Freedom to Read

The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove books from sale, to censor textbooks, to label "controversial" books, to distribute lists of "objectionable" books or authors, and to purge libraries. These actions apparently rise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals. We, as citizens devoted to the use of books and as librarians and publishers responsible for disseminating them, wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read. We are deeply concerned about these attempts at suppression. Most such attempts rest on a denial of the fundamental premise of democracy: that the ordinary citizen, by exercising critical judgment, will accept the good and reject the bad. The censors, public and private, assume that they should determine what is good and what is bad for their fellow-citizens.

We trust Americans to recognize propaganda, and to reject it. We do not believe they need the help of censors to assist them in this task. We do not believe they are prepared to sacrifice their heritage of a free press in order to be "protected" against what others think may be bad for them. We believe they still favor free enterprise in ideas and expression.

We are aware, of course, that books are not alone in being subjected to efforts at suppression. We are aware that these efforts are related to a larger pattern of pressures being brought against education, the press, films, radio and television. The problem is not only one of actual censorship. The shadow of fear cast by these pressures leads, we suspect, to an even larger voluntary curtailment of expression by those who seek to avoid controversy.

Such pressure toward conformity is perhaps natural to a time of uneasy change and pervading fear. Especially when so many of our apprehensions are directed against an ideology, the expression of a dissident idea becomes a thing feared in itself, and we tend to move against it as against a hostile deed, with suppression.

And yet suppression is never more dangerous than in such a time of social tension. Freedom has given the United States the elasticity to endure strain. Freedom keeps open the path of novel and creative solutions, and enables change to come by choice. Every silencing of a heresy, every enforcement of an orthodoxy, diminishes the toughness and resilience of our society and leaves it the less able to deal with stress.

Now as always in our history, books are among our greatest instruments of freedom. They are almost the only means for making generally available ideas or manners of expression that can initially command only a small audience. They are the natural medium for the new idea and the untried voice from which come the original contributions to social growth. They are essential to the extended discussion which serious thought requires, and to the accumulation of knowledge and ideas into organized collections.

We believe that free communication is essential to the preservation of a free society and a creative culture. We believe that these pressures towards conformity present the danger of limiting the range and variety of inquiry and expression on which our democracy and our culture depend. We believe that every American community must jealously guard the freedom to publish and to circulate, in order to preserve its own freedom to read. We believe that publishers and librarians have a profound responsibility to give validity to that freedom to read by making it possible for the readers to choose freely from a variety of offerings.

The freedom to read is guaranteed by the Constitution. Those with faith in free people will stand firm on these constitutional guarantees of essential rights and will exercise the responsibilities that accompany these rights.

We therefore affirm these propositions:

1. It is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversity of views and expressions, including those which are unorthodox or unpopular with the majority.

Creative thought is by definition new, and what is new is different. The bearer of every new thought is a rebel until that idea is refined and tested. Totalitarian systems attempt to maintain themselves in power by the ruthless suppression of any concept which challenges the established orthodoxy. The power of a democratic system to adapt to change is vastly strengthened by the freedom of its citizens to choose widely from among conflicting opinions offered freely to them. To stifle every nonconformist idea at birth would mark the end of the democratic process. Furthermore, only through the constant activity of weighing and selecting can the democratic mind attain the strength demanded by times like these. We need to know not only what we believe but why we believe it.

2. Publishers, librarians and booksellers do not need to endorse every idea or presentation contained in the books they make available. It would conflict with the public interest for them to establish their own political, moral or aesthetic views as a standard for determining what books should be published or circulated.

Publishers and librarians serve the educational process by helping to make available knowledge and ideas required for the growth of the mind and the increase of learning. They do not foster education by imposing as mentors the patterns of their own thought. The people should have the freedom to read and consider a broader range of ideas than those that may be held by any single librarian or publisher or government or church. It is wrong that what one can read should be confined to what another thinks proper.

3. It is contrary to the public interest for publishers or librarians to determine the acceptability of a book on the basis of the personal history or political affiliations of the author.

A book should be judged as a book. No art or literature can flourish if it is to be measured by the political views or private lives of its creators. No society of free people can flourish which draws up lists of writers to whom it will not listen, whatever they may have to say.

4. There is no place in our society for efforts to coerce the taste of others, to confine adults to the reading matter deemed suitable for adolescents, or to inhibit the efforts of writers to achieve artistic expression.

To some, much of modern literature is shocking. But is not much of life itself shocking? We cut off literature at the source if we prevent writers from dealing with the stuff of life. Parents and teachers have a responsibility to prepare the young to meet the diversity of experiences in life to which they will be exposed, as they have a responsibility to help them learn to think critically for themselves. These are affirmative responsibilities, not to be discharged simply by preventing them from reading works for which they are not yet prepared. In these matters taste differs, and taste cannot be legislated; nor can machinery be devised which will suit the demands of one group without limiting the freedom of others.

5. It is not in the public interest to force a reader to accept with any book the prejudgment of a label characterizing the book or author as subversive or dangerous.

The ideal of labeling presupposes the existence of individuals or groups with wisdom to determine by authority what is good or bad for the citizen. It presupposes that individuals must be directed in making up their minds about the ideas they examine. But Americans do not need others to do their thinking for them.

6. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians, as guardians of the people's freedom to read, to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals or groups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large.

It is inevitable in the give and take of the democratic process that the political, the moral, or the aesthetic concepts of an individual or group will occasionally collide with those of another individual or group. In a free society individuals are free to determine for themselves what they wish to read, and each group is free to determine what it will recommend to its freely associated members. But no group has the right to take the law into its own hands, and to impose its own concept of politics or morality upon other members of a democratic society. Freedom is no freedom if it is accorded only to the accepted and the inoffensive.

7. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility, they can demonstrate that the answer to a bad book is a good one, the answer to a bad idea is a good one.

The freedom to read is of little consequence when expended on the trivial; it is frustrated when the reader cannot obtain matter fit for that reader's purpose. What is needed is not only the absence of restraint, but the positive provision of opportunity for the people to read the best that has been thought and said. Books are the major channel by which the intellectual inheritance is handed down, and the principal means of its testing and growth. The defense of their freedom and integrity, and the enlargement of their service to society, requires of all publishers and librarians the utmost of their faculties, and deserves of all citizens the fullest of their support.

We state these propositions neither lightly nor as easy generalizations. We here stake out a lofty claim for the value of books. We do so because we believe that they are good, possessed of enormous variety and usefulness, worthy of cherishing and keeping free. We realize that the application of these propositions may mean the dissemination of ideas and manners of expression that are repugnant to many persons. We do not state these propositions in the comfortable belief that what people read is unimportant. We believe rather that what people read is deeply important; that ideas can be dangerous; but that the suppression of ideas is fatal to a democratic society. Freedom itself is a dangerous way of life, but it is ours.

This statement was originally issued in May of 1953 by the Westchester Conference of the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council, which in 1970 consolidated with the American Educational Publishers Institute to become the Association of American Publishers.

Adopted June 25, 1953; revised January 28, 1972, January 16, 1991, by the ALA Council and the AAP Freedom to Read Committee.

FAQ

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at any branch of the Latah County Library District. These can vary from shelving, shelf reading, or helping with storytime crafts.

Please fill out an application form and return it to your local branch.

If you are in need of community service, please read the following expectations; bring a copy with you on your next trip to the library.

Community Service Expectations

Accordion

The Widgetkit Accordion enables you to display a set of items in a compact space. When clicking on each item's header, it expands or collapses its content section.

Features

  • Clean and very lightweight code
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Smooth transitions on content section toggle
  • Option to automatically match the height of varying content
  • Option to auto collapse or allow multiple opened items
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.3+ and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Example

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How To Use

The Widgetkit Accordion lets you easily create and manage all the accordion's contents through the user-friendly Widgetkit administration interface. After you have created an accordion, you can load it anywhere on your website using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Media Player

The Widgetkit Media Player is a HTML5 audio and video player completely built with HTML and CSS. You can easily embed video files into your website by using the HTML5 video element. A Flash player fallback is included for all unsupported browsers.

Features

  • Native playback for modern HTML5 browsers
  • Supports MP4 (h.264), WebM, FLV, WMV and MP3 files
  • Completely built with HTML and CSS
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Same UI in all browsers
  • Create your own skins
  • Flash player fallback for unsupported browsers
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Examples

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How To Use

Use the HTML5 video element to embed video in your website. For example:

<video src="/video.mp4" width="320" height="240"></video>

You can also provide multiple sources, to add support for the different video formats like h.264, WebM or Ogg:

<video width="320" height="240">
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  <source type="video/ogg"  src="/video.ogv" />
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Use the HTML5 audio element to embed MP3 files in your website. For example:

<audio src="/audio.mp3" type="audio/mp3"></audio>

Lightbox

The Widgetkit Lightbox allows you to view images, HTML and multi-media content on a dark dimmed overlay without having to leave the current page.

Features

  • Display images, videos, HTML, Iframes, Ajax requests and SWF
  • Supports YouTube, Vimeo, MP4 (h.264), WebM and FLV movies
  • Group lightboxes and mix different content types
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Load other widgets in a lightbox
  • 3 different opening and closing transitions
  • 4 different caption styles
  • Keyboard and mouse scroll wheel navigation
  • Built on the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Examples

Different animations - fade, elastic and none

Different title positions - float, inside and over

Various examples in one gallery (try also using the keyboard and mouse scroll wheel)

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Load Widgets In A Lightbox

Use #wk-ID to load widgets like slideshows or galleries in a lightbox. For example: Widgetkit Slideshow

<a data-lightbox="width:600;height:300;" href="#wk-10">Lightbox</a>

How To Use

Use the HTML5 custom data attribute data-lightbox to activate the lightbox. You can set various lightbox parameters to the data attribute. For example:

<a data-lightbox="width:1000;height:600;" href="http://www.wikipedia.org">Lightbox</a>

Here is a list of the most common parameters:

  • titlePosition - How should the title show up? (float, outside, inside or over)
  • transitionIn - Set a opening transition. (fade, elastic, or none)
  • transitionOut - Set a closing transition (fade, elastic, or none)
  • overlayShow - Set to true or false
  • scrolling - Set to yes or no
  • width - Set a width in pixel
  • height - Set a height in pixel
  • padding - Set a padding in pixel

Avenue Theme

This is the Avenue theme of our fast and slick Warp theme framework! It is optimized and streamlined to serve as a blueprint to build your own custom themes.

The Avenue theme takes full advantage of all the latest Warp7 features like a completely responsive layout, semantic HTML5 markup, a nice and clean administration UI and much more.

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Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

  1. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
  2. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
  3. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
  4. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
  5. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
  6. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Adopted June 18, 1948;
amended February 2, 1961, and January 23,1980
by the ALA Council.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Latah County Library District are:

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Board Meeting Schedule

Board of Trustees Meeting Records

Agendas, minutes, and special reports.

By-Laws

Map

The Widgetkit Map provides a simple solution for adding a map to your website. Various features let you customize the map, like changing colors and adding markers or directions.

Features

  • Location selection with auto geocoding
  • Supports multiple map markers with text popups
  • Option to get the direction to the active marker
  • Supports custom map styles and colors
  • Uses the latest Google Maps API
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.3+ and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Direction Example

This map features all map controls, multiple markers and you can get the direction.

Color Scheme Example

Set or invert the hue, saturation, lightness and gamma of a map.

Minimal Example

This map has a fixed width, no controls and no markers.

How To Use

With the Widgetkit Map you can quickly create and manage simple maps with features like multiple markers, text popups and custom color schemes. Once you have created a map, you can load it anywhere on your website using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Twitter

The Widgetkit Twitter module is the neatest way to display tweets directly on your website. All displayed tweets get cached so they show up super fast, even if Twitter is not available.

Features

  • Filter tweets by hashtags, words, from users, to users, referencing users
  • Block tweets using a blacklist
  • Tweets are cached for high performance
  • Tweets show up even if Twitter is not available
  • 3 different styles to show your tweets
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Built with HTML5 using article and time elements
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

How To Use

Create a Twitter module in Joomla or a Twitter widget in WordPress and publish it in a module position. A lot of options are available to choose which tweets you want to show.

For example you can show only tweets from a specific user or tweets that contain a certain hash-tag or a specific word. All options can be combined. To filter by more than one word or user use a space between them. For example: yootheme joomla.

Slideshow

The Widgetkit Slideshow is the ultimate image and content slideshow for Joomla and WordPress. It's flexible, easy to customize and completely built with HTML5 and CSS3.

Features

  • Clean and very lightweight code
  • 17 eye-catching transition effects
  • Fully responsive including all effects
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Supports HTML captions
  • Swipe navigation on mobile devices
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.3+ and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Slideshow Screen Example

This is an image slideshow with the famous Ken Burns effect.

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Slideshow Default Example

This is an image slideshow with eye-catching transition effects.

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Showcase Box Example

This a content showcase using all the features from the Slideset widget as a navigation. Any kind of HTML content can be used inside the navigation.

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Showcase Button Example

This is an image slideshow with some nice navigation buttons. You can place any kind of HTML in the navigation buttons.

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Tabs Example

This is a classic, tabbed slideshow. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

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Tabs Bar Example

This is a slideshow with a tabbed navigation bar. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

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List Example

This is a slideshow with a vertical tabbed list as a navigation.

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How To Use

The Widgetkit Slideshow takes full advantage of the very user-friendly Widgetkit administration user interface. It has never been easier to create and manage all the slideshows and their different slides in one place. After you created a slideshow you can load it anywhere in your theme using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Features

This theme is built on the Warp framework, a well-engineered theme framework for WordPress and Joomla, and utilizes all of its latest features. The user interface is powered by UIkit, a lightweight and modular front-end framework, which provides the theme's styling. The theme also comes with a wide range of different layouts and widget variations.

Styles

We provide lovingly crafted style variations to give you a glimpse of what is possible with this theme. The built-in theme customizer allows you to modify colors, fonts, sizes and much more without any CSS knowledge. Just choose your colors with the color picker and adjust the theme with only a few clicks. Click on one of the images to see the style.

Custom Widgetkit Styles

We created a custom style for our Widgetkit Gallery perfectly fitting the theme. To apply this style, follow these steps:

Gallery

  1. Download and unzip the bonus styles package for Widgetkit available in the download area
  2. Copy the folder gallery/styles/avenue
  3. Joomla: Paste it to media/widgetkit/widgets/gallery/styles
    WordPress: Paste it to wp-content/plugins/widgetkit/widgets/gallery/styles
  4. Now you can select the style "Avenue" in the settings of your Widgetkit Slideshow

Social Icons

Use the modifier .uk-icon-button class to create an icon button.

Here is a little code example how to add them:

  <a href="#" class="uk-icon-button uk-icon-twitter"></a>
  <a href="#" class="uk-icon-button uk-icon-facebook"></a>
  <a href="#" class="uk-icon-button uk-icon-google-plus"></a>

Here is an overview of all icons provided by Font Awesome.

Donations

Per LCLD Financial Policy, cash donations may be restricted for use by a designated branch within the District or for the purchase of either adult or youth materials. All other donations except for unrestricted cash are subject to approval.


Tax Credit

The Idaho State tax credit is in addition to any other Federal and Idaho State credit for charitable contributions, which may be available when you itemize deductions. More importantly, this credit keeps your tax dollars in Latah County. Contributions made on or before December 31 can be deducted from your Idaho State and Federal tax returns.

Tax Credits for Contributions to Public Libraries

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Slideset

The Widgetkit Slideset takes your product showcase to the next level. It provides a sleek way to show multiple sets of items and uses smooth effects while looping through them.

Features

  • Clean and very lightweight code
  • Eye-catching transition effects
  • Fully responsive including all effects
  • Support of named custom sets
  • Swipe navigation on mobile phones
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.3+ and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Slide Example

The sets are auto generated (4 items per set), item names are shown and it uses the slide effect and navigation buttons.

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    Radio
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    Camera
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    Calendar
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    Volume
  • Icon 05
    Chat
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    Tunes
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    E-Mail
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    Google+
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    Player
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    Like
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    Twitter
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    Weather

Zoom Example

The sets are arranged manually, sets names are used as a navigation and it uses the zoom effect.

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Drops Example

The sets show the item names and it uses the drops effect and navigation buttons.

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Deck Example

This auto generated sets uses prev/next buttons as a navigation and the deck effect.

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How To Use

The Widgetkit Slideset takes full advantage of the very user-friendly Widgetkit administration interface. You can create and manage all slidesets and their different items in one place. After you have created a slideset, you can load it anywhere on your website using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Gallery

The Widgetkit Gallery provides a smart and automated way to publish images on your website. You only need to select the image folders and the whole gallery is generated automatically.

Features

  • Fully responsive including all effects
  • Folder based image selection
  • Supports multiple image folders
  • Automatic thumbnail creation
  • Supports image captions and custom links
  • Uses the Widgetkit Spotlight and Lightbox
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+ and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Showcase Box Example

This is an image showcase with eye-catching transition effects and a thumbnail navigation.

Image Wall Example

This is an image wall with zoom effect, no margins and squared corners using the lightbox.

Polaroid Example

This is an image wall with scattered polaroid pictures using the lightbox.

Slider Example 1

This is an image slider where the image centers automatically during the effect. It also features a spotlight caption and the lightbox.

Slider Example 2

This is an image slider where the image stays left during the effect.

Slideshow Screen Example

This is an image gallery using the nice swipe effect from the slideshow widget.

Slideshow Default Example

This is an image gallery using all the features from the slideshow widget.

Showcase Example

This is a simple image showcase mashing up all the features from the slideshow and slideset widget.

Slideshow Inside Example

This is a very basic slideshow which uses preview thumbnails inside the image as a navigation.

Spotlight Example

This is an image wall with some margins and rounded corners using the spotlight and lightbox.

Slideset Example

This is an image gallery using all the features from the slideset widget.

  • image1
  • image10
  • image11
  • image12
  • image2
  • image3
  • image4
  • image5
  • image6
  • image7
  • image8
  • image9

How To Use

The Widgetkit Gallery comes with a user-friendly administration user interface which let's you create new galleries with just a few clicks. The integrated directory browser let's you easily add or remove source directories of your images. All galleries can be loaded anywhere in your theme using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Spotlight

The Widgetkit Spotlight allows you to add an overlay to your images, which fades or moves in on mouse hover. The overlay can be an image or HTML content. The default magnifier spotlight is a perfect match for the Widgetkit lightbox.

Features

  • Create nicely animated image overlays
  • Supports custom image or HTML content overlays
  • 5 different animation modes
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Built with the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Examples

If no custom overlay is set, the default spotlight fades in an overlay with a magnifier image. If you define a custom overlay, you can choose between different animations - fade, bottom, top, right and left.

How To Use

Use the HTML5 custom data attribute data-spotlight to activate the spotlight.

<a data-spotlight="on" href="/mypage.html">
  <img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
</a>

To create a custom overlay, use a div element with the CSS class overlay. You can set the effect parameter to the data attribute. For example:

<a data-spotlight="effect:bottom;" href="/mypage.html">
  <img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
  <div class="overlay">Custom Overlay</div>
</a>

You can set the effect parameter to fade, bottom, top, right and left.

Widgetkit

Widgetkit is the next generation tool set for Joomla and WordPress. This toolkit is the first of its kind! It provides a simple and user-friendly way to enrich your websites experience with slideshows, galleries, lightboxes and much more. All widgets make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts. Widgetkit is fully responsive and all widgets and their effects adapt perfectly for all device resolutions. It supports touch gestures and makes use of smooth CSS3 animations. Here is a short feature roundup:

Features

  • Available for Joomla and WordPress
  • All widgets are fully responsive
  • Use shortcodes to show widgets anywhere
  • Clean and lightweight code
  • Semantic HTML5 markup
  • Asset file minification and compression
  • Supports touch gestures for mobile devices
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.3+ and the latest jQuery version

How It Works

Widgetkit basically acts as a platform for all our widgets. It installs as a single component in Joomla or as a plugin in WordPress. The Widgetkit dashboard presents you an overview of all widgets. You can create, edit or delete all widgets and their content in one place. And after you have created the content for your first widget, you can either use a shortcode or a module to display your widget anywhere on your website. In fact, you can do both. Because once have you created a widget, you are able to display it multiple times and reuse it on different parts of your website.

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