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Seerat Nawaz
Seerat Nawaz

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How my first plugin got 1.1k downloads in just 2 months?

It all started when I came across a website, and for the first time saw full-screen scrolling animation effects between different sections of its webpage. After a quick google query, I found out the popular β€œfullpage” javascript plugin which is used to create these fullscreen scrolling websites, I liked the concept and wanted to make my own (While abandoning my other hobby projects).

So I started writing code in javascript along utilizing the jQuery library because we the software engineers always want to β€œwrite less, do more” and moreover jQuery supports for older browsers is super amazing. This is how β€œFullView.js ” came into existence (it’s free so you can try it), it’s a simple, light-weighted, and easy to use JavaScript plugin to create cross-browser compatible fullscreen scrolling websites and is used by many developers.

Before FullView.js, I hadn’t written a single javascript plugin. I had created and customized many javascript functionalities for my clients, but for some reason, I kept telling my self that crafting a whole plugin was beyond my capabilities. If you ever felt this way, let me tell you something. Creating a javascript plugin is easier than you think.

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I honestly didn’t expect any downloads, but there are about 1.1k downloads from the NPM in just 2 months, many developers are utilizing it in their projects. If you are good with javascript or typescript, I strongly urge you to try your hand at creating a plugin. If you do and come up with something useful, don’t forget that you can distribute it freely to others or you can also sell it on marketplaces.

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