#5 – npmaddict.com
This website tries to publish a bunch (average of 30) of new / updated NPM packages every day, without repeating them (too often). The respective project requires either at least 5 GitHub stars (so you need to link the GitHub repository within your package.json). Or you add the special property “reveal”, set to true, into the package.json file. The filtering is probably automatic, but that’s not exactly described in the FAQ.
npmaddict.com is may not the best source to find specific, or Fontend/Backend based, packages per se. But it’s a really nice
daily injection of npm packages in general. I found this website only due to the “Referring Sites” panel on the GitHub Traffic page of our tail.select library.
#4 – libraries.io
libraries.io is a global watch manager for almost all package manager out there. It allows you to keep informed about updates and publications, but also shows new and updated content from the respective managers. It isn’t really moderated, you can rather see it as an global interface for NPM, Atom.io, Bower, and so on.
However, it offers a “SourceRank” called ranking, which is based and calculated from 14 different aspects. It also lists some meta informations, latest versions, dependencies, contributors and further data (fetched from the package.json, GitHub and maybe also other files).
#3 – cssscript.com
Both platforms are still moderated and you will receive up to 5 projects daily (so 10 projects all together). The author doesn’t filter anything and the published posts doesn’t depends on GitHub (stars) or anything else. It just SHOULD be a Frontend project, of course!
#2 – plainjs.com
It just provides a small description on his own, and doesn’t show any direct alternative to a single script or library. But it’s maybe – at least for the time of this post – the best platform to find high quality and well received packages and libraries (frontend and backend based!).
All websites above are still maintained and continue to receive new plugins and libraries, at least at the time of this post! And websites like jquery-plugins.net or web-scripts.net are currently also. So check them out and try to keep them alive, with your clicks, because nobody likes dead / unmaintained websites!