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Best Tools to help Web Developer for easy work

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The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated.


Create a HTML forms in seconds.


COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer.


Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page

HTML Entity Character Lookup

Using HTML entities is the right way to ensure all the characters on your page are validated. However, often finding the right entity code requires scanning through 250 rows of characters.

960 Grid System

Em Calculator

Em Calculator is a small JavaScript tool which helps making scalable and accessible CSS design. It converts size in pixels to relative em units, which are based on a text size.

Browser Shots

Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different operating systems and browsers. It is a free open-source online web application providing developers a convenient way to test their website’s browser compatibility in one place.

Icon Finder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for webdesigners and developers in an easy and efficient way. The site launched in 2007 as the first search engine focused on icons.


Seen a font in use and want to know what it is? Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches of that font.


Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.


Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and other colorful goodies…


Pingdom Test tool to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on.

Test Everything

CSS Sprite Generator

CSS sprites are a way to reduce the number of HTTP requests made for image resources referenced by your site. Images are combined into one larger image at defined X and Y coorindates. Having assigned this generated image to relevant page elements the background-position CSS property can then be used to shift the visible area to the required component image.

Web Developer Toolbar

The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to the browser.


When you want a short URL or something big, Domainr will find it, fast.

Font Burner

Font Burner is a website enhancement tool that makes it easy for you to add new fonts to your website.

Smush.It uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It is a “lossless” tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality.

Load Impact

Load Impact is a leading online load testing service that lets you load test your website over the Internet. It’s a true On Demand service, where you can start testing instantly and there are no licenses fees. You simply pay as you go.

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2013 Best Resources and Tools for Web Developers

Responsive Grid System

Responsive Grid System

Simple CSS framework for fast, intuitive development of responsive websites. Built using the ‘Mobile First’ approach, ‘clearfix’ for clearing floats, box-sizing: border-box for adding additional padding to elements

Responsive Grid System ?

Gumby 960 Responsive Grid Framework

Gumby 960 Responsive Grid Framework
Gumby 2 is built with the power of Sass. Sass is a powerful CSS preprocessor which allows us to develop Gumby itself with much more speed

Gumby 960 Responsive Grid Framework ?

Box CSS Framework

Box CSS Framework

This solution is based on box-sizing: border-box and display:inline-block building principles.

Box CSS Framework ?

Foldy960 Framework

Foldy960 Framework

Foldy960 isn’t aiming to be Yet-Another-CSS-Framework and we hesitate to use the term “Boilerplate”. Foldy is just a little kit and some extra classes to get you going on making your design responsive.

Foldy960 Framework ?



A ruby library which convert old CSS stylesheet into LESS dynamic stylesheet.

Css2Less ?

Codeanywhere Code Editor

Codeanywhere Code Editor

Codeanywhere is a code editor in a browser with an integrated ftp client, and all popular web formats are supported (HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and XML).

Codeanywhere Code Editor ?

Responsive IE6

Responsive IE6

Responsive IE6 ?

Dirty Markup

Dirty Markup

DirtyMarkup combines the power of HTML Tidy, CSS Tidy, JS Beautify, and the Ace editor to effortlessly clean up your messy code

Dirty Markup ?



A simple and elegant code snippet tool for developers. Quickly and easily save pieces of code for reference and use later on. All of your code snippets are stored in one place, accessible from anywhere.

SnipSave ?

RWD Calculator

RWD Calculator

Just a simple calculator to help turn your PSD pixel perfection into the start of your responsive website.

RWD Calculator ?

The Responsinator

The Responsinator

The Responsinator helps website makers quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most popular devices. It does not precisely replicate how it will look, for accurate testing always test on the real devices.

The Responsinator ?

Timeline JS

Timeline JS

TimelineJS can pull in media from different sources. It has built in support for: Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more media types in the future.

Timeline JS ?

CSSO (CSS Optimizer)

CSSO (CSS Optimizer)

CSSO is a a CSS minimizer.

CSSO (CSS Optimizer) ?



Graphene is a realtime dashboard & graphing toolkit based on D3 and Backbone.

Graphene ?



Crossfilter is a JavaScript library for exploring large multivariate datasets in the browser.

Crossfilter ?



CanJS is a MIT-licensed, client-side, JavaScript framework that makes building rich web applications easy

CanJS ?



Fixie.js is an open source tool that automatically adds filler content to HTML documents.

Fixie ?



Foresight.js gives webpages the ability to tell if the user’s device is capable of viewing high-resolution images.

Foresight.js ?

Webshims Library

Webshims Library

Webshims lib is a modular capability-based polyfill-loading library, which focuses on accurate implementations of stable HTML5 features.

Webshims Library ?



dhtmlxSpreadsheet is an open source spreadsheet widget written in JavaScript and PHP that allows you to quickly add an Excel-like, editable data table on a web page. It is also available as a plugin for WP, Joomla, etc.

dhtmlxSpreadsheet ?



Heatmap.js is an open source JavaScript library that can be used for generating realtime heatmaps. It uses the power and flexibility of the HTML5 canvas element to draw heatmaps based on your data

heatmap.js ?



Kartograph is a simple and lightweight framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind.

Kartograph ?



sigma.js is an open-source lightweight JavaScript library to draw graphs, using the HTML canvas element.

sigma.js ?



Grunt is a task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects.

Grunt ?

Live Scratchpad

Live Scratchpad

Evaluate your JavaScript functions in real-time _while_ editing.

Live Scratchpad ?



jPages is a client-side pagination plugin but it gives you a lot more features comparing to most of the other plugins for this purpose, such as auto page turn, key and scroll browse, showing items with delay, completely customizable navigation panel and also integration with Animate.css and Lazy Load.

jPages ?



A next-generation grid component that takes full advantage of modern browsers and object stores.

dgrid ?



With SpritePad you can create your CSS sprites within seconds

SpritePad ?



A framework-agnostic styled alert system for javascript.

smoke.js ?



Keymaster is a simple micro-library for defining and dispatching keyboard shortcuts.

Keymaster ?



Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps

Leaflet ?



A collection of CSS list scroll effects. Works in browsers with support for CSS 3D transforms including a special touch-enabled mode for iOS & Android 4.x.

stroll.js ?



Hammer.js is a JavaScript library for multi-touch gestures, supporting: tap, double tap, hold, drag, and transform.

Hammer.js ?



Skrollr allows you to animate any CSS property of any element depending on the horizontal scrollbar position.

skrollr ?

Style Tiles

Style Tiles

Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for the web.

Style Tiles ?




KineticJS is an HTML5 Canvas JavaScript framework that enables high performance animations, transitions, node nesting, layering, filtering, caching, event handling for desktop and mobile applications, and much more.

KineticJS ?



Cutter.js truncates HTML code to limit its length.

Cutter.js ?



Socialite provides a very easy way to implement and activate a plethora of social sharing buttons — any time you wish. On document load, on article hover, on any event!

Socialite.js ?

Opera Mobile Emulator

Opera Mobile Emulator

Opera Mobile Emulator ?



Good-looking charts shouldn’t be difficult

Morris.js ?



A dead-simple way to generate dynamic bits of HTML and add subtle effects to your content.

dynamo.js ?





URI.js ?



retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays

Retina.js ?



Ideal Forms is the ultimate framework for building and validating responsive HTML5 forms.

jq-idealforms ?

Spiffing CSS

Spiffing CSS

Spiffing allows you to write your CSS and stylesheets in conformance to proper British English (also known as correct English) grammar and spelling regulations.

Spiffing CSS ?

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Best php framework for 2013


Yii is a high-performance, component-based PHP framework for developing large-scale Web applications rapidly. It enables maximum reusability in Web programming and can significantly accelerate your Web application development process. The name Yii (pronounced Yee or [ji:]) is an acroynym for “Yes It Is!“.

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CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. If you’re a developer who lives in the real world of shared hosting accounts and clients with deadlines, and if you’re tired of ponderously large and thoroughly undocumented frameworks, then CodeIgniter might be a good fit.

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Zend Framework

Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.

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CakePHP is a free, open-source, rapid development framework for PHP. It’s a foundational structure for programmers to create web applications. Our primary goal is to enable you to work in a structured and rapid manner–without loss of flexibility.

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Best and important jQuery Plugins, Every Web Developer / Designer must try it


jQuery Waypoints

Waypoints is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.



Parallax scrolling for the masses. Skrollr helps with all kinds of different scrolling effects including color shifts, transforms and more.



DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. It is a highly flexible tool, based upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, which will add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table.



A graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery



Wookmark jQuery Plugin

A dynamic column grid.


jQuery Masonry

A dynamic layout plugin for jQuery The flip-side of CSS floats



Isotope: An exquisite jQuery plugin for magical layouts



A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.



Gridster is a jQuery plugin that allows building intuitive draggable layouts from elements spanning multiple columns.



Freetile is a plugin for jQuery that enables the organization of webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout.


jQuery TextExt Plugin

TextExt’s modular design allows you easily turn a standard HTML text input into a wide range of modern, tailored to your needs input field without bloating your source code



Edit In Place Plugin For jQuery



FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.


Cool UI

jQuery Knob demo

Nice, downward compatible, touchable, jQuery dial


noty – A jQuery Notification Plugin

Noty is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to create alert, success, error, warning, information and confirmation messages as an alternative the standard alert dialog. Each notification is added to a queue.



A jQuery plugin which slides a webpage over to reveal an additional interaction pane


jQuery Collapse

This plugin provides you an accessible and lightweight solution to a widely adopted interface pattern known as progressive disclosure.



Avgrund is a jQuery plugin for modal boxes and popups. It uses interesting concept showing depth between popup and page. It works in all modern browsers and gracefully degrade in those that do not support CSS transitions and transformations


jQuery One Page Navigation

Smooth scrolling navigation and animation for single page sites. Super simple, incredibly handy.



jqPagination is a jQuery plugin that provides a newer method of pagination for your web site or application.


jQuery Joyride Feature Tour Plugin

Joyride is extremely flexible and lets you take control of how people interact with your tour. We programmed it to be cross-browser compatible with modern browsers and even used some fancy CSS to avoid images. Now let’s see just how easy it is to take your first ride without getting the fuzz involved.



jQuery PowerTip

PowerTip features a very flexible design that is easy to customize, gives you a number of different ways to use the tooltips, has APIs for developers, and supports adding complex data to tooltips. It is being actively developed and maintained, and provides a very fluid user experience.



Tipsy is a jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.


Slideshows, Images & Sliders

jQuery Slider Shock

The most complete responsive jQuery / WordPress slider.



a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element


jQuery Anystretch

Anystretch is a jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page or block level element. The image will stretch to fit the page/element, and will automatically resize as the window size changes.


jQuery Lightbox

A simple lightbox based on prototype and scriptaculous.


FlexSlider 2

An awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider toolkit.



A lightweight customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery


WOW Slider

WOW Slider is a responsive jQuery image slider with amazing visual effects (Rotate, Blur, Flip, Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical and Basic linear) and tons of professionally made templates.




Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps


jQuery Validation

The jQuery Validation Plugin provides validation for your existing forms.


jQuery File Upload Demo

File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars and preview images for jQuery.


jQuery Instagram

A simple jQuery plugin to show a list of Instagram photos.



MotionCAPTCHA is a jQuery CAPTCHA plugin, based on the HTML5 Canvas requiring users to sketch the shape they see in the canvas in order to submit a form.


jQuery Transit

Super-smooth CSS transitions & transformations for jQuery


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Awesome jQuery Plugins to Create Animating Image Effects

Photon : JS CSS 3D Lighting Engine


Photon is a JavaScript library that adds simple lighting effects to DOM elements in 3D space.

HoverTransitions – jQuery animated hover effects

HoverTransitions allows you to create numerous transition animation effects for webpage elements. The effects are performed by breaking the element into smaller boxes and animating the appearance of each of them according to different patterns and effects.


Nice Sparkle Progress Bars with jQuery & CSS3

Shiny Sparkle Progress bars with percentage label. The sparkles inside the bars are created using a combination of linear-gradient and radial-gradient as the background and then animated using the animation and keyframes properties. However, the label for percentage is animated using jQuery.
Nice Sparkle Progress Bars


JustGage : Animated Gauges in SVG & Raphaël library

JustGage is a handy JavaScript plugin for generating and animating nice & clean gauges. It is based on Raphaël library for vector drawing, so it’s completely resolution independent and self-adjusting.




A jQuery plugin for making animations from static images inspired in Eadweard Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope. Besides jQuery, it also uses jQuery UI and requires the frames to be animated as a single, horizontal image.


Mac OS X Lion with CSS3 & jQuery

This section is simply composed by a CSS3 keyframes animation. Login section mainly consists of a clock, two images (logos and avatars user name), two backgrounds and a password input field.
Mac OS X Lion

Slide-in backgrounds with jQuery

Slide-in backgrounds

jQuery flex

A fluid asymmetrical animated grid plugin for jQuery.
jQuery flex


100% native and cool looking animated JavaScript gauge.

Rotating Feature Boxes with jQuery & CSS3

The full effect of it (with transition animations) will work in newish WebKit and Opera browsers and Firefox 4 above. Any other browser will rotate the blocks without transition animation.
Rotating Feature Boxes

Color animation jQuery-plugin

With jQuery’s animate function, you can animate all kinds of css-properties. What’s really missing from jQuery is animating colors. This plugin will add this feature. With this plugin, you can animate the following properties:

  • color
  • backgroundColor
  • borderColor
  • borderBottomColor
  • borderLeftColor
  • borderRightColor
  • borderTopColor
  • outlineColor

Color animation jQuery-plugin

Horizontal bar graph with CSS3 and jQuery

Horizontal bar graph

Pointillize and Pixelize all on the Client Side

SeuratJS is a JavaScript library that extends Raphaël and allows for the creation of vivid animations and pixelated artwork using minimal code. It does this by extacting color data from an image of your choice and rebuilding the original with filled graphical primitives in SVG.

Powerful JavaScript animation library for jQuery.

While good for simple effects, popular JavaScript libraries like jQuery lack the Oomph required to animate complex user interactions in the DOM. JSTween was designed from the ground up for speed and precision, allowing it to handle more simultaneous animations while maintaining a silky smooth frame rate.


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Best Free Open Source Shopping Carts

You really need to analyze the features, compare them and more. Some carts are fitted to explicit products and some for other business. you’ll download them for free of charge. realize the correct cart software system package, that you think, is good in terms of features and security.

1. Prestashop


Prestashop is strong, professional grade e-Commerce shopping cart that you simply download, install, and use for free of charge. In the back end,  you’ll use a full featured backend to manage your inventory, orders, shipping, and customers in real time.

2. OpenCart


OpenCart is an PHP based open source for online shopping cart system. it is easy to use and SEO optimized with a awfully nice interface. A great feature of OpenCart is that customers can write their own reviews of the products.

3. Magento


Magento is a professional open-source e-Commerce solution giving flexibility and control. Magento is amazing, i might never believe it is associate open-source project. Everything is designed in a clean and straightforward way.

4. AgoraCart


AgoraCart is Perl/MySQL based online shopping cart. It features a css manager therefore you’ll edit the look of your cart online. AgoraCart also features unlimited product choices, up to 4 different tax zones at the same time and multiple shipping and payment gateways/options available.

5. Zen Cart

Zen Cart

Zen Cart is a open source shopping cart, . Zen Cart focuses on the merchants and shoppers instead of the developers. Zen Cart easy in intallation and it supports multiple payment and shipping options, quantity discounts and coupons.

6. osCommerce


osCommerce is an best online shopping cart that offers a good range of features that enables online stores to be setup quickly.

7. StoreSprite


StoreSprite is a powerful free php/mysql opensource however it will have copyright notices that you simply can pay to remove copyright notice. StoreSprite has many features including automatic tax calculation, automatic delivery cost calculations, customer ratings and reviews and featured products.

8. Ubercart


Ubercart is an open source e-commerce module for Drupal based sites

9. Open For Business – Apache


Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source enterprise automation software project licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0.By open source enterprise automation It mean: Open Source ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Open Source CRM (Customer RelationShip Management), Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM (Supply Chain Management), Open Source MRP (Manufacturing Resources Planning), Open Source CMMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), Open Source POS (Point Of Sale), and so on.

10. ZenMagick


ZenMagick is an e-commerce solution based on Zen Cart, ZenMagick improves areas where Zen Cart is lacking.

11. nopCommerce



nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It’s stable and highly usable. nopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution that is ASP.NET 4.5 (MVC 4) based with a MS SQL 2005 (or higher) backend database.

12. TomatoCart


TomatoCart is branched from osCommerce 3 as a separate project. Their goal is to form TomatoCart one in every of the best on-line shopping-cart. it uses ajax and other internet rich applications that offers best usability and rich user interface. We’ve compared plenty of frameworks and come to the conclusion that ExtJS is that the best framework for TomatoCart.

13. Digistore


Digistore Ecommerce is an open source ecommerce solution based on the popular osCommerce engine.

14. Spree Commerce


Spree commerce is a 100% open source e-commerce platform powered by the popular Ruby on Rails framework. It was designed to make customization and upgrades as simple as possible.

15. Zeuscart


Zeus Cart helps to develop a rich UI and a highly usable shopping cart software. Even a non-technical person can able to open an online store on the Internet, with minimal efforts.

16. Jadasite


17. Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software

Ecommerce Shopping Cart

Ecommerce Shopping Cart

Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software is a free shopping cart software solution enabling small businesses to sell online using a reliable, easily customizable, feature packed, high performance online shopping cart with no coding required. The Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software program is an easy to install and easy to use ecommerce solution.

18. VirtueMart


VirtueMart is the leading Online-Shop Solution for Joomla.

19. jCart


jCart is a free Ajax shopping cart that’s easy to install and customize. Based on jQuery and PHP, jCart handles visitor input without reloading the page and is fully functional even without javascript.

20. CF Shopkart


CF Shopkart is a free e-commerce solution for Coldfusion developers and online store owners. This Coldfusion shopping cart is absolutely free.

21. dashCommerce


dashCommerce is a flexible and robust ASP.NET Open Source e-commerce application that you can use to set up your online store.

22. Idut Shop


Idut Shop is a simple and elegant open source PHP shopping cart for Google Checkout. It can be easily customised and incorporated into an existing website. Written in PHP, you can add products from the easy to use control panel this includes adding images and setting prices. Idut Shop for Google Checkout is simple to install and uses a MySQL database.

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Most important Drupal E-commerce Modules in 2013

Drupal CMS offers numerous modules and extensions to support to up a powerful e-commerce store. The top drupal e-commerce modules are listed below:

  1. Ubercart
    Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce shopping cart that fully integrates your online store with
    • Configurable product catalog includes catalog pages and a block to display product categories.
    • Flexible product creation system with product classes.
    • Multiple product image support out of the box.
    • Flexible product attributes system.
    • Basic product stock level tracking and notification.
    • Product features to add file downloads, role promotions, and more to products.
    • Single page checkout.
    • Automatic account generation (anonymous checkout).
    • Customer and administrator checkout notifications.
    • Simple order processing (with workflow for automated order processing).
    • Simple order creation and editing.
    • Integrated payment system that acts as a bridge between acceptable payment methods (check, credit card, purchase order, etc.) and payment gateways (CyberSource,, PayPal, etc.).
    • Shipping quotes and fulfillment, including integration with UPS, FedEx, USPS.
    • Sales, product, and customer reports.


  2. Drupal Commerce
    Drupal Commerce is that the module that creates the e-commerce development task easy with simple coding. The key features that it offers include:
    • Create product types with custom attributes
    • Dynamic product displays
    • Order management, line item
    • Payment method API, allowing many different payment gateways
    • Tax calculation / VAT support
    • Discount pricing rules
    • Deep integration with systems like D7’s Fields, Views, Rules and Entity API.


  3. Currency Exchange
    This module provides your web site with currency conversion, currency data & information and amount/price display functionality.
  4. Pay
    Pay is a Drupal module aimed to supply a secured payment processing system. The module provides a payment form that is used for making the transaction. The payment back ends supported by the module are mentioned below:
    • Authorize.Net
    • Payflow Pro
    • PayPal
    • Realex
    • SecurePay
    • Stripe


  5. AdSense
    AdSense, as the name says most of it, the module helps in displaying ads on Google. It works in coordination with the Google Adsense. The module sends ads to Google and once approved, posts them on the respective search engine. Further, any change in the Google script can be handled by simply upgrading the module. 
  6. Invoice
    Invoice is a Drupal extension that takes care of records maintenance. With the help of the Pathauto module it automatically generates the titles. Depending on the user specification, the invoice can be displayed in PDF or HTML format. Taking the user friendly feature from Drupal, the extension also gives a choice to select different templates as per different purpose or web site.
  7. Amazon Store
    This extension of Drupal helps in obtaining related to without any problem. Thereafter, products may be sold directly through Amazon. Further, the extension implements Amazon Associates web Service.
  8. UC Upsell
    The UC Upsell module works with Ubercart and displays related products to the user. The basic task of this module is to display various products (the more likely of the same category) to be displayed together. Thus, when a user clicks on a particular product, the module automatically displays the related products. This is one of the most effective sales tactics.

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Top 10 Best PHP Content Management Systems

1. WordPress


What is there left to say about WordPress that hasn’t already been said? The PHP blogging platform is far and away the most popular CMS for blogging, and probably the most popular CMS overall. It’s a great platform for beginners, thanks to their excellent documentation

and super-quick installation wizard. Five minutes to a running CMS is pretty good. Not to mention the fact that the newest versions auto-update the core and plugins from within the backend, without having to download a single file.

For those users not familiar with HTML or other markup language, a WYSIWYG editor is provided straight out of the box. The backend layout is streamlined and intuitive, and a new user should be able to easily find their way around the administration section. Wordpres also comes with built-in image and multimedia uploading support.

For developers, the theming language is fairly simple and straightforward, as well the Plugin API.

2. Drupal


Drupal is another CMS that has a very large, active community. Instead of focusing on blogging as a platform, Drupal is more of a pure CMS. A plain installation comes with a ton of optional modules that can add lots of interesting features like forums, user blogs, OpenID, profiles and more.

3. Joomla!


Joomla is a very advanced CMS in terms of functionality. That said, getting started with Joomla is fairly easy, thanks to Joomla’s installer. Joomla’s installer is meant to work on common shared hosting packages, and is a very straightforward considering how configurable the software is.

Joomla is very similar to Drupal in that it’s a complete CMS, and might be a bit much for a simple portfolio site. It comes with an attractive administration interface, complete with intuitive drop-down menus and other features. The CMS also has great support for access control protocols like LDAP, OpenID and even

4. ExpressionEngine


ExpressionEngine (EE) is an elegant, flexible CMS solution for any type of project. Designed to be extensible and easy to modify, EE sets itself apart in how clean and intuitive their user administration area is. It takes only a matter of minutes to understand the layout of the backend and to start creating content or modify the look. It’s fantastic for creating websites for less-than-savvy clients that need to use the backend without getting confused.

5. TextPattern


Textpattern is a popular choice for designers because of its simple elegance. Textpattern isn’t a CMS that throws in every feature it can think of. The code base is svelte and minimal.

6. Radiant CMS


The content management systems that we’ve listed so far are all PHP programs. PHP is the most popular language for web development, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook other popular web languages like Ruby. Radiant CMS is a fast, minimal CMS that might be compared to Textpattern. Radiant is built on the popular Ruby framework Rails, and the developers behind Radiant have done their best to make the software as simple and elegant as possible, with just the right amount of functionality. Like Textpattern, Radiant doesn’t come with a WYSIWYG editor and relies on Textile markup to create rich HTML. Radiant also has it’s own templating language Radius which is very similar to HTML for intuitive template creation.

7. Cushy CMS

Cushy CMS

Cushy CMS is a different type of CMS altogether. Sure, it has all the basic functionality of a regular content management system, but it doesn’t rely on a specific language. In fact, the CMS is a hosted solution. There are no downloads or future upgrades to worry about.

8. SilverStripe


SilverStripe is another PHP CMS that behaves much like WordPress, except has many more configurable options and is tailored towards content management, and not blogging. SilverStripe is unique because it was built upon its very own PHP framework Saphire. It also provides its own templating language to help with the design process.

9. Alfresco


Alfresco is a JSP is a beefy enterprise content management solution that is surprisingly easy to install. A really useful feature of Alfresco is the ability to drop files into folders and turn them into web documents. Alfresco might be a little bit more work than some of the other CMS and isn’t as beginner-friendly, it certainly is quite usable given the massive power of the system. The administration backend is clean and well-designed.

10. TYPOlight


TYPOlight seems to have the perfect balance of features built into the CMS. In terms of functionality, TYPOlight ranks with Drupal and ExpressionEngine, and even offers some unique bundled modules like newsletters and calendars. Developers can save time with the built-in CSS generator, and there are plenty of resources for learning more about the CMS.

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Best Free And Open Source PHP Forum Softwares

1. phpBB

phpBB is a most popular and wide-used open source PHP forum script, you can used it to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.


2. bbPress

Another free and open source PHP forum scripts with a twist from the creators of WordPress. bbPress is plain and simple forum software, plain and simple. It’s easy to use, easy to administrate, fast and clean.


3. SMF: Simple Machines Forum

SMF is a free, professional grade software package written in the popular language PHP and uses a MySQL database. SMF allows you to set up your own online community within minutes and provides you with all the features you need from a bulletin board while having an absolute minimal impact on the resources of the server.

Simple Machines Forum

4. MyBB

MyBB is a forum package full of useful and to-the-point features for both you and your visitors, helping you to make running your bulletin board as easy as possible. MyBB has a large amount of plugins that are ready for you to use.


5. SEO-Board

SEO-Board is a forum software written in PHP and uses MySQL as a back-end. SEO-Board is fast, free, and search engine friendly and forever 100% free for both personal and commercial use.


6. PunBB

PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board and is released under the GNU General Public License.
Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.


7. FluxBB

FluxBB is a lighter, faster forum applications released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website. FluxBB is a fork of PunBB, the current stable release is FluxBB v1.4.2.


8. Vanilla

Vanilla Forums are open-source, standards-compliant, customizable discussion forums.


9. Phorum

Phorum is a PHP and MySQL forum software based on Open Source. With a flexible hook and module system, Phorum allows a you to create modules for using external authentication, altering message data before its stored, adding custom information about users or messages and it can give the web designers the power to rearrange the data in any shape, form or fashion they could want.


10. IceBB

IceBB is a powerful, fast, free, and open-source forum solution powered by the free PHP and MySQL. IceBB scales well, no matter how many users or posts, due to its clean and efficient code. It can also be fully customized to your needs with full skin and language support. IceBB

11. UseBB

UseBB is an ideal solution for small to medium-sized websites which require an easy to use forum package without the bloat, that produces standards compliant output, is secure and easily configurable. UseBB is one of the easiest and most usable forum packages without an excess of features, limiting the basic feature set to only the essential. UseBB is pure forum software.


12. XMB: eXtreme Message Board

XMB provides key features for you to get your message board up and running and it has easy to use Member Management system, theming interface and anti-spam image verification system.


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2012 Well Known and Best PHP Open Source CMS

Open source content management software system presents a lovely options for companies which looking for a simple solution to a common problem. Today i like to discuss about the best open source in 2012.

1. WordPress


2. Drupal


3. Joomla


4. Symphony


5. Mambo


6. Pimcore


7. Habari


8. TangoCMS


9. Exponent CMS

Exponent CMS

10. Contao


11. TomatoCMS


12.  EZPX


13. EZ Blog

EZ Blog

14. Ninja Blog

Ninja Blog

15. Serendipity


16. Concrete5


17. MODx


18. MiaCMS


19. TYPO3


20. Chyrp


21. FlatPress


22. Elxis CMS

Elxis CMS

23. CMS-es


24. SilverStripe


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