Links for the day

General:

Creating a Usable Contact Form

10 Amazing Tools for Sharing Visual Inspiration through Screenshots

The Evolution of a Website Design

35 Excellent Wireframing Resources

Search Engine Optimization 101

GeneralRelativity Flash Animation Library

Inline Validation in Web Forms

Here’s an nteresting drawing application called LiveBrush (free download):

22 Awesome Adobe AIR Applications for Designers

Pagination is dead

Wireframing:

Create and collaborate interactive UI mockups for your software and websites.

20 Steps to Better Wireframing

A Hole in the Workflow: Prototyping and the Handoff from Designer to Developer

35 Excellent Wireframing Resources

CODING:

Getting Clean With PHP

Quick reference search in HTML, CSS, JS, Ajax and other developer documentation

20 Fresh jQuery Plugins to Enhance your User Interface

CSS articles from around the web

How to get Cross Browser Compatibility Every Time

10 Great CSS Selectors you must know

84 Amazingly Useful CSS Tips & Resources

Understanding CSS Units of Measure

Five CSS Shorthands you always love

40 Outstanding CSS Techniques And Tutorials

CSS Gradient Text Effect

scalable css buttons using png and background colors

A flyout menu with breadcrumb trail

The Amazing LI: Using CSS and Unordered List Items to Do Just About Anything

The Mystery Of CSS Sprites: Techniques, Tools And Tutorials

50 Extremely Useful And Powerful CSS Tools

Core CSS: Part I Refcard

Core CSS: Part II Refcard

Core CSS: Part III Refcard

Use CSS Borders for 3D Effects

When Are CSS Frameworks Good

20+ Best Psd to XHTML/CSS Tutorials

Definitive List of CSS Frameworks – Pick Your Style

Update – Zend Framework 1.7.0 is now available

I was reminded by Will (see previous post comments) that Zend Framework 1.7.0 is now available.

Here is the list of new components and new features within 1.7.0

  • Zend_Amf with support for AMF0 and AMF3 protocols
  • Dojo Toolkit 1.2.1
  • Support for dijit editor available in the Dojo Toolkit
  • Zend_Service_Twitter
  • ZendX_JQuery in extras library
  • Metadata API in Zend_Cache
  • Google book search API in Zend_Gdata
  • Preliminary support for GData Protocol v2 in Zend_Gdata
  • Support for skip data processing in Zend_Search_Lucene
  • Support for Open Office XML documents in Zend_Search_Lucene indexer
  • Performance enhancements in Zend_Loader, Zend_Controller, and server components
  • Zend_Mail_Storage_Writable_Maildir enhancements for mail delivery
  • Zend_Tool in incubator
  • Zend_Text_Table for formatting table using characters
  • Zend_ProgressBar
  • Zend_Config_Writer
  • ZendX_Console_Unix_Process in the extras library
  • Zend_Db_Table_Select support for Zend_Paginator
  • Global parameters for routes
  • Using Chain-Routes for Hostname-Routes via Zend_Config
  • I18N improvements
    • Application wide locale for all classes
    • Data retrieving methods are now static
    • Additional cache handling methods in all I18N classes
    • Zend_Translate API simplified
  • File transfer enhancements
    • Support for file elements in subforms
    • Support for multifile elements
    • Support for MAX_FILES_SIZE in form
    • Support for breaking validation chain
    • Support for translation of failure ,messages
    • New IsCompressed, IsImage, ExcludeMimeType, ExcludeExtension validators
    • Support for FileInfo extension in MimeType validator
  • Zend_Db_Table_Select adapater for Zend_Paginator
  • Support for custom adapters in Zend_Paginator
  • More flexible handling of complex types in Zend_Soap

Read more on ZF 1.7.0

Excellent work Zend Team!…

Zend Framework 1.7PR released

Some of the new features for Zend Framework 1.7PR include:

  • New Zend_AMF component
  • Dojo Toolkit 1.2.0
  • New ZendX_JQuery component
  • Support for dijit editor
  • Metadata API in Zend_Cache
  • Google book search API
  • Performance enhancements
  • Application-wide locale with other i18n enhancements
  • File upload form element enhancements

Remember this is a Preview release not meant for production.

Read more on 1.7PR or go to zend.com

Zend Framework 1.6 is out

Zend Framework 1.6 is now available and it has many new features from 1.5. 3.

Want a quick start? Go to Zend Framework Quick Start

Here are some of the new features:

  • Zend_Tool
  • Lucene 2.3 Index File Format Support
  • Zend_Session save handler for Database Tables
  • Paginator Component
  • Figlet Support
  • ReCaptcha Service
  • Captcha Form Element
  • Zend_Config_Xml Attribute Support
  • Zend_File_Transfer Component
  • File Upload Form Element
  • Zend_Wildfire Component with FireBug Log Writer
  • Dojo Toolkit

Read more on it in these places:
Andi on Web & IT

InfoWorld