10 Interesting JavaScript and CSS Libraries for February 2019

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Instant Page

This cool library speeds up loading times by prefretching links when a user hovers on them. This makes for quicker page loads once the user actually clicks on a link and navigates to the next page. A great part of the library is the installation - just add it in a script tag and it works, no configuration required!


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Stisla

Stisla is a free admin dashboard template based on Bootstrap 4. It offers solid responsive layouts, a large selection of components, useful pre-built pages, JavaScript utilities, and more. It used to be a paid project but is now completely free and open-source.


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FlexSearch

Zero dependencies JavaScript library that provides a modern solution for searching in text. FlexSearch is extremely fast in finding what you need and comes packed with powerful features such as flexible multi-field search, phonetic transformations or partial matching


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Leon

Leon is an open-source personal AI assistant in the likes of Alexa, Siri and the Google assistant. It is based on Node.js and can be easily setup on your home server where you'll be able to communicate with it via text. If you add a mic and speakers, Leon will also be capable of listening and speech.


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Matter

A nice collection of various UI elements including most input field types, buttons, loading indicators and more. The elements are styled according to Google's Material Design language and are built entirely out of good ol' HTML and CSS for for quick and easy use.


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Mercury Parser

Open-source web parser that fetches the most vital bits of information from a URL and returns the data neatly organized in a JSON. Comes with a command line tool and a chrome extension for clearing up the clutter that most websites have these days.


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Destyle

A great little reset stylesheet that lets you write CSS quicker without the default browser styles getting in the way. It helps with browser consistency, resets spacing and font-sizes, and removes the default styles from most HTML elements.


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Windows 95 in Electron

The entire Windows 95 operating system recreated in JavaScript and packaged in an Electron app. It's a fun project to play around and all of its source code is available on GitHub if you want to see how the whole thing is made.


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NES.css

Fun CSS framework that makes your website look like an 8-bit NES game. It provides a good selection of Bootstrap-type components like buttons, containers, dialogs, input fields and more.


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Split.js

Great JavaScript library for creating resizable split panels. It is only 2kb in size and is mostly CSS based, making it a good "set it and forget it" solution for building collapsible frames without having to handle all the weird edge cases yourself.


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