Our mission at Tutorialzine is to keep you up to date with the latest and coolest trends in web development. That’s why every month we release a handpicked collection of some of the best resources that we’ve stumbled upon and deemed worthy of your attention.
Propeller is a CSS components framework based on Bootstrap and Google’s Material Design language. It includes 25 components made with responsiveness in mind and featuring the typical Material Design animations. The project can be downloaded as a theme for Bootstrap, a full framework, or as stand alone components.
We recently used this library in the making of our freebie pack of 4 Bootstrap Gallery Templates, and we can say we enjoyed working with BaguetteBox a lot.
Framework for developing 3D web apps and games using the Three.js engine. It provides straightforward wrappers for many common Three.js tasks, making it easier to set up an environment, create objects, add physics, and more. There is an official boilerplate project to get you started, as well as a tool for integration with React.
Yargs is a framework for building full-featured command line applications with Node.js. It allows you to easily configure commands, parse multiple –arguments, and setup shortcuts. It even generates help menus automatically.
A large collection of beautiful color gradients that can be easily applied to any HTML page. The project’s website allows you to quickly glance over the available gradients, see them in full screen, and one-click copy them as a CSS property.
Sticky-kit is a jQuery plugin that allows you to attach elements to a certain area on the page, making them stick to it’s boundaries. This way you can have a sidebar that is always visible and scrolls with the rest of the page, but can be contained within its parent container.
Node.js tool for optimizing SVG files, stripping them from various unnecessary information such as editor metadata, comments, hidden elements, and other attributes that don’t affect the rendered vector. SVGO has a plugin-based architecture, so you can freely choose what to remove and what to leave in.
Store.js is a cross-browser solution for advanced local storage. Recently, a version 2 was released, refreshing many of the features and adding extra functionality, such as array/object operations and improved expiration options.
In the previous issue of our monthly web dev resources list, we featured a similar library called localForage. It provides many of the same features as Store.js, but has a more localStorage-like syntax. Make sure to check it out as well.
The Fetch API is a modern rework of the XMLHttpRequest interface, giving developers a much better way to handle asynchronous requests. Although it’s support now covers most modern browsers, the
fetch() method is still unavailable in IE.
This brings us to Unfetch – a reliable polyfill in under 500 bytes.
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