Category: Front End Development

30 Eye-Catching Website Templates using Twitter Bootstrap

30 Eye-Catching Website Templates using Twitter Bootstrap
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Twitter Bootstrap has been around for a few years gaining a lot of momentum. Designers love the simple interface along with the many pre-built JS components. Bootstrap allows any designer to focus on the semantics, without worrying about page resets or rebuilding HTML structure. Bootstrap is naturally responsive with options to create fixed-width layouts, too.

This gallery includes 30 brilliant website templates created using Twitter Bootstrap. Many are free to download while others can be purchased from premium marketplaces. Bootstrap themes are much cheaper than CMS themes because there is no backend. Yet even the free examples are great learning tools.

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10 Useful jQuery Image Gallery Plugins

10 Useful jQuery Image Gallery Plugins
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For a recent project I was looking a jQuery image gallery that could overflow hidden gallery items and display them horizontally outside a grid container.

I found exactly what I was looking for and settled on using the jQuery plugin created by @basilio called responsiveCarousel.

I thought I would share with you the other handy jQuery image gallery plugins that I stumbled upon and bookmarked for future reference.

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10 Useful Time Saving Responsive Frameworks

10 Useful Time Saving Responsive Frameworks
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The time spent building a new web project can be greatly reduced if you choose to use a prebuilt HTML5/CSS framework.

A front-end framework can provide you with tons of prebuilt web elements such as responsive grids, JS sliders, complex menus, model windows, icon fonts – pretty much everything you may need to get your website up and running fast.

Here are ten useful, time saving web design frameworks that you should bookmark for future use in your projects.

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7 Useful Parallax jQuery Plugins

7 Useful Parallax jQuery Plugins
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Going into 2014 I am sure the parallax scrolling effect is going to become even more of a widely used effect. When used correctly, the parallax effect is a great way to add an extra visual dimension, combined with the users scrolling it is a great way to guide the user through your site.

Here are 7 useful parallax jQuery plugins that will allow you to easily implement the effect on your website.

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Ten Useful jQuery Plugins For Fullscreen Images

Ten Useful jQuery Plugins For Fullscreen Images
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On a recent project I needed to serve an image as a full size background on both a page and a block level element, the image had to be scaled correctly and also be responsive on small devices.

Serving fullsized images onto backgrounds or block level elements can pretty much be done with pure CSS3, however I wanted to explore what possibilities and improvements jQuery offered in terms of serving a better quality image and handling different device sizes.

Here are ten jQuery plugins that are perfect for serving fullwidth image backgrounds, I personally chose to use the Backstretch plugin.

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