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Colour Lovers

This is a beautiful article that delivers some amazing colour palettes to your desktop via the magical world of the butterfly. Its simply amazing ...

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Dagon Design Form Mailer

This is a really good script for adding custom forms to Joomla. Its really very good for creating complex forms and is a lot more intuitive than a lot of the addon forms available for Joomla. We built the make contact and five question survey for Joomla for a little project but if you want to make some seriously flexible forms you should check the Dagon Design form mailer.

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Koller Media Web Backgrounds

The great people over at Koller Media have a great resource for anyone wanting to push a new flavour onto their template or design. The background gallery called pattern4u has an amazingly diverse number of background gifs that can be easily added to your template in the body tag or any other div for that matter - check it out!

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Paparazzi

Another great little OSX app is called Paparazzi. Its basically a browser screen capture software that is very flexible, intuitive and easy to use. Just navigate to the browser page you want to capture, set the dimensions of the page or how you want to crop it and then press capture. The resulting images are 100% accurate to Safari's view point and can be saved in .png format.

Checkout the screenshots of the May Template Release - Bamboo Clean to see the results.

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More Mac Marvels

Picturesque is a small app for mac that can do some wonderful things. It's basically the easy way to create those web 2.0 images and effects at the click of a button or the slide of a fader.

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Coda by Panic

Panic have just released the Coda code and design interface and it has got a lot of promise. It plugs itself as an all in one designing platform and I think that as far as web design goes its certainly got most of the bases covered but really needs a few tweaks to make it a app of choice.

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Generally if you choose to show the category name under the content that's what it does - but in the april Bamboo Loaded Blog package I wanted to add some text to the category name listed under each article in the same way that you can see it on some other blogging platforms like wordpress etc. So I realised that its actually pretty easy to insert some text such as "posted in" or "filed in" before the category name.

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2Checkout has checked out ...

After some initial excitement at offering a second payment option here at Joomlabamboo (2 Checkout) and having it work smoothly for the first sale, we've just had our second sale and it was a fraudulent order. If we were selling physical goods it might not be an issue but we are not. So after the sale has been made and put in the pending category the user still gets access to our catalogue. Then after three days of waiting, using and abusing the payment is declined and the user has the goods. Just a word of warning for anyone thinking about using this option on their site - dont!

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Sticky Tabs - Review

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Its a simple tool that basically allows you to stick tabs on the side of the screen by dragging the application window across to the screen edge - any edge. While I love using expose to help me navigate through the multitudes of windows I have open when Im working this little tool is really very handy, because it means that your desktop can remain uncluttered and still have all the apps that you are using open on the desktop.

Im sure that this is what the new spaces element in Leopard is going to be but for now this gets my two thumbs up. Its shareware and only $14.95 which is really not too much given the time you will save not sifting through your desktop.

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Adding Smoothscroll to your template

This is a quick tip on how to add the smoothscroll javascript functionality to your site. Smoothscroll is a really neat relatively unobtrusive javascript that gives the effect of scrolling between anchor points within your web page. We like the ffect because it gives the reader/visitor a more organic, dare we say “interactive”, feel and delivers a more engaging surfing experience.

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In addition to the original list of colour tools previously referenced Ive just come across these three which are great.

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