Treesaver is a JavaScript framework for creating magazine-style layouts that dynamically adapt to a wide variety of browsers and devices. Designers use standards-compliant HTML and CSS for both content and design, no JavaScript programming is required.

The JavaScript is under 25K gzipped. And it works with most modern browsers, and degrades gracefully for older browsers. However, Treesaver is still quite immature. There are still a lot of bugs that need to be fixed.

Published under: Framework | GPL License | MIT License

LimeJS is a JavaScript game framwork that allows any developer to create HTML5 based games in no time. Games created with LimeJS framework do not require any browser plug-ins or any additional software installation to run – just a modern web browser is needed.

The Current version of LimeJS supports almost all HTML5 capable browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and even Opera. And of course this also covers two main mobile platforms, namely the iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and Android.

Published under: Framework | Apache License

In 2009, the White House chosen Drupal as the open source platform for its web site. If the most powerful voice in our nation chooses to tap into global innovation by using an economical, open source platform called Drupal to manage intensely scrutinized, mission-critical content each day and to effectively encourage feedback from citizens … why wouldn’t you?

OpenPublic is the product of a decade’s work in the open source network and the collective experience of building secure, scalable, transparent websites for all sectors of government and the citizens they serve.

Published under: Framework | GPL License

DepthJS allows any web page to interact with the Microsoft Kinect using Javascript. Navigating the web is only one application of the framework they built – that is, they envision all sorts of applications that run in the browser, from games to specific utilities for specific sites.

The great part is that now web developers who specialize in Javascript can work with the Kinect without having to learn any special languages or code. DepthJS is open source under the AGPL license.

Published under: Framework | GPL License

How much library code do you really need – 50K? 100K? 150K? More? How much of that do you really use?

Micro-frameworks are definitely the pocketknives of the JavaScript library world: short, sweet, to the point. And at 5k and under, micro-frameworks are very very portable. A micro-framework does one thing and one thing only – and does it well. No cruft, no featuritis, no feature creep, no excess anywhere.

Microjs.com helps you discover the most compact-but-powerful microframeworks, and makes it easy for you to pick one that’ll work for you.

Published under: Framework | MIT License

Three.js is a lightweight Javascript 3D Engine with a very low level of complexity – in other words, for dummies. The engine can render to the typical 2D , the new WebGL 3D , and . With 20 lines of code, you can easily create a camera, then create a scene, add a cube on it, create a renderer and add its viewport in the document.body element.

Published under: Framework | License Free

Fuel is a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3 web framework based on the best ideas of other frameworks with a fresh start. Fuel has been tested on Apache, IIS and Nginx.

Fuel takes a different approach to many frameworks and strives to be community-driven. They have only been going for less than 6 months and already had 30 developers commit to the source code and documentation.

Published under: Framework | MIT License

jRumble is a jQuery plugin that rumbles, vibrates, shakes, and rotates any element you choose. It’s great to use as a hover effect or a way to direct attention to an element. You can control the X, Y, and rotation range, the speed, and event trigger for the rumble.

However, jRumble is currently a little buggy in Internet Explorer. A rumbleSpeed of 0 seems to break the rumble. Also, there is currently no rotation on any objects in IE. This plugin is free to use!

Published under: Animation | Framework | MIT License

Gury is a simple to use utility library for drawing, animating, and managing HTML5 canvas tags. The goal is to support the HTML5 Canvas API with a framework that allows for faster/easier application development.

It was built with simplicity in mind and its usage was modeled in the image of jQuery. For instance you can initialize, style, and animate an entire scene in a single expression using chaining.

Published under: Framework | MIT License

Locomotive is an open source CMS for Rails. It’s super flexible and integrates with Heroku and Amazon S3. it is a simple but powerful CMS based on liquid templates and mongodb database. You can manage as many websites as you want with one application instance. There is a nice looking User interface too.

Published under: Framework | MIT License