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Find Out Which Website Loads Faster?

Posted · Category: BSD License, Tools

Whichloadsfaster is a fun way to spread the word that web performance matters. It’s about friendly competition and about testing in everybody’s browser, not just ones that have nice performance tools already.

Whichloadsfaster is open source, written in HTML and JavaScript and runs entirely on the client-side. You can host the files on your own site and tweak them to suit your own nefarious plans. You can download Whichloadfast on github.

loadfast

Requirements: -
Demo: http://www.whichloadsfaster.com/
License: BSD License

Everything You Need to Build Websites using Windows

Posted · Category: Tools

WebMatrix was built to streamline Web development and make it easy, whether you’re getting started or you just want to get things done. WebMatrix is a free Web development tool that installs in minutes and elegantly brings together a Web server, a database, and programming frameworks into a single, integrated experience. WebMatrix lets you code, test, and deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side.

WebMatrix connects you to a world of popular and free open-source Web applications, including DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress, Joomla!, and more. Simply select an application from the built-in gallery, and WebMatrix handles the downloading and installation of your new Web site. The days of hand-editing configuration files and making sure you have all the right components are long gone. Customize your site using the built in code editor and make it yours.

webmatrix

Requirements: Windows OS
Demo: http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/
License: Read License Agreement

15 Best Free Open Source Ecommerce Platforms

Posted · Category: eCommerce

When it comes to open source ecommerce platforms, there are plenty to choose from. Here, we take a close look at the 15 best available, which should help guide you in the right direction. I’m not going to lie- finding the perfect platform is not easy.

Each one has its own set of pros and cons and has been designed with a slightly different user in mind. Uploading products and customising your store can be very time consuming, so make sure you have given several platforms a try before you make that final decision and integrate one into your site.

1. Magento (free)

You’ve only got to look at Magento’s client list to realise what an excellent piece of open-source software it is. Samsung, The North Face, Stussy and Nespresso all use it to power their online stores. It’s used by 30,000 merchants and is the world’s fastest growing ecommerce platform. You have to pay for the Enterprise Edition, which is packed full of extremely useful features, but the Community Edition, meant for developers only, is free to download and use.

2. osCommerce (free)

osCommerce is absolutely free under the GNU General Public License and caters very well to most people’s needs. Unsurprisingly, considering how easy it is to set up and run, it’s extremely popular, powering over 228,700 online stores. Such popularity does come with a significant downside however- it makes it harder for you to differentiate your store from the thousands of others out there. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you’re going to need to use some of the 5,800 add-ons available, some of which cost money. Read the rest of this entry »

A Suite of Open Source Tools for Creating Custom Maps

Posted · Category: License Free, Maps

MapBox is a suite of open source tools for creating custom maps in Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. MapBox’s TileMill toolkit is a fully configured open source tile rendering engine designed to create maps using any data set, whether your private data or freely available public sources.

MapBox.com also makes large public data sets available for easy access and use. Combining TileMill and these data sets together, MapBox provides the framework that we use to make some of the most beautiful custom maps in the world.

mapbox

Requirements: -
Demo: http://mapbox.com/
License: License Free

An Approach to Ad Hoc, Linear Dialogue in Realtime

Posted · Category: BSD License, Chat

Anologue is an approach to ad hoc, linear dialogue in realtime. With anologue you can quickly and easily engage in an anonymous (or not) linear dialogue with any number of people (within reason). There is no accounts or installations required. Your “chat room” is created by the time this link loads.

Best of all: Anologue is open source. built with php 5.3.1, using the most non-heinous, totally rad lithium framework, couchdb, jquery, a few other scripts as well as some classy, original and established iconography for ui; all coming together for the conversational goodness you’re about to experience.

anologue

Requirements: PHP 5.3, CouchDB, rad-dev account
Demo: http://anologue.com/add
License: BSD License

High Quality Free Icons for Bloggers and Web Designers

Posted · Category: CC License, Icons

PC.DE are releasing 10 sets of 1000 high-quality free .png icons in sizes 16×16 & 32×32 for bloggers and web designers to use in private & commercial projects. They are under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

“Dortmund” icons and “Munich” icons designed for use in web designs with white background. All icons are oriented towards practical use and commerce. “Cologne” icons is blue in colour. The simple combination of blue and white feel light and can be used designing a wordpress theme or eccomerce store. “Hamburg” icons is a full colour set, which looks good on a personal blog and an online bank as well.

nice-mini-icons

Requirements: -
Demo: http://pc.de/icons/
License: Creative Commons License

A Professional Logo Design – What all does it mean?

Posted · Category: Information

logo

It has been well said by someone,

If you wake up at a different time, and that too in a different place… could you wake up as a different person?

And what purpose does this quote serves here?
Then let me give a brief on this. This is the Age of the Internet. And as we are well aware of the fact that its use has cut all the boundaries and now, everything in this world is accessible at a single click. For instance, if you running a business website and the site is accessed in a different place, far away from the native roots, at a different time and by an alien person. Then, who would be telling that person about your business, more importantly how would you create that one ever lasting impression. You cannot afford to “wake up as a different person or identity” for different people every time.

Then, who gives you this power of creating that that visual communication between the visitor and you, that serves as an extension of your business?
The answer is the LOGO of your company. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Create CSS3 Rounded Image with jQuery

Posted · Category: Information

Nick La was trying to style CSS3 border-radius to image element and he realized that Firefox doesn’t display border-radius on images. Then he figured a way to work around it – wrap a span tag around with the original image as a background-image.

And also, Darcy Clarke has written a piece of  jQuery code which does the magic tag wrapping automatically. You can view the tutorial on CSS3 Rounded Image With jQuery.

round-corner

Source: CSS3 Rounded Image with jQuery

How to Create a Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery & CSS3

Posted · Category: Gallery, License Free

Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3 tells us how to create a nice and fresh image gallery. The idea is to show the albums as a slider, and when an album is chosen, we show the images of that album as a beautiful photo stack. In the photo stack view, we can browse through the images by putting the top most image behind all the stack with a slick animation.

We will use jQuery and CSS3 properties for the rotated image effect. We will also use the webkit-box-reflect property in order to mirror the boxes in the album view – check out the demo in Google Chrome or Apple Safari to see this wonderful effect.

photo-gallery

Requirements: PHP Framework, jQuery Framework
Demo: http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/PhotoStack/
License: License Free

How To Build a Web Widget Using jQuery

Posted · Category: Information

Alex Marandon has written a comprehensive guide about How to build a web widget (using jQuery). It covers only techniques which are specific to web widgets so you should already be familiar with JavaScript, jQuery and web development if you want to follow easily.

The interesting points will be: ensure the widget’s code doesn’t accidentally mess up with the rest of the page, dynamically load external CSS and JavaScript files, bypass browsers’ single-origin policy using JSONP.

jquery-widget

Source: http://alexmarandon.com/articles/web_widget_jquery/

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