50 jQuery Tools for Awesome Websites

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By now, everyone has heard of jQuery. It’s a framework that makes JavaScript development much easier, and has become massively popular for adding JavaScript functionality to websites.

In this post, we’ve picked out 50 of the best scripts we know of and talked about why they rock. They can help in just about any aspect of a website, so enjoy!

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Ideas for Flash in Blog Design (& a Competition)

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Flash isn’t something you often see in use on a blog (aside from the WP-Cumulus tag cloud plugin). The majority of our animations and other effects tend to be done with JavaScript.

When Trenty Fox of Flashmint.com got in touch with me a few days offering to give away some of their products in a competition (Which we are doing at the end of this post!), my initial reaction was that Flash wasn’t a big thing for bloggers though.

What changed my mind was when I rolled over the Christmas logo on their site (Not going to tell you what happens, just go try it out, it’s cool!). It’s a small touch, but it made a big difference for me.

With this post, I’m going to fire out some other ideas for how using Flash in small doses could add to your blog. Let me know what you think, or where you use it!

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Surround Yourself With Beautiful Things

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CSS Galleries Your environment rubs off on you.

Want to be a better photographer? Browse Flickr.
Want to write better? Read great authors.
Want to be optimistic? Hang out with optimists.

It’s a simple principle, and it applies to design as well.

Want to have better taste in design? Surround yourself with beautiful things.

There are hundreds of sources of inspiration surrounding us every day, but for a web designer, the most obvious are simply other web sites.

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