HTML Canvas Library
The <canvas> element continues to get lots of hype in the HTML5 circles and the Kinetic.js library adds to that hype as well. This library enables canvas interactivity by allowing you to draw shapes and images using the canvas API for both desktop and mobile applications. You can move, scale and rotate images independently for high performance animations as well as add event listeners to them.
If you are looking to serve your users with zip files without wasting server resources and bandwidth, JSZip can do it for you. Not only is it simple to use but it allows you to zip multiple files without generating a lot of data. By getting the client-side to do the heavy-lifting, no server-side resource is used allowing you to use the saved bandwidth for other things.
If you deliver video on your website, you need the flexibility to resize your video embeds. Unfortunately, this can be a little hectic as you have to code that into every video that you embed. Fitvids.js saves you that hustle by use of a JQuery plugin. With this plugin, you can add fluid video embeds to make responsive websites that your users will love to interact with.
Who still uses programs like Powerpoint when your browser can serve the same purpose? The impress.js library turns your browser into a powerful presentation tool. It uses CSS3 transforms and transition to deliver powerful presentation features right within the browser window. Just visit the link above to get the feel of what this library can do.
Do you find it difficult or challenging to embed Google Maps on sites? This GMap offers a flexible and highly customizable way of embedding Google Maps onto your website. The plugin weighs in at only 2KB, giving developers a way to have maps on sites in a lightweight style.
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