#1: Rainyday.js
Exactly as simple as it sounds, Rainyday is a script for simulating raindrops falling on a window. Marek Brodziak created this visceral project, complete with previews and demos for any number of reasons one might want to pretend it’s raining outside.

#2: Pace
Pace is an automatic Web progress bar by HubSpot. Include Pace.js and the theme of your choice, and you get a beautiful progress indicator for page loads and AJAX navigation. The minimalist design detects progress automatically, so there’s no need to hook into any additional code.

#3: Alfred Workflows
Creator Zeno Rocha thinks this collection of Alfred 2 workflows will “rock your world.” Alfred 2, a Mac OS X productivity application, is simplified and streamlined using these workflows, which cover everything from package managers, colors and the dash, to iOS simulations and Font Awesome.

#4: Semantic UI
was featured in last week’s Top 5 list.

#5: Solved by Flexbox
While it may sound a bit full of itself, Solved by Flexbox is a showcase of problems once considered hard or impossible to solve with CSS alone that were made “trivially easy” with Flexbox. Created by Philip Walton, Flexbox goes beyond a CSS framework, providing long-needed layout mechanisms, including transitions, animations, filters and more.

About Rob Marvin

Rob Marvin has been covering the software development and technology industry as Online & Social Media Editor at SD Times since July 2013. He is a 2013 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism and Psychology. Rob enjoys writing about anything and everything, from features, entertainment, news and culture to his current work covering the software development industry.