Web developers and designers often have customers that are looking for full screen content. Sometimes they want background images and videos to be stretched to fit the screen.
I noticed that especially in the last few months, there have been more and more clients that are asking for these full screen background images or videos. If clients want this, you as a web designer should not have to manually code one over and over again. There is at least one jQuery plugin that is capable of handling your client’s requirements.
A fullscreen background image will, in certain cases, make a website look cool and more attractive rather than a plain background. To complete this task a web designer can use CSS and not bother with plugins.
However, it can be done easier with jQuery plugins and in this way, you could add more custom features to the background such as an auto re-sizer to fill in the extra space on the browser. It can also add grid texture, create a slideshow in the background, and a lot more.
Web page designers and site owners wanting an image rich website have plenty of choices from a vast array of available technologies. Content and image sliders are currently popular. A much simpler way is to use a light box attached to the images.
The wonder of new technology can sometimes fascinate and dazzle people so much that they do not think about the old fashioned, ever trusty grille style picture gallery.
The currently popular slider does have amazing effects, fade mode options, easy navigation, smooth transition and multi browser compatibility. Although you can configure it to do so many things in so many ways, its only function is to display all your images to their best advantage. However, an old-fashioned simple frame, with a few arrows, extra navigation coupled with some good effects servess the same purpose admirably.
Portfolio sites often use jQuery image galleries and sliders to display images and photographs, but they are also handy for other types of site. They make viewing images on a site easier and more pleasant for visitors.
Here you will find a list of recommended jQuery image sliders and gallery plugins providing you with the means to put a gallery or slideshow onto a website.
There was a time when most of the contracts that were for web designers were to create portfolio websites. Things have changed a little and although people are still asking for portfolios, they are also asking designers to create big and serious projects with complex functionality, multi-browser and multi-platform support and a lot of complicated functions incorporated.
You can either create everything from scratch and will take forever and a little while longer, or you can use jQuery plugins, frameworks or other tools to complete the contracts faster and with less hassle.
In this article you will see various tools that I have gathered in my shortlists in the past two months, tools which I selected for me, but which could help you also on your work.
Nested is a jQuery plugin which allows you to create multi-column, dynamic grid layouts. Unlike other libraries and jQuery plugins similar to Nested, this is (as far I as I’ve know) the first script out there that allows you a complete gap-free layout.
Since smartphones have been popular, the apps market has been growing significantly and a lot of developers turned their attention to it, making mobile app development quite profitable. At first, everyone was doing apps for iOS, but as soon as Android picked up the pace and became popular, developers started to create cross-platform mobile apps, not just for iOS.
With the rise of mobile apps development industry, the tools for building multi-platform mobile apps started to increase in numbers and there are at this moment powerful mobile frameworks with which you can build mobile apps easier.
In this article you will find 26 of these apps, each with various functions. Check them out and see which fits your needs best.
A unified, HTML5-based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.
Experienced web developers use MVC frameworks not because it is an interesting thing to do, but because it is the proper way to build a web application from scratch. Instead of using jQuery and a few other plugins, you can just use a Model-View-Controller framework so that you won’t get as a result a scrambled code within an overgrown file and zero capability to find what you are looking for in it.
The way MVC frameworks work is by organizing the concerns in an application into models, views, controllers. The frameworks don’t always respect this structure, an example being Backbone which adds the responsibility of the controller in view, but is the basic way for MVC frameworks to work.
Like I said in the first paragraph, starting a web application from scratch may lead to cluttered code and also you may end up reinventing the wheel and writing features that are already in some of these frameworks. Because time is really important for everyone you can skip remaking what others have done and start using a framework like the ones presented below.
Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
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