Roundup #15 – Clearless, Stick‘em, Cycle2, Impromptu, Lenticular

Roundup #15 - Clearless, Stick‘em, Cycle2, Impromptu, Lenticular


A reuseable collection of carefully-considered Less mixins, or YALML (Yet Another Less Mixin Library).

The core tenets of this mixin library are to avoid output bloat wherever possible (via duplicated properties etc) and to provide flexibile, configurable solutions to the problems that are addressed by the library (i.e. by using Modernizr classes, browser hacks or not, etc). The aim is to give the author the benefits of reusable shortcuts without obliterating personal style and generating bloated stylesheets.

Clearless – A reuseable collection of carefully-considered Less mixins


jQuery Stick ‘em makes Content Sticky on Scroll, to a Point. Sometimes, we have some of those images were very tall. So by the time you scrolled down to the bottom of the images, you would have to scroll back up just to read the text to give you context about the images you had just viewed.

Make Content Sticky on Scroll, to a Point with jQuery


Cycle2 is a versitile slideshow plugin for jQuery built around ease-of-use. It supports a declarative initialization style that allows full customization without any scripting. Simply include the plugin, declare your markup, and Cycle2 does the rest.

Cycle2 – The Popular jQuery Slideshow Plugin Got Better


jQuery Impromptu is an extension to help provide a more pleasant way to spontaneously prompt a user for input. More or less this is a great replacement for an alert, prompt, and confirm. Not only does it replace these but it also allows for creating forms within these controls. This is not intended to be a modal replacement, just a quick tool to prompt user input in a fashionable way.

jQuery Impromptu – A nice replacement for an alert, prompt, and confirm


Lenticular.js is a jQuery plugin for creating image animations that response to tilting or mouse events.

Tilt-Controlled Images – Lenticular.js

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Roundup #14 – RSlider, Kube, Grunt, FlexiNavCalc, Codiad

Roundup #14 - RSlider, Kube, Grunt, FlexiNavCalc, Codiad


Image sliders add life and interactivity to your web contents. But creating an image slider from scratch is not that easy. You need some good programming skills to create your own slider. If you are not the programmer or you just don’t want to re-invent the wheel, RSlider is for you. Its a full screen responsive image and content slider powered by the fantastic javascript library jQuery. With a nice and simple design it adjusted automatically to the width of your browser screen.

RSlider – A full screen responsive jQuery image & content slider


Minimal and enough. Adaptive and responsive. Revolution grid and beautiful typography. No imposed styles and freedom.

Kube Framework – A Minimal Responsive CSS Framework


Grunt is a task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. It has the following predefined tasks that you can use in your project: Concatenate files, Validate files with JSHint, Minify files with UglifyJS, Run unit tests with nodeunit and etc. In addition to the built-in tasks, you can create your own tasks.

A Task-based Command Line Build Tool for JS Projects


FlexiNavCalc is a calculator for use in determining percentage widths of navigation items in responsive layouts. The aim of creating FlexiNavCalc is to avoid certain responsive navigation issues and to give the developer more control over navigation layout, especially full width navigation elements.

FlexiNavCalc – A calculator for determining % widths of navigation items in a responsive layout


Codiad is a web-based IDE framework with a small footprint and minimal requirements. The system is still early in development, and while it has been proven extremely stable please be sure to backup regularly if you use it in any production work.

Open Source And Web-Based IDE For Coding Remotely – Codiad

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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 #9 – gridster, Avgrund Modal, Sequence, BigScreen, D3 Charts, Toast, SlabText

Roundup #9 - gridster, Avgrund Modal, Sequence, D3 Charts, Toast, SlabText


This is it, the mythical drag-and-drop multi-column grid has arrived. Gridster is a jQuery plugin that allows building intuitive draggable layouts from elements spanning multiple columns. You can even dynamically add and remove elements from the grid. It is on par with sliced bread, or possibly better.

gridster.js – a jQuery plugin for building intuitive draggable layouts

Avgrund Modal

Avgrund is a jQuery plugin for modal boxes and popups. It uses interesting concept showing depth between popup and page. It works in all modern browsers and gracefully degrade in those that do not support CSS transitions and transformations.

Avgrund Modal


Sequence is the jQuery slider plugin with infinite style. It provides the complete functionality for a website slider without forcing you to use a set theme. In fact, Sequence has no in-built theme, leaving you complete creative control to build a unique slider using only CSS3 — no jQuery knowledge required!

Sequence.js – The jQuery slider plugin with infinite style


BigScreen makes it easy to use full screen on your site or in your app. It smoothes out browser inconsistencies and bugs, especially if the element you’re working with is inside of an <iframe>. It will also intelligently fall back to the older video full screen API if the element contains a <video> and the older API is available.

Full Screen Mode for Images & Videos in Web Apps

D3 Charts

In this tutorial we will introduce some basics of D3.js and create an infographic with multiple area charts along with a context tool to zoom and pan the data.



Toast is a CSS framework as simple as it can be, but no simpler. A twelve column responsive grid makes layouts a breeze, and with box-sizing you can add padding and borders to the grid, without breaking a single thing.

Toast – A simple responsive CSS framework


SlabText is a jQuery plugin for producing big, bold and responsive headlines. Put simply, the script splits headlines into rows before resizing each row to fill the available horizontal space.

jQuery Plugin for Producing Bold Responsive Headlines

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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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