Useful jQuery Plugins

Quick and powerful, jQuery can help designers and developers create awesome interactive websites that are appealing and accessible to the widest range of browsers. For your audience, the visit to your site will be both exciting and entertaining. Navigation, galleries and slideshows, are hot points for a site to shine.

Here are 35 useful fresh jQuery plugins focusing on navigation, gallery and slideshows, calendars, tab browsing and further resources to reduce time and effort while increasing your audience.

Direct Link: 35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

Best CSS Directories or Galleries

www.cssbeauty.com
www.cssdrive.com
www.stylegala.com
www.cssmania.com
www.cssremix.com
www.cssvault.com
www.bestwebgallery.com
www.csselite.com
www.screenalicious.com
www.unmatchedstyle.com
www.designlinkdatabase.net
www.screenfluent.com
www.designsnack.com
www.cssheaven.com
www.cssimport.com
www.cssglobe.com
www.cssreboot.com
www.mostinspired.com
www.thebestdesigns.com
www.cssbloom.com
www.csscollection.com
www.csstux.com
www.cssbased.com
www.css-website.com
www.designshack.co.uk
www.ceeses.com
www.cssclip.com
www.my3w.org
www.csshazard.com
www.artnetz.de
www.css-design-yorkshire.com
www.css11.com
www.cssimpress.com
www.e-motionaldesign.com
www.cssprincess.com
www.cssgaleri.com
www.cssblast.ru
www.creative-pakistan.com
www.netzfruehling.de
www.najdizajn.com
www.edustyle.net
www.csssmoothoperator.com
www.coolsitecollection.com
www.cssgalaxy.com
www.per.fectio.net
www.cssflavor.com
www.onepixelarmy.com
www.piepmatzel.de
www.cssbrain.hu
www.w3c-compliance.com
www.stylegrind.com
www.submitcss.com
www.cssgallery.ro
www.cssgreen.com
www.csszengarden.com
www.webcreme.com
www.prowebart.net
www.designexpanse.com
www.csssnap.com
www.menthe-fresh.fr
www.csscoosite.com
www.csscool.cn
www.csstown.com
www.cssleak.com
www.divinecss.com
www.cssloggia.com
www.cssstyle.me
www.cssperk.com
www.cssgallery.com
www.cssshowcases.com
www.cssglance.com
www.cssmix.nl
www.css-design.fr
www.designawardsgallery.com
www.addesignlink.com
www.cssfreshblend.com
www.cssenvy.com
www.nicestylesheet.com
www.wowcss.com
www.css-imagine.com
www.cssfights.com
www.cssluxury.com
www.cssdepot.com
www.csswebsites.nl
www.cssarts.com
www.csscutie.com
www.cssdance.com
www.csskid.com
www.cssbay.com
www.wooki.es
www.beautiful2.com
www.swellcss.com
www.noonewebdesign.com
www.cssvote.com
www.pixelcss.es

You can also submit your site to 150+ CSS Directories to showcase. Here are the two sites who does this job for you.
1. Easy CSS Gallery Listhttp://www.thecssgallerylist.com
2. CSS Galleries Submission Helperhttp://www.meecss.com

CSS Tips & Tricks

Here is a list of CSS tips & tricks that will make your coding so much easier.

Sequence of the links is very important

a:link { color: #000; text-decoration: none; }
a:visited { color: #666; text-decoration: none; }
a:hover { color: #333; text-decoration: none; }
a:active { color: #333; text-decoration: underline; }

Use future proof CSS hacks method
<!–[If IE 5]>
ie 5
<![endif]– >

<!–[If lte 6] >
ie 6 and lower
<![endif]–>

<!–[If gte 7] >
ie 7 or higher
<![endif]– >

Use group selector
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
font-family:verdana;
margin:0;
padding:0;
}

Cross Browser CSS Transparency Setting
.transparent_class {
filter:alpha(opacity=50); /* ie */
-moz-opacity:0.5; /* old mozilla browser like netscape */
-khtml-opacity: 0.5; /* for really really old safari */
opacity: 0.5; /* css standard, currently it works in most modern browsers like firefox, */
}

PNG Fix for IE6
.png_ie_hack {
background-image: url(../images/pngimage.png) !important;
background-image: none;
filter: none !important;
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src=’../images/pngimage.png’);
}

Remove links or textbox hightlight border
a, input { outline:none; }

Hidden text for search engine
a { text-indent:-999em; outline:none; background: url(image.jpg) no-repeat 0 0; width:100px; height:50px; display:block; }

Click here for more details on CSS Optimization.

JavaScript Based Animation Frameworks and Libraries

These JavaScript based animation frameworks and libraries will enable you to create attractive and appealing user experiences. Also, those give developers the ability to create stunning and eye-catching animation and transition effects in there web pages.

1. $fx (http://fx.inetcat.com)
2. jsAnim (http://jsanim.com)
3. scripty2 (http://scripty2.com)
4. GX (http://gx.riccardodegni.net)
5. Glimmer (http://visitmix.com/lab/glimmer)
6. Animator.js (http://www.berniecode.com/writing/animator.html)
7. Scriptio (http://www.scriptio.us/index.php)
8. Processing.js (http://processingjs.org)
9. Run (http://aka-fotos.de/run)
10. Burst Engine (http://hyper-metrix.com/#Burst)

Optimize your stylesheet

If your website uses large stylesheets, optimizing the CSS code can help your code to load and render faster. CSS shortcuts shortern the cascading stylesheets rules into one efficient line of code.

Fonts

.MyClass
{
font-weight: normal;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 12px;
font-family: arial, verdana;
}

You can simply use:

.MyClass
{
font: normal 14px/12px arial, verdana;
}

Background Images

#MyID
{
background-image:url(images/Vikas.gif);
background-position:top;
background-repeat:repeat-x;
background-color:#r1f1f1;
}

Can be shortened to:

#MyID
{
background: #f1f1f1 url(images/Vikas.gif) repeat-x top;
}

Borders

.MyClass
{
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #e0e0e0;
border-style: solid;
}

Shortcut:
.MyClass
{
border: 1px solid #e0e0e0;
}

Margins/Padding

#MyID
{
padding-top: 10px;
padding-right: 5px;
padding-bottom: 20px;
padding-left: 5px;
}

Use a single line of code, like this:

padding: top right bottom left;

#MyID
{
padding: 10px 5px 20px 5px;
}

The margin or padding shortcut can be be shortened further.

margin: top right bottom left;
margin: 10px 20px 10px 20px;

Can be shortened to:

margin: top/bottom right/left;
margin:10px 20px;

You can even take this one step further.

margin: top/bottom/right/left;
margin:10px;

If you do not want any margins or padding with a web object, you can set all of the values to zero.

margin: 0;
padding: 0;

Color

color: #000000;

shortcut:
color: #000

color: #FFCC00;

shortcut:
color: #FC0;