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July 16, 2013 JavaScript , jQuery no responses # , , ,

Minified.js – A Tiny Alternative To jQuery

As the size of a web page is very important for the loading speed (specially on mobile), there are already lightweight alternatives to these full-featured frameworks (Zepto is the most popular one). Minified.js is a very strong alternative to these frameworks and it comes with an impressive size, less than 4kb minified.
Minified.js
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June 28, 2013 PHP no responses # , , , , ,

Pico – Flat-File CMS

Pico is an open source CMS application that is capable of very few things. It uses flat-files as the database and built with PHP. Simply, there is no setup and the app works instantly.

Pico CMS
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June 25, 2013 Tools no responses # , , , ,

KineticWing – Modern, Extensible & Free IDE

KineticWing is a free IDE that is lightweight, portable and works on all major operating systems (Mac support is mentioned to be coming soon). It is not a complicated IDE but more like a smart text editor with modern features.

KineticWing IDE
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June 17, 2013 Others , Tools no responses # , , ,

Chrome Logger – An Extension For Debugging Server-Side Code

Google Chrome’s “Developer Tools” is what many developers use to debug client-side code. Chrome Logger is an extension that brings server-side code debugging to this tool. It has libraries for PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET, ColdFusion and Node.js. Also, new ones can be created with the documentation provided.

Chrome Logger

These libraries simply enable us to view variables in Developer Tools.

Although each server-side language has their stronger debugger tools, using the same logging tool for client and server-side makes sense.

June 7, 2013 Online Services no responses # , , , , , ,

Screensiz.es – A Place To Find Screen Size Information For Many Popular Devices

Screensiz.es is a website that lists the important data about the screens of widely-used mobile + tablet screens and monitors. When developing mobile (web) apps or responsive layouts, knowing the major screen-sizes and resolutions help a lot on deciding the dimensions for the layout.

Screensiz.es

It is possible to find the operating system used, physical size, resolution, PPI and pixel-density values. Also, devices can be sorted by popularity which is a good way to decide which resolutions are your target.

May 15, 2013 Showcases no responses # , , , ,

GoodUI – Useful Tips For a Good User Interface

GoodUI is a website that regularly shares handy tips for creating “converting and easy-to-use” user interfaces. The tips are described in detail, visualized nicely and usually easy to apply.

GoodUI

Some of the tips in the list include: “try recommending instead of showing equal choices” or “try undos instead of prompting for confirmation”. New tips are being added regularly and they a mailing list to update you about these fresh items.

May 9, 2013 PHP no responses # , , , ,

phpFastCache – Speed Up Websites With Caching

phpFastCache is an open source PHP caching library that comes as a single-file and can be integrated so quickly.

PHP caching library - phpFastCache

For any dynamic website, if it is not the performance of the network/server, database queries are usually the source of performance issues. They should be optimized for sure and minimized with the help of caching. It has support for multiple caching methods (apc, memcache, memcached, wincache, files, pdo and mpdo), the period of caching can be defined and has a very simplified API.

March 29, 2013 jQuery no responses # , , ,

Fool.js – A jQuery Plugin For April Fools’ Day Jokes

The 1st of April is getting very close and I’m sure we’ll see lots of fake news or fun stuff going around on websites that day. For anyone willing to implement a quick joke to their websites, Fool.js, a jQuery plugin reaches to help.

Fool.js

The plugin can feature various jokes including “falling scrollbar”, “displaying annoying videos”, “hiding random elements”, “turning the page upside down” and more. All of these can be called with a single jQuery function that can be attached to any event.

There is also a pure CSS alternativeaprilFools.css which can again perform some crazy stuff.

Requirements: jQuery
Compatibility: All Major Browsers

Website: http://fooljs.com/
Website 2: https://github.com/wesbos/aprilFools.css
Download: https://github.com/idiot/Fool.js

February 26, 2013 JavaScript no responses # , , ,

SVG.js – Manipulate And Animate SVG Easily

SVG.js is a JavaScript library for working (manipulating and animating) with SVG without any complexity. The library is standalone, very lightweight in size (5kb gzipped) and has lots of features.

There are built-in methods for creating shapes (rectangle, circle, polygon, etc.) or defining images.

SVG.js

They can all be animated with size, position, color or any other properties and be interacted with standard JavaScript events.

It has support for grouping elements for mass manipulations, filling them is possible and a unified API simplifies working withВ theВ library.

SVG.js is extendable with plugins and there are already various plugins (like dragging or easing).

Compatibility: All Major Browsers
Requirements: No Requirements

Website: http://www.svgjs.com/
Demo: http://svgjs.com/test/
Download: https://github.com/wout/svg.js

February 22, 2013 MySQL , PHP no responses # , , ,

Koken – An Impressive Free CMS For Creative Websites

Koken is a free and self-hosted CMS (PHP-MySQL) that is focused on building websites where portfolio/gallery is in the core (like designer or photographer sites). The application has a powerful media manager for the images and videos. It allows organizing items as categories, date captured, license and more.

It has a simple and flexible content editor that allows editing with live previews. Also, inserting media, slideshows or social content (like tweets, Flickr, Instagram and Vimeo) is possible.

Koken

Koken has a templating engine for building new themes. And, it is currently in beta but will soon have plugins for extending further.

Also, for Adobe Lightroom users, there is a free “ publish services” plugin for easily updating, editing and replacing content.

Requirements: PHP 5.2+, MYSQL 5+

Website: http://koken.me/
Download: http://help.koken.me/customer/portal/articles/632102…

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