software development

Amazing jQuery Color Picker

This is by far the smoothest, most compact color picker I have found


Looking for a new color picker today, and I cam across this beauty!  The 'Farbtastic' color picker... what a name!  It requires jQuery, but is easily the best of it's kind I have ever found.  It is extremely easy to implement and looks/works great (I really like the fact that it is mroe compact than most). 


I just finished making a style customizer for one of our intranet applications that uses this to re-write our css and hence change the theme based on the user input.  This tool was super easy to work with and cut my development time down by a huge margin.  I can't say enough about this plugin!  Hopefully I can get a post up about the online css customizer pretty soon.



Open Source Web Design

Just what you would think, a resource for open source web design...

This is a great resource for when you need a quick template, or just a bump in the old creativity/idea department.

Free Glassy Button Generator with Rollover

I am a graphical Neanderthal, this simple tool helps me make fancy 'glass' buttons - easy to slice and use for sliding doors as well

Pretty much explains itself, this site makes glassy buttons easy, just provide the colors and dimensions (text if you want) and you are done.  This is a nice tool to use as you can just make one image without text and slice the end off for use with sliding doors - that way you don't have to make 500 images for your site, just a few depending on verticle sizes/colors.  The tool also provides you with rollover changes, pretty slick.  The downloadable .zip includes .png, .jpg and .gif files.

Iconize Textlinks with CSS

This is a great way to add a little visibility to your users, it adds an icon next to your file links, showing them visually what it is

I take no credit at all for this, all the credit belongs to 


This is a great tool - and very simple when you look at it I got rave reviews when I implemented this on our in-house web-based fileshare system at work.  Hopefully it can help you out too!



Sticky Footer using only css/html (works in IE)

For a long time, I tried with no avail to get a sticky footer that would work in IE, here is a slick way around IE's incompatibility

For css, all you need is this:

* { margin: 0;}
html, body { height: 100%;}
.wrapper {
 min-height: 100%;
 height: auto !important;
 height: 100%;
 margin: 0 auto -4em; /* the bottom margin is the negative value of the footer's height */
.footer, .push { height: 4em; /* .push must be the same height as .footer */}

And for html, this:


  <div class="wrapper"> 

    Put your content here

    <div class="push"></div>


  <div class="footer">
    Footer Here



All credit goes to - thanks this is great!

There is all sorts of daily bible quote sites out there, so I decided to make an atheist counterpart is just that, a site that rotates great and insightful atheist quotes daily.

There are also widgets that you can put on your social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook to show your atheist pride!

It also has the options to submit, view all and view random quotes.

A free utility for making professional auction ads for use on sites such as eBay - Very simple to use and great looking html and css final product

Decided to make this a while back because I sell a sorts of stuff on eBay and I got tired of writing html for each and every ad. Once I came up with the concept, I figured why not allow other people to use it for free?

It has gone through a couple iterations; changed from ColdFusion to, and is constanty being updated and improved.

Pease check it out and give it a try for yourself!





This is an incredibly useful site to those of us with no sense of color whatosever; no need to actually understand color theory, just use this useful app to do the work for you - this site's color scheme was made using Color Blender