15 jQuery Plugins That Will Rock Your Website

July 19th, 2010 Posted in Various

jQuery is a popular framework among web designers and developers. It is derived from Javascript, but it can do much more stuff which is quite complicated to do in Javascript. With a tag line of “Write Less, Do More Javascript Library”, jQuery is an open source public library that is freely available for download and use. Using this amazing feature, many jQuery developers have developed great jQuery plugins and released them for free. All these plugins helps us to implement amazing jQuery features and functionalities in our web design without having to manually code each and everything and thus, saving valuable time.

Here in this article, we list the best 15 jQuery plugins that will rock your website.

jQZoom

jQZoom allows you to put a small magnifier window close to the image or images on your web page easily. Great for an image gallery.

jqzoom1

jQery Virtual Tour

jQuery Virtual Tour allows you to add interactivity and transform a panoramic image into a virtual tour.
This is a pretty cool plugin that will give your readers a lot. This virtual tour plugin has the added bonus of being accessible and can run even if javascript has not been activated

jZoom

jQuery Drag and Resize

jqDnR is a lightweight plugin for jQuery that lets you drag, drop, and resize elements. jqDnR provides the all the basic elastic functionality most dialogs will need. Basic and simple and easy to use.

drag

jQuery Date Picker

This jQuery plugin allows you to easily add “date picker” calendars to you HTML forms. These calendars make it much quicker, easier and less error prone for people to input certain types of dates.

date

jQuery LightBox Plugin

The jQuery Lightbox plugin adds a beautiful background effect while giving the images a clean and round shaped layout as thumbnails.

lightbox

jQuery Image Notes

Adding notes to the images is a functionality that can be very useful at times. This is a very light weight plugin that lets you incorporate the image notes functionality without the need of any custom coding.

note

Tetris with jQuery

Want to have fun with jQuery? Tetris is a very popular and simple game. This plugin implements tetris using jQuery only.

tetris

jQuery Charts Plugin

Charts are the ultimate productivity tools. With jQuery Charts Plugin, you don’t have to rely upon any third party software to create charts and illustrations.

charts

jQuery Curvy Corners

This plugin helps you implement a very nice looking rounded corner jQuery style interface.

curvy

jQuery Lazy Load Plugin

It delays loading of images in (long) pages. Images below the fold (far down in the page) wont be loaded before user scrolls down. This is exact opposite of image preloading

lazy_load

jQuery Image Strip

A beautiful plugin that enables you to embed very nice looking image strips across your website with very little effort.

strip

jQuery Icon Dock Plugin

The jQeury plugin helps you to embed a Mac OSX type Icon Dock right inside your website.

dock

jQuery Image Select Plugin

A plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image. It allows web developers to easily implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interface features, such as photo notes

image_select

jQuery Serial Scroll

This plugin can be used for navigation purposes. You decide how many to show at a time with CSS.
The items don’t need to be aligned, you can spread them as much as you want, it will always find them

scroll

jQuery Hover Action

This is yet another accordion script, except you don’t have to click to open one item, you just move your mouse over it.

hover

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5 Responses to “15 jQuery Plugins That Will Rock Your Website”

  1. BebopDesigner Says:

    This is really handy

    Cheers


  2. Benjamin "balupton" Lupton Says:

    Hey Mate!

    Thanks a bunch for featuring our Lightbox plugin, we believe in it so strongly and definitely throw everything we can into it trying to make it the best it can be! So if everyone has any feedback on it they can definitely just click that feedback button right away on it’s site and let us know how we can make it better for you!

    The other plugins are quite cool as well! The “jQuery Lazy Load Plugin” link is incorrect though and links to a curvey corners plugin :-/ So ummm…

    Thanks for the list, keep up the great work :-)

    - Benjamin :-)


  3. David Says:

    Great selection, very useful.


  4. infocyde Says:

    Thanks for putting this list together.


  5. Web Development Says:

    Oww some of those are great, especially the lazy loading plugin, going to have to find a website where I can use it now lol


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