Tags: plugin

You might not need jQuery plugins

From the people who brought you youmightnotneedjquery.com comes youmightnotneedjqueryplugins.com.

Don’t get me wrong—jQuery is great (some of the plugins less so) but the decision about whether to use it or not on any particular project should be an informed decision made on a case-by-case basis …not just because that’s the way things have always been done.

These sites help to inform that decision.

isolani - Web Standards: Flash’s slide into irrelevance

Mike runs through the history of Flash. Those who forget the history of the web are doomed to repeat it:

The struggle now seems to be turning to native apps versus non-native apps on the mobile platform. It is similar to Flash’s original battle ground: the argument that the Web technology stack is not suitable for building applications with a polished user-experience.

Sending Webmentions with Craft — sixtwothree.org

If you use the Craft CMS to power your blog, you can now send webmentions, thanks to this handy plug-in by Jason.

Have a look through the README file on Github.

Avoiding ‘words to avoid’ | Inside GOV.UK

I love the thinking behind this plugin that highlights the weasel words that politicians are so found of.

Responsive Inspector

A handy plugin for Chrome that always you to inspect media query breakpoints and take screenshots at any of them.

joshje/svg-for-web · GitHub

If, like me, you’ve been using the “export to SVG” plugin for Fireworks and then opening up the resultant file to trim it down, Josh has got you covered: here’s a version of “export to SVG” that will result in much slimmer files.

digitalBush » Masked Input Plugin

This looks like a handy way of enhancing forms to have input masks (Luke W. would approve). Right now it’s a jQuery plug-in but I’m sure someone as smart as you would be able to create a standalone version, right?

Springload: OnMediaQuery - Responsive Javascript

This is nice: the solution I blogged about for conditional CSS (reading media queries from JavaScript) all wrapped up in a nice small reusable bundle.

Kicksend/mailcheck · GitHub

A handy little script that attempts to check email inputs for misspelled domain names. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need to be written as a jQuery pug-in, though: anyone want to fork it and create a non-jQuery version too?

FitVids.JS - A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.

A jQuery plugin for embedding videos in responsive layouts. Very nice …but… does it really need to require jQuery? Would somebody like to fork this and create a non-jQuery version? Thanks.

FlexSlider - The Best Responsive jQuery Slider

This is something we’ve previously had to build from scratch at Clearleft so it’s nice to see an off-the-shelf solution.

Huffduff it - Chrome Web Store

A Huffduffer extension for Chrome — thanks to Jeremy Carbaugh.

I’ll be adding a link to this from the footer of Huffduffer for Chrome users.

MIX Online:Ai to Canvas Plug-In

A plug-in for Illustrator that allows you to export to canvas.

Home - Transloadit

A very handy looking API that turns file uploading (and conversion) into a service.

Demo jPlayer 1.1.0 : jQuery audio player plugin

A nice-looking jQuery plugin for HTML5's audio element, with fallback to a Flash player. I might just end up using this on Huffduffer.

Adding “1UP notification” with jQuery - O! Mr Speaker!

A jQuery plug-in inspired by the interaction feedback on Huffduffer, which was in turn inspired by retro games.

Huffduffer :: Add-ons for Firefox

Thanks to the brilliant Glenn Jones, there is now a Firefox plug-in for Huffduffer. Right-click on a link to an audio file and select "Huffduff it" and you will get the pre-filled Huffduffer form in a pop-up window.

PHP Typography 1.0 beta 3 • KINGdesk

A PHP script that adds nice typography to your markup.

Identify: Google People With Two Keystrokes - ReadWriteWeb

A nice overview of Glenn's XFN Firefox plug-in.

IE6 Update

This is kinda sneaky but quite clever. Subtly encourage IE6 users to upgrade.

Identify - Firefox entension | Madgex Lab

Okay, I know I said "holy freakin' crap!" the last time I linked to one of Glenn's Social Graph API experiments but now he's gone and created a Firefox plug-in: press alt-i and you can see the social graph for anyone's site. Holy freakin' crap!

StupidFilter :: Main / HomePage

Because the internet needs prophylactics for memetically transmitted diseases.

FireScope

This addition to Firebug is rather excellent: a built in reference for whatever you're inspecting.

gist: 20758 — GitHub

A huffduffer plugin for Ubiquity: "This simple script allows you to huff duff any mp3 file simple by invoking Ubiquity and typing 'huff-duff-it'."

Safari Microformats plugin

Oh yes! A plugin for Safari that will detect, display and export hCard and hCalendar data. Caveat: it only works on Leopard so, because I haven't upgraded yet, I haven't had a chance to testdrive this yet myself.

YSlow for Firebug

The YUI folks have released an add-on for Firebug that will analyse your pages and suggest ways of speeding it up.

Sillyness Spelled Wrong Intentionally » Lifestream, ala WordPress

Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!