Flowplayer – Flash Video Player

Play Button Audio Video Media Technology Concept

Flowplayer is very convenient for streaming since it uses advanced streaming technologies such as clustering, bandwidth detection, and secure streaming.

Different servers and technologies are supported, such as HTTP streaming, RTMP streaming with Adobe Flash Media Server, Wowza and Red5, and pseudostreaming with Apache, ASP, .NET, Nginx and Lighttpd.

Installation, configuration and skinning processes are very well explained in textual and with codes and demo videos examples.

On their website, you will find several tutorials, too. There are tutorials for Encoding videos With Mencoder For Flowplayer, Generating thumbnails from video files with FFMPEG For Flowplayer, Encoding videos With FFMPEG For Flowplayer, Introduction To Streaming Servers, and Playing MPG, AVI and MOV files with Flowplayer.

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Browser Compatibility Checks – how to do it

Browser Compatibility Checks- how to do it

This somehow leads to a straightforward, however critical query, which are the most frequently used browsers used by visitors. According to statistics, the most frequently used web browsers are Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox, and now the graph for Google Chrome is picking up gradually. Nevertheless, the figures vary from website to website and are particularly dependent upon the niche as well.

Google Analytics can be used to get a better idea about the demographics from your website’s metrics.
Once you have figured out the most commonly used web browsers, you need to make sure that your website is displaying the contents properly while being compatible with all of them.

However, you cannot install all the commonly used browsers on your system, but you can always make use of such web tools and services that are useful in determining how your website looks with multiple browsers.

You can even run a compatibility test online, and for that, you can make use of numerous services; some of them have been highlighted as under;


It is one of the most popular and freely available cross-platform for checking and testing the compatibility of browsers, particularly for web designers. You can have screenshots of your web design and how it will look with different browsers. This service has a database of the most commonly used browsers therefore, you can easily check for any of them along with Operating system platforms too.

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Spooner Free Graphics

Spooner free graphics

On blog.spoongraphics.co.uk under the Freebies category,  Chris Spooner, freelance graphic designer presents Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials, articles around the subject of design and a bunch of free vector and resource giveaways.

Among Spooner’s freebies, you will find:

  • 270+ high-res rough and grungey Photoshop brushes,
  • free vector graphics pack – Doodles and Sketches,
  • five genuine carbon fiber textures for Photoshop,
  • free ninja monkey desktop calendar,
  • eight free cute and simple Twitter bird vector graphics,
  • free high-res watercolour Photoshop brushes sets,
  • free hand drawn doodle icon set for bloggers,
  • three free illustrated scary zombie vector graphics,
  • free high resolution brown paper textures in 300 dpi quality,
  • and lots of more free graphics for your websites and blogs.

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Bittbox Free Graphic Resource

Bittbox free graphic resource

Jay Hilgert’s bittbox.com is a great resource to designers, particular to web designers. Jay give away the best quality stuff on bittbox to help designers everywhere.

There are Adobe Photoshop free textures, brushes, Photoshop and Illustrator patterns, backgrounds, vector images, packs.

Jay also posts workflow tips about Photoshop and Illustrator to help designers work faster. You can learn Saving Patterns in Illy, Pixelated Fonts, about Dynamic Burberry Text in Illustrator, there is Photoshop tip for the layers palette for rasterizing shape layers combining layer effects at the same time, find out why your brushes look pixelated, and much more.

On Bittbox you will find 35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes, Grunge music, Fur, Tree bark, Rainy day, Light grunge, Concrete and lots of more different textures.

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Doc to PDF – Online Tool

Doc to PDF - Online tool

With free tool you can convert max 2MB Word, PowerPoint , Excell or Publisher document to PDF file. It will compress bitmap images in document to 85% jpg.

Use common fonts in documents you want to convert because Pdfonline does not embed the fonts used in original document in the PDF file. PDFonline will just include descriptions of the Fonts into the PDF output.

Fonts will display well only on computers that have particular fonts installed. If user doesn’t have the right font, the PDF reader software will automatically select the closest font types to use.

Web to PDF part of website is a free service that allows your website visitors to quickly save your webpage as PDF files.

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The best sites to search free pictures and icons

The best sites to search free pictures and icons


This website offers a combination of free images plus licensed one. It takes images from different images sources. So, if you are planning to use images, you have to check whether the publisher has given you the license to use it free or not.

Visit: http://www.everystockphoto.com/


Ginipic is a new player and this has taken the image searching to the new level. This not only searches for the images but also different search engines and websites which can offer pictures collection.

Visit: http://www.ginipic.com/

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20 Must-Have Massive GUI kits

20 Must-Have Massive GUI kits

1. Impressionist UI

offers you an opportunity to download not only valuable web elements but also set of 25 icons

2. Media Black UI Kit

satisfies every needs for creating dark website design.

3.  Balio Web UI Kit.

Vivid color palette and bunch of elements make it suitable for any sort of web design projects.

4. Futurico

is a massive giveaway of graphic components with the predominant green color.

5.  Apollo GUI set

is claimed to be the biggest GUI ever, but do not be fooled, free version of the set allows you to use only 70 elements.

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