Top 9 Lightbox Clones that use the YUI Library

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that use Yahoo’s YUI Javascript Library, and list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for. One very interesting item that we discovered about the YUI Lightbox selection was that unlike the other javascript libraries, developers using the YUI library (for... Read More

Top 10 Lightbox Clones that use their own Javascript Effects Library

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that don’t rely on a third party Javascript Library, and list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for.  1: Floatbox Floatbox starts off our top 10 list, for it’s amazing features and overall finesse. This clone is also amazingly configurable, and... Read More

Prototype Lightbox Clones – Top 10 Best for Web Developers

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, prototype lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. And besides finding a cool and effective prototype lightbox, it is important to find one that works with the Prototype Javascript Library that may already be loading up with your webpage. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that work with Prototype, list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are... Read More

jQuery Lightbox Clones – Top 10 Best Reviewed

Lightboxes have a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web. Lightboxes or Modal Boxes are a must have for most websites. There are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight (to the best of our knowledge) some of the best jQuery lightbox clone scripts available, and some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for. So without further delay, Let’s get started.   jQuery Lightbox (Modal Box) Clones Rundown    1: Ceebox Ceebox is an innovative... Read More

CSS3 Gradients Made Easy

Gradients are used virtually everywhere to improve the overal look and feel of most designs and applications. But up until recently these great graphical niceties on the web always had to be represented by a small or large graphic file, which depending on the skill of the designer/developer could add significant bloat to a website. On to the scene enters CSS3 with many new features that (when properly utilized by compliant web browsers)  make the seemingly simple websites come alive. One of my favorite new features is the CSS Gradient. Now rather than adding bloat to a site with multiple... Read More

Textmate: The Missing Editor for OSX

Every developer knows how important it is to have the right tools. And by having the right tools I mean a text editor. Because ultimately that is all most developers really require to get things done, Developers have been doing it for well over a half century and although the languages and methods for execution have changed, much has remained the same. For those who are fortunate enough to find themselves doing development on the mac platform, there is an alternative, which although it may not be the newest game on the block, it is one of the best all around. Sissy FauxVelopers need not apply... Read More

Css Message Boxes

When working with Dynamic Site Development, it is often necessary to give the client some kind of message to inform them that their action has been either successful or not successful or not so good or…you get the picture. I have used several different methods of dealing with this over the years. but I just found this tutorial that has a quick lightweight nice solution to attractively solve this problem. Check it out Css Message... Read More

Using your Footer

I recently came across an article online, that talked about and showed many examples of using the space in your web pages footer more effectively. Wow talk about insighteful, and the examples on the site give you a great feel for what some other web developers/designers are using there footers for. Elements of... Read More

Form Validation

One of my biggest concerns when building a dynamic website is, “How do I validate the users input?” Obviously there are many different ways to do this, you can validate the data on the back end as it receiving script is processing, and send an error, requesting that the user input correct information. Or you can do Front end processing on the data when the form is submitted and through JavaScript tell the user that the data is not correct, or you can validate the data as the client is inputing the information, thus allowing the client to correct the error before continuing on... Read More

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