So what’s that mean for you? A few things:
- Your sites will be faster. Vanilla JS is a lot faster than using a framework.
- If you still want or need to use a framework, you can pick any one you want. The add-ons will work with any of them.
- The add-ons will only work with modern, HTML5-standards browsers (that means IE 9 and higher). Don’t worry – if you need more backwards compatibility, you can still get the old jQuery versions of all the add-ons.
Get the scripts #
The add-ons were designed to integrate with Kraken, my mobile-first boilerplate, but they work great as standalone scripts, too.
- Astro, a collection of mobile-first navigation patterns.
- Drop, mobile-friendly dropdown menus.
- Houdini, a simple expand-and-collapse widget.
- Tabby, lightweight, mobile-first toggle tabs.
- Modals, simple modal dialogue windows.
- Slider, a responsive, touch-enabled content slider.
- SmoothScroll.js, simple jQuery script to animate scrolling to anchor links.
To learn more about how I made the transition, read Ditching jQuery for Vanilla JS.