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phpLD, a popular directory application, is giving away 3 Unbranded Licenses ($80/each) to WebResourcesDepot readers. Details on joining the giveaway can be found at the bottom of the post. But before that:

What is phpLD?

At some point, most of the web designers/developers need to create a directory for a project. Whether it is a directory of products, branches of a business, employees of a large firm, etc.

phpLD can be a solution for that (or, it can be used to create a totally standalone website). It is a PHP application for creating any type of directories, from small to large with unlimited categories and sub-categories.

PHP Link Directory

The application is very flexible with custom fields support or ready-to-use widgets like site-translator, latest tweets picker, ad-rotator and more.

It is also a multilingual tool where users can contribute to the content by submitting links or articles and comment to them.

A feature-rich administrator panel helps managing the whole site (categories, users, content, etc.).

There is a built-in PayPal-based payment system for the ability to offer "featured links".

phpLD has various templates and a new template can be created from scratch pretty quickly as it uses the Smarty templating engine.

How to join the giveaway?

It is enough to comment to this post and winners will be selected randomly with the query below on 29th of September 2010 (2 weeks later):

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=1843 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all.

EditableGrid is a JavaScript library which can make standard HTML tables editable and sortable.

It can feed from a XML file or attached to an existing HTML table.

The library automatically enables users to edit cells with a suitable editor like textfields, checkbox, etc. and comes with built-in validators (integer, double, URL, e-mail and date).

EditableGrid

Once a column header is clicked, the rows are sorted according to their types and up/down arrows show whether the sort is ascending or descending.

There is a PHP binding provided for building the grid and generating the XML.

And, another nice feature is the optional integration with Open Flash Chart for rendering charts from the grid data automatically.

In order to improve + customize EditableGrid, there are callbacks provided on every event.

There can be cases that you may want to generate images dynamically like using it as a background, displaying the titles of a post inside an image, etc.

Dynamic Dummy Image Generator is a free PHP script that helps creating images with any size, color and text over them.

Dummy Image

It has many predefined sizes for popular uses (like banner sizes) and works by sending the details inside the URL like: http://dummyimage.com/480x160/333333/fff&text=This+is+a+Dummy+Image is actually how the image above is created.

Tip: The website also displays similar dummy text generators that are built with other scripting languages.

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  • PHP RSS Reader, a free application with a paid/premium version that was shared before at WRD, now has a new version with nice features.

    The application can crawl any number of feeds and can organize them inside categories created.

    Similar to how Google News does, it can now show related news articles appear below each new item, in clusters nice way of discovering more.

    PHP RSS Reader

    The premium version has the ability to categorize contents that include pre-defined keywords which is very useful if you're monitoring your brand or a specific subject.

    That version also has a multi-user interface where each user can create his/her own feeds and vote on the stories displayed.

    Who is it good for?

    It fits to various scenarios:

    • creating a website from scratch which totally feeds from other sources.
    • a companion to a website for displaying content from other similar websites.
    • monitoring your brand or specific keywords from preferred sources (Twitter, newspapers and more).

    P.S. The premium version also comes with an optional free installation.

    At WRD, the previous tweet button for sharing stories was the cool Easy Retweet Button by John Resig. However, it was not perfect as, sometimes, it was unable to communicate with the URL shortener service and the tweet links were appearing buggy.

    In search for a better one, I tested few others including the official tweet button. They were loading the links ok but had other issues like "loading slow", "blocking pages on load", etc.

    And, for a button that is clicked by -maybe- 1/100 of the visitors, loading the scripts and making requests for every visitor didn't look like the smartest choice.

    Here is another method, that is actually used at WRD now which loads very fast for everyone and almost fault-proof.

    Faster Tweet Button

    Demo Faster Tweet Button Download

    How it works?

    First of all, the button is hosted locally and it does not make any requests until it is clicked.

    • A link with the querystring that includes URL and the title of the web page is created, pointed to a server-side file (to be presented later in this article) and attached to any custom button we design.
    • Once clicked, it sends the URL and title to the server-side file which creates the tweet link and redirects to Twitter with the tweet.

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