After mastering the basics of web design, and getting to grips with how jquery works you should be able to put together a basic website. We have come across many great free resources over the years that help to either do things quicker, do things better, or free plugins to take your site to the next level.
Below is a list with a brief explanation of each. (we are always adding to the list, if theres anything you feel we have missed please drop us a comment below and we may add it to our list)
This is not a list of the snazziest jquery add ons, it is really aimed at the essential things that will come in hands for a standard website. We hope you find it useful!
In our opinion the best code editor, it has many great features, and is much better than a plain text editor for building sites.
A great colour code picker tool for web colours. You may not need it if you use a decent code editor (in Komodo there is an inbuilt colour picker)
A lightweight plugin for popup photo galleries
Free online tool, generates cross browser CSS for variations of border radius, simple and quick to use
A great online cross browser CSS gradient generator
Makes your website footer stay at the bottom of the page, even if your page doesnt have much content.
A fantastic way to liven up your web pages with scrolling animations
Exactly what it says on the tin, click a heading to expand a content area, a great way to include content on your website.
Not free unfortunately, but plugs into your website seamlessly, ideal for hotel websites that want to take bookings online.
A full screen (not responsive) slideshow, with captions
A list of web safe fonts, and the CSS code for each
There are tons of these around, try googling ‘responsive jquery slideshow’, this is one we have found really easy to install.
Really easy to add to the code of any page. Free to sign up.
Thats it for now, we will keep adding, comment below if you have come across any great resources and we will add it to our list!