Interesting JavaScript and CSS Libraries for November 2018

Updated Jun 14, 2020・2 minute read Post By Wael Manai
Interesting JavaScript and CSS Libraries for November 2018


This is a next generation web framework that combines the advantages of Web Componenets and JSX in one. It is based on Shadow DOM, offers TypeScript support, and has modern reactive data-binding. What is more, Omi is extremely lightweight (4kb gzipped) and comes with an easy-to-use Chrome extension for debugging.


Evergreen is a React UI framework for building modern and functional projects. It includes a number of React components that are ready-to-use, without any configurations. All the components are highly flexible and composable, so you can craft beautiful and responsive layouts.


Larametrics is a self-hosted metrics and notifications platform for Laravel. It shows you notifications about incoming requests, changes made in your models and messages written in the log. All of your data is self-contained in your app and on your database. It is compatible with Laravel 5.2+.


Pennywise allows you to open any website or app in a tiny floating window that remains on top of all other applications. You can adjust the window's opacity, resize or move it anywhere you like. Pennywise makes multitasking very easy, and helps you to speed up your workflow, and thus increase your productivity.


This is an interesting library that allows you to create different types of charts right in your terminal. It is really simple to use and doesn't have any dependencies. It supports Bar, Pie, Bullet, Donut, Gauge and Scatter chart types.


A tiny vanilla JavaScript library for creating scroll animations. Sal is based on the Observer API, which allows it to be super performant and not rely on any external dependencies. It is extremely lightweight (less than 2.8 kb), easy-to-use, and supports a number of animations like fade, slide, zoom and flip.

Butter Cake

Butter Cake is an open source CSS framework based on Flexbox. It makes it possible to craft modern and mobile-first designs without having to write too many lines of CSS. It is highly modular, and offers a large number of responsive components and elements that you can choose from.

Nachos UI

A React Native component library containing over 30 customizable UI elements. You can find loading indicators, form inputs, a gravatar interface, and much more. The project's documentation makes it really easy to understand how to implement each component and all the options that come with it.

Glorious Demo

This fun JavaScript library takes your code and creates beautiful animations of it being typed in a terminal. It has a simple API that takes a series of instructions and animates them one after another, allowing you to make some awesome code demos.


A tiny JavaScript timezone library that allows you to handle time, dates and timezones with almost no effort. You can create, add, subtract and compare dates, and change their timezone and format. What is more, the library supports methods that give you information about Daylight Savings, hemispheres, seasons, leap-years and more.


This is a lightweight framework for building static and server-rendered applications with JavaScript and React. It comes with automatic code splitting for quickly page loading, simple client-side routing and built-in CSS support. Next.js is mobile friendly and can be customized with plugins.


This is a modern, open-source wiki app built on Node.js, Git and Markdown. It comes with a built-in editor which allows you to write your content in Markdown format that is automatically synced with your Git repository. The app has an integrated access control and assets manager and is really lightweight and designed to work with low CPU resources.

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