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100 Essential Web Development Tools - Noupe Design Blog

100 Essential Web Development Tools - Noupe Design Blog
Mar 16 2010 By Neil Skirrow As web technologies constantly advance, the skills a developer is expected to have are constantly increasing. Web users are beginning to expect Ajax interfaces, charts and graphs and a whole host of other tricks and features. This means web developers not only have to be skilled with HTML and a server-side programming language such as PHP or Perl, but they now also need to be JavaScript gurus, Flash experts, and skilled graphic designers. When developing your applications, you simply can’t create every element yourself. In an effort to save you a few hours crawling the web in search of the perfect third-party solution, we have compiled this list of essential development resources. 1. You can find a whole array of pre-made classes and functions to help save development time. The following CAPTCHA systems can be easily integrated with your applications: SecurimageSecurimage is a free open-source PHP CAPTCHA script for generating complex images and CAPTCHA codes. 2.

Windows Software - Open.Source - everything ! FREE SOFTWARE !!! for Windows, Linux & Mac Looking at the filesize you may not believe what this application is capable of, dont be fooled by the quickness of this application, the features wont let you down. What would you say to a free, open-source 3D program that had almost everything you could find in those expensive professional applications that cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars? It may sound too good to be true, but Blender 3D delivers amazing power at an unbeatable price.

25 OpenSource PHP Framework  PHP Framework nowadays is getting more popular to web application developers who uses PHP as their main language. A web application framework is a software framework that is designed to support the development of dynamic websites, Web applications and Web services. The framework aims to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities used in Web development. Making A Cool Login System With PHP, MySQL & jQuery Martin Angelov Introduction Today we are making a cool & simple login / registration system. sIFR Over the last several months, a small group of web developers and designers have been hard at work perfecting a method to insert rich typography into web pages without sacrificing accessibility, search engine friendliness, or markup semantics. The method, dubbed sIFR (or Scalable Inman Flash Replacement), is the result of many hundreds of hours of designing, scripting, testing, and debugging by Mike Davidson (umm, that’s me) and Mark Wubben . Through this extensive work, we, along with a invaluable stable of beta testers, supporters, and educators like Stephanie Sullivan and Danilo Celic of Community MX , have completely rebuilt a DOM replacement method originally conceived by Shaun Inman into a typography solution for the masses. It is this technology which provides the nice looking custom type headlines you see on sites like this one, Nike, ABCNews, Aston Martin, and others. How it works

63 Impressive Website Background-Images: Trends, Resources and T Apr 14 2008 Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen. Adding Custom Google Maps to Your Website Maps are often placed on a company website to help customers find their way there. For that, Google Maps is excellent. But wouldn’t it be nice to add your company logo, parking lots, train stations, etc. to the map, to help the customer even more? It is very simple, and in this article I am going to show you how. Before we start, check out what we are going to create: Now, here is an overview:

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Free Books A lot of people keep asking about a good list of programming books. Hence, we are building this list to save your time and to spread the knowledge. Some of these books will definitely help us to evolve our coding skills and thought processes for developing better solutions. We will do our best to keep updating this list, hope you find this list useful, here we go. Meta-List Graphics Programming Getting Started with the Toolkit for PHP Abstract PHP is one of the most widely used server-side programming languages currently in use, powering the user-facing portions of major websites including Facebook, Wikipedia and WordPress, and, alongside Perl and Python, the 'P' in the LAMP stack. This article covers the Toolkit for PHP for version 20.0 of the SOAP API, focusing on getting you off to a quick start accessing data from your PHP applications. Introduction

40 Cool Abstract and Background Photoshop Tutorials Attractive backgrounds to any graphics, banners or ads are relatively important. Getting the correct theme, whether it’s an abstract art, vector, or texture pattern, it somehow makes the entire artwork looks more interesting. Some might not have noticed the great roles background images have played. 15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget About two years ago when I became a full time freelance web designer, I made it a point to operate with little overhead. Even though I was confident I could make it as a freelancer, there was some fear that things might not go as planned. Because of this, I didn’t go out and spend lots of money on equipment and expensive software. My focus was on being frugal and saving money where I could. One way I was able to do this was using free online tools or web apps to perform my everyday tasks as a web designer.

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