Archive for the ‘Extras’ Category

We all remember the classic JavaScript alert boxes and their alarming annoyance factor. Fortunately open source libraries like jQuery have come along to offer a better solution: free plugins. Alert boxes, confirmation dialogs, and modal windows are part of the same collection of interfaces which can be implemented using similar methods.

In this post you’ll find 20 free open source jQuery plugins for creating unique alert boxes and modal windows. Most of them are responsive and include parameters which you can customize based on the project. Take a peek at these great plugins to see if you can use anything in your next web project.


remodal window popup modal ui

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Backend PHP development is still one of the most popular choices for creating dynamic websites. Although Ruby on Rails has become a favorite amongst developers, PHP thrives in a global environment with free code snippets and CMS engines like WordPress.

When delving further into PHP you start to learn about HTTP requests, file uploads, and special regex commands. One of the tenets of advanced PHP programming is working with 3rd party APIs. These APIs allow developers to pull out data from other websites like Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit. This post offers a handful of free tutorials dedicated to PHP API development working with a number of popular website APIs.

Vine API

vine videos through twitter api

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Modern websites are using so many effects that it can be tough keeping up with everything. The initial process of learning how to code CSS3 and jQuery is often confusing but fun. As you delve into more advanced topics you’ll bump into much bigger puzzle pieces to solve.

This gallery focuses on some amazing tutorials which demonstrate how to code advanced website interface features. Topics range from tabbed widgets to SVG animations and many other ideas in-between. Take a peek at these articles and see if anything catches your attention. With a bit of practice and volition you can learn how to build other exciting user interface effects.

Tilted Content Slideshow

tilted content slideshow tutorial

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Modern eCommerce solutions are dynamic, sleek, and futuristic. I still think we need more shiny chrome hover cars but that’s another discussion. Generally speaking, users want a site that’s both secure and fast. A shopping experience that behaves in a predictable yet speedy fashion.

eCommerce is about selling products and retaining customers. You can achieve this with an improved design, but when it comes to interactions the user experience is much more important. That’s why I’ve organized this handful of jQuery plugins meant to improve eCommerce websites. All of these plugins are free to use so check them out and see if anything catches your attention.

jQuery Credit Card Validator

jquery credit card validator plugin

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Browser scrollbars haven’t changed much in the decades of Internet browsing. Yet with Javascript internal scrollbars have advanced many times over compared to older HTML iframes. JavaScript is now dominant when it comes to nested scrollbars, parallax scrollers, and even touch-based scrolling features. This gallery includes ten free scripts to enhance your website’s scrolling abilities tenfold!

Custom Content Scrollers

custom internal content scrollbars jquery

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