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 Mootools

There are two things that are super critical in the web today, those things are first, having a great user experience and second, a superior presentation. Lightboxes are a method that might be the perfect way to add just the right touch and feel to your website, but the trick is finding the right one. Today we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox clones that are currently available for the Mootools Javascript Library, and additionally list some of their best qualities that help them stand out from the Lightbox Herd, so now for your consideration her is our Top 10 Mootools Lightbox... Read More

Browser Blocker Update – Version 0.2

Based on some user requests we made some quick changes to our Browser Blocker Plugin. Bugfix: There was a bug in the 0.1 release, where many times when you would submit changes from the Advanced Settings page, it would display an error message even though the changes were submitted correctly. Added Feature: One request was to provide the option to remove/restrict the options that were displayed on the splash screen, for users of offending browsers to click on and download the newly selected browser to their computer. This feature has now been added so you can select the download options that... 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

Top 10 Quicklook Extensions for your Mac

Quicklook is a great little feature that apple added to it’s operating system back when Leopard was released. And if you’re like me, you have used it extensively when you want to preview a photo, movie, or pdf file. But then there are all those other files that don’t seem to be understood by quicklook… And that got me thinking, is there a way to extend the functionality of this amazing little tool in OSX? Here is a sampling of some of the best (and more) quicklook plugins that I came across in my adventures in digital preview land. 1: Brushview My last post was about... Read More

SQLEditor – Making Life Easier for Developers

If you are like me, you have spent many many hours creating database layouts on legal pads, notebooks, and whiteboards, only to have to recreate the layout again to actually create the layout in the database. This process can consume many hours of additional time in a development project. But thanks to Malcom Hardie we can streamline our SQL database creation process with the use of SQLEditor. SQLEditor provides the best interface that I have seen to create your database layout in a very visual format. It allows you to build your tables specifying the column types, linking with foreign keys,... Read More

Putting the Joy back in FTP with Cyberduck

It may have a funny name, but this little app packs a big resourceful punch. Cyberduck is an amazing piece of software, initially setting the stage for superb FTP access and file manipulation, but it doesn’t stop there. Cyberduck has a vast array of different protocols that it supports, allowing you to connect to virtually any location and transfer/manipulate files on the remote location. Here is a short list of protocols that it supports: FTP SFTP WebDav Cloudfiles Google Docs Amazon s3 to name a few. It’s interface is sleek and simple, providing for a seamless user... Read More

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