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Emastic is a CSS grid framework aiming to ease creating elastic layouts.

It is created by the author of Hartija (see WRD post) & Formy (see WRD post) CSS frameworks and powers users with:

  • Personalized width of the page in em,px,%.
  • Use of fixed and fluid columns in the grid.
  • Elastic Layout with "em"

CSS Grid Framework

 From the author:

I analyzed all the Grid CSS frameworks and almost everything connected with the Grid System. But I did not want to reinvent the wheel, just to improve the main defects of the existent CSS Frameworks and to add some new features.

Emastic is lightweight (compressed size is less than 4kb) and several examples can be found in the project page.

PostcardViewer, similar to AutoViewer (see WRD post) which is created by the same company, is a free Flash image gallery application with a very nice presentation.

Flash Gallery

The interface is just like a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface & this is supported with the effects.

This Flash gallery can controlled via mouse & keyboard. And it displays image captions (including URLs).

Besides this free version, pro version offers more customization and no backlink.

AutoViewer is a lightweight (11kb) & free Flash image viewer that displays the images horizontally.

It also works as a slide viewer with the play-pause-previous-next buttons and can be navigated both with mouse & keyboard.

Flash Image Viewer

AutoViewer preloads the images, so this application is more suitable for galleries with 30 images or less (pro version is optimized for more images).

This Flash image viewer‘s interface rescales to fit any aspect ratio images and monitors. And, galleries can be created via Picasa, Adobe Lightroom, a PHP script or manually.

Templates.com, a popular website that offers templates & professional cliparts has a contest to announce to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Templates.com Slogan Contest

Contest details:

Think of a slogan for Templates.com and post your slogan to the contest post in Templates.com blog. That’s all.

Contest started July 15 2008 (yesterday) & will be ending at the beginning of August 2008.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $100 cash
  • 2nd place: $100 of credits in Templates.com that can be used to purchase the products.
  • 3rd place: $50 of credits in Templates.com that can be used to purchase the products.
  • And, each participant of this contest who has an account on Templates.com gets 4 credits for entering the contest.

Tip:

Besides the website templates they offer, in their blog, they have plenty of information about 3D models.

P.S. This post is an advertorial.

poMMo is an open source maillist manager application for adding a mailing list to your website or to organize stand alone mailings.

poMMo requires PHP & MySQL, offers a very simple web-based setup and it can be ready to use within minutes.

PHP Maillist Script

With an Ajaxed interface, you can create custom subscription forms & subscriber groups. After that, it provides you the necessary embed code (or HTML output) for inserting the form.

poMMo is also a smart application as it gets the list of sent-unsent-failed e-mails during the delivery and has an automated "list cleaning" feature by checking the bounced e-mails.

Other nice features of this maillist manager:

  • Easy creation of subscriber groups
  • Quickly import and export your subscriber base
  • WYSIWYG HTML mailing creation
  • Flexible collection of subscriber data through user defined "fields"
  • Drag and drop field ordering
  • Themeable, brandable, multilanguage
  • Limit the sending of mails – throttle by hour, bytes, and domain limits
  • Revolutionary AJAX based subscriber Management
  • Personalize Mailings — e.g. Say "Dear Susan" vs. "Dear Subscriber"
  • View and Reload sent mailings from the Mailing History page
  • Mailings can be paused, resumed, and canceled "live"
  • Mailings take place in the background — you can turn your computer OFF during a sending
  • Subscribers can unsubscribe themselves or update their own information (including email address)

This mailing list manager application uses very low disk I/O and can be used for big mailing list groups.

P.S. Admin interface has a small compatibility problem in Firefox.

We all use nature images like trees, clouds, flowers, sun & many other objects in our designs.

Doesn’t matter if it is a blog or a corporate site, nature images fit and needed everywhere.

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Important: Licenses of every image varies, so be sure to check that information before using them.

This is a resource pack of beautiful & free nature brushes & vector images. Here they are:

Nature Brushes

 

Cloud Brushes

Photoshop Cloud Brushes

Cloud Brushes

Photoshop Cloud Brushes

Cloud Brush

Dark Cloud Brushes

Sun Brushes

Photoshop Sun Brush

Photoshop Sunset Brushes

Sunset - Sunrise Brush

Photoshop Beam Brush

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AskPeople is a free PHP survey application that is simple but functional.

It supports most of the entry options with checkboxes, radio buttons, textboxes, textareas &  dropdowns. Using AskPeople, a complicated survey can be created in minutes.

Free PHP Survey

AskPeople has a template system where a new design can be implemented for the surveys to match the look of your website.

Some features of this free PHP survey application:

  • Secure, multi-user admin interface.
  • Unlimited, completely flexible templates.
  • Built in file manager.
  • Multipage surveys using pagebreaks between groups of questions.
  • Make any question ‘required’ to ensure respondents complete it.
  • Optional cookie-based protection against repeated submission of forms.
  • Plain-text questionnaire export.
  • Raw data editor.
  • One-click project backup.

This is a handy application for creating & managing a job application form or making a market research & more.

activeCollab, a feature-rich project management & collaboration application, is giving away 3 Corporate licenses ($399 value/each) to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Details of the giveaway can be found inside the post.

What is activeCollab?

ActiveCollab is a well-planned tool that’ll organize & facilitate all your workflow once you begin to use it.

activeCollab Project Management

You install it on your server & get the full source code (PHP) which is great as you buy the application once and its yours forever.

And, you can customize it however you want in means of design & features (activeCollab is very flexible and you probably won’t need it).

It has all the features of such a system requires like:

  • Projects > milestones > tasks
  • Companies > users
  • Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Files
  • Tickets
  • Pages
  • And permissions.

activeCollab makes it impossible to miss a deadline as it has a status messages and reminders feature which informs users with their upcoming duties and also notifies them when something important for them happened in the project (like "a file related to your task is uploaded").

activeCollab Calendar

The application has a slick interface, you can switch from one project to another with few clicks & find what you need easily. Besides that, it is optimized for mobile devices and printing.

And, a good feature is the versioning in the pages section. You, or your customers can enter data anytime and you’ll be able to reach every version of it.

activeCollab has other beautiful features which you’ll like. Click here to check them all.

To give a try to activeCollab with the free hosted demo, click here.

How to win the free licenses?

Just comment to this post with at least "I want the license" text besides any other comment.

Winners will be selected randomly from commenters 1 week later (07.21.2008) with the SQL query below:

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=400 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all : ).

Update: Giveaway is ended & winners are announced here.

JavaScript Image Effects is a library that you can instantly create effects like rotate, blur, emboss & more.

Emboss Effect

Using such a library is very functional in situations where you may need to add an effect to lots of images, need to provide an interface to the users for creating effects & so.

How to use?

After inserting the imagefx.js file into your webpage, you have 2 options:

<script type="text/javascript" >
jsImageFX.doImage(document.getElementById("myimage"), "blur");
</script>

or

<img src="image.jpg" imagefx="blur" /> 

where both are very easy to apply.

Every image effect is not available in every browser and a comprehensive browser compatibility chart can be found in the website

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.

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