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A JavaScript library to create rich User Interfaces – Knockout

Knockout is a JavaScript library that helps you to create rich, responsive display and editor user interfaces with a clean underlying data model.
Features:

  • Free, open source (Ms-PL)
  • Pure JavaScript — works with any web framework
  • Small & lightweight — under 25kb minified… in fact, under 10kb when using HTTP compression
  • Supports all mainstream browsersIE 6 – 9, Firefox 2+, Chrome, Opera, Safari (Win/Mac/iPhone)
  • Use your choice of template engineWorks with the jquery.tmpl template engine, or others
  • Fully documented

Website: http://knockoutjs.com/

Demo: http://knockoutjs.com/examples/

Android Graphic User Interface (GUI) Icons Set

Android Icon Templates Pack

is a collection of template designs, filters, and settings that make it easier for you to create icons that conform to the general specifications given in this document. We recommend downloading the template pack archive before you get started with your icon design. The icon templates are in both Photoshop (.psd) and Illustrator (.ai) file formats.

Android Icon Templates Pack

Website: http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/ui_guidelines/icon_design.html#templatespack

30 jQuery UI Widgets for your Web application – wijimo

Wijmo is a complete kit of over 30 jQuery UI Widgets. jQuery UI is a great addition to jQuery JavaScript framework with the widgets and customization it offers.

Wijmo Open is completely free and open source with no limitations, while Wijmo Complete is commercially licensed. Wijmo’s “Open” version has many frequently used widgets like accordion, calendar, progress bar, slider, tabs, tooltip and many more.

Each widget utilizes the jQuery UI CSS Framework and Themeroller-ready. JQuery and jQuery UI are the defacto JavaScript libraries and have the strongest community of web developers in the world.

Website: http://wijmo.com/
Domo: http://wijmo.com/demos/

Free Silverlight Book, Gauge and TileView Controls

The pack offers three free Silverlight controls for incredibly rich UI and data visualization – Book, Gauge and TileView. The controls feature the full functionality of their commercial versions, thus offering lean and intuitive API, Expression Blend support, Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 support and built-in Office Black theme.

Free Silverlight Book, Gauge and TileView Controls

Website: http://www.telerik.com/products/free-silverlight-controls.aspx

Demo: http://demos.telerik.com/silverlight/

Ultimate 30 Mask Transitions for Flash Banner

This is an useful set of 30 masks for your image transitions. Besides the classical way to apply masks, an example is in the code of this sample. You can use your own shapes for a specific transition. Only about 2.5 Kb average for each mask.

30 mask transitions for flash banner

Website: http://www.flashxml.net/mask-transitions.html

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Create Simple Accordion with CSS and jQuery

Sohtanaka shared the tutorial for creating simple accordion with css and jQuery, When designed and implemented with usability in mind, the accordion can be incredibly useful when organizing a good chunk of content and data display technique, with an approached to building an accordion from scratch.

create simple accordion menu

Demo: http://www.sohtanaka.com/web-design/examples/accordion/

Website: http://www.sohtanaka.com/web-design/simple-accordion-w-css-and-jquery/

39 Beautiful Christmas Icons for Free

The set boasts 39 beautiful, well-crafted icons with a warm and welcoming color scheme. Button style, realistic style, simple shape style, you name it, Smashing Christmas has it.

39 beautiful free-christmas-icons

The icons can be used royalty-free by the license for any personal or commercial project including web application, web design, software application, mobile application, documentation, presentation, computer game, advertising, film, video.

Download: http://www.iconeden.com/icon/free/get/smashing-christmas

jQuery Mobile – The Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets

jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets: A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.

jquery-mobile-framework

The aim is to provide tools to build dynamic touch interfaces that will adapt gracefully to a range of device form factors. The system will include both layouts (lists, detail panes, overlays) and a rich set of form controls and UI widgets (toggles, sliders, tabs).

Website: http://jquerymobile.com/

Free 15 Incredible Photoshop Styles

Photoshop layer styles are one of the most powerful tools to create backgrounds and text effects. From complex and realistic, to simple and colorful, you can create unique styles for an unlimited range of designs. Today, we have a fantastic set of 15 layer styles for you to download and use in your work, for free!

Free 15 Incredible Photoshop Styles

Website: http://psd.tutsplus.com/freebies/exclusive-style-pack-%E2%80%93-15-incredible-photoshop-styles/

100+ Best Quality Free E-Mail Templates – with PSD/HTML Files

CampaignMonitor is sharing 100+ Best quality free HTML e-mail templates.  Each template has been thoroughly tested in more than 20 most popular email clients like Outlook 2010, Gmail, Lotus Notes, Apple Mail, the iPhone, and more.

100+ best quality free e-mail templates - with psd/html

Download/Website: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/

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