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As web developers, web designers and graphic designers, we constantly looking at the sheer amount of new resources, tools and applications that we can tap into increases exponentially with time.

And here is just a quick look at some recently created resources that deserve your attention — everything from some great JavaScript & jQuery Plugins, Apps for your desktop, web or mobile to some awesome responsive frameworks, fonts and to those lovers of WordPress I’ve included some themes and plugins… But that’s is just the half of it, I’ve also included a couple of new content management systems.

JavaScript & jQuery Plugins

Maplace.js

maplace

Maplace.js helps you to embed Google Maps into your website, quickly create markers and controls menu for the locations on map. It requires jQuery and Google Maps API v3 so you need to have both in your page.

Spoiler Alert!

SPOILER ALERT

Don’t spoil it! With this plugin you can hide copy and images with a bit of SVG blur you can taste the spoiler on a mouseover and to fully see it by a single mouse click. This is a great plugin to use if you like publishing spoilers or want to start. Do you wish you could have them on your page in a way that wasn’t rude? With Spoiler Alert! you can! Hide spoilers with a bit of blur.

Validatr

Validatr

Validatr relies on using modern HTML5 input attributes to perform validation. Validatr will use native validation wherever possible, relying on a small piece of Modernizr to test for support. If an input type is not supported or a custom test is found Validatr will use it’s own rule-set to supplement native validation. In either case, the validation message is displayed in a cross-browser manner allowing for customization.

Sidr

sidr

The best jQuery plugin for creating side menus and the easiest way for doing your menu responsive

Typehead

typeahead

Typeahead.js is a fast, fully-featured autocomplete library from Twitter. It prefetches data, stores it in localStorage, and then searches it on the client. It can even be configured to prefetch multiple datasets.

Imageloader

imageloader

Imageloader.js is a jQuery plugin for preloading images. The code is simple to implement, with minimal customization options outside of the array of image URLs to load.

Navi.js

navi

Navi.js simplifies the display of dynamic content on your site. Write all of your pages in a single HTML file and keep your site tree uncluttered. It uses the current hash to change content, leaving your visitors’ back button functional.

W2UI

w2ui

w2ui is a set of interrelated jQuery plugins that serve as an all-in-one solution that has all of the most common UI widgets: grid, layout, sidebar, tabs, toolbar, popup, field controls, and forms. Forget about putting together a bunch of mismatched plugins to create what you need. The entire library is only 37kb (minified and gzipped) and has incredibly fast load and execution times.

Baseline

baseline

Baseline.js is a jQuery plugin that makes it easier to keep your site’s vertical rhythm in tact with a typographical baseline, even if you add awkwardly-sized images. Regardless of the size images you insert, your baseline will be maintained, giving your site a much more polished and clean look.

Pronto

pronto

Pronto is a simple way to harness the speed increases that HTML5’s pushState() can provide on nearly any site imaginable. Using a “partial page load” technique, Pronto reduces the over all server load and font-end render time by only updating pieces of a page instead of the entire document.

jQuery Check All

check all

A jQuery plugin which allows you to quickly add check all/uncheck all functionality to your forms or tables.

Table Of Contents – jQuery Plugin

table of contents

A minimal, tiny jQuery plugin that will generate a table of contents, using semantic, nested lists with hash-link anchors to headings.

SVG.js

svg

A lightweight library for manipulating and animating SVG.  Svg.js has no dependencies and aims to be as small as possible. The base library is 3k gzipped, with all bells and whistles about 5k.

Desktop, Mobile & Web Applications

ToDoist – Multi Platforms

todo

Managing millions of tasks, Todoist is the best online task management app and todo list. For Web, iPhone, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Outlook and more.

Mailbox – iOS Platforms

Mailbox

Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important now.

PicDigest – Web App

picdigest

PicDigest automatically sends your photos from Facebook and Instagram in a single email once a day to your loved ones. It’s perfect for making sure mom and grandpa see the pics you post of your kids.

How it works:

  1. Connect to Facebook and/or Instagram
  2. Choose the people you’d like to receive your social media photos.
  3. Those recipients will begin automatically receiving an email once a day with your photos from Facebook and Instagram (more soon).

CleanMyMac 2 – Mac App

cleanmymac

As of 5th of March, the team at MacPaw has bought out a brand new version of the app released with many changes and improvements so if you are an avid CleanMyMac user or some one in the search of finding a nice complete utility to clean your mac I would recommend you to this app as I recently upgrade from the original CleanMyMac version 1 and I’ve haven’t looked back.

CleanMyMac is free for people who have version 1 of CleanMyMac or for those who are new to CleanMyMac it will cost $19.97 (this price is for a limited time for 1 license only)

Docracy

docracy

Docracy is an online repository that offers free contracts and other legal documents, curated in a quasi-social network by those who need them.

ownCloud

owncloud

ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick.

ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

Prevue

prevue

Prevue is a free way to present your work on the web. Just upload and share your concepts (you can even upload images on the go from your mobile device), get feedback, and manage your project image sets. Prevue even offers tracking with Google Analytics, no advertising on public pages, and the ability to use your own logo, among other features.

CMS, CSS Hacks, Frameworks & Responsive Awesomeness

Bolt CMS

bolt

FoundBolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: It’s a joy to use. Bolt is created using modern open source libraries, and is best suited to build sites in HTML5 with modern markup.

Koken CMS

koken

Koken makes it easy for designers, photographers, and other creatives to publish their own websites. It includes exceptional media management features via a dedicated, desktop-like interface. You can include all kinds of content, including text, images, videos, slideshows, tweets, and more. Content from Flickr, Instagram, and Vimeo are super easy to display.

Durandal

durandaljs

Durandal is an SPA framework built on familiar libraries like jQuery, Knockout, and RequireJS, making it easy to dive right into developing. It includes MVC, MVP, MVVM, messaging, navigation, modals, and many more features you’re likely to need, making it possible to build virtually any kind of app you might need. It works with any backend technology, integrates with other libraries like SammyJS and Bootstrap, and includes app bundling and optimization.

Gumby 2

Gumby 2

Gumby 2 has been officially launched, Gumby 2 is an amazing responsive CSS Framework as it has a bunch of great new features and optimisation that you will need to explore and utilise while creating your websites.

Expresso

Espresso Framework

The Espresso Framework makes it faster and easier to create scalable web apps. It’s straightforward to use, with no imposed design patterns and the freedom to create projects however you choose. It builds ready-to-use applications and generates controllers, routes, models, and more right from the command line.

Sassaparilla

Sassaparilla

Sassaparilla makes starting responsive web projects faster using Sass and Compass. It focuses heavily on better typography with exceptional vertical rhythm, and lets you work in px while compiling in ems, eliminating a lot of math designers often need to do. It supports variables using Sass for things like color.

Browserhacks

Browserhacks

Browserhacks is an extensive list of browser specific CSS and JavaScript hacks from all over the interwebs.

Partial.js

partialjs

Partial is a free modern web application framework for building Web sites and Web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS that gives you no limit on want functionality you want to use or rewrite

Foundation 4

Foundation4

ZURB the creator Foundation has just released Foundation 4 the latest version of its open-source front end responsive framework. ZURB hasn’t just added new features and tweaked the code in Foundation 4 but instead completely rewritten. You’ll just need to look at it, to find all the great new stuff like the flexible but efficient layout, the awesome javascript plugins that have been rewritten to make them faster and stronger and plenty more

WordPress Plugins & Themes

Easy Media Gallery – Plugin

Easy Media Gallery

Easy Media Gallery (EMG) is a wordpress plugin designed to display portfolios and various media support including gallery sets, single image, google maps, video, audio and link with very ease and elegant.

Responsive Video Shortcodes – Plugin

Responsive Video Shortcodes

Responsive Video Shortcodes is a tiny Plugin that allows you to embed video files from the popular video hosting platforms in a responsive design. It is based on the WordPress oEmbed Feature, so it supports every online service that is natively supported by WordPress. All you need to do is use the shortcode and put a video URL in the content between the tags. Alternatively, you can use a widget to display a (responsive) list of videos.

pbSocialNetworks – Plugin

pbSocialNetworks

pbSocialNetworks is a powerful Plugin that helps you to integrate social netwok buttons + widgets and track your social media traffic!

Real Estate Properties Listing – Plugin $20

Real Estate Properties Listing

Real Estate Properties Listing a great WordPress plugin to display properties with style. The plugin comes with a nice templating system and a powerful search form.

This is the ideal solution for brokers and agents that want to integrate into their websites the properties for sell or for rent. The basic styling make it really easy to modify and to customize.

WP ScreenView – Plugin $13

WP ScreenView

If you are looking for a good, interesting and stylish way to preview your portfolio or something, than this is what you are looking for. A lightweight, full browser window lightbox with attractive slide in and out on open and close.

ScreenView automatically groups all images in the post. To remove any image from group, just add it a class “noslidebox”. Plus, you’ll get extremely intuitive admin panel with lots of options.

Source Guard for WP – Plugin $14

Source Guard

Source Guard is WordPress plugin for encoding/encryption and obfuscating your website output source code.

Alldion – Plugin $17

Alldion

Alldion is a responsive, touch enabled, accordion plugin for WordPress that allows you to create multiple accordions using a drag & drop interface and show them using a shortcode or a widget.

Robust – Theme $45

robust

Robust is a responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme for businesses, creative agencies and app developers.

iBusiness – Theme $45

iBUSINESS

iBusiness is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for business websites and users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built with KODDE Framework V2 with a lot of new options and Page Builder V2 with drag and drop and resizable blocks.

Bellezza – Theme $45

Bellezza

Bellezza is a WordPress theme for businesses and creative professionals. It is a fully HTML 5 Valid theme, it comes with many features and has several home page options.

SelfTitled – Theme $55

SelfTitled

SelfTitled theme uses the latest features of the fast and slick Warp theme framework. It comes with a broad range of layout and module variations as well as a neat typography to style your content. Alongside with all the features that come with the framework itself, you have a wide range of theme options, using which you can customise almost every aspect of the theme, ranging from typography options to social icons, capital topBar, WooCommerce shop options, slider options and many more. combining these features gives you the power to make your own theme and come up with your own design and styles which best suites your need. the sky is the limit!

Thumb – $45

Thumb

Thumb is a advanced blog Theme. Easy to setup, enhanced with Massive Panel, Visual Composer and custom shortcode wizard. This combination makes creating content extremely easy.

Fonts

Global – $0 – $280

global

Sanchez Slab – $0 – $126

sanchez-slab

Bill Money – Free

BillMoney

Bloquer – Free

Bloquer

Did i missed a new resource that will help any web designer, web developer or graphic designer?. I would love to hear about it.

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45 New Handpicked Goodies For Web Developers & Designers For March 2013