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30 Awesome Design Enhancing jQuery Plugins

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There is a vast range of ready made jQuery plugins available from generous designers and developers from across the web that can help add stunning functionality and effects to your website. Check out these 30 awesome examples, including content sliders, image galleries, tooltips, accordions, lightboxes and modal windows. Download the pre-built scripts and add the code along with the jQuery framework to quickly and easily enhance your web designs.

Coda Slider

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Coda Slider Effect

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Easy Slider

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Auto-Playing Featured Content Slider

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haccordion: A Simple Horizontal Accordion

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Revealing Photo Slider

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Fancy Box

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Facebox Image & Content Viewer

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JQZoom

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jQuery Lightbox

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ThickBox

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HighSlide

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Galleria

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jCarousel

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jQuery UI/Tabs

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jQuery.ScrollTo

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jQuery Tooltip

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Easy Tooltip and Image Preview

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jQuery Accordion

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Space Gallery

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SimpleModeal

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Virtual Tour

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Coda Popup Bubbles

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Featured Content Slider

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LavaLamp Menu

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SuckerFish Style Drop Down Menu

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Sortables

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jQuery Corner

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piroBox

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Morphing Gallery

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

122 Comments

  1. Yeah, just the post where I was looking for!

    Many thanks! :)

  2. Brandon says:

    Great resources Chris.

  3. Nice collection of jquery plugins! I’ve used some of them and was really a big help! ^_^

  4. Dan Bodenstein says:

    Great list! Thanks for compiling it.

  5. Ryan says:

    Fantastic list. Awesome resources. Saving us some time there Chris. Thank you.

  6. oterox says:

    great plugins.Coda Slider Effect is what i was looking for.Implementing it in my current client’s website.
    Thk

  7. Steve Slade says:

    Really nice list. Especially love the Featured Content Slider. Hopefully going to be using something like this soon.

    Also: great to see stuff that degrades well, especially when IE6 is involved.

  8. Gabe says:

    Thanks! I jQuery, and I was just looking for a cool slider for a portfolio, this post was right on time. I’ve been subscribed to Line 25 since you launched it, and I’m really enjoying it so far!

  9. Aaron says:

    I was looking for the coda pop up bubbles technique. Thanks!

    By the way, when you designed this website were you staring at a grid lined moleskine notebook by any chance?

  10. Janko says:

    Very nice collection. I haven’t seen some of those.

  11. You should take a look at PikaChoose jQuery Image Gallery. http://pikachoose.com/demo/ It’s really easy to set up and use! Great list I’ll definitely be using some of these on my sites soon.

  12. Great post, looking to delve into jQuery more and more with each passing project. This is a great little sum-up of what anyone could need!

  13. marbio says:

    One of the best collection of jquery resources. ;-)

  14. Matt says:

    nice collection here! thanks

  15. Борода says:

    Thank you. I think best of all is Galleria, Lightbox and jQuery Corners.
    Waiting for next list )

  16. Gandalf says:

    You cant beat a Top X article on jQuery plugins. Posted it on IHTT : http://www.ihearttoptens.com/view.php?uid=33

  17. Karen Bodkin says:

    Fantastic list! Thank you!

  18. Brad E says:

    These are great! jQuery has really helped advance the interface development. Flash for video and jQuery for interface enhancments! Thanks Again!

  19. Jarod says:

    Nice collection. I didn’t know about a few of them. This will come in handy. I bookmarked this post for future reference.

    Thanks Spoon!

  20. Chris says:

    Galleria is awesome, but it becomes a beast to load with too many images.

  21. T-Law says:

    Great list, big thanks ;)

  22. The Producer says:

    I use the Auto-Playing Featured Content Slider on my site as a wordpress plugin and I love it. Many of these I have not seen before, I will have to try them out.

  23. Thanks, Chris!
    I use a couple of these on my own site and others. Galleria is awesome, just need to make certain you keep the image size low. And the accordion menu is easy to implement.

  24. J. Shamblin says:

    Thanks for the list. Here’s a couple other really cool and free lightbox clones…

    jQuery prettyPhoto:
    http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyPhoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/

    MopBox:
    http://www.mopstudio.jp/demo/MopBoxDemo.html#?mopBox

  25. Daniel says:

    Thanks a lot! Nice List!

  26. John says:

    Fancybox is the lightbox I use the most, probably one of the better ones out there imo :) Really nice list!

  27. Thank you, now i found some new nice scripts :)

  28. Ben says:

    Thanks for the list, I love to collect list like that, will need it someday.

  29. me says:

    Awsome!
    Er, uh, gnarly.
    To the Max!
    Like, extreme, dude.

    I’m just too ****in’ hip and happenin’ ain’t I?

  30. Jeff says:

    Another great post… I love me some Jquery. In fact, I am thinking of changing my name to Jeffquery in honor of this great set of tools.

  31. excellent post as usual! i need to learn how to code properly!

  32. Graham says:

    Very nice list. I’d like to see more of this in regards to JQuery. I’ve actually been looking for side-by-side comparisons of JQuery and Dojo, too…..

  33. No offense, but 1/3 of your list are apps that have the same functionality. Why bother showing us the SAME app, 8 or 9 times? Do a little more research and show something that we haven’t already seen, or that you’re not already displaying multiple times.

  34. Sai says:

    Brilliant Website dude….

  35. trent says:

    definitely should check out Impromptu instead of simpleModal, its much more flexible and geared towards forms:

    http://www.trentrichardson.com/Impromptu/index.php

  36. ELD says:

    VERY NİCE BLOG, THANKS

  37. Thanks Chris, this is awesome! Really liking the direction Line25 is going. Didn’t have any doubts though ; )

  38. suresh says:

    Very Very nice list. .i like it….i want moreeeeeeeeee……

  39. Pradeep CD says:

    Awesome list…

    I was really looking for these…

    thanks…

  40. Great list, always nice to see more tuts for JQuery.

    Thanks, keep up the good work.

  41. Angelo says:

    Great post.

    Sure some things that may come in handy for me, sometimes. Thanks.

  42. Jugalug says:

    I particularly like Fancybox. Many thanks for these.

  43. Ashok says:

    Big thanks for you
    very very fantastic work
    i like it!

  44. Ulfi says:

    thank you, wonderfull!

  45. Jean-Marc says:

    Have a look at our website (My name is the link!) I have used a bunch of them to put it together. Ah, I almost forgot, a little bit of sweat and a week of hair pulling (windows, windows, windows!)

  46. Guild Invite says:

    Definitely going to utilize some of these plugins with my guild’s World of Warcraft website.

  47. Om Ipit says:

    jQuery is future of web design
    i will bookmark this post for my private collection
    thank for share…

  48. great stuff!.. thanks for these.

  49. Ioanis says:

    Fantastic Resource. Thank you!

  50. epc london says:

    a vast range of resources, many thanks

  51. shantesh says:

    awesome,very useful collection

  52. Crazyguy-Reegan says:

    Thanks for this useful collection

  53. Great list ! A great source of inspiration . Thanks !

  54. Cam says:

    this site makes me smarter by osmosis. AND then I read and dive head first into great content

  55. thanks for your share.. it was amazing source for beginer web programer like me.

  56. Matt says:

    Thank you Chris, great work and it is wonderful of you to share it with us.
    Cheers

  57. Nice to see here and thanks for sharing these list.

  58. welek says:

    nice collection
    Thank you!

  59. Thanks for the resources! I really like the jQuery Light Box and the Auto Playing Feature Content Slider.

  60. Benjamin says:

    I used JQZoom for some of my projects, but the crazy 1000 lines of code weren’t easy to adjust to my own needs. So I created BeZoom, another image magnifier, with about 60 lines of code. So it’s lightweight and easy to use. It’s located at http://benjaminmock.de/bezoom-jquery-plugin/

  61. This a great list of plugins, I’ll be defiantly using the virtual tour on my next website design. Great post.

  62. sofia says:

    thank you for sharing

  63. cemil says:

    thanks buddy,those are really useful stuff, thanks for all the efforts :)

  64. Thanks for this useful collection. jQuery plugins are great.

  65. Prabhjeet says:

    This is really fantastic collection! thanks.

  66. Kaplang says:

    some of these will be really useful to me, thanks :)

  67. camilo lopez says:

    great, thanks for the time to put this up!!!

  68. JstnRyan says:

    Excellent list, but HighSlide is not a jQuery plugin. It is framework independent.

  69. zmoerf says:

    i have this one site to view many ajax library http://ajax-tutorial.net

    thank’s

  70. Pol41 says:

    Time to watch the Duke in Fort Apache. ,

  71. The Coda bubble has been something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to figure out! Awesome post!

  72. Snuggie says:

    Wow, great post, thanks fr all the downloads some really great stuff in here. You should make your own portfolio
    Snuggie Blanket

  73. Excellent list….
    Very useful

  74. Indrek says:

    Thanks! Found several useful plugins that I’m going to check out.

  75. I’ve used a good handful of these, but there are plenty more to put to use. Thanks!

  76. mr. dametøj says:

    Good list, thank you very much :-)
    jQuery is the greatest, I am currently working on implementing Lavamenu in my webpage…. :-)

  77. alen says:

    useful collection

  78. Tom says:

    Superb stuff. Thanks for sharing :)

  79. Laura says:

    Wow few things here I can make good use of, thanks Chris

  80. paul says:

    Thanks Chris, you’re a star for compiling this! All the best.

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