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Show Vector Maps with jVectorMap jQuery Plugin

Posted · Category: Maps, MIT License

jVectorMap is a jQuery plugin employed to show vector maps and visualize data on HTML pages. It uses SVG in all modern browsers like Firefox 3 or 4, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE9, while legacy support for older versions of IE from 6 to 8 is provided with VML.

Using jVectorMap is pretty simple. All you need is to include JavaScript and CSS files. While initializing map you can  also provide parameters to change its look and feel easily.


Requirements: jQuery Framework
Demo: http://jvectormap.owl-hollow.net/
License: MIT License

Admin Style Interfaces for Ruby on Rails

Posted · Category: Framework, License Free

Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails plugin for generating administration style interfaces. It abstracts common business application patterns to make it simple for developers to implement beautiful and elegant interfaces with very little effort.

Active Admin’s interface was designed from the ground up for non-technical users. It makes it easy for developers to build highly usable interfaces that customers will actually enjoy using. You can get started with one line of code or customize the entire interface with the provided DSL.


Requirements: Ruby on Rails
Demo: http://activeadmin.info/
License: License Free

Giveaway 50 x Digital Copy of the Awwwards Book

Posted · Category: Announcement

Awwwards are the awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world. An international jury made up of some of the most important designers, bloggers and Internet agencies, will evaluate each site by means of a strict system of evaluation; scoring it on a scale of 1 to 10 for its Design, Creativity, Usability and Content.


They have recently published a book: The Best 365 CSS Websites around the World. All of them are selected for the Site of the Day and Site of the Month by their international judges. You can follow facebook.com/awwwards here.


Awwwards is very kind to giveaway 50 x Digital Copy of the book: The Best 365 CSS Websites around the World to our readers. All of them cost total €300 usd (£6 each). Simply leave a comment under this post. We will randomly select 50 lucky people and announce the winners on 18th June. What are you waiting for?

Realtime Log Monitoring Across Multiple Machines with Log.io

Posted · Category: Tools

Your infrastructure has hundreds of log files spread across dozens of machines. For monitoring deployments and troubleshooting, you need to instantly see composite streams of log messages in a single user interface.

Log.io is a real-time log monitoring in your browser. Harvesters watch log files for changes, send new log messages to the server, which broadcasts to web clients. Users create stream and history screens to view and search log messages.

Web client has been tested in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Harvester & Server have been tested on Ubuntu 10.10.


Requirements: Ubuntu 10.10
Demo: http://logio.org/
License: Apache 2.0 License

Typesafe – Enterprise-Grade Scala from the Experts

Posted · Category: Framework

Typesafe is a modern software platform that makes it easy for developers to build scalable software applications. It combines the Scala programming language, Akka middleware, and robust developer tools in a simple package that integrates seamlessly with existing Java infrastructure.

Scala and Akka are deployed in production at some of the largest web properties and financial institutions in the world, and run on the battle-tested Java runtime environment. Deploy with confidence.

The Typesafe Stack is 100% open source, integrated distribution offering Scala, Akka, sbt, and the Scala plugin for Eclipse. And it is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows and requires the Java runtime version 1.6 or later.


Requirements: –
Demo: http://typesafe.com/
License: See License

How to Create Fancy Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

Posted · Category: Forms, License Free

Marko Dugonjić teaches us how to Create Fancy Checkboxes and Radio Buttons in forms with a typical markup, a few lines of CSS and some JavaScript functions. He has also provided the jQuery version too.

You should also take a look at other Useful Forms Plugins / Resources we have mentioned on WebAppers some time ago. Of course, they are all free.


Requirements: Javascript Enabled Browser
Demo: http://www.maratz.com/blog/archives/2006/06/11/fancy…
License: License Free

How to Create GitHub’s Tree Slider with HTML5

Posted · Category: Information, License Free

Do you like GitHub’s Tree Slider? The new HTML5 History API (which really has nothing to do with HTML – it’s a JavaScript API) allows us to manage the URL changes while CSS3 transitions handle the sliding. Permalinks are always maintained, your back button works as expected, and it’s much faster than waiting for a full page load.

Take a look at The Tree Slider by GitHub, to see how to implement that. Basically they intercept your click, call pushState() to change the browser’s URL, load in data with Ajax, then slide over to it.


Source: https://github.com/blog/760-the-tree-slider

Add Social & Engagement Widgets with TicketMy’s Socialbar

Posted · Category: Chat, Polls, Social

TicketMy’s Socialbar makes your website social, interactive and engaging by offering a range of social and engagement widgets, with lots of customization and embedding options. It includes more than 20 useful applications,  including a multi-IM chatting widget that rivals Meebo. It also provides extensive Facebook and twitter integration for websites to have increased stickiness, user traction and engagement.

You can also track the social sharing and engagement of the users with the provided social analytics. Best of all, TicketMy’s Socialbar is totally Free, served from Amazon’s CloudFront CDN and loads in less than 2 seconds.

TicketMy’s Socialbar can be added to a site by simply embedding a few lines in the HTML of the site in a matter of minutes. And it is very easy to add to any blogging or CMS platform, with drop-in plugins available for WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Drupal, Movable type, Tumblr, Ning and etc.


Requirements: –
Demo: http://www.ticketmy.com/bumpin/socialbar/
License: Free

Cotyledon Mini Icons Free for Download

Posted · Category: Icons, License Free

Cotyledon Mini Icons designed by Web Icon Set, released exclusively here at WebAppers, features 20 beautiful 16x16px icons. Each icon comes in PNG format. You can use them on both personal and commercial projects.

Cotyledon Mini Icons includes Email, Comment, Save, Load, Star, Favourite, Home, Chart, Calendar, RSS, Document, Edit, Delete, Printer, User, Picture, Shopping Cart, Media, Alert, Search. You should also check out their Free Icons Section for more free icons download.

Just to remind you that you can also download our Web Application Icons we have released long time ago. They are free for download as well. Enjoy!


Click Here to Download Cotyledon Mini Icons

Custom Variables & Advanced Segments in Google Analytics

Posted · Category: Information, Stats

For many webmasters, Google Analytics is an awesome way to collect information while experimenting and study what’s going on with your website or web application. Tweaking Google Analytics can give some terrific data that wouldn’t be available by using their default setup.

Alan Johnson has published an article: Advanced Google Analytics for Startups, which tells us how to use Custom Variables and Advanced Segments to get more useful information from Google Analytics.


Source: http://thinkvitamin.com/business/analytics/google-analytics…

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