As far as designing a website is taken into consideration, there is always a point of time when JS Ajax effects are added to the site, with the sole purpose to spice up the same. This would be the time when you are thinking about making your website look better and loaded with impressive stuff like effects that would stay inside the head of somebody who visit your site.
Some special effects or, so to say, special tactics always comes to our aid while trying to touch up our website to make it impressive. Mainly, these effects are derived from scripts that we write ourselves, as coders, or on the safe side, use JS Ajax (use pre-made JS Ajax script). This option lets us embed the already written code into our interface, and we are free to modify them to suit our needs. One thing needs to be noted, there is no innovation in using the pre-written script. If you are looking for something fresh, you need to stick onto customizing the existing scripts or write your own. You are definitely at the liberty to choose the right one for you.
Since there are myriads of JS listed in the world wide web, among which, many are obsolete or outdated. So we have managed to help you by compiling a collection of them. From the list, as a web developer, you can decide which are the ones (JS/Ajax effects) you are going to keep in your toolbox for further use. Done forget to share with us your conclusions.
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ImageFlow, as the name indicates, is simple and unobtrusive JS picture gallery. Being an OOPS oriented script, It lets you create multiple instances of the same on a single website. These different instances can be customized also.
This is an uncomplicated JS component which uses images to create a horizontal menu. IF you want to see the full image, you need to hover over the link to expand it to the full scale image. This works well in mostly all commonly used browsers.
This converts usual textboxes into cool widgets which are to be navigated by keyboard. This changes our input into something like a collection of items, which are easily removable. It has a special plugin for auto complete process.
It is Ajax based constituent that shows up data coming out of MySQL on map (Google map). This can be configured as per our needs and integrated into our website.
Ajax IM is an instance message framework which is browser oriented. It utilizes AJAX to make an Instant messaging environment in real time whose use can be coupled with the existing commercial. And community software, or on the other hand, can be used as a standalone product.
Jcrop comes as a swift and simple method to add picture cropping facility into the web app. It is a combination of the jQuery plugin and a powerful DHTML crop engine which is supported on ordinary desktop graphic apps.
Instant.js permits to create and add an instance of image effect, with tilt, to pictures displayed on the WebPages. You are able to add great background pictures, and tilt them anyway you want and put on any effects.
It is relatively small and open source JS library intended to make the client side validating process swift, way and efficient. It mainly consists of two parts. First, it gives the coders with a diverse list of central validation functions, which could be utilized out from the forms. Secondarily, It gives the visitors validation (real-time) information, at the time they fill the forms, aiding them in getting it good primary time, by rendering the forms easy to use and less unsettling.
A simple, Compact JS UI library, that utilizes script.aculo and Prototype to add up some special effects. Glassbox helps in building borders, vivid layouts and “Pseudo Flash” effects.
This is a brand new simple and effortless directory management tool which can be used when you are annoyed with the hosting provider manager. It provides the functions as drag, drop , a progress bar for uploads, thumbnail views, multiple accounts and users.
Intended for elegant and powerful uploads. This tool is an upload alternative that features simultaneous -file pick menu and supports attractive graphical progress bar. Easy to configure, server independent and fully adorable in CSS or XHTML. It uses MooTools for working in all.
It is very compact, and easy to learn script that couples behavior and styling to the search fields. All that is wanted to make it work would be a simple field and two code lines.
Maillist, a PHP backed up mailing list subscription. It comes with an elegant interface, Ajax twinned, which provides additions without any page reloads. The mail list would come with customizable footers and headers, options for backup as well as an outbox.
A heatmap, a visual one, showing the clicks upon HTML pages. It shows the cold / hot click zones. This software is open source, under GPL.
It manages to create an interface, a tabbed one, using unordered lists of anchors/links as the source. These anchors/links points towards any element on the page that has id attrib. Because of the fact that it couples these properties with HTML which already have a meaning, that will give away for the browsers that doesn’t support JS. It comes largely customizable.
This could be seen as the attempt for standardizing form markups and CSS, as well as modularize them, such that those people with knowledge at the beginner level can make good looking, customizable forms.
It comes as a free (open-Source) JS tool that lets you to create carousel similar widgets. Rotation function can be achieved in different methods, just like scrolling and fading. iCarousel comes to aid here.
It is mainly a content editor (Inline) that allows editing of rich HTML contents on the go. With a very compact size of about 7 KB, it works as an alternative for WYM editors. Its main purpose to keep the whole process simple.
A simple and easy to use jQuery plugin that is put into use to give some additional effects for checkboxes of then forms. Also supports jQuery attached events (Click events, inline) and works well along radio buttons also. It also provides dynamic changing of skins.
It comes as an easy to deploy plugin(jquery) that makes it really simple to use some specified elements that is to behave like proxies for the links they contain. It utilizes Cascading Style Sheet class to deliver the methods to the element that is specified, for visually reflecting the focus of the contained links.
Incase you know, or have come across anymore great JS-/Ajax effects that makes web page interfaces more adorable and awesome, please don’t forget to share it with us.