Archive for the ‘Utilities’ Category
Timeago: Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. “4 minutes ago” or “about 1 day ago”).
Flexselect: Flexselect is a jQuery plugin that turns select boxes into flex-matching incremental-finding controls. Think of it as Quicksilver squished into a select box.
Facebox: Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes.
- Authentic Vista look-and-feel
- Quick navigation by jumping back and forth between months, years and decades without drop-down boxes
- Smooth transition animations
- Customizable features
dfGallery 2.0 is one of the coolest Free Flash Galleries. v1 with 200,000+ downloads was the hottest topic on our site and we hope to see a lot with this too. This is just the alpha release and we expect lots of feedback to get this to its best possible..
The reason for this gallery to be cool is not just its UI but the way it is built and architected. We have an amazing theme engine built to support custom themes with multiple skins for each. The administration console built on CodeIginter lets you manage multiple galleries and albums of different types.
Flexigrid Lightweight but rich data grid with resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, plus an ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content.
Similar in concept with the Ext Grid only its pure jQuery love, which makes it light weight and follows the jQuery mantra of running with the least amount of configuration.
- Resizable columns
- Resizable height and width
- Sortable column headers
- Cool theme
- Can convert an ordinary table
- Ability to connect to an ajax data source (XML and JSON[new])
- Show/hide columns
- Toolbar (new)
- Search (new)
- Accessible API
- Many more
The Contained Sticky Scroll plugin is designed to allow an element to stick to the top of the screen as page scrolls down, but without moving outside of the parent container.
For example, the sidebar to the right has been animated with the plugin. When you scroll down to read the different options that the plugin allows you to use, you will notice that the sidebar will actually stick to the top of the window until we scroll past the main content area and into the footer. Then the sticky scrolling will stop.
The pure HTML5/CSS skin ensures a consistent look between HTML5 browsers, and easy custom skinning if you want to give it a specific look, or brand it with your own colors. See the skins page for examples of custom skins.
1. Minimal Comps
Minimal Comps are a set of Flash-based User Interface Components written in ActionScript 3.0 by Keith Peters of www.BIT-101.com.
The key point is that these components are lightweight and extremely easy to use. They are ideal for experimenting and prototyping. They do not have all the features that you would find in, say, Flex. And they probably aren’t what you want for a complex, data-driven enterprise site with a complex layout. But then again, they are a tiny, tiny fraction of the size, and have a tiny fraction of the learning curve of Flex components.