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20 Free & Open Source Image Galleries for Web Designers. Auto Slider Style: Sleek and compact. Function: Slide show feature and live text descriptions for each image are a major plus! Flash Gallery Style: Sleek look that’s easy to modify with your own look. Function: Supports different image dimensions, you don’t have to make them uniform, plus the thumbnails are created dynamically. Flickr Show Style: Clean and modern. E2 Gallery Style: Adapt the look to your site. Flash Flickr Style: Just like Flickr, but flashier… Function: A photo gallery made in Flex2/AS3 using Flickr API. Gallerific Style: This gallery is really easy to customize — both style and layout.

Free Flash Style: Flashy and with that Lightbox style pop-up view look. Galleria Style: Simple and clean . Highslide Style: This is Lightbox but with various styling options to fit your needs. Imago Style: The demos shown of this are not too pretty, but style this one right and it could be very nice! Automatically Generate a Photo Gallery from a Directory of Images Minishowcase Phat Fusion. A minimalist css gallery. Simple Random Header Images for Your Blog.

If you could choose between a static home page or a dynamic one, which would you take?

Simple Random Header Images for Your Blog

Dynamic every time…but wait, doesn’t that require work to pull off? Not if you use my incredibly simple random header image solution! Oh, and you could use this for more than just header images; I just figure that most folks will want to rotate their headers, since they tend to be the most dominant visual elements. Are you ready to go random? Let’s do it! 1. For the purposes of this example, we’re going to use 5 different images to pull off our random header effect. Header_1.jpgheader_2.jpgheader_3.jpgheader_4.jpgheader_5.jpg One thing worth noting here is the fact that all of your images should have the same file extensions. Upload the images to your desired directory on your server. 2. Because I hate to limit my examples to any particular type of CMS software, I have chosen to do a bare-bones illustration here. <img src=" echo(rand(1,5)); ? All the magic happens in this bit of PHP:

Designing on a Dime: 100 Freebie CSS Resources - Software Developer. Do you want a spiffy Web site design, but lack the means or knowledge to get it?

Designing on a Dime: 100 Freebie CSS Resources - Software Developer

No problem, brush up on CSS and get that site you want with our freebie guide! By the Software Developer Staff If you're in the market for a professional grade site, you've probably found that quality design work doesn't come cheap. But while hiring outside help can be costly, designing your own site can be almost free if you know where to look for good resources, tutorials and tools. Related Articles: If you have a lot of ambition and a few extra hours, you can build your own professional grade CSS Web site in no time.

Getting Started Before you can begin cranking out award winning designs, you'll need to learn the basics of CSS. W3C: Cascading Style Sheets Homepage - The creators of CSS, W3C, list this as CSS' official homepage. Tutorials A good manual or tutorial is always the most sought after item for every developer looking to learn a new technology. Tools Code Libraries Browser Bugs Galleries Templates. Perfect Full Page Background Image. This post was originally published on August 21, 2009 and is now being being republished as it has been entirely revised.

Perfect Full Page Background Image

Both original methods are removed and now replaced by four new methods. The goal here is a background image on a website that covers the entire browser window at all times. Let's put some specifics on it: Fills entire page with image, no white spaceScales image as neededRetains image proportions (aspect ratio)Image is centered on pageDoes not cause scrollbarsAs cross-browser compatible as possibleIsn't some fancy shenanigans like Flash Image above credited to this site. Awesome, Easy, Progressive CSS3 Way We can do this purely through CSS thanks to the background-size property now in CSS3. Works in: Safari 3+Chrome Whatever+IE 9+Opera 10+ (Opera 9.5 supported background-size but not the keywords)Firefox 3.6+ (Firefox 4 supports non-vendor prefixed version) View Demo CSS-Only Technique #1 Big thanks, as usual, to Doug Neiner for this alternate version.