Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lightweight Slideshow Script

There is been a while since I have posted any article here, but this has a very good reason. I have been lately busy in some projects and I had no time left for posting, another good reason is that I am working on a new design for my online portfolio. In the mean time I will pause posting until I finish projects in progress and my online portfolio.
Any way lets get back to the main issue. I have recently been looking for wonderful free scripts to get inspiration from and I stumbled upon this one, which is called BarackSlideshow by Devthought. I know that the name might seem a little political but this is because the script makers got the inspiration from Barack Obama’s website. Any way you can view it and I hope it can be helpful.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

.PSD Magazine

Most of designers frequently read some kind of a magazines, tutorials, articles or blogs to increase their knowledge of the market or to learn something new. If you are one of these designers like me then you will mostly like to read .psd magazine.

In .psd magazine you will read about the secrets and hidden tricks of the most used design application Adobe Photoshop. .psd magazine provides its readers with a professional articles, a step by step tutorials, interviews, tips and tricks and even it provides you with free resources on the included free CD. I my self have read .psd magazine and my first impression was excitement, because I found a number of high quality and professional topics which include: 2D design, 3D design and modeling, illustrations, photo retouching and many more.

I really recommend considering a subscription to .psd magazine to experience the feelings I had.

Next you will find the covers of the upcoming issues February and March, 2008 of .psd magazine.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Free Resource: Stylish 3D Buttons

This is a free PSD file, I have been doing a little testing to create a button design requested by some client and end up with these buttons.

It contains 5 different button designs. done on Photoshop CS2.
I hope that this can be useful.

You can download the PSD file from Here.

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


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 is an HTML and JavaScript inline gallery to display your pictures on your website wit a very creative and new way using prototpe and 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 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 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 is a light JavaScript for displaying your images in a popup friendly way.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free


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


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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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 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.

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