10 Creative & Rich UI & How to Create Them
Sometimes it’s just amazing to see, which level of usability, legibility and visual appeal can be achieved using some basic design techniques. In fact, some talented web-developers manage to deliver powerful, functional and gorgeous web-design in “look-and-feel”-style, which is easy to use and nice to see.
Beside the absolutely incredible design you will find:
- 1.1 A menu with a nice animated effect on hover state
- 1.2 A sliding post panel.
- 1.3 A draggable footer
This tutorial explains how to design an elegant and animated weekly timeline, with daily annotations, you can customize and reuse quickly in your web projects.
Only the parent element is handling events. In this case it’s the editor container element. If you add dynamicaly elements into the container you don’t have to bind any events on it.
A very clean and simple slider, complemented by great illustrations.
- 2.1 Simple slider with effect on hover state
Easy Slider (as I call this plugin) enables images or any content to slide horizontally or vertically on click or auto slide. Features include: continuous sliding, “go to first” and “go to last” button, hiding controls, optional wrapping markup for control buttons, vertical sliding and multiple sliders on one page.
Jason Reed used a stylish accordion in his portfolio to allow users to navigate pages. He also used a nice sliding tabs inside the accordion for a better structure in his interface.
- 3.1 Sliding Tabs
- 3.2 Accordion
How To » Auto Sliding Tabs
Sliding Tabs is a mootools plugin which adds a pretty neat effect. It’s a clone of something seen on Panic Software’s Coda site. With an extra feature where the Sliding Tabs widget can change to the next or previous pane every few seconds
How To » Horizontal Accordion
This plugin provides some simple options to alter the accordion look and behavior.
How To » Creating Accordions with Mootools
Most CSS Gallery gives their users the ability to change page layouts provides your users with a more immersive experience and allows them to consume information more easily, either with a quick gallery view, or a detailed summary view.
- 5.1 Switch Page Layouts
A simple way to allow your users to switch page layouts by using CSS and jQuery.
Profoto has a unique breadcrumb menu. Clicking on a breadcrumb link opens an area below it that gives users additional attributes to select from.
- 6.1 Breadcrumb
How To » jBreadCrumb
jBreadCrumb is a jQuery plugin for displaying breadcrumb navigations in a more flexible & smarter way. As the length of a breadcrumb menu may be very long & the common method used for this problem is limiting th eamount of menus used, jBreadCrumb follows another route.
Shelfari has an interesting hybrid button/drop down menu to display actions on books. If you check the code you will notice there were no input fields created for those check boxes, only a background images are used.
- 7.1 Custom Form Elements
How To » Custom Form Elements
CSS Ninjas provide an interesting cost estimate slider that allows clients to know how much their service will cost by specifying the number of pages that need to be converted.
- 8.1 Slider
The purpose of this plugin is to allow for the jQuery UI Slider plugin to be generated using progressive enhancement. You can use the jQuery Slider plugin alongside other input elements in a form and submit or serialize the form as if the slider is not even there.
Facebook’s address auto-completion form when you compose a message is one of the best examples of auto-completion feature in a form.
- 9.1 Form Auto-completion
How To » FCBKcomplete v 1.09
Fancy facebook-like dynamic inputs with auto complete & pre added values.
DesignFlavr, known for their great sources of design inspiration, put together a simple fadeIn / fadeOut slide show to showcase their featured artwork and corresponding descriptions.
- 10.1 Form Auto-completion
How To » s3Slider
s3Slider is a free plugin built in jQuery for cross-fading slideshow.