As a new developer, the number of libraries and frameworks available can be overwhelming.
This list is intended to serve as an introduction for beginners, so you can get an idea about what’s out there and why you should use these libraries and frameworks. When working as a web developer you have a lot of options, which makes it important to know what options are available.
If you want to know the current trend in jQuery the best example is the official jQuery UI project. Not only it has useful components but also it is free to use. The notable components of the jQuery UI are Tree View, Combo and Form Widgets, Color Picker, Charts, File Uploader, RTL Support and Validation. It is an open source license and the user can get professional support for commercial use only. This UI is integrated with technologies like asp.net and PHP. It is a common code-based UI and has similar look and feel across all the components and widgets. The widgets of this UI are rich in feature and new features get added on regular basis. It is also compatible across various devices, platforms and browsers.
It is one of the modern and rich in feature frameworks that is used for developing many mobile and web applications. There are full sets of powerful HTML5 widgets and interactions. These sets can either be used in combination or single in order to create the interaction for application development. One of the components of this is Kendo UI Web. As the name suggests this set contains everything that are required to build a modern website. This is a combination of powerful network and high-end widgets. It has RTL and MVVM support for better functionality. Another one in the set is Kendo UI Mobile. This is an advanced mobile framework that is used for building native-like mobile apps and website. It supports iOS, Android, Blackberry and WP8. Kendo UI DataViz can create data visualization in no time. Kendo UI has open source as well as commercial licensing to suite all enterprise needs.
It is a highly advanced widget kit. It is based upon jQuery UI and jQuery mobile. This UI is optimized in such a way that it became a useful client-side web development tool. This tool utilizes the power of jQuery and delivers superior performance. The best part is it is easy-to-use. All the Wijmo widgets have more than 30 themes and they all are supported by ThemeRoller. It has RTL support and can be integrated with Breeze.js, KnockoutJS and AngularJS. This widget also contains video widgets, wizards and animation widgets. The best part is Wijmo offers only one set of widget that can be used for both mobile and web. You can get comprehensive User Guide along with API references for each widget of Wijmo.
It is an easy-to-use cross platform jQuery based UI toolkit. Though it is small in size it contains features that you would surely be required in developing the website. These features are useful when used and will not get in the way while creating the codes. The feature rich components are useful in every step of creating the interactive and modern website. The templates in jKit help you reduce repetition and load times of the website. If you want to place an image in the background of the web browser all the time without the image getting distorted then jKit is the best option for you to choose. This kit also helps you in creating slideshows of the images or any other HTML elements.
It is one of the user interface UI kit that has many new and amazing features embedded in it. The best part of Gumby Framework is you can use the editor of your choice but it is recommended to use Sublime Text 2+ for editing the codes. Decent knowledge of HTML or CSS is enough to work with this framework and you can build the modern website. There is no requirement of specific framework like Codeigniter, Rails and others. Gumby Framework is built keeping the modern specifications in mind. Hence in order to keep the pace along with the modern cutting edge technology it is compatible to any browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and IE 8 to 10.