jQuery Image Scroller Plugin creates a scrollable interface to scroll over a large image in a smaller area. The idea is that we have a container with a fixed height and width, an image that is taller than the container, and a container for the thumbnail of that image.

Once the plugin is applied, there is a span with a class of indicator appended to the small preview area which represents the area you can drag up and down.

Published under: Utilities | GPL License | MIT License

Would you like to create music online using just a website? Whether you are an amateur or a pro you will be able to satisfy all your needs with Soundation Studio — a powerful online sequencer with 11 real time effects, 3 synthesizers, a drum machine and a fully integrated Sound Shop.

Soundation Studio offer you an introductory library of over 400 loops, the possibility to buy more sounds and in short, a place where you can store all your sounds as well as your own productions. Anything you create in Soundation is your production, the only exception is you cannot transfer, upload, share, give or sell any of the isolated or individual sound files. They are licensed to you to use in your productions but not to give away, upload or sell as individual loops or samples.

Published under: Sound | Utilities

PureCSSMenu.com is a FREE online tool that makes css-only multilevel menus with minimum efforts in no time!

You need just 3 easy steps to build your CSS menu:

  1. Open PureCSSMenu.com and select the menu template you like.
  2. Customize the menu item link and appearance.
  3. Download the result as a zip file.

That's all! No complicated HTML and CSS coding. No drawing. Easy and Free!

Features:

  • Widest browser and platform compatibility including IE6 with disabled Javascript.
  • Super small size ~ 4Kb.
  • Immediate loading.
  • Text-only browsers friendly.
  • Readable by any search-engine robots.
  • Horizontal css menu & Vertical css menu.

PureCSSMenu

Published under: Menu | Utilities

Broken links and 404 Errors are a problem that have plagued almost all websites since the dawn of the internet. There’s nothing attractive about clicking a link hoping that it’ll take you to your destination only to find out that the page doesn’t exist.

Addy Osmani has written a new jQuery Plugin called Catch404. Through the magic of jQuery we are going to catch 404 errors without your users even having to leave the page and then suggest some other options they have got using an inline jQuery Modal window. The benefit of Catch404 is that you can offer your users a better experience when errors are encountered on your site.

Catch404

Published under: Utilities | GPL License

SlickMap CSS is a simple stylesheet for displaying finished sitemaps directly from HTML unordered list navigation. It’s suitable for most web sites – accommodating up to three levels of page navigation and additional utility links – and can easily be customized to meet your own individual needs, branding, or style preferences.

The general idea of SlickMap CSS is to streamline the web design process by automating the illustration of sitemaps while at the same time allowing for the predevelopment of functional HTML navigation.

SlickMap CSS

Published under: Utilities | License Free

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.

Published under: Utilities

Fraise is a free text editor for Mac OS X Leopard 10.6 which is both easy to use and powerful. It is designed to neither confuse newcomers nor disappoint advanced users. It should work perfectly for a whole variety of needs – like web programming, script editing, making a to do list and so on..

Fraise has all open documents in a list with beautiful Quick Look icons to your left just like e.g. iTunes so you can easily switch between many documents – you can also choose to display them as tabs if you prefer it that way.

Features

  • Powerful & lightweight text editor for all your files: Web, Scripts, etc.
  • Habla Español ? Fraise is localized in several languages.
  • Snippets & Commands to quickly access funcionalities and text you use often.
  • Fully customizable syntax coloration system.
  • Automatic Update System: Always get the latest features.
  • Find and replace text quickly and easily in all your documents.

Published under: Utilities

GIMP is a free Photoshop substitute that will satisfy all but the most demanding professional graphic designers. If you need to make simple web graphics, retouch a few product photos, or create flyers or other marketing materials, this program should work nicely for you. It’s robust, and if you’ve used Photoshop or Photoshop-like clone programs, the interface and commands will be familiar to you. The images you create can be saved in an array of common formats, including PSD Photoshop files, in case you need to send your files to a Photoshop user.

All in all, GIMP might be the single greatest money-saver on this list. It’s completely free, whereas a single Photoshop license — which you’ll need to pay for again each time Adobe releases a new version of the software — can cost hundreds of dollars per user.

 

Published under: Utilities | GPL License

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

 

Published under: Utilities | GPL License

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