Thursday, May 27, 2010

5 Powerful Resources for Web Designers and Developers

Now a days almost every designer or developer taking an advantage of open source resources. There are plenty of new things releasing day by day and this is really very surprizing for us, because you no need to put your hard earned money to buy costly apps.

I have a list of some powerful resources that recently launched and very beneficial to web designers and developers. This list includes some of my favorite resources like Video JS, Google Font API, & Nivo Slide (jQuery Plugin) etc.

Here's the following list:

Video JS

Video JS is a javascript-based video player that uses the HTML5 video functionality built into advanced browsers. In general, the benefit of using an HTML5 player is a consistent look between browsers.

Video JS

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Google Font API

The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.

Google Font API

Here's an example. Copy and paste the following HTML into a file:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">
body {
font-family: 'Tangerine', serif;
font-size: 48px;
<h1>Making the Web Beautiful!</h1>

Font will appear like this in your html page:

Google Font API

Nivo Slider - The Most Awesome jQuery Image Slider

Nivo Slider is a lightweight, highly customizable jQuery plugin that allows you to add image slider in your web pages. To use the Nivo Slider you have to include jQuery, the Nivo Slider script and the Nivo Slider CSS on your page. It is a cross browser plugin that works in all major web browsers including Internet Explorer v7+, Firefox v3+, Google Chrome v4, Safari v4, Opera v10.5.

Nivo Slider

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Other Platforms

If you would like to use the Nivo Slider with Wordpress you can follow this tutorial which explains how it to set it up or use the Nivo Slider Wordpress Plugin.

Download the Nivo Slider or Views Nivo Slider Drupal modules.

Download the Nivo Slider Joomla module (HU).

Best Open Source

Best Open Source is a open source products and libraries are scattered across the web. There are many source code hosting providers and each host numerous projects. There is a certain need to identify the best and help the Users to locate it easily.

Best Open Source

CallMeter NG

CallMeter NG is a very useful Android application, which is used to sum up your call and text logs. Different billing modes and periods are take into account on summing. With CallMeter NG all calculation is done in background, only new log entries, limits and cost is calculated every now and then.

Currently CallMeter NG is translated to following languages: English, German, Polish, Dutch, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Czech .

CallMeter NG

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Deluxe Blog Tips said...

The Best Open Source seems good for me. Thanks for sharing.

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