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Another 4 JavaScript projects

6th February 2014

Sometime ago I wrote “4 JS projects at Github for your web app.” soon after I felt sorry about all the ones I did not write about. So here comes another four JavaScript projects.


“Logic-less templates with JavaScript”, I have not been using mustache.js for a long time but I can see tons of use for it in the future. It allows you to use its variables declared in JS or JSON almost anywhere with its simple syntax. I won’t go into explaining it, I leave that to it’s documentation. I found mustache.js through my contributions to Adobe Brackets, there it’s used for translations. I will probably use it similarly in some apps I working on, not major translations such as docs but UI related stuff.

mustache.js at Github


favico.js allows you to do tons of things with your web pages favicon, add animated badges, use any image as favicon or a video and some other stuff. It’s supported in Opera, Chrome and Firefox.
I don’t know if I will ever use this project in any public application, but it’s fun to play around with!

Webpage Github

jQuery Hotkeys

Yep, a jQuery plugin. It’s a great one, I first used it in a early version of Board. Since App Ground 1.3 jQuery Hotkeys is included there. If you have worked with adding hotkeys in a web app, you know that isn’t a fun story. Using jQuery Hotkeys it becomes a easy task, it’s developed by John Resig mostly known for developing jQuery ;-)



The <picture> element haven’t seen the daylight yet, hopefully we will see it in Firefox Aurora soon. Imager.js is developed at BBC News and is a great solution for responsive images. No more loading of multiply images. In favor of other solutions Imager.js can deal with pixel density, not something always needed but sill useful sometimes. I leave the exploration to you :-)


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