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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 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

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

March 5, 2013 PHP no responses # , , , ,

Genghis – A Single File MongoDB Admin

For NoSQL fans, MongoDB is definitely the most popular solution with the simplicity and cross-platform support offered. In order to manage MongoDB databases easily, Genghis, a single-file, self-hosted and web-based solution is pretty handy.

Genghis MongoDB Admin

It can be installed either as a Ruby gem or as a standalone PHP scriptGenghis is capable of managing any number of databases on any number of servers with support for managing databases, collections and documents.

The interface of the application is responsive and works well down to mobile.

Requirements: PHP or Ruby on Rails

Website: http://genghisapp.com/
Download: https://github.com/bobthecow/genghis

March 4, 2013 Google Maps no responses # , ,

Maplace.js – A JavaScript Helper For Google Maps

Maplace.js is a jQuery plugin that simplifies integrating Google Maps into websites. It works with the latest Google Maps API (v3) and has methods for adding markers + custom content and drawing paths, polygons or routes.

Maplace.js

There are options for defining the zoom level or controls to be displayed (zoom, map/satellite..). The plugin allows customizing almost everything from the icons used to texts and colors. It has callbacks on each action and comes with a very well documentation.

Requirements: jQuery
Compatibility: All Major Browsers

Website: http://maplacejs.com/
Download: https://github.com/danielemoraschi/maplace.js

February 27, 2013 jQuery no responses # , , , , , ,

Spectrum – Perfect jQuery Color Picker Plugin

Spectrum is a jQuery colorpicker plugin that probably comes with allВ theВ features you are looking for. It is image-free (only CSS and JS) and can be used for all browsers or only as a polyfill for the

input[type=color]

of HTML5.

Spectrum - jQuery Colorpicker

The picker is actually familiar to designers/developers as it is the same one that comes with WebKit DevTools (created by the same developer) but now available as a jQuery plugin.

It has support for color palettes by storing/displaying the colors you chose, the default selected color can be set or it can be configured to only display the palette with pre-defined colors.

Alpha transparency selection is available, can be always visible (without clicking to a picker icon) and supports multiple color formats.

Spectrum can be customized with CSS and it works on mobile as well.

 

Compatibility: All Major Browsers
Requirements: jQuery
Website: http://bgrins.github.com/spectrum/
Download: http://github.com/bgrins/spectrum
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