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As web developers, we constantly looking at the sheer amount of new resources, tools and applications that we can tap into increases exponentially with time. Here is just a quick look at some recently created resources that deserve your attention — everything from new tool that will check your JavaScript or validate your freshly made CSS, or give you a creative advantage with the newest jquery plugins and some great free fonts.

JavaScript & jQuery

Complexify.js – jQuery Plugin

Complexify aims to provide a good measure of password complexity for websites to use both for giving hints to users in the form of strength bars, and for casually enforcing a minimum complexity for security reasons.

Handsontable – jQuery Plugin

Handsontable is a minimalistic approach to Excel-like table editor in HTML & jQuery. Now with column and row headers!

RefineSlide – jQuery Plugin

RefineSlide is a simple jQuery plugin for displaying responsive, image-based content (with shiny animations). CSS transitions are used wherever possible, which currently makes for varied performance across browsers and platforms. At the moment it’s probably best to check it out in Safari, and will become much smoother elsewhere as other browsers move towards offloading CSS transitions to the GPU.


FuckItJS uses state-of-the-art technology to make sure your javascript code runs whether your compiler likes it or not.


SeuratJS is a JavaScript library that extends Raphaël and allows for the creation of vivid animations and pixelated artwork using minimal code. It does this by extacting color data from an image of your choice and rebuilding the original with filled graphical primitives in SVG. Seurat makes it extremely easy to alter what primitives are generated (how they look and where they appear) and how they animate.


dancer.js is a high-level audio API, usable with both Mozilla’s Audio Data API and Webkit’s Web Audio API, designed to make sweet visualisations. It uses real-time audio frequency data and maps it to any arbitrary visualisation and can even leverage beat detection into your visualisations.


QuoJS is a micro, modular, Object-Oriented and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, and Ajax interactions for rapid mobile web development. It allows you to write powerful, flexible and cross-browser code with its elegant, well documented, and micro coherent API.


When developing webapplications or sites, there are a few things that’ll work differently on an iOS device than on a regular browser.  iOS.js contains a set of features that can improve the way your webapp looks and feels. As soon as you import iOS.js, you’ll see some improvements.


pageguide.js is an interactive visual guide to elements on web pages. Instead of cluttering your interface with static help message, or explanatory text, add a pageguide and let your users learn about new features and functions.


gmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.


Add Clippy or his friends to any website for instant nostalgia. Smore research shows that people love two things: failed Microsoft technologies and obscure Javascript libraries. Naturally, Smore decided to combine the two.

Backbone Aura

Backbone Aura is a decoupled, event-driven architecture on top of Backbone.js for developing widget-based applications. It takes advantage of patterns and best practices for developing maintainable applications and gives you greater control over widget-based development. Aura gives you complete control of a widget’s lifecycle, allowing developers to dynamically start, stop, reload and clean-up parts of their application as needed.

CSS, Responsive Web Design,Web Applications & WordPress

The Boiler

The Boiler is a responsive HTML5/CSS3 boilerplate WordPress theme. It is the first of many themes releasing from a brand new theme studio Vorkshop. It’s got premium features, but it’s free! Includes: Theme Customizer & Options, Custom Header, Custom Background, Custom Templates, Shortcodes, and more!


Uptime is a simple remote monitoring utility using Node.js and MongoDB. You can monitor thousands of websites, tweak the frequency of the monitoring and receive instant web alerts on every page when a check goes down.

QueryPost – WordPress Code Reference

What if there was better WordPress code reference. More comprehensive and up-to-date than Codex. More friendly and convenient than raw code and cross-references.” There is! QueryPosts is a far better WordPress code reference than the codex.

SouthStreet Progressive Enhancement Workflow

SouthStreet is a set of tools that combine to form the core of a progressive enhancement workflow developed at Filament Group. This workflow is designed to help them deliver rich web experiences that are accessible to the widest range of devices possible, and catered to the capabilities and constraints of each device.


Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.



Pondasee has been made to help front-end designers accelerate their work-flow for making web applications. It is NOT a CSS framework, it is a front-end starter kit combined with the power of SCSS & Compass to help build a template.


The Code Player – Learn HTML5, CSS3, Javascripts – Video Tutorials

The Code Player plays code like a video helping people to teach and learn front end technologies like HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Jquery easily, quickly and interactively.

Free Fonts


Fatboy Husky

47 Typeface


Kocoon Light


22 + New Resources, Tools, Fonts & Apps For Kick-Ass Web Developers