Inspirational Add-ons for Your Websites and Applications

I’ve got a bunch of browser tabs open, but no time to prototype out some of these cool ideas, so this is a roundup of items I plan on making into plugins for WordPress or incorporating into future projects.

Ladda  by Hakim El Hattab / @hakimel

Hakim has created a UI concept that changes the Submit button in a form to reflect the loading indicator status.




News Tickers

News tickers are so 1990s, but done right they can encourage visitors to click deeper into your site.  Use them to highlight articles or draw attention to what is new.  Here are a few I really like.

Code Canyon’s Modern News Ticker

With 15 different themes and 4 layouts, this ticker is a traditional “CNN news” style ticker.





Totem Ticker

A vertical ticker.  I’d like to make this one a WordPress plugin with the option of displaying the featured image with the title overlayed for each item.





Another vertical ticker, but this one runs off of a plain list (ul li).  I’d love to see how this would work with images and text as well.

Icon Hover Effects by Codrop

I’d like to use these in a non-traditional navigation menu.  I’m percolating some ideas…


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