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This is the first round of my end of the year round up of SomeWhat Creative’s monthly What’s New for Designers & Developers roundups, In these type of roundups I like to show what’s new for Web Designers and Web Developers.

So let cut to the chase, today’s post I will be focusing on all the new, great and wonderful JavaScript & jQuery Plugins that been released during this year.

I want to say that not every JavaScript & jQuery Plugins that got featured in each of the monthly roundups will be featured, as the list is huge anyway. So for your ease of reading pleasure, I will be splitting the best of the JavaScript & jQuery Plugins into each month… so let’s start.



An accessible dialog window plugin for all humans.



A microInteraction library built with CSS Animations and controlled by JavaScript Power


Stimulus is a JavaScript framework with modest ambitions. Unlike other frameworks, Stimulus doesn’t take over your application’s entire front-end. Rather, it’s designed to augment your HTML by connecting elements to JavaScript objects automatically.


Propel ML

Propel provides a GPU-backed numpy-like infrastructure for scientific computing in JavaScript. JavaScript is a fast, dynamic language which, we think, could act as an ideal workflow for scientific programmers of all sorts.



Clipped.js is a library to make configuration for build tools such as Docker, Webpack, Rollup like presets, such that if you have made one configuration for one project, then you can use it again in next project as easier as importing a library.


Lightweight, beautiful and user-friendly interactive prompts.


A lightweight (~4kb gzipped) yet powerful JavaScript engine that helps you drive the user’s focus on page. Some sample use-cases can be creating powerful feature introductions, call-to-action components, focus shifters etc.



Generate random confetti with JavaScript.


A face detection library in 200 lines of



Uppload is a better JavaScript file uploader. It’s highly customisable, completely free and open-source, and can be used with any file uploading back-end.


ProppyJS is tiny JavaScript library for composing functional props for your UI components. Currently supporting React.js, Vue.js, and Preact. Also has integrations for Redux and RxJS.



ml5.js aims to make machine learning approachable for a broad audience of artists, creative coders, and students. The library provides access to machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, building on top of TensorFlow.js with no other external dependencies.


Polly.JS is a standalone, framework-agnostic JavaScript library that enables recording, replaying, and stubbing HTTP interactions.


MapKit JS

Embed interactive Apple maps on your website, annotate points of interest, and perform geo-related searches.


Popbox.js is a tiny javascript plugin for creating stackable modals. It is fully customizable and dependency free.


Pushbar.js is a tiny javascript plugin for creating sliding drawers in web apps It is fully customisable and dependency free.You can use it as sidebar menus or option drawers.



Splitting is a JavaScript microlibrary with a collection of small built-in plugins designed to split (section off) an element in a variety of ways, such as words, characters, child nodes, and more!



GraphJS is an open source set of “stickers” that enables social capabilities on any web page.


Eagle.js is a web-based slideshow framework for Vue.js. It supports animations, themes, interactive widgets (for web demos), and makes it easy to reuse components, slides and styles across presentations.


Highway is a lightweight (2.2ko gzipped), robust, modern and flexible library that will let us create AJAX navigations with beautiful transitions on our websites.




changeIcon.js is a small favicon and title changer library that uses event emitters.


Slang was created to explore implementing a programming language entirely in the browser. Parsing is handled by Ohm.js using a custom grammar, the editor uses CodeMirror with a simple syntax definition, and the runtime itself is written in JS using the Web Audio API.



JavaScript UI library for speeding up web development.


autoComplete.js is a simple pure vanilla JavaScript library that’s built for speed, high versatility and seamless integration with wide range of projects & systems.


A blazingly fast, crazy small, fully responsive, mobile-friendly, dependency free, native scrolling list with paging controls!


What’s New for Designers & Developers from 2018: JavaScript & jQuery Plugins Edition