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Few weeks ago a post at WebResourcesDepot had announced the new version of Flowplayer -an amazing Flash video player- and a chance to win free licenses of this player.

To Remind:

Flowplayer LogoThe player has a JavaScript API (with jQuery support) that enables you to control almost every aspect of the player.

It is totally skinnable & every part (component) of the player can be removed or re-positioned.


They have picked the winners: "3 most creative use of Flowplayer".

Here they are:

Flowplayer WordPress PluginA WordPress plugin for Flowplayer

The player is now much easier to integrate with WordPress.





Flowplayer ScriptingAn advertising solution with the powerful Flowplayer API

The advertisement is placed under the canvas coupled with a pre-roll video ad. The content plugin is used to tell the user when the featured fighting video starts. A good example of Flowplayer scripting). 



Flowplayer SkinningEye candy

Nice controlbar skinning together with fiercy red overlays. The Expose tool is used to further enhance the experience. You can see that having a custom image on the overlay is a very powerful way to visualize your pages.



Click here to go the Flowplayer‘s homepage.

Ajaxify is a jQuery plugin that converts all links in a web page into Ajax load-submit requests.

So, with a single line, you can turn a static website into an Ajaxed one.

Ajax Static Websites

It has support for:

  • History & bookmarking
  • Partial load from the output
  • Four events
  • Forms
  • Animations

In the demos page of Ajaxify, there are lots of examples presented to get you going with it.

jQuery.popeye is a plugin which transforms an unordered list of images into a simple image gallery which enlarges the image clicked in Lightbox style.

The images are displayed in a box with prev-next controls & an info about the images can be mentioned.

jQuery Lightbox

The compact box has fixed, automatically calculated dimensions. The width and height are calculated so that all thumbnail images are cropped to the smallest width and height in the set and centered resulting image area.

The plugin can be easily customized with a list of settings provided.

Click here for the demo.

Contact forms are the most common bridges between readers & site owners whether it is a blog or an e-commerce site.

Creating a better user experience in this bridge definitely helps improving the effect created in the eyes of the site visitors.

Depending on the features (or JS frameworks to be used) you may need, you can choose from these 16 very nice free Ajaxed contact forms & implement them easily to any website.


LightForm – Ajax / PHP Contact Form – Demo

PHP Ajax Contact Form

It uses FormCheck2 for validation of fields and NiceForms to style form objects.

There is a simple captcha-like validation which ask the user a sum of 2 numbers. E-mails are sent via PHP & displays user IP, user agent and referrer in the message.

Proto Form – Contact Form With Protoype

Prototype Contact Form

A lightweight (only 4KB) & unobtrusive contact form that is built with Prototype.

The fields are validated & highlighted accordingly. The e-mail message is sent via Ajax and a success result is displayed.

It is a very handy form which can be installed easily.

jQuery – Ajax Contact Form (Tutorial & Files)Demo

Ajax jQuery Contact Form

A very nice tutorial from Nettuts on creating an Ajaxed contact form with jQuery & PHP.

The form has an input validation. After the message is sent in th ebackgroung a "success" message is displayed to the user.

Very Chic Contact Form (English version) – Demo Contact Form

This contact form uses & WForms.

An unique feature of it is, it tries to connect to the server of the sender to verify that it accepts mail to the address mentioned.

Message size can be limited and remaining characters are displayed in a box.

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Scrollable is a flexible & lightweight (3.9kb) jQuery plugin for creating scrollable contents.

Any content (HTML, video, text..) can be used as a scrolling item. And, it supports vertical scrolling besides the standard horizontal scrolling which makes it very ideal, specially for news sites or portals to present the flash contents.

JQuery Scroll Plugin

Other features of Scrollable are:

  • Setting the number of visible items
  • Mouse, arrow keys and mousewheel (requires mousewheel.js) support
  • Programmatic actions: next, prev, nextPage, prevPage, seekTo, begin, end
  • Know when list is scrolled with custom event listener

This jQuery plugin is built by the FlowPlayer team (see WRD post) and includes great examples (this & this) with FlowPlayer integration.

BigTarget.js is a jQuery plugin that increases the size of click targets and get more call-to-action conversions.

It has 2 options that can be customized:

  • clickZone: By default the first <li> element is turned into a link but this can be changed with this option.
  • targetClass: For mentioning the class for hover effect.

JAvaScript BigTarget

How to use it?

Adding BigTarget.js functionality to your site is straight forward. First include the plugin code in the head of your document, and then when the page is ready, attach the bigTarget function to the target anchor — bigTarget.js will do the rest.

$("ol.bigTarget h4 a").bigTarget();

Construct is a visual layout editor based on Blueprint CSS framework.

It ıs a handy tool for CSS designers & also shows that a visual layout editor can generate clean CSS & semantic XHTML.

Visual Layout Editor

The application is built with jQuery & it enables you to:

  • Add / remove containers
  • Add / remove columns
  • Add / remove lorem ipsum text
  • Preview the result
  • Construct the XHTML & CSS for production use
  • & more..

P.S. This tool is inspired from the Blueprint Layout Editor & thanks to Petros for the suggestion.

FancyZoom, a Lightbox alternative which has a Mac-like zoom effect, is now ported to jQuery & Prototype. Best of all, now, they can present any HTML.

Fancy Zoom

They also have some additions to the standard FancyBox like:

  • The zoom will close when clicking outside the zoom box area.
  • Hitting the esc key will close the zoom window.
  • Passing an option of closeOnClick: true into the fancyZoom function will close the zoom when the contents are clicked as well. This works great for image galleries.

Click here for the jQuery version & here for the Prototype version.

addSizes.js is a script which adds the file type & sizes of the files that a text is linked to automatically.

To be more clear, if there is link like: "click to download this file", it is converted to "click to download this file (pdf 1.2 MB)".

JavaScript FileSize

The script uses json-head, a Google App Engine application, to get the file info without downloading them.

Script requires jQuery & it is a bit experimental due to App Engine being occasionally and unavoidably flakey. But it is definitely inspirational.

jParallax is a jQuery plugin which enables you to create Parallax effects.

This effect simply moves layers in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts & create a depth.

jQuery Parallax

Info: If you’re new to parallax effects, check the demo to see it (Parallax in Wikipedia).

jParallax simply provides the necessary options for creating the animation like layer controlling, positioning & timing.

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