links for 2010-02-23

  • Galleria is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded. It will create thumbnails for you if you choose so, scaled or unscaled, centered and cropped inside a fixed thumbnail box defined by CSS.
  • One of the cool features in Windows 7 is XP Mode. However, it’s only available for Windows 7 Professional and above, leaving Home Edition and Vista users out of luck. Today we’ll show you how to create your own XP Mode to run on Vista or Windows 7 Home Premium. How does this work? Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows Vista are not licensed to run the free XP Mode download from Microsoft.  In fact, if you select Home Premium on the XP Mode download site, you will see the following message:
  • Google Chrome, like Firefox, has the ability to increase its functionality and capabilities through the use of extensions. If you’re a web developer, Google Chrome comes with a nice set of developer tools built in that will make your life easier. But there are also a number of extensions that will give you even more tools at your disposal. The great thing about extensions is that they allow you to perform tasks that would normally require you to switch over to another application. Being able to perform certain tasks without leaving your browser can be a big time saver
  • Tools for musicians
  • What is it about the bizarre and mysterious that piques our curiosity? It entertains our sense of wonder and excites our imagination, for sure. Luckily for us, history is marked with strange, logic-defying occurrences to amuse us. Here is a list comprised of 10 more unexplainable and interesting phenomenon and incidents that we crave so much. This list is made up of a mixture of two submissions to the Christmas competition which shared some items, so it seemed a good idea to combine the two to give us ten things never before shown on the site. Also note, this list is in the newly created category “Mystery” and all of our lists involving mysteries can now be found under that category in the archives or on the mystery category page.
  • Pixable offers a fast, easy and superior way to turn your Facebook, Flickr and Picasa photos into home delivered printed memorabilia. Speed: Pixable is the fastest online photo book creator. Until Pixable printing photos directly from Facebook was tedious, since it required downloading photos one by one onto a hard drive, uploading them to a photo finishing site and then re-organizing them. Ease: Pixable is user-friendly and requires no software downloads. All browser based. Superior features: Pixable allows visitors to access and import unique Facebook content, including tagging information, photo captions and comments left by friends. Visitors can search their photos for specific people or use entire albums already organized on Facebook. Once they’ve selected the content they want, visitors can organize the photos themselves or allow Pixable to auto fill the album in mere seconds.
  • Years of development and more than fifty contributors from all the corners of the world – inspired musicians, pianists, developers, writers, editors, and graphic designers- have worked together to create a unique piano-learning experience that will revolutionize the way people learn piano around the world.
  • E-Commerce sites are often considered to be boring and unattractive, however, that is not always the case. This post showcases 25 e-commerce sites that demonstrate creativity in the design. It may be the layout, graphics, design style or site structure, but all of them break the mould of the typical e-commerce site. For more inspiration from e-commerce sites, see our gallery CartFrenzy.
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