Roundups & Resources

These posts consist of collections of links, docs, guides, tools, toolkits, libraries, GitHub repos, etc. that are of interest to front-end developers.

Parallax Scrolling Scripts and Plugins

Parallax Scrolling Scripts and PluginsParallax scrolling sites have been a pretty hot UX thing of late, being showcased on various blogs. Although the “ooooh! aahhh!”-ness of it all has subsided, I think this type of site is certainly a legitimate design and development option for many brands.

To help you choose a JavaScript or jQuery library or plugin for doing this sort of thing (unless you’re a masochist and want to write one from scratch!), in this post I’ve put together a list of plugins and scripts to choose from.

Responsive Ads Link Dump

Link Dump on Responsive AdsWhether we like it or not, ads on the web (in some form) aren’t going anywhere. And because of the responsive web design movement, more and more discussions are taking place surrounding how to handle ads (especially large ones) at certain breakpoints.

In addition, some developers have suggested new methods for creating ads using HTML and CSS, instead of images. Some have even incorporated animation with CSS3.

Books, Podcasts, and More for Front-End Developers

Some Podcasts and Other Resources for Front-End DevelopersHere’s a short list of some resources that front-end developers might be interested in checking out. A few interesting podcasts here along with some books and a weekly newsletter.

Comment if you know of or have authored any other sources, and I’ll consider them for future posts.

jQuery/JavaScript Tools and Plugins Worth Checking Out

jQuery/JavaScript Tools and Plugins Worth Checking OutSure, recently I mocked the fact that our industry is inundated with scripts, boilerplates, libraries, and frameworks. But that was just a light-hearted look at the state of our industry. I still think there are tons of tools that are valuable and worth knowing about for front-end developers.

So here’s another list of tools and other goodies that might be of interest to JavaScript developers.

Some Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers

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Some Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End DevelopersMy “saved for later” link lists are getting bigger, so I thought I’d post another one of these little roundups. This time, I’m mostly focusing on some interesting guides and docs that I’ve found recently.

As always, I can’t necessarily vouch for the quality and accurateness of all of these sources, but they are all certainly worth a glance. Enjoy.

Some JavaScript Resources for Web App Developers

A Few JavaScript Resources for Web App DevelopersI’ve been bookmarking quite a few guides, docs, and other resources, some of which I thought I’d share here. (Oh and when I say “bookmarking”, I mean saving to a text file. I’m so high tech, dude.)

In particular, if you’re developing large-scale JavaScript-driven applications, some of these might be useful for you. Beginners be warned: Most of these are uber-intense, so not for the faint of heart. Nonetheless, I think beginners can still learn a few things despite the high-level of most of this information.