A Light weight, small framework for beautiful forms: Ideal Forms

Ideal Forms is a lightweight framework, built on the top of jQuery, for creating good looking and user-friendly forms.

It converts standard <input> elements into ones with rounded corners having an attractive focus effect. And, radio + checkbox elements are completely customized.

No images are used, they requires minimal HTML syntax and can be completely styled with CSS (comes with 3 themes).

The framework is unobtrusive and degrades gracefully with JavaScript disabled.

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Now Easy to Convert Websites Into Mobile Quickly: Mobilize.js

Mobilize.js is a HTML5-JavaScript framework for creating mobile websites from any standard sites quickly and easily.

The idea behind the framework is; rather than serving a totally different mobile web page, loading and using only the needed parts and displaying them inside a mobile theme (jQuery Mobile’s default theme).

Mobilize.js can be used on every website, however, for WordPress and Sphinx users, there are plug ‘n’ play solutions provided. Continue reading

Open-source PHP/XUL application for Desktop Applications development With PHP – SiteFusion

SiteFusion is an open source and server-based development platform where a XUL client runs code written with PHP.

The application runs on a server generating JavaScript commands but looks and behaves like native desktop applications.

The output is platform-independent and can access the client filesystem, run programs, play sounds ,etc.

Features

  • Platform-independent applications
  • OS-native look and feel
  • Writing applications in pure object-oriented PHP
  • No traditional browser security restrictions: access the client filesystem and run programs
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Open source php framework, light, secure and higher learning curve – Zend

Zend framework is an extremely powerful framework with a slightly higher learning curve. Developed by Zend Technologies, Zend Framework is licensed under the New BSD license. It is along the same lines as CodeIgniter and CakePHP.

Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!.


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Kohana – Swift, Secure, Lightweight, and Easy to Use PHP Framework

Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. Kohana is a fork of CodeIgniter intended to work only with PHP 5. Kohana is completely community driven. What makes Kohana favored by many developer is it’s super lightweight, it has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.


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