Flynax Classifieds, a web software maker specialized in classifieds web software, is presenting a new and long-awaited script – Flynax Real Estate Classifieds.
Flynax Real Estate Classifieds is a powerful software makes it possible to run your own free or commercial Real Estate classified ads online agency.
They have tried to include all customers’ wishes and request in new Flynax script.
SEO friendly optimizing system of Flynax Real Estate Classifieds Script allows you to make your site more adapted for search engine systems.
The multi-functional Administrator Panel and additional Plugins will give you unlimited possibilities of script customizing. Friendly templates will amaze your client by useful functionality and modern style.
Flynax Real Estate Classifieds Script adapted for USA region by default. There are map, states list, zip codes database, address view related to United States only.
In order if you wish to use this software for your country, you should contact them and request Real Estate script adapted especial for your region.
The developers just announced a new stable version of FluxBB: 1.2.22
This new version fixes a critical XSS vulnerability from the previous version, along other small fixes. Soon, the team will release the new major version 1.4, which now is in the beta testing.
FluxBB is a PHP/MySQL forum software and, of course, it’s open source (GNU). FluxBB was designed to be fast and light with less of the “not so essential” features that some of the other forums have.
Download the stable version and the beta version here.
Now, this is a nifty piece of CSS which helps you build a sitemap straight from HTML unordered list navigation.
This can be customized (see the slickmap.css file) to adapt to your needs and it allows up to three levels of page navigation. Web designers, especially, would love it.
“The idea of SlickMap CSS is to streamline the web design process by automating the illustration of sitemaps while at the same time allowing for the predevelopment of functional HTML navigation.” says Matt.
It was tested with Safari, Firefox, Opera, and other standards-compliant browsers (well, because IE seems not to be so standards compliant this piece of CSS might look crappy there).
Features and Benefits
* Eliminates the need for additional software
* Easily revised with clients on-the-fly
* Clickable anchors with visible URLs
* Design process results in working HTML code
How do you use it?
Pretty simple by following the steps below (found also in the README.txt file):
1) Create an HTML file with an unordered list of links. SlickMap was
designed to style actual linked navigation, not simply lists, so make
sure to include anchor tags. See index.html for the correct formatting.
2) Apply slickmap.css as you would any other stylesheet, using it for both
“screen” and “print” media as seen here:
<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” media=”screen,print” href=”slickmap.css” />
3) Within your HTML file, the link to your home page should be at the top
of the unordered list and have the id of #home. This is required to pull
the home page link out above the rest of the site tree.
4) The SlickMap default is 4 columns. In order to change the number of
columns, you simply need to change the class of the PrimaryNav unordered
list (col4, col5, etc.) SlickMap CSS will accomodate 1 to 10 columns,
some much better than others.
NOTE: Due to Internet Explorer’s difficulty in rounding numbers, you may
find the farthest right column drops down instead of appearing in line.
If need be, you can resolve this issue by adjusting the CSS to use a
slightly smaller percentage than what you really need, i.e. (pun intended)
24.9% instead of 25%.
5) Depending on how you use these files, you may need to correct the image
paths within the CSS file.
TangoCMS 2.3.0 “Dolphin” launched – another open source PHP/MYSQL content management system competing with the sharks
That’s not an easy task going out there, in the wild, and challenge the big white shark (Drupal), the tiger shark (Joomla), the blue shark (WordPress) and the plethora of other sharks (try some demos here).
They added improvments to the WYSIWYG editor, page loading time, security and some more general features (see the roadmap here).
If you feel like tasting this kind of dolphin meat then head on the download page and get it from there (already prepared for you): http://tangocms.org/download
Don’t be a savage and please use some ustensils for eating this: PHP 5.2.0 or greater, MySQL 4.1 or greater and Apache/Lighttpd are required.
The team behind it just released the version 2.0 of this shopping cart software I never heard of until now. But that’s no wonder because there are way too many shopping cart solutions out there (free or paid).
CS-Cart is just one of those e-commerce solutions and it’s not free, will cost you $265 to get a license (they offer a free trial though so I might try it and see how it looks/works – they offer an online demo as well).
The technology behind it is a classic open source PHP/MySQL stack, like many other solutions and the target of this software seem to be geared towards small shops (which don’t have too much technology knowledge – that’s why this solution it’s called “out of the box”). If that is so then they have to compete with Zencart, Cubecart, osCommerce which are more established e-commerce shopping cart solutions and are free.
In this new version they seem to have improved their product by adding new designs and skins, layout block manager, design mode, web-based upgrade center, product filters and others (see the complete list here). Also, now it is possible to customize the software without any (or with minimum) modification in the source code which is always a good thing if you don’t want to spend money on the programmers.
One thing they should put on their website though is their contact details (and I don’t mean just the contact form but their location, maybe a phone number). This can boost the customers confidence.
After years in the making, Pligg, the PHP/MySQL open source social networking content management system, reached the official version 1.0.0.
It took small baby steps to reach this version and probably it will the same baby steps to reach the version 2.0.
But we can’t complain: the software is free and open source (still).
Pligg combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication and a democratic editorial system which enables users to collaboratively submit and vote articles.
Sounds like Digg? Well, it is a Digg clone.
Pligg was founded by Yankidank (this is a nickname) and is headed by the lead developer AshDigg (another nickname). It was originally an English translation of Menéame’s source code when it was released in early December 2005 (Menéame being a Spanish CMS created by Ricardo Galli and was inspired by Digg). In December 2005, the name Pligg was added to differentiate from the Spanish version. Since then Pligg has now expanded from just a translation of that Spanish CMS to a very popular CMS system.
This new version is more secure and stable than the previous (obviously) but also packs more features:
- groups feature
- re-vamped admin panel
- new languages: English, German and Thai (more languages to be added by volunteers)
- more database optimization making it more scalable
- pages feature
- upload module
- SEO updates
- many new modules included…
Tu run this software you need to have at least PHP 4 (version 5 recommended) and MySQL database (both open source).
Pligg website also offers the possibility to customize more the software by buying templates and modules developed by Pligg developers themselves.
Interesting is that Pligg generated a fork named SocialWebCMS, pretty much like Mambo CMS generated a very succesful fork named Joomla! . Since then Joomla! surpassed Mambo in popularity shortly after launching. Will SocialWebCMS do the same to Pligg? Remains to be seen…
Web performance expert Nicole Sullivan discusses a set of best practices in the creation of supremely fast, visually impactful web sites at Yahoo headquarters from Sunnyvale, California (video – 42 minutes).
There’s a new player in the Content Delivery Network field and that is TinyCDN™, a company dedicated to optimizing the speed and reliability of content delivered over the Internet. TinyCDN is a Software as a Service (SaaS) that leverages the speed, scale and availability of Amazon Web Services. It makes it easy and economical for individuals and companies to distribute information over the Internet faster by using a Content Distribution Network (CDN).
Why do I need services like TinyCDN?
TinyCDN (and other services like that) can help you make your site faster. By offloading static files to a CDN your end users can experience a drastically faster site.
TinyCDN is delivered as Software as a Service and provides a quick, friendly, easy way to manage and optimize content on a CDN through a slick and intuitive user interface.
The company (a subsidiary of Quotient Solutions) is based in Austin, Texas and just launched yesterday (March 14). It doesn’t lack competitors in the area and we’ve compiled already a comprehensive list of CDN providers (and we just added TinyCDN to that list).
“People expect to view websites, videos, microsites, flash files, pictures and other content-rich applications in milliseconds. You will lose visitors if you make them wait,” said John Curtis, the CEO of the company. “With TinyCDN, users don’t have to wait. Files can be optimized and then delivered on the closest path. Visitors in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago will now be able to access information faster than ever before.”
TinyCDN does not require companies to make investments in their existing IT infrastructure. TinyCDN services range from $9.95 to $299.95 a month depending on the amount of bandwidth that will be needed to distribute content.
If you are interested in TinyCDN offer please visit www.tinycdn.com (they have prepared a FAQ just in case you might have more questions). They can also provide you with more general information on Content Delivery Networks.
Sometime ago we’ve introduced Seedling, a pre-configured Joomla package plus extensions and modules.
Now we have another tip for you: K2 (and that’s not the mountain).
What is K2 and for what can you use it?
K2 is a content construction component which lets you create custom content types (aka items) for your Joomla! website. Having this component installed on top of your Joomla! web software allows you to transform your website to a news site with author blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing and more…all these packed together in one single component.
The component is very flexible, you can add as many content fields as you want and create category-specific content items, e.g. article, blog post, product page, directory listing.
The standard offer are nested-level categories, tags, comments, item image (useful for articles/catalogs), videos, galleries, user profiles, attachments, ajax-based frontend editing and more.
Here is a demo for you to try: http://k2.joomlaworks.gr/demo/
If you have already a Joomla! CMS website and want to use K2 you need to convert your content to K2. There’s no easy way to do it but Jeremy Wilken found a way and built a piece of software which does that. Checkout his K2 Converter.
K2 is a product of JoomlaWorks, a Greece-based web development company (since 2006) specialized in developoing Joomla and Mambo content management systems components.
What is Buddypress?
It’s a set of plugins and themes (each adding a distinct new feature) developed originally by Andy Peatling allowing a WordPress MU (Multi-User) blog installation to become a social network also.
All of the plugins could be used to create a complete social network from scratch, or you could use specific plugins to add desirable features to your existing blog network.
Later on, Buddypress was acquired by Automattic, the makers of Wodpress MU and WordPress blog software, and the author joined to their team.
The features Budypress has are:
* Extended Profiles
* Private Messaging
* The Wire
* Activity Streams
* Blog Tracking
Some upcoming features in 2009 are:
* Status Updates (Mid 2009)
* Photo Albums (Late 2009)
To have Budypress running on your server you need to have the following:
* A working installation of WordPress MU, version 2.7.1 or greater
* PHP version 4.3 or greater
* MySQL 4.0 or greater
* The mod_rewrite Apache module enabled
Budypress might not be a contender now for Social Engine, DZOIC Handshakes, WebNetwork, Boonex Dolphin, Alstrasoft E-friends, Elgg, PHPfox, PHPizabi but in the near future it could be as new features will be added and, especially, because it can reach a good chunk of the market thanks to many WordPress MU installations which are already there.