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Every frontend developer should be quite familiar with the jQuery library. It provides a simple API for building quick dynamic interfaces without a whole lot of code. Many developers have even created jQuery plugins and released them online for free. This gallery includes 20 free open source examples of new jQuery plugins which can be used to enhance any website layout.

CLNDR.js

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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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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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Github is a great place to find useful and helpful stuff. And the beauty of it is that often in times you can don’t need to worry about doing things from scratch to solve problems because you can find exactly what you need in active communities like this. I’m always amazed about the quality of things developers put together and make available to us for free. You can find almost anything you need in there, you just need to dig around to find what you are looking for. From using plugins to solve something you need to expanding ideas to create a different version of it, Github is an amazing community and you should always pay attention to it. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • In the past I have spent days constructing my own polls with JavaScript and PHP. It takes a lot of time developing the database and internal functions without any reference guide. But thankfully we have access to a number of free services dedicated to website polls and surveys.

    This gallery includes 15 free plugins, scripts, and externally-hosted services for generating user polls. Almost every major CMS engine has a poll plugin which can save you hours of time reinventing the wheel. Take a peek at the examples below and let us know your thoughts in the comments area below.

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    jQuery plugins are life savers, specially when they help you on the task of adding cool functionality to your website. Thanks to the super engaged jQuery developer community, who is always creating new and amazing stuff, there are tons of great jQuery plugins out there, plugins that cover all sorts of functionalities.

    From scrolling effects to improved website navigation, from better forms to UI enhancers and much more, there is certainly a plugin for what you need to do. To show you the power of jQuery we gathered 17 plugins that will make your life easier, so make sure to take some time to check them out. We will show here plugins that will help you on creating full screen scrolling sites; name breakpoints in one place and automatically sync them across your javascript and markup; defining custom scroll paths; organize webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout, and much more. Also, make sure to check a few interesting links about jQuery at the end of our list. Enjoy.

    fullPage.js

    A simple and easy to use plugin to create fullscreen scrolling websites (also known as single page websites). It allows the creation of fullscreen scrolling websites, as well as adding some landscape sliders inside the sections of the site.

    17 jQuery Plugins that will Make your Life Easier
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  • jQuery UI Multiselect is a widget that converts html multiple select inputs into slicker interfaces.

    It makes searching within the options possible which is very functional for large lists & selected items can be re-ordered by drag’n drops.

    jQuery UI Multi Select

    It can display the number of selected items & for an easier selection, there are select all/deselect all links provided.

    The widget is unobtrusive & and be styled with ThemeRoller.

    IxEdit is an easy-to-use & free tool which aims to simplify the implementation of interactions on a web page, specially for anyone who is not experienced in JavaScript.

    This interaction design tool is built with JavaScript & needs to be embedded into the webpage being edited. With the help of a modal-box-like interface, interactions created will be applied instantly.

    Interaction Design Tool

    Rather than totally new scripts, IxEdit generates jQuery & jQuery UI code using the parameters specified.

    Interactions are stored in a local database (Google Gears), so, anything created won’t be lost even if the page is refreshed or closed.

    WRD will be running the first of the "thematic week" series (that will be published once in a few months) next week which is "E-Commerce Week".

    E-Commerce Week

    5 posts will be published which will be handy for anyone building their own e-commerce system or prefers a ready-to-use one (& for jQuery fans). Here they are:

    jsTree is a cross-browser, free & flexible JavaScript tree component with various features.

    It can create the tree from the following data sources:

    • predefined HTML
    • JSON
    • XML

    Different types of nodes (open, close, rename, create, delete) can be created & supports various callbacks (onchange, oncreate, ondelete, onload, etc …).

    JavaScript Tree

    A great feature is async loading for creating dynamic trees by simply mentioning an URL for requesting data when needed.

    Other features of jsTree:

    • drag & drop of nodes
    • multiple node selection
    • multilingual – same tree in as many languages as you like
    • ability to customize the look & feel
    • animated open/close of nodes
    • optional keyboard navigation
    • ability to move nodes between multiple trees

    The component can also work as a jQuery plugin.

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