8 Great Jquery Plugins For Your Next Project
Its popularity has been greatly because of its flexibility, and because it is fast and easy to use. Over this past year, there has been tremendous growth in the jQuery community with 100’s of existing plugins available to choose from, all enhancing the users online experience.
We’ve gathered 10 of our favourite jQuery plugins for your enjoyment!
The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a slideshow plugin that supports many different types of transition effects. It supports pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and much more.
jParallax turns a selected element into a ‘window’, or viewport, and all its children into absolutely positioned layers that can be seen through the viewport. These layers move in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts, in a parallaxy kind of way.
prettyPhoto is a jQuery based lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also add support for videos, flash, YouTube, iFrames. It’s a full blown media lightbox. The setup is easy and quick, plus the script is compatible in every major browser.
(with Background and Overlay)
AnythingSlider is an attempt at bringing brings together the functionality of all of those previous sliders and adding new features.
Ajax Fancy Captcha is a jQuery plugin that helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers.
jqModal is a plugin for jQuery to help you display notices, dialogs, and modal windows in a web browser. It is flexible and tiny, akin to a “Swiss Army Knife”, and makes a great base as a general purpose windowing framework.