May 13, 2013 JavaScript no responses # , , , ,

Cesium – Flexible Mapping Engine With WebGL

Cesium is a WebGL-powered JavaScript mapping library what offers just that by being provider-agnostic. When building any map-related applications, there are many popular providers to select from like Google Maps or Bing Maps and they provide APIs for integration.

Cesium

It has support for 3 different views: 3D globe, 2D map, and 2.5D Columbus View where transitioning from one to another is just a line of code.

Drawing any type of shapes, highlighting specific regions and interacting with the map using mouse or touch is pretty easy.

Cesium comes as a single JS file and work in all major browsers including mobile.

May 9, 2013 PHP no responses # , , , ,

phpFastCache – Speed Up Websites With Caching

phpFastCache is an open source PHP caching library that comes as a single-file and can be integrated so quickly.

PHP caching library - phpFastCache

For any dynamic website, if it is not the performance of the network/server, database queries are usually the source of performance issues. They should be optimized for sure and minimized with the help of caching. It has support for multiple caching methods (apc, memcache, memcached, wincache, files, pdo and mpdo), the period of caching can be defined and has a very simplified API.

May 8, 2013 JavaScript no responses # , , , , ,

Drawing API For SVG, Canvas & WebGL with Two.js

Two.js is an exciting JavaScript library that provides a 2-dimensional and single drawing API forВ SVG, Canvas And WebGL. The library has only (currently) support for shapes (no text or images) and allows importing SVG data.

Two.js

It can group multiple elements which is useful when transforming them together.

There is a built-in animation loop,В methods to draw well-known shapes and lots of options to customize them.

Compatibility: All Modern Browsers
May 7, 2013 Themes , Wordpress no responses # , , , ,

Nimble – Simple and Flexible WordPress Theme

Nimble is a big, bold, and beautiful theme that doesn't let its own style get in the way. With each design I struggle to strike a balance between style and function. Nimble's colors are toned down but still delicious and its style is bold but still leaves room to breath. Browsing Nimble on a 27" Cinema Display is quite a treat, but so is browsing the theme on a small screen as well due to Nimble's fully responsive design.

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May 7, 2013 jQuery no responses # , , , , ,

MixItUp – A Nice jQuery Plugin For Filtering And Sorting Items

MixItUp is another great plugin to handle such tasks that deserves to be bookmarked. There are various jQuery plugins for filtering and sorting elements where the most popular ones are Isotope and Quicksand.

While jQuery part decides which elements to show or hide, CSS3 transitions are used for animating them.

jQuery Filtering Plugin - MixItUp

The plugin plays nice with responsive + fluid layouts it is lightweight and works pretty fast. There are many options for customization: effects, easing, their speed, etc. and it is very well-documented.

Requirements: jQuery
Compatibility: All Modern Browsers

Website: http://mixitup.io/
Demo: http://mixitup.io/demos/cards
Download: https://github.com/barrel/mixitup

May 3, 2013 Design , Mobile , Photoshop no responses # , , , ,

Retinize It – Photoshop Actions To Create Retina-Display Images

Retinize It is a set of 2 free Photoshop actions where one of them slices the selected layer (or group) and the other for slicing + scaling it by 200%. For designs created to be displayed on iOS or any other Retina-Display device, we need to create high quality version the right way.

These actions are a time-saver for anyone that regularly creates designs for websites in Photoshop. Simple-yet-handy.

Retinize It

Enjoy!

April 26, 2013 Photography , Themes , Wordpress no responses # ,

Picus – A Free WordPress PhotoBlog Theme

If you need a great looking theme to showcase your photos, look no further. Picus makes it extremely easy for you to setup your website in a matter of minutes. The Picus WordPress theme ideal for photo blog, photography sites. This theme comes very special overviews like super easy theme options panel, social media and search engine friendly, custom “skills” and “about me” sections, custom post types, WordPress 3.5 and all modern browsers compatible!

Create unlimited photo archives pages and categories, show popular photos, sitemaps, blog posts and share them on social network. This theme is just perfect for photo magazine, photography and blogging. The theme is available in unlimited color schemes and they can be configured to match your own requirement by making simple changes in theme options panel. Our recommendation is you use cool custom background patterns in the white colorscheme

Live Demo:  http://picus.dailydesignnotes.com/
Download: http://dailydesignnotes.com/freebies/free-wordpress-photography-theme/

April 9, 2013 PHP no responses # , , , , ,

Medoo – Single-File PHP Database Framework

Medoo is a lightweight (~8kb) PHP framework for working with SQL databases. The framework comes as a single file and works withВ MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL,В SQLite (and more).

Medoo - PHP Database Framework

It has methods for all the common SQL queries and controls for preventing SQL injentionMedoo is simple-yet-handy and it is very well-documented.

Requirements: PHP 5.1+

Website: http://medoo.in/
Download: http://medoo.in/download

April 3, 2013 jQuery no responses # , , , ,

Draggabilly – Standalone JS Library For Drag & Dropping Elements

Draggabilly – a standalone and lightweight JavaScript library for “Draggable” and “Droppable”  elements.

Draggabilly

The element to be dragged can be limited to have that feature in a container and there are callbacks on each event (start, move, end) which can also return the position/location of the item.

It works in all modern browsers (IE8+) and there is built-in support for touch events.

Requirements: No Requirements
Compatibility: All Modern Browsers

Website: http://draggabilly.desandro.com/
Download: http://github.com/desandro/draggabilly

March 29, 2013 jQuery no responses # , , ,

Fool.js – A jQuery Plugin For April Fools’ Day Jokes

The 1st of April is getting very close and I’m sure we’ll see lots of fake news or fun stuff going around on websites that day. For anyone willing to implement a quick joke to their websites, Fool.js, a jQuery plugin reaches to help.

Fool.js

The plugin can feature various jokes including “falling scrollbar”, “displaying annoying videos”, “hiding random elements”, “turning the page upside down” and more. All of these can be called with a single jQuery function that can be attached to any event.

There is also a pure CSS alternativeaprilFools.css which can again perform some crazy stuff.

Requirements: jQuery
Compatibility: All Major Browsers

Website: http://fooljs.com/
Website 2: https://github.com/wesbos/aprilFools.css
Download: https://github.com/idiot/Fool.js

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