Mozilla WebMaker Tools (Popcorn and XRay)

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Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.

The X-Ray Goggles make it easy to see and mess around with the building blocks that make up the web. Activate the Goggles to inspect the code behind any web page, from the New York Times to your own blog. Then remix elements with a single click, swapping in your own text, images and more.

It’s like editing a site’s markup with the developer tools, but it works better and is easier to use. I’m planning on trying this out for prototyping new changes.

PHP Forms Framework – jFormer

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jFormer is a form framework written on top of jQuery that allows you to quickly generate beautiful, standards compliant forms. Leveraging the latest techniques in web design, jFormer helps you create web forms that:

  • Validate client-side
  • Validate server-side
  • Process without changing pages (using AJAX)

I recently used it to retrofit a old site I developed with some slick forms. This worked well and I’m happy! Definitely a nice way to collect and validate data.