2015 was quite a progressive year for the World Wide Web. Today, most mobile and desktop web applications on the web are developed using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. This process of web development is made easier through the use of CSS and jQuery libraries such as Angular.js, Node.js, and React.js. These libraries also make web applications portable across the internet. This article looks at some of the most widely used libraries for JavaScript and CSS. Here are 15 Web Resources for Developers and Designers January 2016.

Flat Slider

Flat Slider is a web tool that makes customization in jQuery easier. jQuery UI by default comes with an entire collection of common interfaces that include a Slider (enables selection). However, customization of this Slider in the jQuery UI can be a daunting task which is where libraries such as Flat Slider come in handy.

Flat Slider

Utility Open-type

Typographic features such as font ligatures, small caps, capital to small caps are tedious to implement in CSS. For this purpose, a collection of drop-in classes has been compiled into the Utility Open-type library which can be used for adding CSS typographic features into web applications easily.

ResponsifyJS

A lightweight JavaScript library that is used to automatically reset coordinates when images are being resized. This is done to enable image resizing without losing image focus.

ResponsifyJS

Linear

Linear is a ruler for measuring elements in a webpage. It is a library for Mac that enables us to find out the size of an element without having to use DevTools. This tool is particularly useful for alignment purposes.

Linear

StickyStack

A jQuery plugin that is used to create a dynamic scrolling experience. It gives scrolling the ‘stack’ effect. Whenever a panel reaches the top view, it sticks there until the user scrolls further up. When the user does so, the next panel in the web page is shown. StickyStack is a lightweight but powerful plugin that allows quite a bit of customization with options as such box-shadow, page container, and stack section.

StickyStack

Viewer

Viewer is an image lightbox jQuery plugin that is a fancy way of zooming into images on the web. The plugin is quite powerful particularly in the sense that every single piece of the lightbox interface can be customized. Apart from this, the lightbox behavior and response can also be customized. The plugin is supported across several platforms and browsers (even down to Internet Explorer 8).

Viewer

DeviceMock

A very handy tool that allows us to create device frames for various devices such as tablets, phones, or desktops. This JavaScript library allows us to set the theme color, size, and orientation of the frame.

DeviceMock

Clrs

Recoloring your website has never been easier. Clrs is an initiative that allows users to redefine default website colors into any color they like. It advocates a collection of color combinations that make the website more eye-friendly.

Clrs

Colorify

Another color customization library but this time, it’s for images. Colorify is a very lightweight JavaScript library that is used to extract and modify dominant colors in an image. The extracted colors may then even be used for adjusting the interface surround the image or for developing a gradient background for the image.

Colorify

BookBlock

A fun little jQuery plugin that gives booklets and text-documents the page-flip effect. It is an amazing way to showcase products or images on your website especially when they are in a chronological sequence.

BookBlock

HAMMER.JS 

HAMMER.JS is another amazing library for JavaScript. It allows the addition of touch gestures to a webpage and even helps you to recognize these gestures as well as mouse gestures and pointer events. It is also compatible with multiple instances at a time and will help you to easily develop mutli-user touch interfaces.

HAMMER

KITE

KITE is a very practical and simple to understand CSS library. It is a flexible layout helper using `inline-block’. Kite behaves like flexbox: justify-content, etc. Kite is based on OOCSS with MindBEMding, it helps you to rapidly build your components. Kite supports almost every browser and comes under MIT License.

KITE

MODERNIZR

This is probably the most used JavaScript library after JQuery. It detects the HTML and CSS libraries that your browser supports and creates an object with all the properties stored as Boolean values. It then creates classes in the <html> element to exactly explain what elements are supported in the browser. Modernizr can be used alongside with pretty much anything.

MODERNIZR

Modernizr also supports a script loader, so you can use polyfills to support some newer functionalities to an older browser.

PROGRESSJS

ProgressJs is a JavaScript and CSS3 library. It helps developers to create and manage a progress bar for each objects on the page. It allows you to design your own template for progress bar or make a custom made version of it. You can use ProgressJs for show the progress of loading contents (Images, videos etc.) on the page to the users.

PROGRESSJS

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