Beutiful Sliding Login Panel With MooTools/jQuery

Web-kreation is sharing a beautifully-crafted sliding login panel that is very handy to be used in websites with limited spaces.

sliding-login-panel

The panel works by overlapping the content rather than pushing it & can be easily converted to be used for any other functionality (like navigation, search, contact form, etc.)

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Collection of Free Useful Joomla! Extensions – May 2009

ImageSlideShow

A rotating image display module or slideshow / image carousel. ImageSlideShow also has the ability to have multiple copies of the slideshow on one page, a choice of sorting options and ability to link slideshow to another URL. In addition ISS can create resized copies of the images to use in the slideshow. A Module Class Suffix can be specified. ISS does not require flash or any other component, plugin or module, it will work straight away with any standard Joomla! 1.5.x install.

Daily Banner

Daily Banner module helps us to shown our special banner or image on Joomla site on what day it is. The Banners or Images could be as Ads Banner, Event Images, Affiliate Banner, Special Images, and etc. More simple, stable and effective.There are seven days in one week, and in this module you only fill in your banner or image for the day that you want, able to enter your link for every image too.

AJAX Header Rotator

The “AJAX Header Rotator” module offers a smart and eye-candy image rotating mechanism (or slideshow in plain English) for the masses! It is an alternative to Flash image rotation scripts, which are sometimes difficult to implement. The module borrows the nice effects from such scripts, but uses javascript (the JQuery library in particular) to auto-“magically” rotate images from any given folder

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Collection of Free Content Management Systems (CMS)

So take a moment and look over the list below of the 12 best free cms options available. Some might seem really familiar (we love wordpress) and some others might be new to you. They all deserve your attention for a few minutes. Hell, even test drive a few of them and see if there’s any that might work for a new project – I’m currently digging into SilverStripe which looks to be pretty damn awesome!

And don’t forget to let us know in the comments section which is your favorite CMS and why!

WordPress ?

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress is also what Spyre Studios and Design Newz run on (as well as my blog design website and my Guerrilla Freelancing blog). Continue reading

"Building Websites with Joomla 1.5" Ebooks for Joomla Developers & Designers,

This book takes a practical step-by-step approach of teaching the installation and configuration of Joomla! 1.5, customizing it, creating your templates and extensions, and finally, building your own website.

Book Reviews

Slashdot: “…from a technical perspective, the book offers a lot of valuable information to new Joomla developers, and could easily become the preferred resource that they turn to when building their first Joomla Web sites.” – Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot.org

The Open Sourcery: this book is great for getting developers well-launched into using Joomla! managers will find it more than approachable and can use the book to give a sounding on the types of projects and extensions they may want to take with Joomla. Finally, basic users will get a clear idea of what Joomla can do for them – and a good gauge for how easy (or taxing) various configurations and customizations are going to be. In short, this is a book not just for getting started but also fully utilizing Joomla – top marks to Hagen Graf and Packt Publishing for this book.
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"Joomla! Template Design" – Free Ebook for Design Joomla Theme

Joomla! is a free, award-winning content management system written in PHP that allows users to easily publish their content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

The Joomla! template is a series of files within the Joomla! CMS that control the presentation of the content. The template is the basic foundation design for viewing your Joomla! website. To produce the effect of a “complete” website, the template works hand in hand with the content stored in the Joomla! databases.

This book will help you build templates for your Joomla! site. It will help you understand the options in dealing with them. It will help you learn about how to use multiple templates in the same site. It will advise you on creating beautiful Joomla! designs, and using CSS rather than tables in your templates. The book guides you on using animations and other effects in Joomla! templates and provides you with tricks for tweaking existing templates.

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