One of the cooler things to happen with the advent of HTML5 was, the community took it upon themselves to start making some great libraries to fully take advantage of not just HTML5 but CSS3 features as well. They also started wrapping the DOM layer for all of these into some nice libraries similar to those that have been available to Desktop UI programmers for a long time. Now I have always been of a fan of libraries that are able to accomplish this in a lightweight, flexible and easily understandable fashion. I’m sure we will list more of these in the future but here are a few that started popping up on our radar lately, that are just that right mix of fun for geeky web designers.
- http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/ – Bootstrap is a complete UI framework for modern browsers built by the folks from Twitter. Amazing what can be done in 21k
- http://www.limejs.com/ – LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers.
- http://www.spritebox.net/ – Spritebox is a WYSIWYG tool to help web designers quickly and easily create CSS classes and IDs from a single sprite image.
- http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/InteractiveTypographyEffects/ – a fun mouseover rendered font effect
- http://dev.herr-schuessler.de/jquery/popeye/demo.html – a nice flashy lightbox alternative