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[Resources] Progress bar everywhere

ProgressJs is a JavaScript and CSS3 library which help developers to create and manage progress bar for every objects on the page. You can design your own template for progress bar or customize it simply.
You can use ProgressJs for show the progress of loading contents (Images, videos etc.) on the page to the users. It could be used on all elements including textbox, textarea or even whole body.

It is light-weight, easy to use, easy to customize, totally free and open-source.

Examples can be found here: http://usablica.github.io/progress.js/
Download the script here: https://github.com/usablica/progress.js/releases

New TLD’s available

As from today the following new TLD’s are available for registration, during the coming month we will introduce more new TLD’s when they become available.
If you want to pre-register a domain on any of the new TLDs coming please let us know and we will be able to assist you with this process.

Available for direct registration are:

.BIKE
.CAMERA
.CLOTHING
.EQUIPMENT
.ESTATE
.GALLERY
.GRAPHICS
.GURU
.HOLDINGS
.LIGHTING
.PHOTOGRAPHY
.PLUMBING
.SINGLES
.VENTURES

Pricing will be announced soon.

The following TLD’s will follow this month:

19-02-2014:
.construction, .contractors, .directory, .kitchen, .land, .technology, .today, diamonds, .enterprises, tips and .voyage

25-02-2014:
.sexy, .tattoo

[Resources] Stop WordPress Bruteforce Logins

There are many different wordpress plugins, some work locally, some work with a community; if you are looking for a plugin to secure your site against bruteforce (and likely other hack attempts) you can use the BruteProtect plugin.

BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin and the ONLY SECURITY PLUGIN able to guard against botnet attacks.

BruteProtect logs every failed attempt community-wide

When an IP has too many failed attempts in a specific period of time BruteProtect logs and blocks that IP across the entire BruteProtect network (your site included). The more users of BruteProtect the safer we all are from traditional brute force attacks, and distributed brute force attacks that use many different servers and IP addresses

Website: http://bruteprotect.com/

[Resources] WOW.js animate your page when scrolling

WOW.js is a great and easy to implement script for animating your site when visitors scroll down on your site. In fact it is so easy to implement it can be done in seconds !
The only drawback is the poor written English on the website which may turn some people off to use it, but we like to look at the end result, which is great!

Demo: http://mynameismatthieu.com/WOW/
Download: https://github.com/matthieua/WOW

[Resources] Vex – Take control of your dialogs

Take control of your dialogs

Vex is a modern dialog library which is highly configurable, easily stylable, and gets out of the way. You’ll love vex because it’s tiny (6kb minified), has a clear and simple API, works on mobile devices, and can be customized to match your style in seconds.

Features

  • Drop-in replacement for alertconfirm, and prompt
  • Easilly configurable animations which are smooth as butter
  • Tiny footprint (6kb minified) and only depends on jQuery
  • Looks and behaves great on mobile devices
  • Open multiple dialogs at once and close them individually or all at once
  • Built in CSS spinner for asynchronous dialogs
  • AMD support

Deno: http://github.hubspot.com/vex/docs/welcome/
Website: http://github.hubspot.com/vex/

[Resources] Image Lightbox, Responsive and Touch‑friendly

A lightbox only for images, not video, text, and iframes at once.It’s named ImageLightbox.js.

Demo: http://osvaldas.info/examples/image-lightbox-responsive-touch-friendly/
Website: http://osvaldas.info/image-lightbox-responsive-touch-friendly

[Resources] modern.IE Interoperability, Browser & Cross Platform

Microsoft has actually a website which may be handy for many web developers to design their pages cross platform, yes we know it is amazing, it is no secret we are not a big fan of their IE browsers but they are still very popular especially in big corporations ; but this site really may help you make your websites better compatible with different browsers hence it deserves a spot on our [Resources] blog.

A few options modern.IE providers on the website:

modern.IE will help you finding virtual machines to check your websites.
test several browsers through BrowserStack.
Run a compatibility check directly from the site with many cool tips and tricks.
Scan for common coding progblems.
Read articles about legacy browser compatibility.

Link: http://www.modern.ie/en-us

February 45% off on new or transferred .NL domain

040Hosting offers the whole month of February 2014 the .NL domain for a very low price.

You receive the first year for any newly registered .nl or any domain transferred to us at 45% OFF ; which means you have your .NL registered for only € 5,49 excl. 21% VAT

The only thing you need to do is enter the following promo code NLD45-2014 when finalizing your order. You can place your order here.  There is no limit to the amount of .NL domains you want to transfer to us or to register through us, you will receive the 45% off for the first year on all the .NL domains you transfer or register.

Do you need hosting with your domain, please check out our shared hosting services here: http://www.040hosting.eu/shared-hosting/

[Resources] Scattered Polaroids Gallery

A flat-style Polaroid gallery where the items are scattered randomly in a container. When a specific item is selected, it will move to the middle while the other Polaroids will make space for it by moving to the sides. Optionally, an item can have a backface which will be shown by flipping the Polaroid when clicking on the current navigation dot again.

Demo: http://tympanus.net/Development/ScatteredPolaroidsGallery/

Website & Download: http://tympanus.net/codrops/2014/01/28/scattered-polaroids-gallery/

[Resources] Facial Tracker in javascript

clmtrackr is a javascript library for fitting facial models to faces in videos or images. It currently is an implementation of constrained local models fitted by regularized landmark mean-shift, as described in Jason M. Saragih’s paperclmtrackr tracks a face and outputs the coordinate positions of the face model as an array.

Link: https://github.com/auduno/clmtrackr