JQuery plugins became more and more popular in the last couple of years. They can help you add a lot of great functionality and cool effects to your website. And the best part is that you don’t need to be a savvy developer to be able to use them.
What follows is a list of jQuery plugins that I find very useful. Obviously there are a lot of other great plugins out there, so feel free to leave a comment to add to the list.
Easy Slider is a plugin, created by Alan Grakalic, that enables images or any content (like divs and such) to slide horizontally or vertically. On the plugin’s page you’ll find a in-depth description of the featuresfor the latest version and also some really useful demos to give you an idea on how you can use the plugin.
Gallery View is an attractive content gallery that can easily be implemented and customized. You’ll find instructions on how to use it and several examples.
An interesting image gallery, a little different than most.
JQZoom is an image magnifier. The plugin is really nice and easy to use. It works in most modern browsers, so it’s safe to use.
This plugin allows you to show images in your website as panoramic views. There’s no need for Flash or Java anymore.
This is an extension to the previous plugin in the list, that allows you to add interactivity to transform panoramic views into a virtual tour.
LavaLamp plugin creates a really cool effect to improve the appearance of your menus. You will find there an extended tutorial to help you with the implementation.
The plugin is designed to hide informations on your site and show it on user request. You’ll find a lot of exemples to give you an idea on how the plugin works and instructions on how to put it to use in your website.
Do you know that cool dock effect on Mac machines? Wouldn’t it be nice to have it on your site? Well, you can get that by using IconDock jQuery Plugin. The plugin allows you to create a menu on your web like the Mac OS X operating system”dock effect” one.
Pull quotes can be a handy method of drawing reader’s attention to a section of text. You’ll find an easy method to create pull quotes from a block of text using jQuary,CSS, and the HTML „span” element.
qTip is a easy to use tooltip plugin equiped with a lot of handy features like round corners or speech bubble tips. You’ll find a lot of examples, intructions and documentation for it.
Tipsy is another tooltip plugin that creates Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.
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An easy to use Date Picker, packed with a lot of features like allowing single, multiple or range selection; custom day to start the week, or marking dates as special, weekends, special days, etc.
It’s a really flexible table sorting plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. The plugin has many features like multi-column sorting, parsers for sorting text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates, etc.
It is a lightweight but rich data grid plugin with lots of features like resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, the ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content, paging, search, etc.