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Junior is a HTML5 front-end framework for creating mobile apps that look and behave like native.

It uses CSS3 transitions for a slick performance, supports swipable carousels and includes various UI components (from Ratchet).

Junior Front-End Framework

The framework uses Zepto (which is nice for jQuery fans as it has a jQuery-like syntax) and has integration with backbone.js views + routers.

 Junior is pretty easy to use and has the documents + examples to get you started

Radi is a complete visual design application targeting web with 100% standard and human-readable HTML + JavaScript code.

It has built-in tools for creating/editing graphics (they can be imported too) and generating animations with <canvas> output that work in all modern browsers including mobile.

There are ready-to-use filters + effects and you can always add your own code to create more customized stuff.


The application is also pretty powerful in rendering video. It can even -very quickly- convert a web animation into a HTML5 video.

Radi has a very short learning curve as it is like a mixture of well-known image editing and animation tools but with the friendliness of web technologies.

Reuze is a front-end framework that focuses on offering ready-to-use and lightweight code for frequently-used web structures.

These currently include code blocks for articles with/without images, headers, links and in multiple columns.

Its website allows customizing the output with various parameters and Reuze provides the generated HTML code.

Reuze Frontend HTML-CSS Framework

The generated code is RDFa Lite compliant and also works with any other front-end framework like Bootstrap or Foundation.

It is a JavaScript-free framework and there are more stuff to come (images, products, etc.).

Centurion is a CSS framework, built using SASS and CSS3 media queries, for creating (mostly prototype) layouts that behave good on all devices.

It includes a 960px grid (that scales down to 320px), can handle image scaling and has a navigation with desktop and mobile versions.

There are also styles for CSS-only buttons and tables. The framework is easy to learn and customizable (thanks to SASS).


Boilerplates are usually very handy when starting new web projects as they provide an instant

HTML5 Bones is a boilerplate for HTML5-powered websites including the most-required stuff (normalize.css, html5shiv, etc.) in the markup.

HTML5 Bones

Besides the markup, it is very well commented which works as a useful guide for anyone new into HTML5.

It simply shows the usage of HTML5 markup including header, section, article, footer and more (there is also an example of video as well).

Literally Canvas is an open source HTML5 widget, which can be integrated into any page, for enabling users to draw online.

It comes with a simple set of tools including draw, erase, color-picker, undo, redo, pan and zoom.

Literally Canvas

The widget is built with jQuery + Underscore.js and has an API to define the background color, tools and dimensions.

Also, an export function exists for easily pulling the drawn canvas as an image file.

At WRD, several web-based sprite generators were shared in the past and here is another good one named Instant Sprite.

Instant Sprite allows us to add any number of images using a standard file input or drag 'n' drop.

It uses the Canvas and File API so that files are not uploaded anywhere.

Instant Sprite

Once the images are selected/loaded, we can remove or reorder them easily.

The application has an option to define the offset between images and also the direction of the sprite (vertical, horizontal or diagonal).

We can set the naming methodology for the "to be generated class names" using prefix, suffix and/or regex for complicated ones.

The sprite image is offered in PNG + GIF and the CSS + HTML required is generated instantly.

Instant Sprite is also open source which is nice for anyone willing to host or improve it.

D3-Cloud is a beautiful and open sourced implementation of word clouds that are familiar from

It is built with the D3.js library, uses HTML5 canvas for drawing the output and works asynchronously for a good performance.

D3 Word Cloud

The size of the cloud, font used, font-size, padding and more stuff can be customized.

Also, a web-based word generator with SVG + PNG downloads is provided.

Tooltipster is a jQuery plugin for quickly creating HTML5-validated and flexible tooltips.

The plugin is small-in-size (4.8kb minified), works fast and can be customized with ease.


Its look can be changed with CSS (theme support) and the position of the arrow, following the mouse, delay/period of the appearance can all be defined.

Tooltips don't use any images and any HTML can be inserted into them. Also, it works well in all browsers (including IE).

FileDrop is a JavaScript class for quickly creating drag 'n' drop file upload interfaces.

The class doesn't require any JavaScript frameworks and works cross-browser, including IE6 (with iFrame fallback).


It has support for multiple file uploads, there are callbacks on many events and any number of FileDrop uploaders can be used in the same page.

Also, the size of the class is lightweight (3.5 gzipped) and its API is well-documented.

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