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As a web developer I’m always looking into the latest jQuery plugins and JavaScript libraries. Open source development offers an exceptional world for newcomers and professionals who just need a quick solution.

This post includes many free JS plugins for building a user rating interface. Most websites fall back to the 1-5 star rating but you might customize this to include more stars, less stars, or even build a simpler system. YouTube has even switched to a thumbs up/down rating system which seems to work great.

jRating

jrating jquery plugin website freebie

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Ever wanted to earn some cash off your digital work? It’s becoming much easier to earn money online by selling digital music, videos, icons, templates, scripts, even writing e-books. But how do you host these files online and get the download link to customers after payment?

Check out these solutions below which are great for selling digital products online. Some are free to use while others may charge a small membership fee. Whichever service you use depends on your needs and what the service can offer. I would say the free options are usually best since they just take a small percentage out of your earnings – but the account lasts forever and you don’t need to worry about maintenance or file hosting.

Sellfy

online digital sales sellfy website

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We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals that comes with a free pack of premium resources worth $66. The freebie is sent to the email address you use to enter the contest and is part of The Epic Bundle: $20,048 worth of Top-Quality Resources From $49.

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Webydo is popular name in the web design industry these days, especially amongst the rising web professionals who’re searching for the best solutions to create modern websites for their clients. For professional web designers Webydo answers their becken call and provides a powerful and accessible design studio for creating pixel-perfect sites. Recently, Webydo released its code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator in closed-beta thanks to their design driven community. Taking this online design studio to the next level, let’s find out more about what it’s new Parallax Scrolling Animator and what else has the community buzzing.

 

Parallax Scrolling can be used to achieve depth and movement in a website by changing the speed at which the background and the foreground images move. The pixel-perfect Parallax Scrolling Animator, is now open to the first 3,000 readers who sign up in the next seven days. Through this powerful new feature web designers are able to improve their graphics without spending any time writing code. Already 2000 invitations for the closed-beta trial were snatched up last week and in less than 1.5 hours! Seize this opportunity to change the way in which you design your websites by joining this design revolution.


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Web developers who love to build websites often run into the same problem: lacking a pixel-perfect design mockup. Without a competent designer you’re often left to rebuild existing ideas or code simple interfaces without too much detail. But you can also download free PSD or AI graphics to use as a replacement for your own designs.

Check out this set of 20 brilliant free graphics for website layouts. Each item links to a freebie which you can download and customize your liking. Aside from web developers a designer might also enjoy taking apart these freebies to learn about new techniques.

Flat UI Kit

turqoise flat ui kit freebie

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Although somewhat of an offbeat concept, storing your documents in WordPress can provide a number of benefits. PDFs and other types of documents(Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be quickly shared with others who need access to certain information. Google Drive provides a cloud-based approach but it’s not a completely private solution.

There aren’t too many plugins available with this direct functionality. However the plugins which are out there have some of the best interfaces imaginable. Take a look over this collection and see if you can find any valuable resources to handle online document storage in WordPress.

BSK PDF Manager

bsk pdf manager plugin open source

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If you have any practice with backend languages then you should know something about Rails. It’s often regarded as a cleaner language compared to PHP and is often faster to build working applications from scratch. Even if you have no experience doing backend work, this set of tutorials will provide a quick and easy starting point in the world of RoR.

Introduction to RoR

introduction slideshare presentation ruby on rails history

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The abundance of single-page website layouts has become quite a hot ticket in recent years. I’ve been impressed to see developers jumping onto this trend releasing many free open source plugins and scripts. Parallax itself is defined as a change of perception in objects based on the viewpoint.

This can extend to parallax backgrounds, text, images, or other page elements. The recursive features of parallax design allow for extensible JavaScript plugins with easy-to-customize options. Any developer with an understanding of their idea can quickly implement the needed functionality by using any of these free open source scripts.

Parallax.js

open source library parallax js

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It seems as though 3D is quickly becoming the new 2D in digital design. This pattern has moved from the big screen onto smaller screens for the web. With a growing number of CSS/JS libraries for animation it has become easier to render objects right within the browser.

These tutorials should provide an excellent introduction to CSS3 and JavaScript oriented animation. If you’ve never coded your own custom page animations then this will take a bit of practice. But with time the whole process will become like second nature.

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Have you ever wanted to understand the craft of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, or similar design programs? Many professionals have offered their lessons online as premium services for a one-time fee or based on a recurring subscription. I’ve been amazed at how much great material can be practiced online without needing to physically relocate near the teacher.

If you’ve ever wanted to polish your design techniques I would highly recommend looking over some of these websites. Classes range from traditional art to digital painting, vector design, icons, animation, print design, and so much more.

CG Master Academy

2d artwork cg master academy classes courses

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