Quicksand is a very functional jQuery plugin for reordering and/or filtering items with a sleek and smooth shuffling animation.

This awesome plugin simply replaces a collection of items with another and also comes with a fair few options – like setting the duration or the easing type of the animation (optionally, Easing plugin can be used for more easing types).

Published under: Menu | GPL License | MIT License

jQuery Masonry is a layout plugin for jQuery. Think of Masonry as the flip side of CSS floats. Where as floats arrange elements horizontally then vertically, Masonry arranges them vertically then horizontally. The result leaves no vertical gaps between elements of varying height, just like a mason fitting stones in a wall. Masonry will work with all structural elements: div’s, lists, p’s, spans.

There are no setting or options within in the plugin. Instead, all spacing properties can be set with CSS. The only property required for Masonry to work is for the width of the child elements. Child elements should be should have equal width in order to avoid any overlapping.

Published under: Framework | License Free

Chad Mazzola Shared this collection of buttons that show what is possible using CSS3. Almost all of these buttons look best in Chrome and Safari on OSX. They look almost as good in Firefox, with all other browsers receiving a less-styled button.

Published under: Buttons | License Free

Sqetch is an Illustrator Wireframe Toolkit, consisting of several templates and elements: Browsers, iPad, Smartphone, GUI Elements and Form Elements. Download of sqetch is free and you are allowed to use the toolkit in commercial projects.

For maximum flexibility everything was created with vectors, no bitmap in sight. Every element can be scaled without loss of quality, every single stroke can be edited separately, to adapt the look of a sketch as ever you like. Colors are in CMYK for easy printing. And if you are a CS5 user you will be pleased to find out that all symbols are attached to a 9-slice scaling grid.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

ColoRotate is a web-based color palette generator is a fun and visually appealing method for putting together your color combinations.

You can explore and tweak preexisting color palettes for inspiration, or create your own.

You can also view color palettes in a variety of ways to give you a greater perspective on how well your colors work together.

Published under: Color Schemes

0to255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find lighter and darker colors based on any color. 0to255 cures your color manipulation woes. It’s fun, simple, and a huge time-saver.

Simply pick the color that you want to start with and 0to255 gives you a range of colors from black to white using an interval optimized for web design. Then, just click the variation you want to use and the hex code is automatically copied to your clipboard.

 

Published under: Color Schemes