Neteye Activity Indicator is a lightweight jQuery powered activity indicator or spinner that does not require any images or CSS by using SVG in modern browsers and yet also works in legacy browsers such as IE6 by using VML.
The style of the indicator can be customised in the options by configuring the number, length, width, colour and opacity of the lines and spacing in between. The speed of the animation can also be set in the options.
Virtual Keyboard is a jQuery UI plugin that is packed with features, compatible with theme roller, works with jQuery mobile and would ideal for use in a touch screen kiosk.
It supports many keyboard layouts including qwerty, alphabetic, numeric, Dvorak, regional layouts or any other custom layout. The entire keyboard can be easily customised with CSS.
It features ARIA support, an auto-complete extension, placeholder support and built-in validation. It can even be used as a calculator.
There are far too many features to list but thankfully the documentation is extremely in-depth with example layouts and demo’s, a guide to theming and example code for the options, callbacks, events and methods.
jQuery NailThumb is a full featured jQuery plugin that can create thumbnail images from a larger or high resolution image.
The simplest way to create a thumbnail with no resizing on the page is by setting the dimensions of the thumbnail images with CSS and then calling the NailThumb plugin on the images container element.
However, the plugin has an API with a large collection of options, methods and callbacks to configure the images positioning, size, proportions, animation, title & much more.
The NailThumb website is loaded with examples which demonstrate many of the available options.
Metro Studio is a collection of over 600 metro icon templates that can be customised within the Syncfusion Metro Studio Windows application – which you will need to install and is also currently free.
The application allows you to customise the size, icon and background colour and then export the image as one of various types.
The icons are split between ten categories including: applications, banking, business data, medical, must have, network & security, objects, outlook, signs and Windows applications.
Page Slide is a jQuery plugin from the creator of backstretch that can slide a page out of view to reveal an additional navigation area.
Similar functionality exists on the mobile version of the facebook site and like facebook, this plugin is also ideal for responsive web sites.
Content can be loaded from an iframe or as a modal. There are options to configure the speed and direction of the animation.
App Bits have created 64 free icons for use in the tab bar of iOS devices.
Included in the download are standard and high resolution versions.
Shuffle is a jQuery plugin that uses CSS3 transitions to reorder items in a grid based on categories listed in a HTML5 data attribute.
It works best in browsers that support CSS3 transitions however it will still function in older browsers such as IE7.
This plugin is similar to the Quicksand plugin we wrote about back in September last year.
Pow.js is a jQuery plugin that uses CSS and Canvas to generate a sunburst background image.
The website also has a form where you can modify the fields to generate an image on the fly.
Moover is a lightweight and responsive jQuery slider that also features CSS3 text effects.
It has pagination controls, an image pre-loader and auto play functionality.
The license however, is commercial and starts at $10 for a single application.
jCrop is an unobtrusive jQuery plugin that makes it simple to crop images with a user interface that is similar to graphics applications.
The plugin has lots of features including aspect ratio locking, minimum and maximum sizes, keyboard support and a range of callbacks.
It is compatible with older legacy browsers such as IE6 and the latest version has experimental touch support for mobile devices.