Backstretch is a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page. It will stretch any image to fit the page, and will automatically resize as the window size changes.
Images are fetched after your page is loaded, so your users won’t have to wait for the (often large) image to download before using your site. Backstretch jQuery Plugin is distributed under the MIT and GPL licenses.
Requirements: jQuery Framework
License: MIT, GPL License
Are you using WordPress to mange multiple blogs of your own? If so, you may find ManageWP very useful when maintaining your blogs everyday. You do not need to login to each of your WordPress sites individually anymore.
ManageWP is a state-of-the-art management tool that enables users to quickly and easily Manage, Monitor, Backup, Deploy, Publish, and Secure any number of WordPress sites. ManageWP has just surpassed 100,000 managed websites recently as well.
It has been designed for WordPress users by WordPress users, and ManageWP aims to be the only quintessential management dashboard that users will ever need to take back control of all their WordPress sites. You can also upgrade WordPress, plugins and themes across all of your sites with just the click of a button.
In this giveaway, 3 lucky readers will get Annual Professional License worth $486 each, which is available for WordPress user with up to 25 WordPress sites.
Just leave a comment below by suggesting a best new feature for ManageWP in order to win this contest. ManageWP will pick 3 readers with the best comments and announce the results on 19th March 2012. Best of luck.
Everyone knows that credit cards were actually quite well-suited to the web, and so the credit card form was born. There are several sites who have done away with the credit card type field. Both Amazon and GitHub don’t require you to select a credit card type in their form. As you fill in the credit card number, the user interface changes to show the type of credit card being used.
Auto-detecting Credit Card Type is a nice addition to the standard payment form because it frees up the user from entering what is actually redundant information. It’s trivial to determine the type of credit card being used once you understand how credit card numbers work.
CodeMirror supports Autocompletion, Mode overlays, Search/replace, Code folding, HTML editor with preview, Auto-resizing editor, Setting breakpoints, Highlighting the current line, Highlighting selection matches, Theming, Stand-alone highlighting, Full-screen editing, Mode auto-changing, Visible tabs, Autoformatting of code, Emacs keybindings and Vim keybindings.
All of CodeMirror is released under a MIT-style license. To get it, you can download the latest release or the current development snapshot as zip files on GitHub.
License: MIT License
Audio.js focuses on playing mp3s. It doesn’t currently support the ogg format. As mp3 is the current defacto music transfer format, ogg support is lower on our list of priorities. It has been tested on Mobile Safari (iOS 3+), Android (2.2+, w/Flash), Safari (4+), Chrome (7+), Firefox (3+, w/ Flash), Opera (10+, w/ Flash), IE (6, 7, 8, w/ Flash).
License: MIT License
Entypo is a set of 100+ carefully crafted pictograms available as an OpenType font, vector EPS and web font. They work equally well in size 15, 20 or larger. It’s perfect for websites, apps and digital services.
Entypo Pictogram Suite is absolutely free. Even for commercial use. All released for free under the Creative Commons license CC BY-SA.
License: Creative Commons License
Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy. Morris.js started life as the code that powered the graphs on howmanyleft.co.uk. Now it’s been open-sourced for the whole world to extend and enjoy.
It has been tested on IE6+, Safari/Chrome/Firefox, iOS 3+ and Android 3+. The public API is terribly simple. It’s just one function: Morris.Line(options), where options is an object containing many configuration options. And it is licensed under BSD License.
Requirements: jQuery and Raphaël Framework
License: BSD License
Also, it is non-destructive to the DOM, so it can safely be included in third party libraries without fear of side effects. It is released under MIT and GPL License.
License: MIT, GPL License
There are over 500,000 iPhone Apps available on Appstore, ranging from maps and entertainment guides to business and money management. The more apps you download, the more you realize there’s almost no limit to what your iPhone can do.
In almost all cases, mobile apps are going to be used while in someone’s hand. Therefore, designing your mobile app around touch and ergonomics is very important. Think about how you hold your phone in your hand. Now, think about where you thumb sits. That’s why many applications have main menus and selectors at the bottom of the screen and content near the top of the screen.
There are many well-designed iPhone apps available at the moment. Here we have selected some of the best for your inspirations when designing your own mobile apps. Please feel free to suggest the ones we did not mention too.
Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.
2. 360 Panorama
Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.
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License: License Free