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Lightbox is generally used with HTML coding. In order to start it from Flash, here is a good solution.

flashLightBoxInjector, is a PrototypeJS class that connects Flash and Lightbox2. Besides starting an already existing Lightbox driven gallery, it also lets you dynamically build a list of images to show through Lightbox.

Lightbox From Flash

The great thing about flashLightBoxInjector is that its usage is not limited to Flash only, as the JavaScript can be called from anywhere you like.

Here is a working demo (click twice to fire the Lightbox).

JCODER Java IDE, which is a fresh & powerful product, is giving away 3 Pro licenses ($79 value / each) to WebResourcesDepot readers.

Details of the giveaway can be found at the end of the post.

50% Special Discount For The JCODER Java IDE

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There is also a special 50% discount to WebResourcesDepot readers which is valid until 18 November 2008 via the link below:

Click here to get the discount.


What Is  JCODER Java IDE?

It is a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java developers. It allows you to compile and debug your Java  program from the editor environment, as well as browse through your classes, etc.

It offer the tools as other professional softwares offer like:

  • project management
  • wizards
  • class viewer
  • package viewer
  • ant viewer
  • tabbed documents
  • JDK profiles (which allows you to work with multiple Java Development Kits)
  • a customizable user interface, etc.


In addition, JCODER Java IDE equips a comprehensive set of code editor tools enabling developers to rapidly create sophisticated Java applications/applets and meet increasingly aggressive deadlines.

With the instantly updating (when new files are created) navigation tree of the project, smart code completion, code folding (a great feature when working with large code blocks), syntax checking / highlighting & multi-document editing the product makes coding easier & organized. And, it has full screen mode while source code editing which is nice.

These are not the all features of JCODER Java IDE. To check them all, click here.

P.S. JCODER Java IDE is compatible with all previous version of JDKs published by Sun Microsystems.

How To Win The Free Licenses?

Simply comment to this post & that’s all.

Winners will be selected randomly from commenters 1 week later (18 September 2008 – Thursday) with the SQL query below:

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=515 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all : ). 

For the last weeks, several JavaScript image crop resources are published at WebResourcesDepot. This is because, the increase in use of such interfaces as image-based applications are on the rise & many web applications offer their users to edit their avatars besides only uploading them. So, you may need one of them : ) .

Jcrop is a cross-browser jQuery image crop plugin.

jQuery Image Crop Plugin

Some features of Jcrop:

  • Attaches simply to any image in your HTML page
  • Supports aspect ratio locking
  • Callbacks for selection done, or while moving
  • Keyboard support for nudging selection
  • Support for CSS styling
  • Advanced API including animation support

P.S. Thanks to Kelly for the suggestion.

Dewplayer is a tiny & free Flash mp3 player with a very clean interface.

It comes in 3 sizes:

  • Mini (160×20)
  • Classic (200×20)
  • Multi (240×20)

Mini Flash Mp3 Player

When play button is pressed, the mp3 player downloads & plays the file.

Multi version can play any number of files via a simple preivous & next navigation.

How to use it?

Usage is very easy. Defining the mp3 file to the HTML where the Dewplayer is inserted is enough. Just like:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="dewplayer.swf?mp3=test.mp3" width="200" height="20">
<param name="movie" value="dewplayer.swf?mp3=test.mp3" />

An online XHTML code generator for the player is also provided for easier integration

Every designer & developer has at least few domain names (some of us has many).

Also, we all have projects in mind that searching the domain names for them is sometimes the biggest joy of the project as it is an important process.

The tools & services mentioned in this post are not the "all" solutions you can find but, considering domain names are valuable assets, they are the ones I experienced or still using regarding managing & searching for domain names. And they work great.

Found the post handy? Don’t forget to bookmark this resource at delicious.


Domain Search


Domize – Very Fast Domain Search

Domize Domain Search

Domize is a simple but very effective & fast domain search site which shows you results while you type. It looks for the availability of all possible domains by removing the last letters of the searched word like: testsearch, testsearc, testsear & so..

It also has an iPhone interface and can be integrated to any website via a widget.


Ajax Domain Search

An Ajax domain name search which also lets you to see the PageRank & provides the links for validators and other domain tools.

Bust A Name

Bust A Name

Bust A Name has a fast Ajaxed domain search. You can instantly save the domains that you searched for reviewing them again.

Also, it has a word combiner that lookups for the domains that are generated from the keywords mentioned. These features make it a "must use" for the process of thinking & searching" for a name.


Domain Name Keywords

This site helps you find a nice domain name with the keywords you provide + the theme based dictionary it has.

If you don’t exactly know what are you looking for & have ideas flying around, MakeWords can help you.

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Sparkl is a flexible web framework for creating bulletproof websites.

It combines meaningful markup, cross-browser CSS and unobtrusive JavaScript.

Web Framework

Some features of Sparkl:

  • Flexible layouts: compatible for changes in the text size and browser window size
  • Semantically structured html: commented code & standard naming conventions
  • Organised code: has a modular structure
  • Themes: provides a themes package for a fast start

As mentioned, Sparkl is a modular framework which enables you to include the features you need & not use the ones you don’t.

The modules supported includes: reset, grid layout, typography, tabs, tables, images & more. And more to come.

10 days ago, a post was published at WebResourcesDepot announcing a giveaway of 3 3D Wall Pro licences.

To remember:

3D Wall Pro is a Papervision3D powered, very good looking & interactive wall that can display:

  • Images
  • Youtube & streaming videos
  • SWF files
  • Flickr images

3D Wall Pro

And, here are the winners:

  • Matio (comment #15635)
  • Pablo Pasqualino (comment #15529)
  • Kitten (comment #15709)

Thanks to everyone for contributing & keep following WRD for fresh web resources & giveaways.

UvumiTools has 4 great & free MooTools plugins that can save your development time.

MooTools Crop

MooTools Crop

This is an easy to use cross-browser crop interface that has options like:

  • Setting the minimum size
  • Keeping the aspect ratio
  • Live preview of the area to be cropped
  • Supports HTML resizing

MooTools Image Gallery

MooTools Gallery

This plugin enables you to create good-looking image galleries.

Users can click a thumbnail and watch the gallery transform into a slideshow, which is then navigated by clicking the left column or by scrolling with the mouse wheel. A click on the photo being displayed brings the user back to the contact sheet view.

MooTools Dock Menu

MooTools Dock Menu

This dock menu, similar to a Mac interface, is passive under the screen & gets activated when an item is mouse-overed.

The menu is created from a valid unordered list & can be applied within minutes.

MooTools Dropdown Menu

MooTools Dropdown Menu

A cross-browser, animated dropdown menu with unlimited levels support.

It is created from unordered lists & can be totally customized via CSS.

toksta* is a free instant messenger with text & webcam based chat support.

It is a hosted application that can be integrated to your website & user database. With this feature, your users won’t have to re-login to the messenger. 

toksta* also provides plug-ins for phpBB2, phpBB3, punBB, phpMyForum and vBulletin.

Free  Webcam Chat Script

toksta* lets you customize the design via an easy to use configurator & you can upload your logo to the application.

Another nice feature is the revenue sharing. The revenue of ads that are shown during the chat is shared between the site owner & toksta*.

Besides these, toksta* has unlimited parallel chats, automatic webcam detection, buddy list integration supoort & more. Click here to see all the features.

This is a beautiful jQuery plugin that automatically converts select boxes into accessible sliders.

jQuery UI’s slider component is used. Besides a standard slider, multiple select boxes can be used to generate 1 slider too for mentioning a data range.

Convert Select Box To Slider

Usage is terribly easy:

For such a select box:

<label for="speed">Select a Speed:</label>
<select name="speed" id="speed">
<option value="Slower">Slower</option>
<option value="Slow">Slow</option>
<option value="Med" selected="selected">Med</option>

Call the function & that’s all:


The initial position of the slider can be mentined via the selected="selected" attribute to the option element you prefer.

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