jQuery doesn’t need to be presented here as this JavaScript library is widely used throughout the web community. Vast majority of websites utilizes its powerful functional features. This free open source set simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery was created to change the way of JavaScript writing.

The diversity of jQuery plugins, tools and tutorials strikes the imagination. Each month something new and extremely helpful appears on the web. We’ve picked out some new, efficient solutions for your future amazing web projects. All plugins, tools and tutorials in our carefully selected collection became available this October and we are absolutely sure you will appreciate their awesome peculiarities.

Now let’s get a clue about each tool.

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JackBox – A Responsive Lightbox with Real Social Sharing

JackBox is a “responsive” plugin helping you create lightbox working on mobile devices. Every image, video and song can be individually shared.

jQuery plugins, tools, tutorials

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Would you like to find one of those great solutions that make projects noticeable among others? Since it is Monday, it’s time to treat you to one of such goodies that can come handy in your work. Free Joomla Law Template is our gift for you that will come handy for the variety of web presences that deal with law business.

This theme features a kind of design that adds a stylish look to your project and highlights the main business ideas. Its simplicity helps underline the solidity of your company and put accents on the most crucial points of your business. Premium quality and good functionality will ease the future work with it. Thought-out design is a must-have point for good interaction with your clients, and you get the very within this free theme. Try free template live demo to see this theme in live action.

Friday seems to be the most favorite day of the week not only because it’s the last working one, but also ‘cause it’s a great time for catching cool free stuff. The goodie that is going to be the free one the whole next week starting from today is this Free Vector Illustration of the week showing vegetarian food. It’s absolutely a perfect choice for a variety of projects that deal with healthy eating and food. Paired with the overall cool look of your design, it can bring an attractive touch to your web presence. Be the first to get it!

There are two formats of presented here free vector illustration (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions: 1400 x 841, 2917 x 1752, 5833 x 3504. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free.

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

Move to the following link to get this cool freebie!

How do we perceive the messages from the other people? We listen to them, pay attention to their postures, gestures and the emotions that they express. And how do we understand the state of our interlocutor when we chat with him or her, or write sms? Emoticons come handy in this case. These little smileys render your emotions using graphic means, and thus make your written message more emotional. There are hundreds of cool emoticons that convey feelings and expressions, and plenty of them are constantly created. They give you a great opportunity to express yourself, and communicate your feelings to others. Free PSD Emoticons are for all of you who want to bring cheerful mood into your works.

Cheer up, don’t forget to smile, and be happy!

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Yolks Emoticons

 

Free PSD Emoticons

 

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The Blacy Emoticons

 

Free PSD Emoticons

 

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Halloween is getting closer! Are you ready for the party? Being kids we all loved the holiday, prepared scary costumes and told horrific stories trying to make our friends’ hair stood on end. Pumpkins with dreadful grins looked out of each window. All kinds of fairy creatures were marching down the streets knocking at every door to claim for their treats. The spirit of common revelry and excitement thrilled the cities and flooded their inhabitants.

We are grownups now, but still not strangers to playing pranks. Now we sew funny costumes for our children, stock up tons of sweeties to pay off the ‘devilry’, light bonfires, visit haunted castles and watch horror movies to get the maximum out of the celebration.

Halloween web designs are also great places to direct our inspiration to. Notwithstanding the playful layout of these themes, their development is a great piece of job. It’s not that easy to create custom Halloween Photoshop brushes, shapes, patterns and stuff, that’s why we tried our bests to fish out the most beautiful and qualitative ones in order to simplify your work. All of them are free to use and available for download right now. So if you are still in search for Halloween inspiration, here it is, right below.

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Сustom Shapes

halloween brushes, custom shapes, patterns

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halloween brushes, custom shapes, patterns

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Have you read a book about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland being a child? I am sure that the answer is ‘yes’, for some of us it was a favorite story. Many times we tried to imagine what the Wonderland can look like. It’s unbelievable, but it seems like Rorik Smith was the lucky one who managed to cross the boundaries of the material world and peep into this illusory country.

Rorik Smith is a gifted creative artist from Northern Wales, working on visual problems solving. He creates his queer unique artworks without any digital processing; his tools are simple graphite pencils. We refer his graphics as ‘polyhedral panoramic drawings’ and they are really able to disorient our mind. We’ve got used to perceive certain axis, planes and perspectives, distortion of which leads to complete confusion and incomprehension. Smith’s technique is a kind of challenge to our conservative perception incapable to step away from common standards. His drawings look like optical illusions for regular viewers, which is normal as when something is behind the edge of mental ability, our tangled mind generates them instead of reality.

The artist skillfully plays with perspectives, distorts the axis, seamlessly matches vertical and horizontal planes which results in mind bending experience for the audience. Moreover, his artworks are extremely accurate and detailed, if you fold the drawing in particular way, a three-dimensional picture becomes clearly visible.

Below we’ve posted several giddy, hairy ‘polyhedral panoramic drawings’, created manually by the genius artist, able to turn your conscience upside-down. View them and get to know what Wonderland is like!

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Marine Terrace Rorik Smith

polyhedral panoramic drawings

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Hey guys! Here is the goodie that looks really cool and is a perfect fit for your web presences that deal with agriculture business. The combination of this Free Joomla Agriculture Template effective design and your creative ideas will certainly bring the success to your project.

We are glad to present this nice free theme to all of you who have a great taste in stylish designs. Its bright color scheme along with the catchy elements create undoubtedly effective layout that can help you communicate your business ideas in the memorable way. The powerful Joomla features that are implemented in this freebie make it a functional solution for your web presences. If you have a lack of time, this theme will come handy, ‘cause its customization will not take you a lot of it. You are welcome to download it and start your own projects with its help.

Free Joomla Agriculture Template:

Let your design to be first to be caught by the visitors of your project. How can you do it? Choose the eye-catching stuff that is a perfect fit for your online project. Today’s Free Vector Illustration of the week that pictures robots of different shapes can make your designs more attractive and pleasant to eyes. Using such a nice freebie, you can easily create a pretty nice look of your design. Feel free to download it and try in your works!

This free vector illustration is presented in two formats (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions: 994 x 491, 2071 x 1024, 4141 x 2048. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free!

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

Move to the following link to get the goodie of the week!

Become a mature web designer with Templates.com!

Today we are going to tell you about the new web project developed by collaborative efforts of major IT companies (including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, HP, Nokia, Mozilla, Opera and the W3C) that lead parade of current IT progress. The project was given the name WebPlatform Docs.
Basically, it’s a social network, but unfortunately you can’t post pictures of your cute puppies and kittens, it’s created for developers and aimed at storing and sharing web developer’s documentation. This resource will be extremely helpful for greenhorns, since there will be no need to buy books, downloads eBooks to your reader, browse web effortlessly for numerous hours trying to find something specific, just open your browser, type webplatform.org, use search and you’re on a half-way to a vast and beautiful land of webdesign and coding.

You can already find lots of valuable content there, including information on:

  • how to use features of the open web, with syntax and examples;
  • what platforms and devices you can use various technologies on;
  • what is the current standardization, stability and implementation status of each technology specification.

Couple months will pass and Web Platform Docs will get tons of valuable content since there are thousands of enthusiasts that will gladly share their developments. If you’re one of them don’t hesitate to share your knowledge, cause sharing is caring.

Thanks for reading us!

Always a hotbed of technological activity, the United States is home to some of the most talented web developers in the world, making for a lively time when industry events are held in cities around the nation.

Ideally for developers looking to learn about the latest successful tactics being employed in their industry, these brilliant minds come together on a very regular basis, from coast to coast, guaranteeing that there is an event nearby when you need a source of education and inspiration.

Build your development toolkit and your contact list by attending one of the four web development events in the United States:

1. Chicago Web Conf

 

Chicago Web Conf

A one-stop-shop for an in-depth look at the technologies that power the web, Chicago Web Conf is renowned for its ability to pack a deep educational punch into an event that spans only a single day. The focus here is HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and other web languages, making it the perfect pit stop for a web developer needing to keep up with the latest news regarding the very backbone of the web.

When and Where: Visit Chicago, Illinois’ Windy City, on October 5, 2012, to take in this year’s Web Conf event.

2. Future of Web Design

 

Future of Web Design

Holding proceedings in one city in each of the United States and the United Kingdom each year, the Future of Web Design conference is set this year for a date in New York City! Spread out over three days and encompassing everything that goes with being a web developer and designer, the Future of Web Design conference will bring together the best and brightest minds in the industry to share ideas and inspiration while learning new skills.

Known especially for its lineup of talented speakers, expect to see personalities representing some of the hottest startups and most successful web business in the world as they share their expertise with all attendees. Add in the Rising Stars track, a session aimed at introducing the audience to some of the most exciting up and coming names in web development, and you’ve got yourself an event that combines the very best of trusted information and fresh inspiration in the Future of Web Design.

When and Where: The Future of Web Design event is set to be held from October 22-24, 2012 in New York City, mere blocks from Manhattan’s beautiful Central Park. Check out NewYorkHotels.org for nearby accomodations that are both beautiful and affordable, allowing you to easily add relaxation and sightseeing to your itinerary!

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