Sunday, December 23, 2007

Impressive Ways to Display Pictures and Galleries

In this article I am going to share a collection of ways to display images on your website. I am going to give you the link, description, License and the technology used. I hope that this would be helpful for you and I will be thankful for any one to share other ways than the ones I have put in here. Lets get into the subject.

AgileGallery

AgileGallery is a photo gallery that rips through the XML output from Picasa (a free download from google) and generates the paging and thumbnails and displays the full sized photos along with any captions entered in Picasa.

Technology: JavaScript & Flash
License: Free to use commercialy and non-commercialy

Couloir.org slideshow
a Flash-like behavior implemented solely in Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons ‘Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0’ License

dfGallery

dfGallery is a very cool and professional flash gallery to display your pictures in it and it supports Flickr , Picasa , Fotki and Photobucket.

Technology: Flash & PHP
License: Free

DhoniSow

DhoniSow is an HTML and JavaScript inline gallery to display your pictures on your website wit a very creative and new way using prototpe and Scrippt.aculo.us JavaScript Libraries.

Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License

Flash Photo Gallery

An easy way to nicely display photos on your site, this gallery can be used to show jpg, gif, swf or png files.The gallery can work as standalone application. You can add/remove photos without using the flash program, the configuration file can be edited with a simple text editor.

Technology: Flash
License: not Free, Price $25.00

FrogJS

FrogJS is a simple, unobtrusive javascript gallery. It’s not a replacement for other thumbnail galleries like Lightbox JS, but a different way of showcasing galleries. This type of gallery is best used when a page-by-page gallery is needed, as is the case with photo stories.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

GreyBox
GreyBox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an open source JavaScript software, offering a Web 2.0 approach to popup windows. It streamlines the use of thumbnail images and HTML popups on web pages.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License

Image Gallery using jQuery, Interface & Reflections

It’s an image gallery with smooth transitions, thumbnails and pretty reflections. Of course, this is the first version (something like a beta) and definitely not ready for prime time.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Lightbox 2

Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

LightWindow
LightWindow is a light JavaScript for displaying your images in a popup friendly way.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

minishowcase

minishowcase is a small and simple php/javascript online photo gallery, powered by AJAX that allows you to easily show your images online, without complex databases or coding, allowing to have an up-and-running gallery in a few minutes.
Technology: PHP/JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License

PostcardViewer

PostcardViewer is a free Flash image viewer. The interface is based on the real world metaphor of a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

SimpleViewer
SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

SmoothGallery

Using mootools v1.11, this javascript gallery and slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website.
Technology: JavaScript
License: GPL licensed

ThickBox

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Zenphoto

Zenphoto just shows your photos, simply. It’s got all the functionality and “features” you need, and nothing you don’t.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: GNU General Public Licence

Gallery

Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Open Source

singapore

singapore is a free, fast, simple, multilingual, template-driven PHP image gallery! It does not require a database and although it has a full web-based admin interface, you can also build your galleries directly via FTP.
Technology: PHP
License: Free

4images

4images is a powerful web-based image gallery management system. Features include comment system, user registration and management, password protected administration area with browser-based upload and HTML templates for page layout and design.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Free for private and non-commercial use

Plogger

Plogger is a simple yet powerful tool — everything you need to share your images with the world. Plogger is your photos integrated into your website, a fully featured photo sharing package with an attractive and easy to use administrative interface that makes managing your galleries a breeze.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Open Source

SLIDE SHOW

A cross browser CSS slide show from CSS Play. It is a very simple, easy to use and stylish way to view your images.
Technology: HTML & CSS
License: Free for Personal use

JaS gallery

JaS is short for JavaScript Slides and it is a highly customizable JavaScript library for easily turning your images into a collection viewable as a slideshow, and with fading effects, if desired. It also supports automatic thumbnail creation and tagging of images, so the viewers can find the exact images they’re looking for. You can use it any way you like in your own web site, and adapt it to your specific needs.

Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

(E)2 Photo Gallery

(E)2 Photo Gallery is a open source gallery built with Mootools Javascript Library the compact, modular, Object-Oriented javascript framework. Designed to allow you to upload your photos to a desired folder, tell the (E)2 Photo Gallery what folder to look at and it will automatically load the images using PHP.

Technology: PHP & JavaScript
License: Free

Flash Carousel Slideshow

It is an impressive way to display your images in a slide show with refkection and animation. It is built using Flash.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Flash Image Gallery

The FIG is a gallery application that can be used by anyone to display multiple galleries of photos, artwork, or other pictures with descriptions. It requires no server-side language and will run on any web host. It is idealy suited for artists with online galleries, but can be used by anyone.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Imago

Imago is a small, simple and easy to use Ajax Image Gallery. Its plain JavaScript (using mootools) and uses no server side scripting. The software configuration is done directly inside the (X)HTML file. Via a plugalbe loading mechanism it can access various gallery definitions and provides a default loader which uses the SimpleViewer gallery.xml format and is therefor compatible.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

AJAX Image Gallery powered by Slideflow
I is an AJAX Image Gallery powered by Slideflow (like Cover Flow).
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Flash iTunes Albumart Viewer
A Flash based image slide show in the style of iTunes Albumart Viewer.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Flash XML Gallery

It is a Flash and XML easy to use and stylish gallery tha supports Categories, this gallery is not creatd by Deziner Folio bt found in his old download collection, and no one knows who this belong to.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Photo Viewer

The Photo Viewer uses both Flash and XML. All data is stored within an XML file making it easy to make modifications and update.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

That is it I hope you like it and it was useful for you. Please if you like it digg it, thank you.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

PopBox Moving and Resizing Images – Easy, Simple, Dynamic

PopBox is an image magnification javascript solution for dynamically moving and resizing images on your web page. Javascript? Yes – I know it’s nothing new and that you’ve been able to move and resize things in Javascript for years, but only now is there a prepackaged solution that makes it as easy as 3 lines of HTML without knowing a lick about positioning!

If your web site has a thumbnail image gallery then you need PopBox!

Main Features

  • Ridiculously simple to use.
  • Does not navigate away from the page or create separate windows.
  • Does not require any special browser plug-ins. 100% script and CSS solution.
  • Includes a multi-line caption capability that dynamically sizes to fit.
  • Allows for a different image to be used for the thumbnail and Popped images – on page load or on image click.
  • Can display a user-defined text message across the top of the image on page load on the thumbnail image.
  • Can display a user-defined text message across the top of the image after it has been popped.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Plugoo – Chat with Your Website Visitors

What is Plugoo?

Plugoo enables you to chat directly from your Instant Messenger with any visitor of your blog, personal webpage or e-sales site.
When you’re logged into your Instant Messenger (Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, GoogleTalk, Jabber or ICQ), you can receive in real time all the comments of your visitors or any question they might ask, and answer
instantly!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Stock Photos for Your Daily Life

If you are a Designer then you are always in need for high resolution and very clean and professional photos for your designs, weather you are designing a website, a print or a presentation. In this article I will share with you a handful of resources and websites for Free stock photos or as so called Royalty Free photos, and payed stock photos.

Let us begin.

Free Royalty Photos, for personal and commercial use:

Stock.XCHNG
with 330943 photos online a lot of categories and a search feature, requires free registration.

Public-Domain-Photos.com

Over 5000 free public domain photos and clip arts.

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Every image is free, and some of the images have a print-quality high-resolution option for just $10.

FreePhotoClips.com

Download Backgrounds and Free Photo Objects in Layered Adobe Photoshop PSD Format.

realStock

ThemeForest: Site Templates and Themes
International high-quality stock photo database from various authors with about 1181 photos, requires free registration.

BurningWell.org

BurningWell is a repository for public domain (free for any use) images. You are free to download, copy and use the photos you find here for any purpose.

DesignPacks.com

They offer free, high quality image collections that can be use in both personal and commercial web design projects. Each collection features a group of 15 images that share a common theme. New sets are added monthly.

Stockvault.net
Stock Photos, Tutorials, Templates and Textures.

Search/Find Free Photos:

Yotophoto

Search for free-to-use images. Yotophoto is now indexing well over a quarter million Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU FDL, and various other ‘copyleft’ images.

PicFindr
Search the free-stock-photosphere.

Payed Stock Photos:

Getty Images
Contemporary photography, illustration and archival images.

Stockxper
The place to buy and sell stock images!

Acclaim Images
230,661 Searchable Stock Photos & Illustrations.

Photos.com

Professional Royalty-Free Stock Photography by Subscription. With a Photos.com professional royalty-free stock photography subscription you pay one fee and download what you need from the collection of more than 350,000 professional quality stock photographs and photo objects, up to 250 photos per day.

Foto Search

The FotoSearch image search engine saves you time by allowing you to search over 2 million images from over 100 stock photography, stock illustration, and video stock footage publishers at one website.

I hope you liked the websites and Enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Open Source Alternative

What is Open Source Alternative?

Open Source Alternative or oslat.com is a website that lists an Open Source Software alternative to a well-known Commercial Software. This is very good if you can not afford buying a commercial software and you are in need of the features that the software provides, in this website you can look for the alternative for this commercial software. I must say that it is listing more and more software alternatives each day but I must say that you may not find an alternative for some commercial softwares that you want but you can suggest this software. The website has many categories for software products such as Graphic applications, development, security & privacy, web development and many more.

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