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HTML 5

Flexible Grid

For users who can embrace the newest of technology, Flexiblegrid comes with an flex based grid. It’s the same grid you know and love, but with even better source ordering and alignment options.

Features

  • Responsive
  • Mobile First
  • Semantic
  • Readable
  • RTL Feature
  • Rails Friendly

Introduction

Get started with Flexible Grid. Quickly manage the layout, alignment, and sizing of grid columns, navigation, components, and more with a full suite of responsive flexgrid utilities. For more complex implementations, custom CSS may be necessary.

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Element – A Desktop UI Library

Element, a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers

Element is a complete and minimal framework including many useful UI components to quickly build websites and apps. The toolkit is based on Vue.js and provides all the basic elements you may need when creating a complex product (grid system, forms, navigation, notices, dialogs and more).

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Fontisto – An iconic font and CSS toolkit

Fontisto is a new iconic font curated and maintained by Kenan Gündoğan that includes more than 360 pictographic icons and a CSS toolkit for easily customising size, color, drop shadow and anything else via CSS.

Features

  • It doesn’t require JavaScript
  • Icons are infinitely scalable and look sharp on HiDPI screens
  • The icon font has been built with accessibility in mind
  • Last but not lease, it’s free for commercial use
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Font Awesome 5 Released !!!

Get vector icons and social logos on your website with Font Awesome, the web’s most popular icon set and toolkit.
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Select2 – The jQuery replacement for select boxes

Select2 gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options.
  • Fully extensible
  • Dynamic item creation
  • Full browser support
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Responsive reCAPTCHA

The new reCAPTCHA is here. A significant number of your users can now attest they are human without having to solve a CAPTCHA. Instead with just a single click they’ll confirm they are not a robot. We’re calling it the No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA experience.

Javascript

// Resize reCAPTCHA to fit width of container
// Since it has a fixed width, we're scaling
// using CSS3 transforms
// ------------------------------------------
// captchaScale = containerWidth / elementWidth

function scaleCaptcha(elementWidth) {
  // Width of the reCAPTCHA element, in pixels
  var reCaptchaWidth = 304;
  // Get the containing element's width
	var containerWidth = $('.container').width();
  
  // Only scale the reCAPTCHA if it won't fit
  // inside the container
  if(reCaptchaWidth > containerWidth) {
    // Calculate the scale
    var captchaScale = containerWidth / reCaptchaWidth;
    // Apply the transformation
    $('.g-recaptcha').css({
      'transform':'scale('+captchaScale+')'
    });
  }
}

$(function() { 
 
  // Initialize scaling
  scaleCaptcha();
  
  // Update scaling on window resize
  // Uses jQuery throttle plugin to limit strain on the browser
  $(window).resize( $.throttle( 100, scaleCaptcha ) );
  
});

CSS

.g-recaptcha {
  transform-origin: left top;
  -webkit-transform-origin: left top;
}
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Differences Between Bootstrap 3 and 4

Bootstrap 4 brought some major changes, adding new components, scrapping others. Here's the difference between Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4.
Component Bootstrap 3 Bootstrap 4
Global
Source CSS Files LESS SCSS
Primary CSS Unit px rem
Media Queries Unit px px
Global Font Size 14px 16px
Default Fonts Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif Uses a "native font stack" (user's system fonts), with a fallback to Helvetica Neue, Arial, and sans-serif
Grids
Grid Tiers 4 tier grid system (xs, sm, md, lg) 5 tier grid system (xs, sm, md, lg, xl).
Offsetting Columns Uses col-*-offset-* classes to offset columns. For example, col-md-offset-4. Uses offset-*-* classes to offset columns. For example, offset-md-4.
Tables
Inverse Tables Not supported. Added inverse tables with the .table-inverse class.
Table Head Styles Not supported. Added table head styles with the .thead-default and .thead-inverse classes.
Condensed Tables .table-condensed .table-sm
Contextual Classes Bootstrap 3 doesn't use the .table- prefix for its contextual classes. For example, Bootstrap 3 uses .active whereas Bootstrap 4 uses .table-active. Other than that, both versions use the same 5 contextual keywords (active, success, info, warning, danger). Added the .table- prefix for its contextual classes.
Responsive Tables The .table-responsive class must be added to a parent div element. Can add .table-responsive to the actual table element.
Reflow Tables Not supported. Added reflow tables with the .table-reflow class. Reflow tables have now been dropped.
Forms
Horizontal Forms Horizontal forms require the .form-horizontal class. Forms don't require .row when using grids (although this class is still a requirement on Bootstrap 3 grids in general). Bootstrap 4 dropped the .form-horizontal class — it is no longer needed to display horizontal forms. Forms require the .row class when using grids.
Use .control-label when using grids for form layout. Bootstrap 4 uses .col-form-label * when using grids for form layout. * Note that Bootstrap 4 initially used .form-control-label but subesquently changed this to .col-form-label.
Checkboxes and Radio Buttons Uses .radio, .radio-inline, .checkbox, or .checkbox-inline to display checkboxes and radio buttons. Uses .form-check, .form-check-label, .form-check-input, and .form-check-inline.
Form Control Size Use .input-lg and .input-sm to increase or decrease the size of an input control. Use .form-control-lg and .form-control-sm to increase or decrease the size of an input control.
Help Text Use the .help-block class to display help text. Bootstrap 4 uses the .form-text class to display help text. Bootstrap 4 forms don't have an official class for help text. Instead, the .text-muted class was introduced for more flexibility.
Validation and Feedback Icons Includes validation styles for error, warning, and success states on form controls (for example, .has-warning). To present icons on the input fields using Bootstrap 3, use glyphicons. Validation styles are not available for Bootstrap 4 forms. Use custom Bootstrap form validation messages instead.
Legends No classes for styling the form legends. Provides the option of using .col-form-legend on legend elements to style it more like a label.
Custom Forms Not supported. Bootstrap 4 introduced custom forms — completely custom form elements that replace the browser defaults.
Buttons
Styles Includes the .btn-default and .btn-info classes. The .btn-secondary class isn't available in Bootstrap 3. Introduced the .btn-secondary, .btn-light, and .btn-dark classes. Dropped the .btn-default class. Note that the .btn-info class was initially dropped in Bootstrap 4 but then reappeared again.
Outline Buttons Not supported. Introduced the .btn-outline-* classes for styling buttons with an outline color. Introduced the .btn-*-outline classes for styling buttons with an outline color. (The .btn-*-outline classes became .btn-outline-* in Alpha 3).
Button Sizes The .btn-xs class is available. Dropped the .btn-xs class (only .btn-sm and .btn-lg are available now).
Images
Responsive Images Use .img-responsive class. Use .img-fluid class.
Image Alignment Use .pull-right, .pull-left, and .center-block helper classes. Uses .m-x-auto instead of .center-block to align block-level images. Can also use the various .pull-*-right and .pull-*-left responsive helper classes, as well as the .text-*-left, .text-*-center, and .text-*-right helper classes on the image's parent. Can use the various .pull-*-none classes to disable floating.
Media Objects
Classes Includes many different classes for media objects, including .media, .media-body .media-object, .media-heading, .media-right, .media-left, and .media-list and .media-body. Uses just .media class. Margins can be applied using spacer utilities. Media objects are flexbox enabled in Bootstrap 4, so the various flexbox classes can also be applied (such as reordering, etc).
Dropdowns
Structure Apply dropdowns to lists (i.e. using ul and li). Dropdowns can be built with ul or divs. Apply the .dropdown-item to a a or button element and wrap them all in a div (or ul) with a .dropdown-menu class applied.
Menu Headers Apply .dropdown-header to the li tag. Apply .dropdown-header to h1 - h2 tags (as Bootstrap no longer uses li tags to build dropdowns).
Dividers Apply the .divider class to the li element (because it used lists to build dropdowns). Apply the .dropdown-divider to the div element.
Disabled Menu Items Apply the .disabled class to the li element. Apply the .disabled class to the a element.
Button Groups
Justified? Supports justified button groups (via the .btn-group-justified class). Not supported.
Extra Small? Supports extra small button groups (via the .btn-group-xs class). Not supported (dropped the .btn-group-xs class).
Navs
Inline Navs There is no .nav-inline class. Can use the .nav-inline class to explicitly specify navs to be displayed inline.
Navbars
Colors Limited (preset) color options. Supports inverse navbars but not the other classes. New (preset) color options. Introduced the .navbar-light and the .navbar-dark classes, and allows the .bg-* classes to be used on navbars.
Navbar Alignment Use .navbar-right, .navbar-left to align components within the navbar. Use the various .pull-*-right and .pull-*-left responsive helper classes. Can also use the various .pull-*-none classes to disable floating. Can either use spacing utilities such as .mr-auto, or any of the flexbox alignment utilities.
Navbar Forms Add the .navbar-form class to forms within navbars. Bootstrap 4 dropped the .navbar-form class. It's no longer necessary.
Fixed Navbars Uses .navbar-fixed-top and .navbar-fixed-bottom to fix navbars to the top or bottom. Uses .fixed-top and .fixed-bottom.
Pagination
Default Pagination Only requires .pagination to be added (to the ul element that represents the list of pages). Must also add .page-item to each li element and .page-link to each a element.
Pagers Uses .previous and .next for aligning pagers. Pagers have been dropped in Bootstrap 4 (Alpha 3). Uses .pager-prev and .pager-next for aligning pagers.
Labels
Pill Labels The .label-pill class is not available. However, Bootstrap 3 does have badges (which achieves a similar visual effect). Labels have been replaced by badges in Bootstrap 4. Badges can use the .badge-pill for rounded corners.
Tags
Supported? No. "Tags" are called "Labels" in Bootstrap 3 (i.e. they use the .label class). Yes. The .tag class was introduced in Bootstrap 4 (Alpha 3) to replace the .label class. This was done to disambiguate from the label element. Tags have now been renamed to "badges". These replace labels from Bootstrap 3.
Jumbotron
Full-Width The .jumbotron-fluid class is not required on full-width jumbotrons. Introduced the .jumbotron-fluid class for full-width jumbotrons.
Progress Bars
Uses progress? Doesn't use the progress for progress bars. Instead, applies progress bar classes to nested div elements. Uses the HTML5 progress element when working with progress bars. Using the progress element was abandoned in Alpha 6. Bootstrap 4 now uses the div element again.
Glyphicons
Supported? Supported. Not supported.
Typography
Blockquotes Bootstrap styles are applied to the blockquote element by default. Introduced the .blockquote class for styling the blockquote element (i.e. styling this element is now opt-in).
Blockquote Alignment Use .blockquote-reverse to align a blockquote to the right. Use the text utilities to align blockquotes (.text-center and .text-right).
Page Headers The .page-header class is supported. The .page-header class is not supported.
Description Lists The .dl-horizontal class was used to declare a horizontal list. Horizontal lists are now declared with the .row class on the dl tag, then any of the grid system's predefined classes to the dt and dd tags.
Non-Responsive Usage
Supported? Supported. You can specify a layout to be non-responsive. Not supported.
List Groups
Linked List Items / Button List Items Apply .list-group-item to the a element. Apply .list-group-item-action to the a element.
Collapse
Show content Uses .in to have content expanded upon page load. Uses .show to have content expanded upon page load.
Cards
Supported? Not supported. Introduced in Bootstrap 4. Cards replace functionality that was previously provided by panels, wells, and thumbnails.
Panels
Supported? Supported. Not supported. Use cards instead.
Wells
Supported? Supported. Not supported. Use cards instead.
Thumbnails
Supported? Supported. Not supported. Use cards instead.
Breadcrumbs
Classes Uses the .breadcrumb class against the ul tag. Also requires .breadcrumb-item to be applied against all li elements that make up the breadcrumb. Breadcrumbs can also be used outside of lists. For example, the .breadcrumb-item could be applied to a bunch of a elements that are wrapped in a .breadcrumb element.
Carousels
Carousel Item Use .item class. Use .carousel-item class.
Affix
Supported? Yes. No.
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Responsive Facebook Like Box

Code
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>

<div id="container" style="width:100%;">
<div class="fb-like-box" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/adobegocreate" data-width="292" data-show-faces="true" data-stream="true" data-header="true"></div>
</div>

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>
/*
* REMEMBER TO CHANGE TO YOUR APP ID AND CHANGE data-href TO SUIT YOU
*/
(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=ADD YOUR APP ID HERE";
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
$(window).bind("load resize", function(){
var container_width = $('#container').width();
$('#container').html('<div class="fb-like-box" ' +
'data-href="https://www.facebook.com/adobegocreate"' +
' data-width="' + container_width + '" data-height="730" data-show-faces="false" ' +
'data-stream="true" data-header="true"></div>');
FB.XFBML.parse( );
});
</script>

 

</body>
</html>

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Lazy Line Painter

A jQuery plugin for SVG path animation

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation. The SVG specification is an open standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999. SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files.

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18 web design trends for 2017

As we look forward to 2017 — a year that hopefully won’t be plagued by the passing of so many of the world’s greatest artists and performers — the big question on every designer’s mind has to be: what will define design in 2017?
So with that in mind, I decided to ask Webflow’s own designers what trends they think will dominate the world of digital design in 2017. (And wrote up a little commentary on their thoughts.) First, let’s hear from Webflow’s Chief Design Officer, Sergie Magdalin.
Sergie Magdalin, Chief Design Officer at Webflow
‍Sergie Magdalin, Chief Design Officer at Webflow

Layouts that let content shine

The arrangement of design elements within a given structure should allow the reader to easily focus on the message, without slowing down the speed of his reading

The last few years have seen a sea change in how people view design’s role in business. Design has shifted from a late-in-the-process “optimization” stage where designers swooped in to sprinkle on some “pretty” like mystical fairy dust to a real competitive advantage.

It’s been an amazing evolution to watch.

And a fascinating element of that evolution has been the shift back toward a focus on content: the meat on the bones of the web. Designers worldwide have realized that people visit websites for their content — whether it’s raging tweetstorms, thoughtful long-reads, or the latest “user-generated” meme — and that design’s ultimate role is to present content in an intuitive, efficient, and “delightful” way.

That’s one reason for the shift away from skeuomorphic design toward “flatter,” more minimalist design approaches, as seen in Google’s Material aesthetic, and really, across the web and our various devices.

Of course, as Newton’s third law states, for every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Many designers feel that the flat design trend has taken the “soul” out of design. We expect to see this conversation continue across 2017, but look forward to it becoming a productive dialogue that never loses sight of the heart of our design work: the content.

Better collaboration between designers, and between designers and developers

As design has taken a greater and more influential role in shaping businesses, more and more attention has been paid to designers’ collaboration with both their fellow designers, and their developer colleagues.

The emphasis on designer collaboration has arisen in part from the massiveness of the web and mobile apps we’re building these days. Gigantic platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn require not only huge design teams working on disparate aspects of the platform, but also better ways for designers to stay on the same page — and that means more collaboration, and better communication.

All kinds of tools have arisen to help facilitate that collaboration, from the shared templates and dashboards in Webflow’s Team plan to the real-time, shared canvas of Figma — and you can bet 2017 will bring both improvements to those platforms, and all-new options.

On the designer-developer collaboration front, lots of attention has been focused on the all-important handoff stage. Where designers used to hand off massive packages of static images and specs, they’re now sharing dynamic visualizations enabled by tools like InVision, Marvel, and UXPin — or doing one better by exporting real, production-ready code from Webflow.

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