jQuery Knob is powerful jQuery plugin that helps users to create beautiful circular switches like volume controls. It works by transforming any given input fields according to the values defined in its attributes and can be drag-and-dropped to change the value.

It also facilitates users to define the min-max values, default value on initial load, color and put it into read only mode. It supports touch, mousewheel and keyboard events. It is released under GPL and MIT license.

Published under: Forms | GPL License | MIT License

jQuery.suggest is a simple inline autosuggest jQuery plugin. It takes an array of terms as haystack and suggests the user the first item that matches what has been typed to this point. The suggestion is updated with every keystroke. Tab or Enter will accept the suggestion and update the input field accordingly.

If more than one match is found, a small indicator will appear underneath the input (you can still it via CSS as you wish). The user can then use the arrow up/down keys to cycle through the options.

Published under: Forms | GPL License | MIT License

Hovercard is a free light weight jQuery plugin that enables you to display related information with the hovered label, link, or any html element of your choice. It comes with built in Twitter and Facebook hovercard.

A hovercard comes handy when displaying Person bio, Book author and price, Loading related information with Ajax and Editing in place. You may also add your own custom data source and display the profile data using existing card format. It supports callback functions on hover in and hover out.

Published under: Tooltips | License Free

jQuery OrgChart is a plugin that allows you to render structures with nested elements in a easy-to-read tree structure. To build the tree all you need is to make a single line call to the plugin and supply the HTML element Id for a nested unordered list element that is representative of the data you’d like to display.

You can show/hide a particular branch of the tree by clicking on the respective node. It is very easy to style using CSS. If drag-and-drop is enabled you’ll be able to reorder the tree which will also change the underlying list structure.

Published under: CC License

The jQuery ContextMenu Plugin was designed for web applications in need of menus on a possibly large amount of objects. Unlike the other similar plugins, contextMenu doesn’t need to bind itself to triggering objects. This allows injecting and removing triggers without having to re-initialize or update contextMenu.

The contextMenu can provide a simple list of clickable commands, or offer an in-menu form. This makes very simple attribute modification possible. The contextMenu knows the two callbacks show and hide which can be used to update the state of commands within the menu. This allows en/disabling commands, changing icons or updating the values of contained <input> elements.

Published under: Menu | MIT License

After more than six million performed tests, Pingdom has just released version 2.0 of the Full Page Test. This new Full Page Test is still completely free to use. It still helps you profile your website’s performance. But now it’s even better.

The whole point of Full Page Test tool is to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. With the help of this tool you can identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on.

In short, it’s a free, easy-to-use tool to help webmasters and web developers everywhere optimize the performance of their websites.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

Either you’re a web developer, blogger or anyone with a website, you probably use Google Analytics to collect and process crucial data about your site’s visitors. Now, we got GAget for you, it is a Google Analytics Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard.

You can see the important information of the day without any clutter. You can check out the number of your visits for the last two weeks. See the rate of new visitors and bouncers. You can either refresh data with one click or wait for the automatic refresh. And it’s easy to switch between profiles too.

Published under: Stats | Utilities

Would you like to create a template with a fullscreen grid of images and content areas? The idea is to have a Draggable Image Boxes Grid that shows boxes of thumbnails and menu like items. Once clicked, the thumbnail will expand to the full size image and the menu item box will expand to a fullscreen content area.

The main idea for this template and its effects comes from the beautiful Flash-based website of Stephen Hamilton. To make the grid draggable, they used jQuery.kinetic by Dave Taylor. The jQuery plugin allows smooth drag scrolling and it’s just what we need in our grid.

Published under: Gallery | License Free

LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as varibles, mixins, operations and functions. As an extension to CSS, LESS is not only backwards compatible with CSS, but the extra features it adds use existing CSS syntax. This makes learning LESS a breeze, and if in doubt, lets you fall back to CSS.

Writing LESS is cool and lightning fast if you compare it to good old CSS and besides, it trains your thinking in solving functional problems. So far so good, but in the end the web needs a CSS file to show your website as it is. Either you embed a javascript file to live-transform your LESS-Code into CSS in your browser or you find out how to precompile your files into standard CSS.

The most powerful thing SimpLESS does: Save your *.less file and, BOOOM, SimpLESS generates a 100% valid standard CSS document out of it. No further steps, it’s that simple.

Published under: Code | Utilities | CC License

jQuery Countdown is a jQuery plugin that sets a div or span to show a countdown to a given time. The countdown functionality can easily be added to a division with appropriate default settings, although you do need to set the target time.

You can also use images instead of text. It’s possible to count up instead of down. You can stop or pause (lap time) the countdown and resume. It supports Callbacks per tick and/or on expiry. And best of all, it supports over 40 localisations.

Published under: Calendar | GPL License | MIT License