melonJS is the result of our enthusiasm and past experiments with Javascript, and came from the feeling that no simple, free and standalone library was available to develop games. And although still a big work in progress and not yet bug free, melonJS already allows to easily create some nice games.

melonJS integrates the popular Tiled map format, allowing to easily design levels using the Tiled map editor, and to focus on the game features itself. melonJS is compatible with the various existing browsers. However, as of today, Google Chrome 12 (or upper) is highly recommended.

Published under: Framework | License Free

RandomText was created by Dale Davies mainly as a learning exercise, but also to address the need for an online tool to quickly generate dummy text. RandomText is a web application that designers and developers can use to quickly grab dummy text in either Lorem Ipsum or Gibberish format.

It is very handy and helpful when designing web sites. You can create dummy paragraphs, lists and headings easily with RandomText. You can also view the result as a plain text or HTML code.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

Smart Validate is a jQuery credit card validation plugin, that makes credit card format validation a simple task. It ensures that user has entered valid credit card number before making actual transaction. Smart Validate supports American Express, Master Card, Visa Card, Diners Club, Discover.

Published under: Forms | License Free

LeanModal is a simple JQuery plugin for modal windows. It is built for all the short dialogs, alerts, panels and such associated with an app, that you may want to handle in a modal window. Designed to handle hidden content, and doesn’t apply any styles to the target element, other than for displaying and positioning.

Published under: Popup | License Free

Creating custom dropdowns is usually a tedious process that requires a ton of extra setup time. Oftentimes lacking conveniences that native dropdowns have such as keyboard navigation. DropKick removes the tedium and lets you focus on making your dropdowns look good.

DropKick also degrades gracefully: if the user has javascript disabled everything will continue as normal using your regular <select> elements. And it works on on IE7 and 8 too.

Published under: Forms | License Free

The Endless Mural is an interactive, collaborative art website built in HTML5. You can experiment, play and draw, using all the tools and artwork provided. When you are happy with what you have created, submit your composition to the endless mural and become a part of this global collaboration.

See your own drawing as a part of an ever growing, ever evolving whole, and take a look at what contributors from all over the world have created.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

CSS Prism is a CSS color spectrum inspector. Input the path to any .css file, and it will output an easy to scan display of all hex colors from the file. Unwanted colors can be edited via a Photoshop-like color picker and the resulting .css file can be downloaded for your convenience.

The CSS Prism Bookmarklet will insert links to any webpage’s linked .css files just inside the body tag. CSS Prism will be quite helpful to you if you are building more sites at work.

CSS Prism – A CSS Color Spectrum Inspector

Published under: Color Schemes | License Free

The jQuery documentation is great, very complete, nicely written and with a lot of examples and demos. However, it is difficult to find the right documentation for what we search for. Try to search for the .is() function for example. Over 100 matches before the actual function we are looking for. And it is a fixed layout.

jQAPI is an Alternative jQuery Documentation, which is very fast and slick. The navigation becomes much more easier. And the style is clean and comfortable to use. In my opinion, it should be the best alternative jQuery documentation out there.

Published under: Information | License Free

Orman Clark has designed a pretty slick compact music player interface in PSD some time ago. Now, someone has coded the design into an awesome HTML5 Music Player in jQuery for us. The user interface is very clean and easy to use. You can also check out other HTML5 Music and Audio Solutions for jQuery we have mentioned before.

jQuery HTML5 Music Player

Published under: Sound | License Free

Marko Dugonjić teaches us how to Create Fancy Checkboxes and Radio Buttons in forms with a typical markup, a few lines of CSS and some JavaScript functions. He has also provided the jQuery version too.

You should also take a look at other Useful Forms Plugins / Resources we have mentioned on WebAppers some time ago. Of course, they are all free.

Published under: Forms | License Free