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Think of them like a library you go back to to read your favourite books. You can be an author and enjoy the books of other authors, gain a new perspective or idea and use it in your life.
1. Data visualisation in maps and graphs
Data visualisation in applications is crucial for users to be able to see statistics clearly in the administration panel, dashboards, performance metrics and so on.
Presenting this data in graphs and maps helps you to analyse it easily and make informed business decisions.
Examples: Chart.js, Apexcharts, Algolia Places
2. DOM manipulation
Examples: jQuery, Umbrella JS
3. Data Management
Efficient database management is necessary to read, create, delete, edit and sort data. You can also use sophisticated queries, automatically create tables, synchronise and validate data, and much more.
Examples: TaffyDB, ActiveRecord.js
Use JS libraries to simplify form functions, including form validation, synchronisation, handling, conditional capabilities, field controls, layout transformation, and more.
Examples: wForms, LiveValidation, Validanguage, qForms
Examples include: Anime.js, JSTweener
7. Image effects
Users can add effects to images and make them stand out using JS libraries. Effects include blur, brighten, emboss, sharpen, grayscale, saturation, hue, tone, contrast adjustment, flip, invert, invert, reflect, etc.
Examples: ImageFX, Reflection.js
Users can incorporate any typeface they wish to make their website more attractive depending on the type of content.
Maths and string functions
Adding mathematical expressions, date, time and strings can be complicated. For example, a date is made up of lots of formatting, slashes and dots to complicate things. The same goes for arrays and vectors.
9. User interface and its components
You can provide a better user experience through web pages by making them more responsive and dynamic, decreasing the number of DOM operations, increasing page speed, etc.
Examples: ReactJS, Glimmer.js
- Creating a custom dialog box
- Creating keyboard shortcuts
- Platform switching
- Creating rounded corners
- Affecting data retrieval/AJAX
- Aligning page layouts
- Creating navigation and routing
- Logging and debugging
- And many more.
It makes things simpler for HTML document manipulation and traversal, animation, event handling and Ajax.
According to W3Techs, 77.6% of websites use jQuery (as of 23 February 2021).
- Has an easy-to-use, minimalist API.
- It uses CSS3 selectors to manipulate style properties and find elements.
- jQuery is lightweight, requiring only 30 kb to gzip and minify, and supports an AMD module.
- As its syntax is quite similar to CSS, it is easy to learn for beginners.
- Extensible with plugins.
- Versatility with an API that supports multiple browsers, including Chrome and Firefox.
- DOM manipulation with CSS selectors that use certain criteria to select a node in the DOM. These criteria include element names and their attributes (such as class and id).
- Selecting elements in the DOM using Sizzle (an open source, cross-browser selection engine).
- Creation of effects, events and animations.
- JSON parsing.
- Ajax application development.
- Feature detection.
- Controlling asynchronous processing with Promise and Deferred objects.
It is now MIT licensed, but was initially released under the Apache 2.0 license. React was designed to make interactive UI creations simple.
Just design a simple view for the individual states of your application. It will then efficiently render and update the appropriate component in response to data changes.
React code comprises components or entities that need to be rendered to a specific element in the DOM with the help of a React DOM library.
It uses a virtual DOM by creating an in-memory cache in a data structure, calculating the difference and updating the DOM of the screen in the browser efficiently.
Thanks to this selective rendering, application performance is increased while saving developers' efforts to recalculate page layout, CSS styles and render the entire page.
Uses lifecycle methods such as render and componentDidMount to allow code execution at specific points during the life of an entity.
- Serves as a basis for mobile or single page application development.
- Rendering a state to the DOM and managing it.
- Create effective user interfaces during the development of web applications and interactive sites.
- Easier debugging and testing.
Extra point: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp use React.
Data-Driven Documents (D3) or D3.js is another famous JS library that developers use for data-driven document manipulation. It was released in 2011 under the BSD license.
- Emphasises web standards and gives you modern browser capabilities without being limited to a single framework.
- D3.js enables powerful data visualisations.
- It supports HTML, CSS and SVG.
- It takes a data-driven approach and applies it to manipulate the DOM.
- D3.js is fast and supports a large number of dynamic behaviours and datasets for animations and interaction.
- It reduces overhead, allowing for greater graphical complexity at high frame rates.
- To produce an interactive and dynamic data visualisation.
- To bind data to a DOM and perform a data-driven transformation on it. For example, you can generate HTML tables from an array of numbers and then create an SVG bar chart or a 3D surface chart using D3.js.
- Its functional code makes it reusable with a wide collection of modules.
- D3 provides several ways to mutate nodes such as changing styles or attributes using a declarative approach, adding, sorting or deleting nodes, changing text or HTML content, etc.
- To create animated transitions, sequence complex transitions using events, perform CSS3 transitions, etc.
- Its features are similar to Prototype.js (another popular utility library), but Underscore has a functional programming design rather than object prototype extensions.
- It has over 100 functions of 4 different types based on the types of data they manipulate. These are functions to manipulate:
- Both objects and arrays
- Other functions
- Underscore is compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Edge, among others.
Lodash is also a JS utility library that makes it easy to work with numbers, arrays, strings, objects, etc. It was released in 2013 and also uses a functional programming design like Underscore.js.
- Simplifies common tasks, such as mathematical operations, binding, choking, decorating, restricting, unchecking, etc.
- String functions, such as trimming, case-sensitive, case-sensitive, etc. are simpler.
- Create, modify, compress and sort arrays.
- Other operations on collection, object and sequence.
Its modular methods help you in:
- Iterating arrays, strings and objects.
- Creating composite functions.
- Manipulating and checking values.
For example, you can use it to increase conversions on your product page.
- Simplifies checks by filling in multiple entries simultaneously.
- You can use the country or city selector effortlessly.
- You can view results quickly by displaying link suggestions on a map in real time.
- Algolia Places can handle typing errors and displays results accordingly.
- It delivers results in milliseconds by directing all queries automatically to your nearest server.
- Allows you to incorporate a map to show a specific location which is quite useful.
- Allows you to use forms efficiently.
- Anime.js works with DOM attributes, CSS properties, SVG, CSS transforms and JS objects.
- It works with a wide range of browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc.
- Its source code is easy to decipher and use.
- Complex animation methods, such as overlay and step tracking, become easier.
- You can use Anime.js's staggering system on properties and timing.
- Create layered CSS transformations with multiple beats simultaneously on an HTML element.
- Synchronously play, pause, trigger, rewind and control events using Anime.js call and control functions.
Want to embed full screen videos in the background of your site? Try Bideo.js.
- This feature looks good on screens of different scales and sizes and works smoothly.
- Added videos can be resized depending on the browser used.
- Easy to implement using CSS/HTML.
- To add full screen background videos to a website.
Is your website or project related to the field of data analysis?
Do you need to present a lot of statistics?
Chart.js is a flexible and easy-to-use library for designers and developers who can add beautiful charts and graphs to their projects in no time. It is open source and has an MIT license.
- Elegant and simple to add basic charts and graphs.
- Results in responsive web pages.
- Light to load and easy to learn and apply.
- 8 different chart types.
- Great for beginners.
- Animation capabilities to make pages more interactive.
- Provide clear visual representations when using different data sets with the help of mixed chart types.
- Plots sparse and complex data sets on logarithmic, date, time or custom scales.
Do you want to add forms to your projects?
If so, Parsley can be useful for you. It is an easy but powerful JS library that you can use to validate forms.
- Intuitive DOM API takes inputs directly from HTML tags without the need to write a line of JS
- Dynamic form validation by detecting form modifications dynamically
- 12+ built-in validators, Ajax validator and other extensions
- You can override Parsley's default behaviour and provide a user interface and user experience centric experience
- Free, open source and super reliable that works with many browsers.
- Creating a simple form
- Performing complex validations
- Creating multi-step forms
- Validating multiple inputs
- Handling Ajax promises and requests
- Styling inputs to create exquisite floating error labels
Three.js can make your 3D design delightful. It uses WebGL to render scenes in modern browsers. Use other CSS3, CSS2 and SVH renderers if you use IE 10 or lower.
Compatible with Chrome 9+, Opera 15+, Firefox 4+, IE 11, Edge and Safari 5.1.
Supports JS features like typed arrays, Blob, Promise, URL API, Fetch, and more
You can create different geometry, objects, lights, shadows, loaders, materials, mathematical elements, textures, etc.
- To create a geometric cube, a sphere, etc.
- Creating a camera or scene
A simple way to create custom elements.
Supports both unidirectional and bidirectional data binding.
For creating interactive web applications with custom web components using JS, CSS and HTTP.
It is used by leading sites and services such as YouTube, Google Earth and Play, etc.
Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN END DEVELOPMENT.
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