This highly customizable and easy to install app comes in 4 different sizes (from 151 x 87 pixels to 405 x 302 pixels) and therefore different feature levels so you can use it for every supposable cause from ‘easy choice’ to ‘professional determination’. That’s probably all you’ll ever need to let your clients choose the right color.
You’ll also find a lot of extra helpers and smart features like contrast-meter, color-difference-meter, value-slider in input fields, web-smart and web-save button, color memories and much more that can help your clients make the right decision.
License: GPL License
Increasingly web application developers and entrepreneurs are turning to the “Software As A Service” (SaaS) model to monetize their products. Together with this growth has come the need for reliable recurring billing systems and in turn a number of enterprising folks have built said solutions and fittingly used the SaaS model to monetize their efforts.
ThinkVitamin has written a really nice article: Recurring Billing For Web Apps, we will look at how these services work, why you’d want to use them, the various options available, and how they differ from one another. It should give you a better idea of which service is right for you and how you plan to use it.
Source: Recurring Billing For Web Apps
Bundle Hunt is a premium resource pack aimed at empowering the creative community, offering more than $1,400 worth of outstanding apps, templates, icons, eBooks, hosting plans and premium memberships, all for less than $50.
The bundle will only be available for 15 days, from Aug. 2-16 and includes some of the most prestigious brands in the business. The items Included in the bundle are top selling resources for designers & developers, each of them normally sold for more than this entire bundle.
JumpeyeComponents has launched SlideshowBox recently. SlideshowBox comes with 24 professionally designed photo slideshow templates. There is no coding required. Everything can be easily customized through the FlashEff-like interface with no more than a few clicks. They work hard to make your job easier. SlideshowBox is a web development product that is fun and easy to use!
JumpeyeComponents is very kind to giveaway 3 x Slideshow Box Premium HTML License ($99 each) to our readers. Simply leave a comment and tell us what you think about Slideshow Box. We will randomly select 3 lucky people and announce the winners on 15th August. What are you waiting for?
Please note that the Free Version is always available for download. It includes a cool preset for each photo slideshow template but it doesn’t feature any customization options. The free version can only be used for non commercial purpose, it includes a context menu item (“About SlideshowBox.com”) and it has no time limitations.
As professional web designers, we want to create a video player that looks consistent across browsers. Each browser however provides its own different look and feel for the player, from the minimal approach of Firefox and Chrome, to the more shiny controls of Opera and Safari. If we want our controls to look the same across all browsers, and integrate with our own design, we’ll have to create our own controls from scratch. This is not as hard as it seems.
Article: Building a custom HTML5 video player with CSS3 and jQuery taught us how to build an easily customizable HTML5 <video> player, including packaging it as a simple jQuery plugin, choosing control types and outputting custom CSS for your own situation.
Source: Building a custom HTML5 video player with CSS3 and jQuery
Requirements: jQuery Framework
License: License Free
Stashboard is a status dashboard for APIs and software services. It’s similar to the Amazon AWS Status Page or the Google Apps Status Page. Stashboard was originally written by Twilio to provide status information on its Voice and SMS APIs. Stashboard is designed to provide a generic status dashboard for any hosted service or API. The code can be downloaded, customized, and run on any Google App Engine account.
You are able to Track multiple different API or SaaS services, Set custom status messages and icons such as Up/Down, Show historical status for each service, CNAME to http://status.yourapp.com. Stashboard is written in Python and hosted on Google App Engine.
License: MIT License
How to Build a Successful Blog Business is a straight forward guide to building a publishing business online that covers everything from choosing a niche to hiring staff, registering a business to selling it, finding traffic to monetizing it. This is an essential read for web entrepreneurs and online publishers.
Collis is a web veteran with a wealth of experience and an easy to read style. He has founded sites such as the Tuts+ network, the Envato Marketplaces, FreelanceSwitch and AppStorm which combined serve up over 50 million pageviews a month.
In How to Build a Successful Blog Business Collis shares tips from his years of operating kick ass blogs, and reveals stats, graphs, revenue figures and inside details from three real world case studies.
Nowhere else will you be able to find information like this. It costs $39 for Ebook, $47 for Paperback Copy. You can always view a sample of the book here first. I strongly recommend this book to everyone who wants to build a successful blog business.
Source: How to Build a Successful Blog Business
With boomerang, you find out exactly how fast your users think your site is. boomerang comes to you from the Exceptional Performance team at Yahoo!, aided by the Yahoo! Developer Network. boomerang is opensource and released under the BSD license, and they have a whole bunch of documentation about it.
License: BSD License
Codrops has shown us how to create a Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery. The main idea is to have three list items that contain the same background image but with a different position.
The background image for each item will be animated to slide into place in different times, creating a really nice effect. The background image sliding direction from the list item in the middle will depend on which item the user was before: coming from the right, it will slide from the left and vice versa.
On top of that we will have sub-menus that appear with their semi-transparent background sliding in. These backgrounds create an awesome effect of actually just being one element that slides into place, changing its color.
Requirements: jQuery Framework
License: License Free