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Professional cliparts are objects which make our designs & applications better.

Templates.com is a resource-rich website presenting professional cliparts and website templates (and flash templates).

There are hundreds of quality illustrations, 3D models and icons which will give your web applications or designs a fresh look.

Quality Illustrations

Categories are well organized for better browsing as you may find architecture illustrations or 3D robot models easily.

Besides these professional cliparts, Templates.com has a variety of HTML and Flash website templates.

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From 9000+ templates, which includes almost any category you can imagine like e-shops or computers, you can definitely find the one you are looking for.

 

And, you can find free cliparts & templates too:

Also, Templates.com’s blog is an interesting resource that covers interviews with designers, design tutorials & more.

P.S. This post is an advertorial.

ThemeRoller is a web based application that helps theming jQuery UI components.

Using ThemeRoller, you can create your theme for your web applications within minutes. It’s completely intuitive, comes wich rich controls to change the color and design of each state.

jQuery ThemeRoller

You can preview your theme as:

  • Date picker
  • Slider
  • Accordion menu
  • Tabbed menu
  • And a dialog box

and download as a ZIP file.

In addition, ThemeRoller also includes a theme gallery to browse for downloads and inspiration. Creating a theme for your application doesn’t get any easier than this; it’s simply that amazing.

VCalendar is an open source web calendar application for posting and maintaining events and schedules online, in a calendar format.

VCalendar comes with source code in multiple programming languages: PHP, ASP and ASP.NET (C# and VB.NET).

Web Calendar Script

Some features of this free calendar application:

  • Localization features with language selectable by end-users (initially English & Russian)
  • Dynamic CCS (stylesheet) styles, selectable by end-users
  • Annual, monthly, weekly and daily calendar views
  • Multiple categories for classifying calendar events
  • Recurring and all-day events
  • Role-based user permissions and calendar configuration

Most of the membership forms include a country list.

Urbano Alvarez is presenting ready to use country list data in several languages.

The lists are in the HTML format as:

<select id="countrySelect" >
<option value="AF">Afghanistan</option>
<option value="AL">Albania</option>
<option value="DZ">Algeria</option>
<option value="AS">American Samoa</option>
</select>

For country lists in SQL format, you can also use the files at:

DhoniShow is an easy to setup image gallery script built with Prototype & Script.aculo.us.

The transitions between the images can also be updated with simple parameters too.

Prototype Image Gallery

How to use this image gallery?

  • Insert the Prototype, Scrip.aculo.us and dhonishow.js files into your webpage.
  • Create a div element with the class=dhonishow and add any number of images inside the div. Like this:

<div class="dhonishow">
  <img src="img/cute_cat.jpg" alt="My cute cat." />
  <img src="img/cute_dog.jpg" alt="My cute dog." />
  <img src="img/cute_hamster.jpg" alt="My cute hamster." />
</div>

This is a very good looking Flash news slider (AS3 code) which uses XML for fetching the data.

The Flash slider simply displays an image and a descriptive text with a link to the URL wanted. The slider can be controlled via the next-previous & pause buttons.

Flash News Slider

You can find the steps for creating this Flash news slider as a tutorial and download the source files.

Design of the slider is inspired from the LaNacion.com website.

NitobiBug is a browser-based, cross-browser JavaScript object logger script.

Using this debugger, you can inspect a JavaScript object to discover its members and the values of those members.

JavaScript Debugging Tool

NitobiBug intelligently discerns simple types like strings, booleans, and numbers, from complex objects like error messages and objects.

For example, to inspect an object:

var myDomObject = document.getElementById('someID');
nitobi.Debug.log(myDomObject);

is enough. It will present you the results in a pop-up like draggable, expandable interface.

As there are nice tools for debugging like Firebug but few are cross browser, NitobiBug works on the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 1+
  • Safari (Only tested 3+)
  • Opera 8+

Validanguage is an object-oriented, unobtrusive JavaScript form validation library that does not rely on any JavaScript frameworks (optional Prototype integration).

It provides 2 APIs:

  • HTML-like API placed inside comment tags. The choice for ease of use and simplicity.
  • JSON-based API for advanced configuration.

JavaScript Form Validation

With Validanguage, you can:

  • use the pre-configured functions like required, minlength, maxlength, etc.
  • easily configure custom validation functions to be triggered at onblur, onsubmit, onchange events.
  • add onsuccess and onerror callback functions to integrate it into your existing site design.
  • & more..

P.S. Thanks to Dan for the suggestion.

Bomomo is a Flash JavaScript drawing application which is not totally under your control.

With some moving objects, you can choose between different object & animation types and it will draw figures due to your selections and mouse movements.

Flash Drawing Application

Bomomo works only in Firefox.

It is a very different application that can create random graphics which can be used in patterns or textures or just to be inspired from them.

On the other hand, if you would like to check some beautiful work built with Flash & randomness, you must definitely check the portfolio of Joshua Davis who uses random algorithms within Flash to create professional designs.

ClockingIT is an open source task – time tracking & project management application (normall a free hosted app. & source code is available) built with Ruby on Rails.

With a slick Ajaxed interface and providing information in every step of creating projects or tasks, ClockingIT is a very user-friendly application.

Ruby on Rails Time And Task Management

It is a complete solution for managing projects within a team as it offers nice tools like an integrated wiki, forum & a Facebook-like chat within team members.

Features of this free Ruby on Rails application:

  • no restrictions or limits
  • time tracking & reports
  • milestones & due dates
  • tagging & search
  • timeline & activity log
  • notifications, rss & iCal
  • integrated wiki, forum & chat
  • multilanguage
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