Roundup #13 – VintageJS, Bonsai, Bourbon, ImageMapster, Base, responsive-carousel, Jarallax

Roundup #13 - VintageJS, Bonsai, Bourbon, ImageMapster, Base, responsive-carousel, Jarallax


vintageJS is a tool where you can upload your images and apply a custom retro, vintage look to them for free. Just try it out: upload your photo, apply the vintage effect and share the retro image it with your friends via Facebook or Twitter.

Vintage Effect for Photos with VintageJS jQuery Plugin


Bonsai is a JavaScript graphics library.
Bonsai’s main features include:

  • Architecturally separated runner and renderer
  • iFrame, Worker and Node running contexts
  • Paths
  • Assets (Videos, Images, Fonts, SubMovies)
  • Keyframe and time based animations (easing functions too)
  • Path morphing
  • and much more…
Bonsai – A Powerful JavaScript Graphics Library


Bourbon is a comprehensive library of sass mixins that are designed to be simple and easy to use. No configuration required. The mixins aim to be as vanilla as possible, meaning they should be as close to the original CSS syntax as possible.
The mixins contain vendor specific prefixes for all CSS3 properties for support amongst modern browsers. The prefixes also ensure graceful degradation for older browsers that support only CSS3 prefixed properties. Bourbon uses SCSS syntax.

Bourbon – A comprehensive library of sass mixins


ImageMapster is a jQuery plugin that lets you activate HTML image maps without using Flash. It works just about everywhere that Javascript does, including modern browsers, Internet Explorer 6, and mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Androids.

ImageMapster – A jQuery plugin that activates HTML imagemaps


A super simple, responsive framework built to work on mobile devices, tablets, netbooks and desktop computers.

A Simple, Responsive CSS Framework – Base


A jQuery-based script for responsive carousels that work with mouse, touch, and keyboard.

responsive-carousel – A jQuery-based script for responsive carousels


Jarallax is an open-source JavaScript library which makes adjusting css based on interaction easy. With Jarallax it’s easy to create a parallax scrolling website.

Parallax Scrolling Made Easy – Jarallax

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Roundup #12 – Mobiscroll, TideSDK, Terrific Composer, iView Slider, Tooltipster, Yeoman, Neat, Prefix free, This Is Responsive

Roundup #12 - Mobiscroll, TideSDK, Terrific Composer, iView Slider, Tooltipster, Yeoman, Neat, Prefix free, This Is Responsive


Mobiscroll is a powerful, easy to set-up HTML5 control, that makes selecting values for your smartphone & tablet users a breeze. It is an Open Source control built on solid ground with jQuery. It is your one-stop solution for everything scrollable list. Its customizable and modular nature provides a great foundation you can build on.

Mobiscroll – The customizable HTML5 spinner control for touch devices


Create multi-platform desktop apps with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript TideSDK formerly known as Titanium Desktop is the best way to create beautiful, unique desktop apps using your web development skills.

Create Desktop Apps With HTML5, CSS3 And JavaScript With TideSDK

Terrific Composer

Terrific Composer is a Frontend Development Framework specifically designed for building deluxe frontends based on the Terrific concept

Terrific Composer – A framework designed for building deluxe frontends

iView Slider

iView is easy to use jQuery image slider with animated captions, responsive layout and HTML Elements like (Video, iFrame) slider. Easily add unlimited number of slides and captions. Use it as image slider, image gallery, banner rotator, banner ads, or even presentation.

iView Slider – A responsive slider with animated captions


Tooltipster is a lightweight (4,813 bytes minified) jQuery plugin that enables you to easily create clean, HTML5 validated tooltips.

  • Supports HTML tags inside the tooltip
  • Lightweight and degradable
  • Extremely flexible & fast to set up
  • Easily styled with 100% CSS – no images needed
  • Plays nicely with IE
Good-Looking & Lightweight Tooltips: Tooltipster


Yeoman is a robust and opinionated set of tools, libraries, and a workflow that can help developers quickly build beautiful, compelling web apps.


Neat is a simple grid framework built on top of Sass and Bourbon using em units and golden ratios. Using Sass 3.2 block mixins, this framework makes it extremely easy to build responsive layouts. Using the breakpoint() mixin, you can change the number of columns in the grid for each media query and store these values in project-wide variables to DRY up your code.

Bourbon Neat – A simple responsive grid framework built on top of Sass and Bourbon

Prefix free

-prefix-free lets you use only unprefixed CSS properties everywhere. It works behind the scenes, adding the current browser’s prefix to any CSS code, only when it’s needed.

Break Free From CSS Prefix with -Prefix-free JS Plugin

This Is Responsive

This Is Responsive. Patterns, resources and news for creating responsive web experiences.

A Place To Find Any Information On Responsive Layouts: This Is Responsive

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Roundup #11 – Mobify, Freetile, TiltShift, Enquire, jsPDF

Roundup #11 - Mobify, Freetile, TiltShift, Enquire, jsPDF


Mobify.js is an open source client-side web framework that helps you adapt any website to support any device. Powering millions of daily mobile visits to your favourite websites.


Freetile is a plugin for jQuery that enables the organization of webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout. It can be applied to a container element and it will attempt to arrange it’s children in a layout that makes optimal use of screen space, by „packing” them in a tight arrangement. Freetile has been the layout engine behind Assemblage and Assemblage Plus for almost two years, and now it becomes available as an independent Open Source project.

Pinterest-like Layout Plugin without Fixed Column Width


A jQuery plugin that uses the CSS3 image filters to replicate the tilt-shift effect. This is a proof of concept and currently only works in Chrome & Safari 6.

CSS3 Tilt-Shift Effect jQuery Plugin


A lightweight JavaScript library for handling CSS media queries.

  • Deal with your media queries being matched (and even unmatched!)
  • Respond to browser events with aplomb
  • And if you want to get really fancy, run one-time setup routines
Handle CSS Media Queries With JS – Enquire.js


PDF files that are created online usually make use of the server-side languages (and their extensions/libraries for PDF).

jsPDF, a free JavaScript library, doesn’t need any server-side script and can create PDF files on the client-side.

Create PDF Files With JavaScript – jsPDF

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Roundup #10 – OpenKeyval, Socialist, Reveal, SwipeView, BookBlock, Happy, jsDraw2DX

Roundup #10 - OpenKeyval, Socialist, Reveal, SwipeView, BookBlock, Happy, jsDraw2DX


OpenKeyval is a completely open key-value data store, exposed as a drop-dead simple web service. The goal is to make this a very easy way to persist data in web applications.

OpenKeyval – Instant & Web-Based Database For Any Project


Socialist is a jQuery social plugin that creates a social stream (or social „wall”) from multiple social media feeds in one place. Use it to pull content from Facebook pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social. networks..

Socialist – A jQuery social media plugin


reveal.js is a framework for easily creating beautiful presentations using HTML. You’ll need a browser with support for CSS 3D transforms to see it in its full glory.

The Beautiful HTML Presentation Framework


SwipeView is the super simple solution to endless seamlessly loopable carousels for the mobile browser. It’s memory conservative as it uses only three elements at any given time, it’s smooth as velvet since it takes advantage of hardware acceleration, it’s bandwidth friendly with its 1.5kb minified/gzipped footprint.

SwipeView – Infinite Carousels For Mobile Web


A jQuery plugin that will create a booklet-like component that let’s you navigate through its items by flipping the pages.



Yes, there a million form validation plugins already – but I like this approach and the good news is, if you don’t, you have other options. In fact, if you want something really full-featured for jQuery. Use this one. Personally I wanted something really lightweight and extendable (because it’s hard to be happy when you’re bloated).

Lightweight jQuery Form Validation Plugin: Happy.js


jsDraw2DX is a standalone JavaScript library for creating any type of interactive graphics with SVG (and VML for old IE browsers).

Besides the ability to generate all basic shapes like line, rectangle, polygon, circle, ellipse, arc, etc., the library can draw curves, beziers (any degree), function plots, images and decorated text.

SVG Graphics Library For JavaScript: jsDraw2DX

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Roundup #8 – Ninja, TaffyDB, CSSFontStack, piecon, simpleWeather, Annotator, SiteCake

Roundup #8 - Ninja, TaffyDB, CSSFontStack, piecon, simpleWeather, Annotator, SiteCake


Ninja is a fully featured content authoring tool for creative professionals who need to deploy HTML5 web applications for desktop or mobile, and want to create content in a visual way.

Ninja – An authoring tool for HTML5 content and apps


How you ever noticed how JavaScript object literals look a lot like records? And that if you wrap a group of them up in an array you have something that looks a lot like a database table? TaffyDB is a libary to bring powerful database funtionality to that concept and rapidly improve the way you work with data inside of JavaScript.

Bringing Database Features into JavaScript Applications


CSSFontStack is a simple, one-page website which lists all the web-safe fonts. The website also allows us to copy the font-family CSS property for each font with a click.

A Complete List Of Web-Safe CSS Font Stacks


A tiny JavaScript library for dynamically generating progress pie charts in your favicons.

piecon – A library for generating favicon progress pie charts


A simple jQuery plugin to display the weather information for any location. The data is pulled from the public Yahoo! Weather feed via the YQL API.

Get Any Weather Information With jQuery: simpleWeather


The Annotator is an open-source JavaScript library and tool that can be added to any webpage to make it annotatable.

Annotations can have comments, tags, users and more. Morever, the Annotator is designed for easy extensibility so its a cinch to add a new feature or behaviour.

Annotator – An annotation JavaScript library


If you are looking for a simpler alternative or don’t prefer to empower your customers with so many features, SiteCake is a very good option.

SiteCake is an open source PHP CMS application which allows site admin to edit a website while browsing it.

SiteCake – Simple-Yet-Beautiful And Open Source CMS For Small Websites

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Roundup #7 – PDF Sketch Sheets, Prism, CSS3Ps, Unfolding 3D Thumbinals, Deployd, blackCalculator

Roundup #7 - PDF Sketch Sheets, Prism, CSS3Ps, Unfolding 3D Thumbinals, blackCalculator

PDF Sketch Sheets

Quickly design awesome website wireframes and mockups on our Sneakpeekit Browser©. We provide a large sketch sheets collection with many different canvasses, grids and PSD grid templates. Any sketch sheet is a ready-to-print A4 PDF template. We have included PSD Photoshop grid templates too for quickly converting your sketch in a graphic mockup.

PDF Sketch Sheets For Creating Wireframes


Prism is a new lightweight, extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind. It’s a spin-off from Dabblet and is tested there daily by thousands.

Prism – A lightweight, extensible syntax highlighter


CSS3Ps – free cloud based Photoshop plugin that converts your layers to CSS3.

Convert Your Photoshop Layers into CSS3 Styles

Unfolding 3D Thumbinals

A 3D thumbnail view concept for image slideshows: the current image gets opened up and a thumbnail view unfolds in 3d.



Deployd is a platform that makes building complex backends simple. Build APIs for web and mobile apps in minutes instead of days. Unlike working with a traditional backend, there’s no boilerplate, or configuration. Deployd works right out of the box. The best part is that you can run it however and wherever you want – it’s free and open source.

Build APIs for web and mobile apps in minutes instead of days


blackCalculator is a jQuery plugin for create a calculator. It supports CSS customization, easy translation, two options of calculators, cross-browser, allow and disallow keyboard!

blackCalculator – A customizable jQuery calculator

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Roundup #6 – Screenqueri, JZoopraxiscope, Meny, BigVideo, Really Simple Slideshow, jQuery Picture, Infinity, lorem, oriDomi

Roundup #6 - Screenqueri, JZoopraxiscope, Meny, BigVideo, Really Simple Slideshow, jQuery Picture, Infinity, lorem, oriDomi

Screenqueri is a Pixel Perfect Tool to test your Responsive Design / Media Queries. Select from Pre-defined Screen Resolutions OR Drag Screen Handles To Go With Your Custom Screen Resolutions. – A responsive design testing tool


JZoopraxiscope is a jQuery plugin for making animations from static images inspired in Eadweard Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope.

JZoopraxiscope – A jQuery plugin for making animations from static images


A three dimensional and space efficient menu concept created with JavaScript and CSS3.

Meny – A CSS 3D fold-in menu concept


BigVideo.js – The jQuery Plugin for Big Background Video.

Showing Big Background Video with BigVideo.js

Really Simple Slideshow

Really Simple Slideshow is a jQuery plugin for creating image slideshows. Images are loaded dynamically as each one is required, allowing for larger slideshows without having to pre-load lots of images.

Really Simple Slideshow: A Flexible Slider Plugin

jQuery Picture

jQuery Picture is a tiny (2kb) plugin to add support for responsive images to your layouts. It supports both figure elements with some custom data attributes and the new proposed picture format. This plugin will be made redundant when the format is approved and implemented by browsers. Lets hope that happens soon but in the meantime this plugin will be kept up to date with latest developments.

jQuery Picture – A Plugin For Responsive Images


Infinity is a UITableView for the web: it speeds up scrolling through long lists and keeps your infinite feeds smooth and stable for your users. It is small, battle-tested, and highly performant. The code is hosted on Github, and distributed under the BSD License. The annotated source is available, as are demos both with Infinity turned off and on.



Text generator that works with Node and browsers, and it includes optional jQuery plugin support.


Small script with optional jQuery support that creates an effect on images and web fonts that looks like folding paper, by using CSS 3D transforms.

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Roundup #5 – Responsive Google Map, Speakke, 3D jQuery Image Slider, Wordsmith, Peerbind, MobileCartly

Roundup #5 - Responsive Google Map, Speakke, 3D jQuery Image Slider

Responsive Google Map

Responsywne mapy od Google, przygotowane dla ekranu Retina w najnowszym iPadzie 3, to tutorial od serwisu Webdesigntuts+. Wykorzystując możliwości HTML5 i CSS3 jesteśmy w stanie stworzyć świetnie wyglądające mapy i zaprezentować je na naszej stronie. Niezwykle przydatna rzecz dla stron mobilnych, budowanych w oparciu o responsive design. Dodatkowo – dzięki meta tagom w nagłówku naszego dokumentu HTML5 dostajemy także wsparcie dla ekranów Retina.

Responsive, Retinafied Google Maps Images


To naprawdę świetnie wyglądający player audio. Po raz kolejny wykorzystano tutaj możliwości HTML5, a pewnie będzie tak tylko częściej, w związku, że od wczoraj Flash nie jest już wspierany na platformie Android (Huraa!). Trochę CSS, kilka linii JavaScript i trochę własnych ustawień i możemy osadzić na swojej stronie pełnoprawny odtwarzacz plików audio. Poza tym – wsparcie dla wielu przeglądarek, możliwość tworzenia playlist oraz integracji z Chcecie czegoś więcej?

Speakker: A Crossbrowser Audio Solution with HTML5

3D jQuery Image Slider

No i mamy kolejny ciekawy tutorial od serwisu Codrops. Tym razem jest to trzyczęściowy panel 3D, na którym prezentować możemy nasze obrazki, a zarazem osadzić możliwość ich przewijania. Całość prezentuje się bardzo efektownie. Zresztą – nie spotkałem jeszcze się na tym serwisie ze słabej jakości treścią. Myślę, że takie rozwiązanie przyda się grafikom oraz ludziom chcącym urozmaicić jakoś swoje portfolio, a może nawet i CV. Skorzystalibyście z takiego rozwiązania?



Biblioteka jQuery, która pozwala tagować słowa na naszej stronie i pobierać ich definicje z zewnętrznego serwera. Całość prosta i intuicyjna w obsłudze. Demo rozwiązania zaprezentował sam autor na swojej stronie.


To kolejny projekt wykorzystujący bibliotekę jQuery. Pozwala na przypisywanie zdarzeń konkretnym elementom lub strukturom na naszej stronie. Obsługuje zdarzenia już wbudowane, ale pozwala tworzyć także własne oraz definiować sposób ich działania. Demonstrację działania oraz dokumentację znaleźć można na stronie oficjalnej.

Peerbind: Share Events with All Visitors on Same Page


Jest to projekt e-Commerce mający umożliwić sprzedaż naszych produktów na urządzeniach mobilnych, na platformach takich jak iPhone, Android, Blackberry, czy Windows Mobile. Jako źródło danych przyjmuje dokumenty CSV, więc dane możemy budować przy pomocy zwykłego Open Office, czy Google Docs.

Open Source Mobile E-Commerce App: MobileCartly

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