Archive for the ‘Other Scripts/Apps.’ Category

Have you ever wanted to get feedback from visitors on your website? Basically gauging user’s opinions related to the interface, design style, font choices, and other similar areas. Most websites have a contact page but doesn’t provide the same result.

Thankfully there are plenty of free open source JavaScript codes for gathering user feedback. These may appear as toggle boxes at the bottom of the screen, or possibly as a modal popup window. The whole point is to catch people’s attention quickly and let them know you(the webmaster) are looking for their opinion. These free JS scripts and plugins should help you get started on the right path.

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Online job boards have risen in popularity with the current phase of Internet technology. Every company is looking for their next employee, and job boards have allowed companies to search anywhere in the country(or even the world!). Best of all it’s super easy to launch a custom job board focused on any career track from writing to marketing and development.

Take a look over the following WordPress themes and plugins built for creating usable job boards. Most are free while a few are sold as premium scripts. But each one comes with its own set of benefits & drawbacks which can help you determine the right job board for your needs.

Job Board

open source job board wordpress

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Statistical data can prove to be immensely beneficial in the right circumstances. While it’s always an option to create graphics in a program like Photoshop, at times it would be easier to dynamically generate charts using JavaScript. This post includes over 15 free jQuery plugins for generating dynamic charts, graphs, tables, and numeric displays. Web content has never look so cerebral!

Chartist.js

chartist js open source library javascript

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Web developers who have been keeping up with HTML5 specs know about the fascinating range slider. It was popularized on the iPhone and has since grown into a powerful utility for the web. Below are a series of customized range sliders using CSS3 or jQuery. Everything is free and open source to use in any project work either commercial or personal.

Rangeslider.js

range slider js open source library

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Whether you’re a CSS rookie or frontend virtuoso, frameworks can be used effectively during the early stages of development. Crafting a website from scratch is sometimes useful and oftentimes necessary. But it’s not the only solution in this wacky open source wonderland.

I’ve put together a large handful of free open source CSS frameworks related to every topic including mobile design, grid design, UI kits, animations, and typography. A good framework can be truly beneficial when you need to finish a project real quick and don’t have a need to hand-code everything from scratch. Take a look over some of these CSS libraries and see if you could try anything in future design work.

Topcoat

topcoat open source css framework webapps

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