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Free CSS Menus and Techniques

Exploding Boy offers free CSS navigation menus that are created using the Sliding Doors technique. You may download the entire set and use any way you see fit. You may want to clean up the stylesheet, or alter the menu graphics to suit your needs. All the menus can be used for commercial or private use.


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Free CSS Layouts and Templates

There is a list of resources which offer free valid and visually appealing CSS-based templates – almost all of them are with images and full layout structure. You don’t have to waste your time writing the same code over and over again

Open Source Templates is a free CSS and XHTML open source template design showcase where the community gets to pick the best designs to be showcased on the front page.


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Code Beautifier and Formatter

Before using these tools and services make sure you have a backup of your data.

Ruby Script Beautifier is itself written in Ruby, and it is surprisingly short. The script accepts a command-line list of file names, creates a backup copy of each named file and beautifies the originals. If there is an indentation error (an imbalance of opening and closing keywords), the script will print an error message but will save the result anyway. Indentation errors that appear in functional scripts are obviously the fault of the beautifier, not the script.

Quick Highlighter can format source codes written in over 85 languages – among them PHP, Ruby, HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Smarty, XML, CSS, Delphi, C++, and more. The tool formats source code and highlights inbuilt keywords, data types etc.

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Web Developer Toolbox

While working on the project a Web developer might encounter thousand problems. That is why it’s hard to imagine a Web developer’s life without good developing resources. In order to make your life easier we’ve gathered the list of the most useful tools available on the Web.

Social Media Sites

You can visit these sites to find most up-to-date developing resources. Find articles, guides, tutorials and more.

  • Slashdot: the site that has the latest news on issues that are important to developers. You can read more about each of the authors, including contact information, and figure out who to blame for what by reading The Authors Page. But the majority of the work is done by the tons of people who use the Submission Form to send in the stories that we post every day.
  • Dzone: a free link-sharing community for developers, where anyone can submit new links to the incoming queue, then members vote on upcoming links to determine what gets promoted. Everyone can browse, search and comment on links.
  • Tweako: a user-powered community website, and social network, specializing in all aspects of computing, technology, and the Internet. Users submit hand written articles, or links to outside websites, which are guides, tutorials, service reviews, new software, general information, how-to’s, and much more. It is a place to learn and share information and knowledge about every computer and technology topic out there.
  • java.blogs: a ‘blog community’ – that is a group aggregation site for blogs which discuss Java technology regularly.
  • Listible: a new way to get relevant resources quickly. By using Web 2.0 features such as AJAX, folksonomy (tagging), social elements such as voting/commenting and the listible’s listonomy (listing), resources can be sorted in a way that will be digestible. You can search what you need quick. You can contribute your resources easier. All of these technologies are powered by LAMP and Symfony PHP framework.

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