Patternizer

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Patterns can bring a spark of color and design to even the most basic of design projects. The team at  developed a fully functional tool that just about anyone can use to create, save, publish and share patterns of their own. You can create a new pattern of your own with an endless array of colors and stripes or build off an existing template. The tool allows you to adjust the color, opacity, and rotation of any elements in a pattern for a completely unique design. A handy “Code” option quickly turns your pattern into CSS code for quick implementation. Patternizer is even available as a JavaScript plugin that can create patterns on any <canvas> element of a webpage.

Egrappler Full Screen Responsive Slider

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Thanks to the prevalence of jQuery, content sliders or carousels have become a must-have for many websites.  The crew at Egrappler has taken the content slider to the next level by creating a full-screen responsive slider to cycle through content and images in the largest possible format. Egrappler includes a fully packaged slider, complete with coding and slew of useful features that even non-programmers can use to add dynamic and interactive content to a webpage. A built-in “Category” function allows developers to quickly add content to the slider, while the responsive code ensures that the slider is functional on tablets and mobile devices.

Plunk App

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Mobile is the wave of the future for web traffic. Don’t get left in the dust with a lackluster mobile product that fails to take advantage of touch-sensitive devices and the responsive design framework or function at all on a mobile device. Plunk App was developed by the ZURB team to help developers test out mobile products before putting them into use.  Just upload a screenshot of a mobile webpage or application and Plunk will create a custom URL that can be used to test a product or distributed to a team of testers to analyze the functionality of the design. Plunk also includes features to test how users are interacting with a mobile design and exactly where they are touching.

Vincent Abry Social Icons

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With the widespread prevalence of social media, social icons have become a must-have feature of websites to ensure that visitors can share your content with friends and family on their own social media pages. Separate yourself from the rest of the pack with custom Twitter icons from Vincent Abry. While Mr. Abry’s designs are not licensed for commercial use, they can bring a spark of life to a personal webpage or blog. The icons incorporate the classic Twitter bird “Larry” for instant recognition while dressing up the icon with lighthearted images, icons and backgrounds.

Disaster-Proof HTML5 Forms

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Online forms provide a valuable avenue of communication for visitors to a website. However poorly coded form tables and outside influences like spotty Wi-Fi connections can turn filling out a form into a hassle for users. The Disaster-Proof HTML5 Forms tutorials aims to change all that by walking web-developers through the process of creating stable forms that utilize local storage to store form data even before it is submitted without cookies. The tutorial takes advantage of the new W3C Web Storage API that stores form data on the user side so it can be restored even if the user closes the tab or window.