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What is layerJS?

UX patterns like menus, sliders, layers & lightboxes, parallax effects, page-swipes, zoom effects, etc. are really just interactive animated layers. layerJS is a simple open source library that provides one simple universal concept to create such patterns in pure HTML.
layerJS is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
layerJS is an open source tool with 1.8K GitHub stars and 78 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to layerJS's open source repository on GitHub

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layerJS's Features

  • Universal - One library for all UX patterns. Slider, Popups, Accordeon, Menu, Parallax, (Touch) Gestures, etc.
  • Pure HTML - Layout your interface with HTML attributes and define interaction with Links
  • Plays with - Angular, VueJS, React, jQuery. Use your framework to modify frame content or generate frames dynamically.
  • All designs - Totally design agnostic. layerJS just provides the navigation effects while leaving the design up to you.
  • Lean - 30kb minimized gzipped. No dependencies.
  • Responsive - Works on mobile or desktop. Use your choice of media queries. Adds even more options to fit content to different screens.

layerJS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to layerJS?
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
jQuery UI
Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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