Open Source &API
Open source software and application programming interfaces offered by software companies.


Adobe Edge Free Web Fonts

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Fonts can add a touch of personality, class and style to a webpage, however browser restrictions limit which fonts can be natively displayed to a visitor. The is a free interface that gives designers access to a huge library of free fonts that can be quickly implemented on any page. The tool is a part of an open source Edge Tools & Services application from Adobe. All designers have to do is to add a JavaScript tag to the <head> section of page and include the necessary CSS font-family names in the stylesheet to begin using the dynamic fonts.

PHP CAPTCHA Script

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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Get the open-source PHP CAPTCHA script “Secureimage” at . Generate complex images and CAPTCHA codes with a script that can be easily added into existing forms on your website to provide protection from spam bots. All you need to run it is PHP and GD support within PHP. The Securimage script generates the CAPTCHA images and validates the typed code. Audible codes can be streamed to the browser with Flash for the vision impaired. It requires no configuration after downloading. PHP 4 and PHP 5 versions available for download.

Q&A Open Source Platform

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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If you need a simple open source Q&A solution for your website, give Question2Answer a try. This is a dedicated question and answer solution and not just a simplified forum. It features a five minute install, easy CSS themes, search engine, e-mail notifications, voting, comments and follow-up questions, categories and tags and is scalable to millions of posts. This question and answer software is licensed under GNU GPL. According to the site the Q&A platform has been installed over 1000 times.

Open Source Web Chat

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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For a fully customizable web chat software try open source AJAX Chat which is implemented in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. AJAX Chat features:

multiple channels, private messaging and channels, invitation system, banning offending users, online users, emoticons, optional Flash sound support, clickable hyperlinks, enable/ disable guest users, possibility to define opening hours for the chat, IRC style commands, flood control, automatic adjustment of displayed time to local client timezone, easy layout customization through stylesheets (CSS) and template system, persistent client-side settings, message character counter, sample phpBB2, phpBB3, MyBB, PunBB, SMF, vBulletin integration provided, realtime monitoring and logs viewer, support for unicode (UTF-8) and non-unicode content types, bandwidth saving update calls (only updated data is sent), well commented Source Code and much more.

Developed with Security as integral part, AJAX Chat is built to prevent Code injections, SQL injections, Cross-site scripting (XSS), Session stealing and other attacks.

AJAX Chat is released free of charge under the .

Flash-based User Interface Components Written in ActionScript 3.0

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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Flash and ActionScript 3.0 user interface components can take lots of time to create, so why not use some ready-made, open source starter components, like the ones on ? The components on this site are lightweight, but extremely small and easy to use. In fact, the site is created purely with Minimal Components and comes in at about 60kb for the whole site! Choose from sliders, calendars, bar charts, numeric steppers, draggable windows, VSliders, HSliders, text areas, knobs and more. You can find more info on MinimalComps on Keith Peters’ blog at .