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Useful Open Source JavaScript Libraries and Plugins for Web Developer

Open source bring a revolution in web development. There are a plenty of new open source projects and libraries available on web. In this article I would like to focus popular open source libraries for front-end development. Yes, I am going to discuss popular JavaScript libraries which are rich in functionalities and also free to use. I know you might know some of these libraries, but you probably don’t know all of them. But I hope that this overview will help you find some tools that you could use in your next projects. These libraries surely provide your project with smooth effects and interactivity

 

validate.js

validate.js is a lightweight and free JavaScript form validation library. It is very useful javascript library for form validation which is inspired by CodeIgniter.
validate.js

 

retinajs

retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays.
retinajs

 

Bootbox.js

Bootbox.js is a small JavaScript library which allows you to create programmatic dialog boxes using Twitter’s Bootstrap modals, without having to worry about creating, managing or removing any of the required DOM elements or JS event handlers.
Bootbox.js

 

Bonsai.js

Bonsai is a graphics library which includes an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer. You can use Bonsai to create dynamic images and graphics for your website. These are rendered as SVG elements to scale properly for any screen or device.
Bonsai.js

 

gmaps.js

gmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a very simple way.
gmaps.js

 

Moment.js

Moment.js is a 5kb javascript date library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates.
Moment.js

 

grumble.js

Grumble.js provides special tooltips without the usual limitations of north/east/south/west positioning. It can be rotated around a given element at any angle, all 360 degrees. Any distance can be specified. Any CSS style can be applied. There’s auto-magic size adjustment for use with localised text. FX queues for animating multiple grumbles. And it works in IE6+, and modern browsers.
grumble.js

 

SimpleModal

SIMPLE MODAL is a small plugin to create modal windows. It can be used to generate alert or confirm messages with few lines of code. Confirm configuration involves the use of callbacks to be applied to affirmative action; it can work in asynchronous mode and retrieve content from external pages or getting the inline content.
SimpleModal

 

html5sql.js

html5sql is a light JavaScript module that makes working with the HTML5 Web Database a whole lot easier. Its primary function is to provides a structure for the SEQUENTIAL processing of SQL statements within a single transaction
html5sql.js

 

jQuery Mobile

As we are all familiar with the standard jQuery library. The jQuery mobile is a framework created for web application. It focuses on HTML5 techniques and is optimized for touch-based events.
jQuery Mobile

 

Prism JS

Prism is a new lightweight and free syntax code highlighter which is based very similar to Dabblet. It is used everyday by thousands of websites and it will support a tremendous list of languages.
Prism JS

 

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