For anybody planning to develop a dynamic website JavaScript is one of the perfect tools. It has been seeing extensive usage in designing user interfaces both for web based and desktop based applications. The popularity of JavaScript has been rising over the years and this can easily be understood from the fact that some libraries have expanded into frameworks. There are also other libraries that can be used along with other programming languages such as CSS, PHP, Ruby, and Java.  JavaScript libraries have helped developers create dynamic websites which are more efficient and accessible alternative to websites developed in Flash. As the demands of the developers keep growing new libraries are being launched. Here we shall take a look at some of the newly launched JavaScript libraries.

Zebra

Zebra

This is an awesome library that brings fresh views and possibilities into web application development. Using this library along with HTML5 Canvas element you can create web based Rich UI applications. It helps you create desktop like layouts on your web applications and a great alternative to Flash or Applet technologies and doesn’t require any plugin on the client side to be accessed. Here The UI elements that are built with HTML5 Canvas and colored with CSS can easily be rendered on all modern browsers. You also get 30+ UI components such as grids, tabs, menu etc.

Chart.js

Chart.js

All of know the important of charts when it comes to a website and Chart.js offers much more than mere charts. This charting library has been built on top ofHTML5 canvas element and thus allows you to create attractive charts for your web presentation. At the moment it supports six types of charts – line, bar, radar, pie, column and polar area. You can easily customize the color, borders and the fonts of the charts. To spice things up you can also animate the charts with the help of this library. It is dependency free and lightweight (under 5 kb) making it such an attractive library to work with.

Draggabilly

Draggabilly

If you are looking for drag and drop elements in web applications Draggabilly is the perfect solution for you. It is a standalone JavaScript library that is being extensive used by the developers offer the dragging feature to their users. This library allows you to control the element that would be dragged within a container. You can also make use of the callbacks on each event (start, move, and end) that also control position/location of the item. It is cross-browser compatible and also supports touch based devices.

Formula.js

Formula.js

As the name suggests this JavaScript library brings most of these formulas to web developers. Developers often need to set multiple parameters and logics to achieve some advanced functionality. All these formulas have been sub-categorized into various groups such as date/time, text, logical, financial to name a few. This library is also compatible with nodes.js that allows you to extend the web applications beyond the client’s side.

DeepTissue.js

DeepTissue.js

This library helps in cross-browser gesture handling. With so many browsers and devices in the market it is important to manage the different gestures of different devices. With the help of this library you can overcome the problem that was associated to MSPointer, WebKit Touch and mouse pointer APIs. All the common gestures such as tap, double tap, swipe, rotate etch are supported by this library. It helps in creating applications that are compatible with touch based devices. The library is expected to support multi-finger taps and swipe to select features in the near future.

Dropzone.js

Dropzone.js

With the help of this JavaScript library you can easily create an interface that allows users to easily drag and drop files into the upload functionality. This would make your users take note of the web application that doesn’t require them to browse through the folders and select a file to upload. This library works alongside jQuery and can be used to upload multiple files at the same time where the users also get preview of the images or other files that are being uploaded.

CanvasQuery

CanvasQuery

You can easily guess that this JavaScript library has got something to do with HTML5 canvas. In fact it eases the way in which you work with HTML5 canvas. Here you will come across jQuery-like syntax and methods which can be used for image manipulation such as in the case of blurring, masking and cropping images. This library can further be extended with plugins to achieve advanced appearance of the canvas elements in your application. This also offers you an easy setup for a game loop, rendering loop, mouse, touch and keyboard.

These are some of the newly launched JavaScript libraries that have become very popular with the developers in the recent times. These libraries have helped them achieve advanced functionalities in their applications.