Slow websites means lost customers and revenues. Be proactive and find out the performance limits of your website before you learn the hard way. Load Impact is an online load testing service that lets you load test your website with just a few mouse clicks.

There are many advantages to using Load Impact instead of setting up your own load testing platform and here are some of them:

  • You don't have to maintain the server and network infrastructure for testing.
  • You don't have to go to different courses to learn how to install, configure and operate the expensive load testing software that you bought. .
  • Load Impact runs all tests across the public Internet, which is also the route your users use to access your website. This means that any problems with e.g. DNS (name resolution) or faults on your external Internet connection that cause performance problems will be visible in the test results.

 

Published under: Utilities

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Firebug is always just a keystroke away, but it never gets in your way. You can open Firebug in a separate window, or as a bar at the bottom of your browser. Firebug also gives you fine-grained control over which websites you want to enable it for.

And here is some of the geat features that Firebug provides you with:

  • Inspect HTML and modify style and layout in real-time
  • Use the most advanced JavaScript debugger available for any browser
  • Accurately analyze network usage and performance
  • Extend Firebug and add features to make Firebug even more powerful
  • Get the information you need to get it done with Firebug.

 

Published under: Code | Utilities

Do you need to be able to dynamically create and present a message box without ending up with using a lightbox alternative?

BounceBox is jQuery plugin to present notifications to the user in an eye-catching manner. You can put whatever HTML code you want in the box div and it will be properly converted to a bounceBox for example registration form, newsletter signup or even some kind of advertisement as the content of the box div.

It is really easy to use BounceBox, plus you can have more than one bounce box on the page in the same time.

 

Published under: Popup | License Free

ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture screen activity in real-time to rapidly create and share tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.

ScreenToaster allows you to add audio and an embed webcam while you are recording, also when finished you can easily add subtitles, choose your thumbnail, describe and tag your video so other users can easily find your screencasts.

What makes ScreenToaster a great tool is its compatibility with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux, also is it optimized to run on Firefox 2 +, Internet Explorer 7 +, Chrome, Opera 9 and Safari, and finally it is totally FREE.

Published under: Demo Tour | License Free

ApiChange is the swiss army knife for developers who want to know whats inside their binaries and who is using it.

ApiChange is basically a command line tool that allows you to execute queries on your compiled .NET code base. The main purpose is to find out how big the impact of an api change would be if you changed this or that, allowing diff’ing public types, finding uses of methods, interfaces, types, etc, and giving reporting in Excel.

At a quick glance, this looks like a powerful and useful tool, and this post also discusses a little about its implementation.

 

Published under: Utilities | Apache License

The idea of the gallery was probably born, when Björn Crüger first saw a CU3ER image rotator by brilliant Stefan Kovac implemented in a website. He was particularly fascinated by the effect of slicing an image up to pieces, turning the elements and recreating a new image from it.

From that day on, Björn Crüger was thinking about creating a gallery concentrating on such an effect and playing with it. With just a few variables this effect becomes extremely versatile. The Piecemaker uses the mighty Tweener engine from Caurina, which makes it support plenty of tween types for the transitions, such as Cubic, Bounce or Elastic.

Beside the transition type you can also customize tweening time, tweening delay as well as the movement of the cubes while tweening in terms of position on the z axis and positions to each other. With Piecemaker you can make the cubes move towards the screen or away from it and let the whole gallery expand while tweening. This provides you with a lot of possibilities customize the gallery.

 

Published under: Gallery | MIT License

YouTube Chromeless Video Player is a jQuery plugin written by Trevor Davis allows you to buld a custom YouTube video player with the ability of adding multiple videos on the same page.

YouTube Chromeless Video Player functionality is pretty simple: you get a play/pause button, a status bar, and a mute/unmute button; but this plugin gives you control over how those things look.

This great jQuery plugin requires jQuery, and SWFObject.

 

Published under: Video

Have you ever dreamed of having your own Url Shortening Service, Shrinkr is an Open Source Url Shortening Service which demonstrates some of the best practices in developing real life web applications.

Shrinkr provides you with many great features including OpenID Login, Base 36 and 62 based Url generation, Url Thumbnail, Application Health monitoring, Twitter Notifications and much more.

 

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Published under: Code | MS Public License

Cloud Zoom is a jQuery image zoom plugin, a comparable alternative to products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers, it's really small 6Kb and works with most browsers (tested on IE6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari).

You can add tints of any colour (including black or white) to the small image, zoom position can be inside the smaller image, and apply a subtle soft-focus effect to the small image.

 

Published under: Tooltips | MIT License

Do ypu consider yourself a GitHub  fan? We all know that GitHub is the perfect place to store repositories of open source code. GitHub seems to understand that most repo sites are usually boring so they’ve spiced their site up with some catchy CSS and great JavaScript features. One tiny piece of the GitHub design David Walsh loves are the basic buttons.

David Walsh
has written a great tutorial: Create GitHub-Style Buttons with CSS and jQuery, MooTools, or Dojo JavaScript, in order to teach us how to create our own GitHub-style buttons with a bit of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

 

Published under: Buttons | License Free