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What Kind of Web Resources Would You Like?

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About two months ago, I realized I have collected so many open source resources for building websites or web applications. I think it would be such a waste if I am having them for myself only.

And also, as a freelancer, we do always look for some resources on the web to aid our development. However, I found some of the sites are overloaded with too many not so good resources. I personally would like to spend more time on development rather than spending the time on picking the best from a list of 100+ resources that doing the same thing.

Therefore, I would like to share all my findings of open source resources at the same time picking only the best from the list for you. Once Webappers was opened to public, I received so much encouraging feedback about how useful Webappers is. WebAppers is gowing rapidly and just gained 1000+ subscribers today in less than 2 months time ( I know it will go down a bit on weekends, but breaking 1000 readers really is a milestone for WebAppers ). I am really happy and I will try my best to continue finding more open source resources for you everyday at the same time maintain the quality of the resources.

If you have any comments for WebAppers, please feel free to leave a comment! And also I would like to know what kind of resources you would like, more Gallery? Components? Brushes?

P.S. If you like WebAppers, introduce it to your readers is really appreciate!!!

Thank you for all of your support!

16 Comments
  • henry

    Congrats!

    I love the site, and it is in my daily reading list.

    The stuff you come up with is always of very high quality, and it’s a great way to discover new things :)

    Stuff like clickheat I just would not find (or even think of) otherwise.

    So thanks to you,
    and keep up the good work.

  • James

    WebAppers is also on my daily list of sites to visit. Here’s what I’m interested in:

    Javascript/AJAX Libraries
    Web Frameworks (Symphony/Cake etc.)
    Cool javascript functionality (Like file upload progress bars etc).
    Icons, Interface Elements, CSS templates

    Keep up the good work!

  • Martin

    Maybe you have to add form to submit our propositions of entries.

    My first proposition is:
    Gallery – http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/06/07/dfgallery/

  • http://www.rickwhittington.com Rick Whittington

    I’m raving to friends and colleagues about your site. Thanks so much for putting time in it. I’m most interested in AJAX elements, advanced CSS examples, javascript tools that enhance interfaces, etc. Keep up the great work!

  • revangfx

    congrats, this site is amazing. i read it every day.
    I love the quality contents of this website wich is clean and esy to use

  • http://aberrantabsurdity.com Adam Teece

    I think your site is great and you guys are very responsive to user feedback. Maybe you could showcase some of the better tutorials that you find out there?

  • http://grandfinale2002.christian.net Grand

    I am feeding on this site and I have already introduced it to my readers. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.atomix.de/ Jens

    i am very interested in any Webapp you deliver, great work!

    Best regards from germany
    Jens

  • Mark Wiley

    This is also on my daily read list and has come in HUGE on two projects already (JQuery and heatmap). I can’t get enough. Keep up the good work!

    The biggest aspect I enjoy is that you don’t post links to junk apps and resources, they are all quality. I would love for you to do the same for tutorials, there are so many bad code examples and tutorials out there.

  • http://jasoncrowther.com Jason Crowther

    Congrats on breaking 1000!

    Thanks for finding all the good stuff that I’d try to track down myself if I had the time.

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.patrickgregory.net Patrick Gregory

    I also am a daily reader of web appers. Great site! I really appreciate the posts that have items that will save me from having to do programming but are highly customizable, like flash components, ajax components and stuff thats easy to install that has dynamic functionality. It would be cool if you started a section for wordpress plugins or other cool open source cms stuff.

    kudos,
    Patrick
    Web Designer
    London, Canada

  • Ray Cheung

    Henry, James, Rick Whittington, Revangfx, Grand, Jens, Jason Crowther
    Thank you for your support and feedback! :)

    Martin
    Thank you for the suggestion, It is really a great gallery, I will post it up tomorrow.

    Adam Teece, Mark Wiley
    Thanks for the advice, I might add a section for tutorials in later stage. :D

    Patrick Gregory
    I was thinking of creating a section for wordpress plugins and cms stuff as well. I think it will be a right track. Thanks

  • Mason

    I love your site, Ray. It’s been a great help and I’ve implemented either four or five of the resources that you’ve since I’ve been reading.

    I’m interested in:
    High quality ajaxxy APIs (scriptaculous, mootools, prototype)
    time-saving plugins (calendars, date-pickers, all that good stuff.)
    high quality graphics freebies
    high quality frameworks (cake, etc)
    stuff that I’m I wouldn’t think to look for but that is useful to me (example: free legal contracts. Those are great!)

    The key here is that it’s high quality. A lot of the stuff you link is good, some of it isn’t. For instance, the urban fonts seem pretty meh to me. So do some of the brush libraries, and the gratis duty-free image libraries. (If you come across free vector brush libraries, those are the best. You usually gotta pay for those, which is fine, but I’ll take free ones if they’re good).

    For me personally, I think that your posts would be most valuable if you took the time to try out the stuff you are linking and to describe its special features and particular weaknesses. Better than that, if you take the time to compare to other tools that are available. For instance, someone mentioned symfony above, which I’ve never used. Now I have to spend a couple of hours reading about symfony to figure out how it compares to cake. I’d rather spend 10 minutes reading a comparison that someone else wrote.) In fact, I would be most interested in reading a blog that has fewer links but that thoroughly reviews the stuff that it does link. There’s just so much STUFF on the web. I rely on my blogs to filter it out f
    or me. The blogs I read every day get that way because I’ve decided I can rely on them to make choices for me – the don’t spam me with thirty useless list posts every day. That’s the good stuff in my book.

    Thanks for a great site! I’m glad it’s working out for you!

  • Wouter Van den Neste

    First of all congrats with webappers ;)

    My personal intrests go out to Brushes en paterns, PHP Frameworks and free high quality webdevelopment graphics.

    Ray your doing a great job with this website. I believe lot’s and lot’s of people like this website.

    Keep up the good work ;)

  • http://www.designexpanse.com DESIGNEXPANSE.COM

    I love this site and its my routine to come to webappers and search for opensource projects. Best of luck.

  • http://www.waisa.net Aamir

    *- I would like a village background web template
    *- I would like login and password enabled web template

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