Every designer knows that jQuery is not only a handy tool, but it is also very popular and widely implemented. Thus, they try to master their jQuery skills. If you fit into this category then this post of over 40 fresh and cool jQuery plugins and tutorials is for you. This showcase should allow you to grab some of the techniques required for developing a more interactive and visually appealing website with jQuery and harness the power of this tool.
When you come out the other side of this collection and have finished learning all that these plugins and tutorials throw at you, we hope that using jQuery will be a much simpler task. Which will hopefully translate into more satisfied clients and users. Enjoy!
As always, my collection of recently discovered links, tools, resources and libraries keeps growing. To archive these for my own purposes, and to share them in bulk, here is a list of CSS, HTML, and related tools that might be of interest to readers.
In the near 18 months since A List Apart published Ethan Marcotte’s article Responsive Web Design much has changed in the way we approach our design process. The new responsive attitude described in the article embraces device agnostic design, flexibility and the undefined canvas. Whilst John Allsopp’s A Dao of Web Design laid the foundations for change, Ethan’s article—alongside a maturation in technologies and a coinciding mass movement towards mobile browsing—really set the scene for a new design ethos.
Sublime Text 2 is a relatively new code editor that I’ve been trying out for a while now. While it’s still in public beta, it already offers a great mix of features and performance that has convinced me to switch from my trusted Komodo. While I really do love the features available out of the box, as with most things in life, there is always room for more. With Sublime Text 2 being as extensible as it is, a big ecosystem has sprouted around it, catering to most of your web development needs, be they actually useful or catering to your whimsy. To that effect, today I’d like to share some of the plugins and extensions that I’ve found quite useful. While not all of them may appeal to you, I’m sure you’ll a find a gem or two that will absolutely ease your workflow!
CSS Lint is an open source CSS code quality tool originally written by Nicholas C. Zakas and Nicole Sullivan. It was released in June 2011 at the Velocity conference.
A lint tool performs static analysis of source code and flags patterns that might be errors or otherwise cause problems for the developer.
CSS Lint points out problems with your CSS code. It does basic syntax checking as well as applying a set of rules to the code that look for problematic patterns or signs of inefficiency. The [rules] are all pluggable, so you can easily write your own or omit ones you don't want.