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BBYIDX is an open source application, written with Ruby, for collecting ideas of users on specific subjects.

Actually, it is built and supported by Best Buy and also the basis behind the Best Buy IdeaX.

It enables users to post, tag, comment and vote on ideas which is a great way of mixing your community with the development flow.


Besides single ideas, categories (currents) can be created to collect a set of ideas about a specific subject.

Admins can moderate incoming ideas and comments as well as assign work-flow to certain ideas for further exploration.

The application comes with a read-write API for reaching it via a 3rd party application.

Omer Cetin, a talented icon designer, is sharing 2 sets of beautiful icons with a total of 110 items:

The icons are in transparent PNG format,  32*32px size and including items like documents, media, devices and much more.

PixeloPhilia Icons

Status pages like Apps Status of Google or AWS Service Health Dashboard help users of a service a lot to find out if there are any problems with the service or not.

Stashboard is an open source status dashboard for cloud service and APIs that enables you to inform the users about the status of your service.


It is built with Python, runs on the Google App Engine and can track multiple different API or SaaS services.

The application can display the logs for each service and a REST API makes it possible to integrate easily with other tools.

If you're building a website without a CMS but still want to enable users to comment to the content, Commentics can be handy.

It is a free PHP comments script, using MySQL for storing data, that can be integrated into any website and comes with many features.

Commentics - PHP Comments Script

The script has various security features like captcha or swear/spam and anti-flooding filters.

Once a user sends a comment, they can also rate the content as well and subscribe to the future comments via e-mail or RSS.

A slick admin panel helps configuring the system from taking backups to viewing online users or statistics.

TeamLab is a collaboration platform that is built with enterprises in mind but fits to any small-to-bigger teams too.

The platform enables users to create teams, manage projects with setting milestones and creating tasks which can be assigned per user.

It comes as 2 versions:

  • hosted (and free)
  • open source, to download on your infrastructure (and free)


By simply scheduling tasks and with the help of e-mail notifications, it is hard to miss a deadline and you always stay informed about the overall of a project.

Using a built-in IM, it is possible to communicate each other. Also, integrated blogging, forum and wiki capabilities makes sharing of information very easy.

TeamLab can also help the members of a team to keep up with the support for managing events, news, polls, photos and bookmarks.

Just like "the Flash animations once were", having good looking and JavaScript-powered animations can be impressive and fun as well (if used wisely).

Bubble Engine is a beautiful jQuery plugin which can simulate soap bubbles so successfully.

jQuery Bubble Engine

It allows you to control the size, look of the graphic, position and more in every level with settings like:

  • minimum/maximum particle sizes
  • starting position
  • lifetime of bubbles
  • their direction and weights

Bubbles can be controlled so easily with JavaScript  by changing the configuration, adding new items or even snapping them to objects.

Optionally, you can include the BubbleMachines.js file to your code and have draggable graphics that can create bubbles.

ComFi, a communication company, is sharing a set of 30 very well-designed and detailed telecom icons.

The set includes items like wifi, bluetooth, voip, vpn, answer call, end call and much more.

They are all in transparent PNG format with 32*32px sizes and can be used in both personal or commercial projects (requires attribution).

Telecom Icons

Transformie is a lightweight (~5kb) jQuery plugin that enables you to use CSS transforms in Internet Explorer by mapping the native IE Filter API to CSS transitions as proposed by Webkit.

It supports the functions:

  • rotate
  • scale, scaleX, scaleY
  • skew, skewX, skewY
  • matrix (with the exception of the last two modifiers, tx and ty)

It works in Internet Explorer 6 + 7 and does not apply anything in other browsers.


Web-based operating systems are becoming more and more solid everyday (thanks to JS frameworks that offer a desktop-like experience).

They are mostly hosted web applications which is not surprising. However, Lucid Desktop is an open source webOS that is built with PHP and uses a SQL database for storing data.

Lucid Desktop

It is a multi-user application which is very modular with the support for installable applications.

Lucid Desktop already comes with lots of applications like text editor, calculator, image viewer, simple games, web browser, feed reader, music player and more.

With the help of a file manager, you can add-edit-delete files and folders (a context menu makes these steps easier), change the appearance of the desktop with theming support and auto-update the OS to the latest version.

As you already know, WebResourcesDepot uses WordPress as the blogging engine (which is clearly an awesome application).

Lately, WordPress added WRD to their showcase which features websites built with the platform and uses its functions deeply.

Rating is open to anyone and thought it would be the best if the readers who experiences WRD regularly rate us too.

WordPress Showcase

Besides that, WordPress Showcase is a great place to find inspiration on WP-built websites which are categorized well.

Thanks so much in advance for your support and being an awesome reader with your comments, tweets, suggestions and everything.

Uptime Robot