We are constantly trying to develop better ways and improve on current technologies. We are keen contributors on support blog's, latest web trend websites and most importantly keeping a close eye on web browser development companies websites for latest additions and updates. After all, a website can only function as good as the browser the user is using. Unfortunately not all browsers function in the same manner, therefore we work extra hard at making all websites look and feel the same accross the board.
These days there are so many individual developers bringing out open source applications and modules that we decided to dedicate a page to the one's we use in your projects and our daily live's. This is that page.
You can also find a list of our applications, libraries and skills we use to complete your project from start to finish.
A Microsoft Office replacement.
Handle all zip, rar and archives
A great application to handle all your email needs from the desktop
Media Player with all codecs
Image Viewer (Including EPS and AI)
Efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter.
If you aren’t publishing your Flash/Flex files using this excellent JS method, you are missing out and so are your users. An easy way to simultaneously detect Flash, embed it, and supply alternate content all at once.
Like Flash but hate it’s inability to provide deeplinking and proper back button functionality? Me too. Enter SWFAddress. You can now provide rich bookmarkable experiences and help your search engine friendliness, too. SWFAddress relies on SWFObject to work.
A framework touted for it’s strength and ability in building experience sites quickly and easily via a scaffolding process and a strong event model.
In layman's terms, Tweener helps you move things around on the screen using only code, instead of the timeline.The general idea of a tweening Class is that dynamic animation and transitions (created by code) are easier to maintain and control, and more stable than animation based on the regular Flash timeline, since you can control it by time rather than by frames.
YAML is based on web standards and supports every modern web browser.
The framework offers an easily customizable grid, sensible typography, a typographic baseline and a stylesheet for printing. It also uses relative font-sizes, provides a CSS reset and is supposed to be cleaned of code bloats.
Yahoo! UI Library presents a set of CSS frameworks: the core YUI CSS foundation includes the Reset CSS, Base CSS, Fonts CSS, and Grids CSS packages.
The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels..
Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different operating systems and browsers. It is a free, open-source, online web application that gives developers a convenient way to test their website's browser compatibility in one place.
CSSTidy is an open source application that parses, fixes, and optimizes CSS code to reduce file size and also to standardize CSS code formatting automatically.
Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information
Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what font it is? Whip out your iPhone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont will identify that font in seconds!.
If you’re not already familiar with W3C’s validation services, now is a good time to do so. Validate your markup and CSS via URI, file upload or direct input. Specify additional options such as document type, clean up markup with HTML tidy and more.
Favicon are litle icons associated with a particular website or webpage, shown next to the sites name in the URL bar of most browsers. Create yours here.
This handy tool helps you create dummy text for all your layout needs.
PHPanywhere is a new online service that’s changing the way people develop on the web. We enable users to develop and maintain their php/html projects online using any standard web browser.
Test Everything is a web-based application for multi-purpose testing, reducing the time it takes you to use online services and validators. Test Everything is an aggregate of over 100 tools reduced to just one web page.
Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness..
Crazy Egg’s heatmaps let you visualize your website’s analytics. You’ll see exactly where your visitors are clicking
Clicky is a clean, all-encompassing analytics package. The service is tailored for small websites and blogs.
Enquisite is focused specifically on incoming search engine and PPC traffic. It provides in-depth statistics including page position, landing pages, and specific geographic data
103bees is a real-time search engine analysis and statistics tool. It is highly focused on natural search engine traffic and the analysis of keywords and terms for SEO purposes.
Web Developer`s tool bar probably will become one of the best plugins You`ve ever seen. It comes with his own tool bar that gives many useful tools.
ColorZilla offers You an advanced eyedropper, colorPicker, page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
Little Firefox extension that enables you to draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width or height of a element.
Screengrab saves entire web pages as images. This tool will allow You to take screenshots of what is currently on your screen.
Excellent plugin for all those, who like to watch statistics right into Google and Yahoo search results. You can get Alexa, Google PageRank, Tehnorati rankings and many other useful data.
Analyzes web pages and tells you why they’re slow based on the rules for high performance web sites..
Replaces: Microsoft PowerPoint
Sliderocket is a fully functional presentation web app that allows you to create, manage, edit, and share presentations on the fly. It offers many of the same features present in PowerPoint and then some. Sliderocket is an awesome tool.
Replaces: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat.com is a suite of web applications by Adobe that replaces your office suite. The online suite includes services like Buzzword, Tables, and Presentation which replace Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint respectively. Acrobat.com also offers other features, allowing users to convert files into PDFs, hold online meetings, and collaborate with one another. All of its services are free (with some limitations), but users can subscribe to different plans for more features.
Replaces: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Soundbooth
Aviary is a suite of powerful creative applications that you can use right in your web browser.The Aviary web suite offers powerful tools that allow you to edit images, vectors, and even audio! Take a look at the huge list of the tools included in their suite:
• Phoenix: Image Editor
• Toucan: Color Editor
• Myna: Audio Editor
• Peacock: Effects Editor
• Raven: Vector Editor
• Falcon: Image Markup
• Roc: Music Creator.
Replaces: Unzipping Software
Have you ever tried to open a compressed file only to find out you don’t have the right unzipping software to do the job? In comes WobZip, an online tool that helps you uncompress your files. It supports a variety of compression formats, including the popular ZIP, RAR, and 7z formats. You can upload a zipped file from your computer or direct WobZip to a URL. The best part? WobZip will scan the files using BitDefender to make sure there isn’t a nasty virus lurking around.
Replaces: File Conversion Software
Instead of downloading dozens of different programs to convert a file, you can always use the Zamzar, the free online file conversion tool. Can’t open a crucial .docx or .pptx file and your boss is screaming in your ear? No problem, just upload and convert your files using Zamzar. Zamzar supports dozens of image, document, video, and music formats and is the only tool you will ever need to convert files.
Replaces: Anti-Virus Software
While the ESET Online Virus scanner is a great alternative to Anti-Virus programs, you shouldn’t literally replace your Anti-Virus program. Think of this tool as a backup tool, in case your Anti-Virus software malfunctions. Made by the folks that brought you NOD32, the ESET online scanner uses the same threat signatures as NOD32 and allows you to scan your computer from your browser. It may take a while, but after the scan, suspicious files will be quarantined for you to restore or permanently delete. A great tool for your security toolbox.
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