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Every frontend developer should be quite familiar with the jQuery library. It provides a simple API for building quick dynamic interfaces without a whole lot of code. Many developers have even created jQuery plugins and released them online for free. This gallery includes 20 free open source examples of new jQuery plugins which can be used to enhance any website layout.


clndr calendar js jquery plugin

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As a web developer I’m always looking into the latest jQuery plugins and JavaScript libraries. Open source development offers an exceptional world for newcomers and professionals who just need a quick solution.

This post includes many free JS plugins for building a user rating interface. Most websites fall back to the 1-5 star rating but you might customize this to include more stars, less stars, or even build a simpler system. YouTube has even switched to a thumbs up/down rating system which seems to work great.


jrating jquery plugin website freebie

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Although somewhat of an offbeat concept, storing your documents in WordPress can provide a number of benefits. PDFs and other types of documents(Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be quickly shared with others who need access to certain information. Google Drive provides a cloud-based approach but it’s not a completely private solution.

There aren’t too many plugins available with this direct functionality. However the plugins which are out there have some of the best interfaces imaginable. Take a look over this collection and see if you can find any valuable resources to handle online document storage in WordPress.

BSK PDF Manager

bsk pdf manager plugin open source

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Photoshop plug-ins are the add-ons that power a Photoshop user.

Photoshop Plugin Icon

They make a complicated task much easier & help creating amazing effects, designing faster & better.

There are lots of free Photoshop plug-ins which can fire your skills. This post aims to present  most of them (150+) in a comprehensive way.

How to install Photoshop plug-ins?

Photoshop plug-ins are .8bf files. After downloading a plug-in, simply place it in the presets>plug-ins folder of the Photoshop's installation folder (creating a folder with a name defining the plug-in & placing the plug-in files inside the folder will make it more organized).

Here they are:


AlphaWorks – Transparency Effects

Photoshop Transparency Plugin

A free Photoshop plugin for easily removing black or white values and making the region transparent.

It provides 6 different filters to match any photo type.

ColourWorks – Colour Modification

Photoshop Color Plugin

It has 20 effects to modify image colour values in several ways.

The plug-in can be used for digital-photo color correction or any other transformations.

EdgeWorks – Cool Artistic Styles

Photoshop Style Plugin

It has 20 effects to create dramatic edge and colour modifications.

This Photoshop plugin is handy for photo transformations for a highly stylized look & creating interesting texture effects


Photoshop Pattern Plugin

Easily create screen/mesh patterns with 30 options.

In one step, you can add small detailed and repetitive texture overlay effects to areas of your image.

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Bubbling Library is an easy to adopt Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library extension for event-driven applications.

It consists of a set of plugins, behaviors and widgets.

YUI Extensions

This YUI extension has the following features:

  • Plugins
    • Dispatcher
    • Lighter
    • Form Manager
    • Sound Manager
    • Translator
  • Widgets
    • Accordion Manager
    • Loading Mask
    • Tooltip Manager
  • Behaviors
    • Bookmark Links
    • RSS Feed Links

Bubbling Library is well-documented and has lots of examples of every feature.

Community Engine is a free, open-source social network plugin for Ruby on Rails applications. Drop it into your new or existing application, and you’ll instantly have all the features of a basic community site.

Social Network Plugin

Features of this social network plugin:

  • Authentication (sign up, log in)
  • User profiles
  • User search
  • Blogs with tagging, categories and rich text editing
  • Photo uploading and tagging
  • “Clippings” – visual bookmarks
  • Commenting and comment notification by e-mail (Blogs, profiles, photos, and clippings can be commented)
  • Forums
  • Friendships and activity feeds
  • Favoriting of clippings and blog posts
  • And more!

Every web designer pushes the "Print Screen" button few times a day to work on the screenshot or just to find the color codes of a specific area.

When the whole webpage screenshot is needed "Print Screen" may not be enough.

Complete Screenshot PluginScreengrab! is a Firefox plugin which helps you to get the entire page screenshot (visible area or selected area too), copy it to clipboard or directly save it.

It saves you so much time once you get used to it. You don’t need to plan for the perfect screenshot all the time, just get the whole and play with it using your image editing software.

jQuery Cycle plugin is a lightweight plugin which lets users to create animated slideshows.

jQuery already has slide plugins and this plugin covers most of the effects and some effects are based on other jQuery plugins.

The Cycle Plugin is split into two parts: the core engine and the transition definitions. The core engine provides the ‘fade’ transition effect and all the logic needed for defining and using custom transitions. The Transition pack includes all of the pre-defined transition effects for the Cycle Plugin.

jQuery Slideshow Plugin

Slideshow effects includes:

  • pause-on-hover
  • auto-stop,
  • auto-fit
  • before/after callbacks
  • click triggers
  • and many transition effects

Mr Uptime is one of the Firefox plugins that I use and love.

Everybody has an experience with websites being unreachable because of web hosting or technical problems. After that, we may forget to check that website again or spend so much time to see whether it is online or not.

Mr Uptime simply informs the user when an unreachable website becomes reachable again.

Website Uptime Plugin

Usage is also simple. When a website in unreachable at the time you’re trying to browse, a small menu appears which helps you to add the website to the watchlist with 1 click. Another nice feature is watching a website for a text parameter to appear too. If that text appears on the website Mr Uptime warns you.

The famous Lightbox type information windows are very usable in many cases like showing alerts, giving tips to users, showing media content inside them & many more.

jqModal is also a lightweight window plugin written for jQuery which improves & makes easier the use of windows.

jQuery Alert Window plugin


  • Inline or remote (ajax/iframe) Window Content.
  • Modal-in-modal and Multiple Independent Modal support
  • Tailor behavior "on-the-fly" with easy to understand parameters and callbacks
  • DOM element events are preserved, remote (ajax) javascript is evaluated
  • Translator/i18n friendly; no hardcoded English strings
  • Designer Friendly; abstracted HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Support for Drag’n’Drop + Resizing
  • Extendable through callbacks to make anything (gallery slideshows, video-conferencing, etc.) possible


Uptime Robot