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Gauge.js is a slick script for creating animated gauges with JavaScript (Coffeescript) in HTML5 canvas.

The script is standalone (jQuery is supported but not required) and doesn't use any images or CSS.


It has 2 built-in interfaces (both looks very nice) and responds very well to value changes by animating the gauge.

There are options to set the animation speed, default/min/max values, colors and more.

To sum up, Gauge.js is a very handy script to visualize regularly changing (live) data.

Create.js is an open source, JavaScript-powered web editing interface for content management systems.

The interface focuses on simplicity and aims to enable the user edit the content without leaving the page but complete the edits directly on the viewed content.

It has support for the plain contentEditable, Aloha, and Hallo editors (more to be added) and, various configuration options exist to customize the behavior of Create.js.


The drag 'n'drop interactions of jQuery UI (draggable, droppable and sortable) are probably the most popular solutions out there.

However, if you don't want to use jQuery UI just for this and would like to go with only a jQuery plugin, here it is: HTML5 Sortable.

HTML5 Sortable

This plugin uses the native HTML5 drag and drop API for creating sortable lists/grids and provides a similar API + behavior when compared to jQuery UI's sortable.

It is lightweight (<1kb when minified/gzipped), supports "connected lists (moving items between different lists)" and works in all major browsers.

ResponsiveAeon is a HTML5/CSS3-powered framework for creating responsive layouts very quickly.

It has a grid system that is based on 12 columns with 1104px width in total and offers a very easy to understand usage with only 3 basic classes.

The framework makes use of @mediaqueries and can work with any device in any size.


Besides the grid system, there are also styles for typography, lists, tables, buttons and forms.

The download package includes several JavaScript files for IE compatibility, modal boxes and also PSD/AI/PNG files of the grid.

Today's internet speed and how fast the websites/apps work have almost removed "the need to wait for something to load".

On the contrary, there are still cases that a web user has to wait and it is always a good idea to visualize the process with an attractive loader.

Percentage Loader

Percentage Loader is a jQuery plugin which makes use of HTML5 canvas (no images) for creating a very good looking loader.

The loader is only 10kb (minified), can also be used as a drag 'n' drop supported controller (like a circular volume button) and multiple instances of it can be displayed in the same page.

Nitro is a simple, good looking, free and open source task management application to get things done.

It comes in multiple versions where all of them are free:

  • hosted
  • Chrome web app
  • open source web app
  • Linux and Ubuntu desktop packages

The open source web app is makes use of modern web technologies, doesn't require any server-side setup and built with only HTML, CSS + JS.


Once downloaded, it is ready-to-use by simply loading the index.html file and any actions made are stored using HTML5 localstorage. There is an option for syncing data with Dropbox or Ubuntu One.

Nitro allows us to add tasks, write notes to the tasks and define due dates for them. For any tasks with sub-tasks, there is "lists"feature.

The app is multilingual (there is already support for several languages) and it is themable.

There are many web-based apps for designing + editing images and, day-by-day, they are becoming a serious alternative to any desktop image editing softwares.

On the other hand, it is hard to find "animated GIF support" in any of them and creating animated GIFs without a desktop app can be a pain.

Online Animated GIF Creator

MotherEffingAnimatedGIF is a very simple-yet-functional and open source web application for quickly creating such images online.

You just drag 'n' drop any number of images to the app, re-order or rotate them, set the image size + quality and the delay between each frame.

After that, it is possible to preview the animated GIF and download the output.

Redactor is a JavaScript-powered (jQuery) WYSIWYG editor with a clean and good-looking interface.

It auto-converts textarea fields into an editor and the editor is capable of all the major actions (text-styling, adding image/file/video/tables/lists).

The uploading of files and images makes use of HTML5 APIs and they can be uploaded via drag 'n' drops besides selecting files.

Redactor - jQuery WYSIWYG Editor

Redactor can work inline or fullscreen, there are many settings to customize it and it is multilingual (already supports many languages).

P.S. The website of the resource is half English and half Russian but it is coded in English and demos + docs help understanding how it works.

WYSIHTML5 is an open source rich text editor, developed by Xing, that produces non-bloated, valid HTML5 code.

The editor doesn't rely on any JS framework,  it is lightweight and loads/works pretty fast.

It transforms textarea fields and provides the major stuff including text styles (bold, italic), lists, headers, inserting images or links and coloring the text.


There is speech-input (which is only displayed in Chrome) and HTML source code can be viewed with a click.

WYSIHTML5 speeds up the writing process by auto-linking the URLs and offers a secure usage by using sandboxed iframes in order to prevent identity theft through XSS.

Image galleries are part of almost any website around whether it is about displaying the portfolio, products or personal albums,we simply use them a lot.

Juicebox Lite is a free-to-use (branded) and HTML5-powered image gallery for creating good-looking galleries very easily.

Galleries build with it works everywhere; desktop, tablet or mobile and handles different screen sizes well (responsive).

Juicebox Lite

Images can be browsed either with keyboard, mouse or touch (swipes) and they can be viewed in full-screen.

There is an -optional- control bar which is shown on hover and allows us to view/hide thumbnails, switch to full-screen mode or load only the image file displayed.

Juicebox Lite has a unique feature: a cross-platform (Adobe AIR-based) desktop gallery builder.

The "Builder" is perfect for creating the galleries with no coding. Drag 'n' drop the files to it, thumbnails are automatically created, preview your gallery and the HTML-CSS-JS is generated instantly. Afterwards, if you wish, you can manipulate the code.

Juicebox Builder Lite

That's not all. Besides displaying local images, it can use Flickr as the source too. Just define the Flickr user and tags you want and you get a Flickr gallery.

P.S. There is also a "Pro" Juicebox version which is not branded and comes with more configuration options, support for audio/uto-play/watermarking/unlimi┼čted images and a JavaScript API to control the gallery as you wish.

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