quality WordPress themes with support, WooThemes is a powerful option for that.

P.S. This post is a review.

Tipmage is a JavaScript class for creating tooltips / notes over images similar to Facebook image tagging.

In order to create a tooltip, you simply double click any area on the image and the interface appears.

Image Tag Script

It works in 2 modes:

  • Normal: which only shows the tooltip when hovered.
  • Edit: which also allows you to edit the tooltip

Tipmage supports the use of special callback functions for editing of a tooltip (like Ajax calls to access a database) & the editing interface can be updated from a CSS file.

obedit is a Flash rich text editor that uses PHP for saving, loading and other server related features.

Flash HTML Editor

It has most of the text editing features like:

  • bold, italic,underline
  • justification, block indents,
  • text color,
  • font and size selection,
  • links, bullets,
  • background color,
  • and spell checking.

BgPatterns is a pattern library where you can find, create & share patterns.

You can create the patterns from ready-to-use images by changing the colors & canvas and scaling or rotating them. And this process is done with a slick interface.

Free Background Patterns

The pattern design interface lets you preview them easily.

And, you can also check the recently created and popular patterns.

This is a simple line of JavaScript code which you can copy-paste to your browser and makes any webpage editable.

Here is an example:

JavaScript Edit Code

This is a method which some people create fake Google Analytics & Adsense reports.

But, it is very handy to use when you simply want to see how a page would seem with a different text or without a menu, etc.

Here is the code:

javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0

Copy & paste it to your browser and start editing that page.

Live search is a great way of improving usability, specially if you have a serious amount of data to search. No going back & further and your users can see the results as they type.

QuickSilver has a great interface which accepts abbreviations as the input like writing wrdprss rather than WordPress.

JavaScript Live Search

John Nunemaker had published a QuickSilver style Prototype live search and the ported it to jQuery.

John Resig (creator of jQuery) played with it more and re-ported it to jQuery (which seems to be the final version for now : ) ).

Update (07.08.2008): And a MooTools version of the code.

Mia Chat is an Ajaxed PHP chat application which is very simple to use & install.

It functions similar to the messenger applications, you can add buddies, chat with several users at the same time, change your online status & more.

PHP - Ajax Chat

This PHP chat supports many databases for storing data like MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle 8+, MS SQL Server 2000+, SQLite 2+ and PostgreSQL 7+.

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