Sunday, August 30, 2009

22 Beautiful jQuery Plugins for Web Designers

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Thickbox 3.1

This is a ThickBox. A ThickBox is approximately like a lightbox, but with more effects. It supports content using AJAX etc etc, and is very useful displaying several images in a row.
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Lightbox

Like ThickBox but with less features. Simpler. For those of you that doesn’t need many features and just want a simple image-display-funcition-plugin.
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jQuery.popeye � an inline lightbox alternative

Another alternate version of lighbox. But this one stands out from the rest. Check it out to see what can be done!
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Sliding boxes and captions with jQuery

This is a multiple-effects-plugin and is very useful if you want to have hidden captions that shows when hovering an image(mouseover).
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jPlayer – jQuery mp3 player plugin

Using this plugin you can have your own musicplayer in no time! It is very useful. Almost like your own myspace but with jQuery!
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jQuery form plugin

This is a very simple but useful plugin. Have you ever had problems establishing a form? Now you dont.
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easyDrag jQuery plugin

With this plugin you can drag and drop any item as you wish! Good for moving content around. And it’s very simple to use.
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jQuery accordion plugin – vertical

This is maybe one of the most attractive jQuery plugins out there. Accordion I say! Vertical niceness to the eyes.
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jQuery accordion plugin – horizontal

This accordion plugin is the same as the above but with a little twist… It’s horizontal! Very useful displaying larger images. Good for portfolio-usage
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Switch stylesheets with jQuery

This is a very small but useful plugin. Using this plugin you can switch the styles of your webpage using different CSS files and this plugin.
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Innerfade with jQuery

This plugin alows you to fade any element inside a container in and out. These elements could be anything you wish. Very useful displaying your portfolio in a nice way.
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Coda slider 1.1.1

This jQuery slider, I think, is one of the most used plugins on the web. A slider simply slides content from content1 > content2> content3 etc. Very nice and useful effect.
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jQuery toggle elements

Simply toggle elements on and off. This one has a very cool animation on the content too, so its not only the toggle effect.
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jCarousel – Riding carousels with jQuery

This one shows many images(commonly thumbnails) in a smaller area. You could actually call this a thumbnailslider. Very useful if you have too many images in a too small area.
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jQuery Plugin – a Sliding Menu

This menu shows, when clicked on, sliding out from nowhere in a nice animation and does the same when clicked on again, vice-versa.
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jQuery Lavalamp for jQuery lovers(and everybody else)

Lavalamp is a very smooth meny-animation-effect. It has a feeling of its own. You need to see it for yourself to know what I’m talking about(my personal favourite).
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jQuery colorpicker

Pick your own colours using jQuery! Almost like in Photoshop, but with less colorchoices. You can use it to change the textcolor in a textarea or just let your visitors change your textcolor on your website maybe?
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jQuery star rating – Dynamicly create a Ajax rater

This is a star-rating-plugin. Use this to let your visitors rate your content based on what they think of it. You can have up to how many stars you would like, but my advice is to use the maximum of 10.
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jQuery – IconDock

Like Apples Dock. But with jQuery. This plugin is very attractive and very useful for everyone that wants a cool effect and look on their menu/portfolio navigation/quickbar navigation/etc.
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jQuery – Imageselect

Use this to croop an image using jQuery. Very useful for avatar-crooping and crooping other images that may be used on the web that you want to make a smaller size inside of the browser.
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jQuery loopedslider

A slider that slides your images just the way you want! This one has some nice extra effects and many options to choose from.
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jQuery – Beautiful slider

Least but not last(or actually, last), the most beautiful jQuery slider on the web(according to me). Has a very nice twist on the caption!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

9 Tools to Improve Your FriendFeed Experience

Since Facebook’s acquisition of FriendFeed, the real-time feed aggregator service has drawn more attention than ever. It is unquestionably a wonderful service in itself, but some extra tools would improve your FriendFeed experience.
Here are some of the most popular FriendFeed tools should help enhance your Friendfeed experience:
FriendFeed Toolbox
FFscheduler: Schedule your FriendFeed posts and send them automatically whenever you like
FFsms: Send your FriendFeed posts via SMS! (Currently, only available only in the US and Turkey.)
FFsummary: The application will send you a feed summary consisting of popular posts to your email on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
FFoldavatars: It takes you back and shows previous profile pictures of your FriendFeed account.
FFholic: FFholic is a place for FriendFeed users to find lists of most liked and commented entries, most popular rooms and most popular users.
FFthreadkiller: You can check that how many threads a particular Friendfeed user has killed.
FFollo: Find and follow people with similar interests to you – automatically.
FriendFeedLinks: A memetracker that tracks links shared on FriendFeed.
NoiseRiver: An application is based on the friendfeed’s API that aims to extend Friendfeed with notions like: interests and neigbourhood.

40 Free Unique Cartoon and Comic Fonts

Have you ever feel that traditional fonts are a little too boring and plain for your designs and artworks? Ever wanted to use fonts that are funkier, stylish and fun to look at?
cartoon and comic fonts
Cartoon and comic fonts are very popular and most people are only familiar with Comic Sans MS and that’s about it. We have now discovered 40 unique and refreshing cartoon and comic fonts for you to give your artwork and design that extra ummmppphhh. Here are a few for sneak preview and the full list is right after the jump.
Que FONTita!
que fontita

Burrito
burrito
Oogie Boogie
oogie boogie
Pokemon
pokemon
Clink Clank
clink clank
Denne’s Aliens
denne aliens
Fighting Spirit
fighting spirit
Armor Piercing
armor
Eyesis
eyesis
akaHoggle
aka hoggle
Altamonte
altamonte
BabOonjaZzbaSsoOn
baboonja
Cactus Sandwich
cactus
Cosmic Dude
cosmic dude
Candy Time
candy time
Chubby Cheeks
chubby cheeks
Gwibble
gwibble
LoOse Gangster
loose
Chlorinar
chlorinar
Army Beans
army beans
Ice Age
ice age
Broken Toys
broken toys
Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly
fontdiner
Space Pontiff
space pontiff
Umberto
umberto
Chizzler
chizzler
Mickey
mickey
Smartie
smartie
Taxidermist
taxidermist
MTF Scribblie
mtf
Letras Locas
letras
Brown Bear Funk
brown bear funk
Baby Kruffy
Baby Kruffy
Bumbazoid
Bumbazoid
Chachie
chachie
Glimstick
Glimstick
Joint By Pizzadude
Joint By Pizzadude
Mandingo
mandingo
Seven Swordsmen
Seven Swordsmen
Smilage
smilage

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