Last week I’ve you would have found that I’ve posted 65+ Handpicked Goodies for web developers & designers for the month of October 2013 and I thought that i have done finding those great new resources for web developers and designers, but I’ve haven’t as you will find that I’ve found some more but i might say that some of these awesome resources are thanks to some people who personally submitted their own resources to be included here.
In the resources below you will find such items jQuery plugins, mac apps that lets you share files, secure your mac, some great iOS & Web apps, an an excellence Photoshop plugin that contains the biggest vector icons collection, some great css/responsive frameworks, blogging software to a great site for you to learn on how to install rails to some new WordPress themes, WordPress plugins which are both free & premium and this time I’ve also included some Tumblr & Joomla premium themes and the normal icons and fonts.
imgcolr is a jQuery plugin for grabbing the dominant color of a given image’s borders. You can programmably adapt the elements’ color on the webpage for the image after getting the color. Based on the idea, we can make the web more beautiful and interesting. Note that imgcolr can not handle images with colorful borders properly.
Validetta is jQuery plugin which you can do client-side validation of your forms. It aims to decrease your burden with easy usage and flexible structure.
Simple, light-weight, and feature-free jQuery plugin that expands and contracts textareas up to a certain height, based on
Rotating text is not a heavily preferred UI pattern but it has its uses specially for landing pages at this plugin makes text rotates as it works by simply storing the text that wanting to be rotated inside a span tag with a class name of and then the plugin will handles the rest. This plugin has multiple rotating effects and the intervals can be also customised too.
Desktop, Mobile & Web Applications
ShareMate lets you share files and folders with anyone in the world with just two clicks you can send files and folders to friends and colleagues without the hassle of uploading or the requirement for everyone to subscribe to the same service.
Periscope Pro is an easy-to-use app that uses your Mac’s built-in camera and microphone, or an external camera and microphone, to take video clips of whatever it is pointed at – your desk, your front door, a filing cabinet, the refrigerator, or anything else you want to monitor, including who is using your Mac when you are not there.
With its sophisticated motion detection system, you only record when there is something to see. You can also use either Timed recording (record every n minutes) or continuous recording, depending on your needs.
Pincase is a simple, elegant and powerful bookmarking client for Pinboard, perfect for managing your daily discoveries.
Flaticon is the last project of the Freepik’s team and It’s the world’s biggest vector icon database with more than 12.000 high quality vector icons. A project with free files which is free to use, even for commercial purposes. But for the most important release it’s has to be the Flaticon Photoshop plugin, this plugin allows you to access the Flaticon database without leaving your work environment in an easy updated, synchronized way.
When you install the plugin it will let you improve the graphic designer’s work dynamic as the plugin will let you look directly at the database and incorporate the icons to Photoshop in an easy way, you can also customize and adapt them, making your work easier. Until now, it was necessary to import any icon vector to Photoshop using Adobe Illustrator.
Daturi is a free-to-use web application (and it is open source) that can instantly convert any given image to Base64. It works by simply drag ‘n’ dropping images and it transforms them all.
Custom Elements is a gallery of web components that you can use for modern web apps. They have a boilerplate on where you can fork to create your own components to share.
BitBalloon is a static hosting service that’s perfect for simple sites like landing pages, surveys. You just have to zip up your website files or use one of the pre made templates and drag ‘n’ drop the zip file onto their website and they’ll optimizs and deploy it with complete with functioning HTML forms.
UICloud is a project that collects the best UI element designs from the internet all over the world and provides a search engine for you to find the best UI element that you need.
Business Card Maker allows you to easily create your own business cards in seconds, for free, online in the browser without using any extra software, from high quality professional designs.
Just type in your contact details, along with your logo or picture, replacing the predefined ones on the preview business card, and get a printable PDF that you can print at home or at your local printer, or a high quality picture that you can share on Facebook, or anywhere else online.
PSD Validator is the best way to find out how good your PSD file is structured using some of the rules from Photoshop Etiquette and you don’t even have to worry about your files as they are instantly deleted after they’ve been parsed.
CSS, HTML,Responsive, Ruby, Frameworks & Publishing
InstallRails is a free guide for quickly installing rails on Mac and PC in a simple format that anyone can follow
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: publishing. it’s beautifully designed, which is completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work – and more time blogging.
Typeplate is a “typographic starter kit”. We don’t make aesthetic design choices, but define proper markup with extensible styling for common typographic patterns. A stripped-down Sass or CSS library of your choosing primarily concerned with the appropriate technical implementation of design patterns—not how they look.
DocPad is a next generation web architecture; allowing for content management via the file system, rendering via plugins, and static site generation for deployment anywhere. It’s built with Node and Express.js, making it naturally fast and easily extendable.
Swagger is a specification and complete framework implementation for describing, producing, consuming, and visualizing RESTful web services. The overarching goal of Swagger is to enable client and documentation systems to update at the same pace as the server. The documentation of methods, parameters, and models are tightly integrated into the server code, allowing APIs to always stay in sync. With Swagger, deploying managing, and using powerful APIs has never been easier.
Layers CSS is just a simple lightweight CSS framework that doesn’t emphasize any designs but handles the main structure. It has support for responsive layouts with fluid grids and simples classes are used for dealing with them. There are also styles for forms, tables, lista dn more but their is no colours or rounded-corners as the customisation is totally up to you. Layers also contains those “everyday use styles” for clears, floats and even hidings.
WordPress Frameworks, Plugins & Themes
The perfect solution to make your site responsive for mobile devices like phones and tablets. jQuery Responsive Select Menu lets you make your WordPress menus responsive by turning them into drop-down <select> elements below a width of your choosing.
With Duplicate Theme you duplicate a theme! All while in your WordPress Admin. You can choose the theme to copy, provide a name and voila! This is a No more solution of messing around with FTP and online File Editors to duplicate themes. Why waste time downloading, uploading and editing style.css? Just install this plugin and BAM! you can duplicate a theme!
Easy Responsive Tabs is bootstrap 3.0 compatible plugin which add icons to wordpress editor (tinyMCE Shortcode Buttons) and one can add bootstrap style responsive tabs to their website just by clicking on tinyMCE editor icon.
Preview Posts Everywhere plugin will allow you to preview your drafts on home, category, archive and search pages. Now you can check your draft’s featured images, dates, titles on every page, before you publish the post.
Better Post Templates provides a simple, easy-to-use post template system to WordPress. Instead of opening an old post for editing, copying and pasting various details into a new post and saving, you can create a post template and load it automatically (or manually) every time you create a new post!
With this plugin you may gather information on what your Customers/Target Audience think of your products or services, and you may enhance/ improve your products and services to make them feel special.
A responsive Google map that allows multiple markers per map and multiple maps per page. Includes fullscreen view and marker clustering. No API key required. Easy simple setup. No long complex shortcodes to generate by hand. As simple as creating a map, quick add a location, copy the simple shortcode to the page you want the map on, and you’re done.
The Woocommerce Partial Orders plugin allows you to set each individual item in the order as shipped. The date it was marked will be stored so you know exactly when it was shipped, and the order status will be changed to Partially Completed so you can quickly and easily see which orders are not yet completed fully.
Easy Facebook Fanpage Builder gives you the ability easy and fast to create custom Facebook Fan Page Tabs linked directly to your current WordPress site. If you can create something in WordPress, you can now do it in Facebook with Easy Facebook Fanpage Builder for WordPress.
Post Feedback provides the most immediate and efficient way to gather contructive feedback from readers for your articles. Once activated, it limits the length of posts to a preview and kindly asks readers to vote what they have been reading in order to unlock the full article. By this, Post Feedback actually gives readers a reason to vote your articles.
Post Feedback structures the vote process in two major steps: It first asks for the readers’ general mood (good,ok, bad) and then requires them to vote posts on a deeper level. Lastly, readers’ are encouraged to spread the word about your post via social networks.
The plugin requires almost no configuration and is ready to run out of the box. However, advanced users might take advantage of the powerful admin panel to modify the plugin according their needs.
Church is a Responsive HTML5 Omega child theme for WordPress. Inherit all Omega parent theme capabilities, reveal big fat footer widget areas, built-in WordPress Customizer, Custom Logo upload, custom header, custom background, custom colors, custom footer, custom menu, custom CSS live, custom widgets. Church theme can be used for any type of website : corporate, blog, personal, non-profit, and of course: churches.
Hermoso is a beautiful & colourful WordPress theme from CSSIgniter that with a flat & responsive design that supports Audio, Video, Gallery, Quote, Image, Link and Standard Post formats which is suitable for most blog based sites.
Porto is a professional multipurpose WordPress Theme with Drag and Drop Page Builder. You can use it for any business or portfolio website. Porto can automatically adapt to many screen sizes thanks to its responsive capabilities. Try resize your browser window. Even better is that Porto’s sliders is also fully responsive. Every element has been tweaked for different screen sizes to make sure it looks great no matter what the device
Plasma is a fully responsive one-page WordPress template or Creative Page WordPress template is easily usable with any device (Desktop, tablet, mobile phone…), without removing any content!. Plasma is a responsive WordPress template that modest for your Business , Portfolio and your website agency that you can be Special with this theme .
The theme has a gallery for featured work special, paginated blog, awesome hover effect, and contact work. The template offers a quick and easy setup.
Realnews is a fresh, clean, stylish and modern magazine theme. Built with responsive design and based on visual composer. With the 4 post formats (standard, video, audio & galleries), realnews can be used for almost any niche. Realnews also built-in reviews system (with unlimited rating criteria and custom area widget area”
Joomla & Tumblr Themes
DotCom – is a creative, clients need, professional Joomla template which is powered by Gantry. Its a feature rich, flexible and easy to use template which may cover all of your needs. DotCom has Revolution Slider (25$ value), K2 Powered Blog, Corporate Pages and So on. It has cross browser compatibility and clean code with detials documentation. Hope, you will enjoy it.
The Kintamani theme is flat modern design, multiporpose, super flexible and has a fully responsive design for joomla 3.1 . Built-in LESS CSS compilation and CSS3 base on Gantry Template 4. A lot of thought and care were put into Kintamani making it a pleasure to use. Kintamani is loaded with options, and has powerful customization options. Kintamani can be used for any type of website: business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc.
Mono is a minimal and clean tumblr theme with full support of all post types. It is fully responsive, and will adapt to the visitors device, be that a tablet or mobile. The theme has been designed to put the focus on the content, yet be very customizable to help your blog stand out. The index page features a full width title image, which can easily be changed in the theme options.
Goodify is a responsive parallax Tumblr theme perfect to promote your work or your business. It’s stunning design and layout capabilities will give your portfolio pieces the attention they deserve. The theme is easy to customize, such as color scheme, font color, icon color, compatible with all modern mobile devices and more amazing features.
Gifta – Tumblr Theme is base on Flat Long Shadows designs, to represented more clean and elegan feel. This is tumblr theme that has many features such as photo sets turned into a responsive image slider, disqus widget and instagram widget.