Bricolage is an open-source and enterprise-class content management system that makes creating, managing and publishing content very easy.

It is built with Perl, uses MySQL or PostgreSQL for storing data and has a powerful templating system (Mason, Template Toolkit, or PHP).

With the help of this templating system and the flexibility offered on every step, it is possible to build any type of websites.

Bricolage Perl CMS

Bricolage has a group and permission based user management system that eases working as a team where some users can be editors, others being designers, etc.

Besides many other standard CMS features, there is a very handy and built-in alert system which can be setup for many events like an article going online, being edited, etc. to get notified instantly.

Also, there is a well-documented API which enables you to pull and push any type of data from the system.

jQuery-ahm is a tiny (~1kb) jQuery plugin which enables us to create Ajax requests with a smaller code piece.

It is actually a wrapper around the popular $.ajax method and brings a different way of handling callbacks.

Rather than creating custom callbacks for every Ajax request, jQuery-ahm lets the back-end define Ajax callbacks (handled automatically).

jQuery-ahm

Here is an example where all the callback is handled on the server-side:

<?php
$response = array(
    // $("#animate").fadeOut("slow").delay("1000").slideDown("fast")
    "#animate/fadeOut"   => "slow",
    "#animate/delay"     => "1000",
    "#animate/slideDown" => "fast",
);
echo json_encode($response);
?>

The bad part is, you move the front-end code and functionality to the server-side. This is not a preferred method for many designers/developers and it is mostly difficult if the front and back-end developers are different persons.

And the nice part is, size of the front-end code can be decreased seriously, specially for websites with lots of Ajax interactions and you get lots of flexibility in managing the callbacks.

ChocolateChip-UI is a mobile web app development framework that targets WebKit engines..

The framework provides fully functional widgets and controls right out of the box which know how to behave so you can focus only on providing the data.

ChocolateChip-UI

A new concept is introduced by the framework: WAML (Web App Markup Language) which is designed for creating mobile web apps and uses special tags + attributes to clearly define all the parts (rather than divs and spans) for a faster development.

ChocolateChip-UI has most of the elements we get used from iOS like the buttons, tab bar, lists, slider and more.

The framework is very well-documented, provides snippets for the basics and definitely a must-bookmark for mobile web app development.

Roam Design, an award-winning creative marketing consultancy, is sharing 99+ Icons which is a set of slick, monochrome and vector icons.

The items in the set include actions, media, devices and mobile-specific ones like battery status icons.

99+ icons comes as a .AI file and it is free to be used in personal projects (or in commercial projects with a link back).

99+ Icons

PhantomJS is a command-line tool that acts like a WebKit browser without any interface.

It has a fast and native support for various web standards:DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG.

PhantomJS

The tool can be totally scripted via JavaScript and is a handy solution for many things like:

  • automated testing of web apps
  • site scraping
  • capturing pages
  • PDF converting
  • and much more..

Also, it can work on Windows, Mac + Linux environments (and, the next version is expected to support CoffeeScript).