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WordPress is by far the most popular application that is used for blogging and managing other types of websites.

Ghost, an open source blogging application that started with an idea by John O’Nolan and got thousands of backers at Kickstarter, is now live.

It is created “not as a powerful CMS” but for only blogging and focuses on improving the blogging experience in all means.

Ghost Blogging Platform

The application is built with Nodejs and has a lovely dashboard that presents all the important information a one place.

We can browse through the posts easily, view their stats or edit them quickly and create new ones.

It has support for theming and available as eitherĀ open source/self-hosted or hosted.

Genericons is a free icon font that is created with blogs in mind but can fit easily to any website.

It is a project of Automattic (the company behind WordPress) and the icon has items like calendar, arrows, social networks, link, comments... Simply, the most-used ones in blogs.

There are currently 60+ icons and it is documented with examples (can be found in the download package).

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  • jQuery LogojQuery, being one of the most popular & powerful JavaScript frameworks around, is offering a slick experience to users at every level.

    Its website is a huge resource of documentation, examples & tutorials for anyone who is into it.

    Besides the documentation jQuery offers, following other jQuery users is a great way to learn more & get inspired to discover new ways for taking advantage of this library.

    Here are 15+ blogs to follow for jQuery fans that frequently create jQuery-oriented content:

    John Resig

    John Resig

    Besides being the creator of jQuery, he has other creative JavaScript-related projects like:

    Not only for jQuery users but for anyone into JavaScript, his blog is a great source of information & inspiration.

    Official jQuery Blog

    Official jQuery Blog

    The blog covers any type of updates related to jQuery from new versions to jQuery-related posts in the blogosphere, events & more.

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    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.

    Pixelpost is an open source photoblog application with powerful image gallery features.

    It can be used only as an image gallery or a website of a designer, photographer and so.. easily.

    Photoblog Application

    Pixelpost lets the users browse the image archive, view images in detail and comment to them.

    Having an active community, you can find 200+ plugins & templates for the application.

    This photoblog application has also RSS & multilanguage support.

    Click to see a nice photoblog created with Pixelpost.

    photoDiary, is a flash web application which lets users to create photo blogs.

    Blog owners can upload new photos through an administrator interface easily. Maybe, the most attractive feature of photoDiary is the commenting system. Visitors can leave their comments with a post-it like virtual-papers on any part of the photo.

    Flash Photo Blog

    Visitors can navigate through the photos with the back & forward feature, remove all comments with 1 click or send an e-mail to the blog owner.

    P.S. There is an English version besides the original Italian version in the product website.

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