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Saturday, August 30, 2008

42 Resources of Inspiration for Graphic Designers and Lovers of Design

Free Icon Sets

96 of the Best Ever Free Icon Sets - For Web Designers, Developers and Bloggers

20 Amazing jQuery Plugins and 65 Excellent jQuery Resources

Good collection of Vector Tutorials

13 Amazing Sites to find all the Vector Tutorials you could ever need. All of these sites are listed here by the quality of the tutorials that they offer, and not by quantity.

Top 10 Web Design and Development Podcasts

Top 10 Web Design and Development Podcasts. Listen, Learn and Be Inspired.

Collection of AJAX Resources

A great collection of AJAX resources. Has everything that one might need.

Adobe Fireworks Extensions

Adobe Fireworks is almost as powerful as Photoshop. Here are the best 75 Adobe Fireworks Extensions (MXP), nearly all are compatabile with Fireworks MX, 8 and CS3 (and quite a few with Fireworks 3 and 4).

Friday, August 29, 2008

PHP Application Tools

PHP Applicaton Tools, aka 'pat' is a collection of LGPL and GPL PHP-based software destined to make everyday web development easier

A useful collection of PHP Tips

There is more than one way to achieve the same result when programming in PHP. Here are many shortcuts that are useful.

phpGACL - Generic Access Control Lists

A PHP class offering Web developers a simple, yet immensely powerful "drop in" permission system to their current Web based applications.

PHP Login System

A complete login system with detailed code explanations is available here.

ASCII Generator

A fun way to generate ASCII images. -

Google Analytics

Huge amount of useful content on SEO and SEM at the Conversion University

10 Adobe AIR Apps for Web Designers

Suggested by Gaurav Arora

10 useful Adobe AIR applications. AIR is a new technology that makes creating online as well as offline applications easy. We have used the technology in creating an adaptive testing CD.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Useful Ajax Resource

Suggested by Rahul

A number of readymade scripts are available here.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tabs from CSS

Getting a scratched CD to work

We’ve all got many precious discs that have been ruined by careless handling, regular damage while using or by the pet dog’s mauling.

Use these cool pointers to get some of them working again:

1. Clean the surface of the disc by running water (warm is better). You can even use soap or mild detergent to clean the grime. Always rub the disc from the center going out. Do not rub the disc in circular motion.
2. Let it dry in the air. This in itself may get it to work sometimes.
3. If that doesn’t work polish the CD using the inside of a banana peel, toothpaste or brasso. Again remember to gently rub from the center going outwards.
4. Once it gets going - the first thing to do is to quickly copy all data on to your PC - just in case it fails again.

Friday, August 22, 2008

PHP Debugging

Very useful article on how to code properly using PHP. A must read for every PHP developer.

JQuery Crash Course

A one page course on JQuery with many useful links.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Design and Typography Resource

A very nice design and typography resource:

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tool for temporary installs of software

Returnil Virtual System 2008 Personal Edition v2.0

Great for doing temporary installs of software:

a) you want to try out or test
b) you don't completely trust yet
c) you don't plan on keeping
d) you're afraid might break something

Partitioning Tool

This is an open source disk partitioner/formatter on steroids. Handles
everything. Also has a nice collection of tech tools to make your life
easier. Get it at:

Regular Expressions Tool

The Regulator is an advanced Regular expressions testing tool, featuring syntax highlighting and web-service integration with's database of online regular expressions.

Desktop Sharing

A VNC Alternative

CrossLoop simplifies the process of securely working with friends located in different physical locations and across different network environments. CrossLoop enables you to see the screen and control the mouse and keyboard on a remote computer. It is as if you are working side by side at the same PC.

You can get up and running with CrossLoop in under 2 minutes. Simply download and install the application and it will automatically configure itself to your network environment.

A Very Interesting SQL Tutorial

A great way to learn a little sql database stuff - GalaXQL - Cool interactive sql tutorial toy.

Project Management Tool

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework.

Word Clouds

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Text Patterns Extraction

LineByter is a utility designed to find and extract patterns from text files. It’s free for personal use.

It includes some unique features like duplicate removal and the ability to specify multiple match and reject patterns, that make it ideal for doing things like extracting emails or urls from text files.

Some great free icons

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Design Stencil Kits from Yahoo

Yahoo has very useful design stencil kits for Visio and in PDF and PNG format to create mockups and wireframes of all kinds.

Freely available here:

The components they have include:

  • Ad Units
  • Calendars
  • Carousels
  • Charts and Tables
  • UI Controls
  • Form Elements

  • Grids
  • Menus and Buttons
  • Mobile - General
  • Mobile - iPhone
  • Navigation and Pagination
  • OS Elements

  • Placeholder Text
  • Screen Resolutions
  • Tabs
  • Windows and Containers

Friday, August 08, 2008


Guarav Arora has suggested a good article to read on the usage of JSON:

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Regular Expressions

Very useful article on using regular expressions for validation of different formats like usernames, email, phone numbers etc.

Tutorials on the Zend Framework for PHP

A very nice collection of articles on the Zend Framework.

Zend Framework reviews, articles, tutorials, blogs and resources

Useful Articles on Programming

The Hitchhiker's Guide to PHP

A nice tutorial series on PHP from Oracle

The Hitchhiker's Guide to PHP

PHP vs J2EE vs ASP.Net

Some nice articles providing perspective on the three web application development languages:



PHP vs. ASP.NET Redux - Good article on Oracle

Friday, August 01, 2008

Testing Resources

A lot of testing resources are available on this page -