Sunday, October 04, 2009

Some popular scripts and resources Facebook-inspired

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In this post I want to suggest you a list of some popular scripts and resources Facebook-inspired to help web developers to implement quickly Facebook-like features in their web projects. In this collection you can find a Facebook-like search box, modal box, tooltips, action stream, sliders and other useful resources.

FaceBoox Search

FaceBoox is an autosuggest search engine inspired from Facebook for design which uses jQuery as ajax framework and BSN Autosuggest libs.

Autobox 2

Autobox 2 is an update of Autobox, a popular jQuery plugin to create input textbox with autosuggest features Facebook-like.


TextboxList is a MooTools script similar to Autobox for jQuery. This script turns normal textboxes into a widget which can be navigated with the keyboard, effectively turning your input into a list of items that can be easily deleted. It comes with an Autocomplete plugin.

Modal Box

Modal Box is a MooTools clone of Facebook modal box. It’s lightweight, subtle, and very stylish.

Facebook Pagination

This script is a Facebook style, unobrusive ajax pagination plug-in for jQuery.


Elastic is a jQuery plugin which makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit it’s content. It was inspired by the auto growing textareas on Facebook. The major difference between Elastic and it’s competitors is its weight.


Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves.


Tipsy is a jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.

Action Streams

The Action Streams plugin is an amazing new plugin (which imitates Facebook streams on your Wall) for Movable Type 4.1 that lets you aggregate, control, and share your actions around the web as well as a list of your profiles on various services.

Facebook Application Icons

Here is a collection of 28 free facebook application icons in a high resolution .PNG and .SVG format.


mooFacebook is a port to Mootools of the original Facebox written by Chris Wanstrath with some added features like drag support and titles.

Facebook Sliders With Mootools and CSS

David Walsh has created a very simple 3-slider system Facebook-like that allows a user to modify the height, width, and opacity of an image using just sliders.