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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, created by generous designers and developers from across the web. These jQuery plugins can help add stunning functionality and effects to your website, so it’s understandable why they’re so wanted by designers worldwide.

Check out these 30 awesome design enhancing jQuery plugins, including content sliders, slideshows, 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 interactive web designs.

Slidebars

Slidebars jQuery Plugins

This plugin is a jQuery framework that can help you in creating app-style off-canvas menus and sidebars. It is completely free for use on any project and it weighs only 1.69kb gzipped.

multiScroll.js

multiscroll.js jQuery Plugins

multiScroll will help you split pages with two vertical scrolling panels when working on your website. It is compatible with mobile phones and devices and old browsers such as IE 8. You can use it in your projects just by adding a simple HTML markup.

Brick Work

Brick Work jQuery Plugins

BrickWork is a helpful jQuery plugin. One of its goals is to create the best and most customizable dynamic layouts plugins. The instructions to install this plugin can be found on the GitHub page, and to get started you’ll need to have is Node and NPM on your computer.

Auto-Playing Featured Content Slider

 jQuery Plugins

This plugin can be very useful if you want to create an auto-playing featured content slider. Perfect for portfolios and blogs as well.

scrollToBySpeed

scrollToBySpeed Demo jQuery Plugin

scrollToBySpeed is a plugin that creates animated window scrolling. You can easily install it on your site and add this window scrolling effect.

Revealing Photo Slider

photo jQuery Plugin

This photo slider plugin also reveals more information as you check the photos in the gallery. It can be used for portfolio websites.

Fancy Box

roundup jQuery Plugin

fancyBox offers a nice and elegant way to customize and add functionality to your images, HTML content and multi-media on your webpages.

Facebox Image & Content Viewer

content jQuery Plugin

Facebox is a lightbox plugin that can display images, divs or entire remote pages. It uses the compact jQuery library as its engine.

ANIMSITION

Animsition

Animsition is a simple jQuery plugin for CSS animated page transitions. You can download it from Github. It comes with different animations, such as fade, rotate, flip, zoom and even overlay.

jInvertScroll

jInvertScroll jQuery Plugin

This is a both lightweight and easy to setup plugin for jQuery that allows you to move horizontally while having a parallax scrolling effect.

gridscrolling.js

gridscrolling.js jQuery Plugin

gridscrolling.js takes care of your website layout by giving you the change to scroll up and down though the mains but also check the right and left of your page.

HighSlide

highslide jQuery Plugin

Highslide JS a quick and elegant looking image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. There are no other plugins required, such as Flash or Java and also popup blockers won’t cause you any bugs or errors, as the content opens within the active browser window.

JQuery Tilted Page Scroll

jQuery Tilted Page Scroll

Tilted Page Scroll is a jQuery plugin with which you can create a 3D tilted scroll effect. It has smooth transitions, perfect for animated websites.

jCarousel

carousel jQuery Plugin

Carousel is a jQuery plugin that provides a flexible toolset for navigating and HTML based content. It is used for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order.

jQuery.Tooltip

Tooltip jQuery UI

Tooltips can be attached to any element to help display the title’s attributes in a box right when hovering your mouse over that element.

jQuery.ScrollTo

scroll jQuery Plugin

This jQuery plugin can be used to create a lightweight, cross-browser and highly customizable animated scrolling experience.

jQuery.Accordion

Accordion jQuery UI

Accordion is a jQuery plugin that displays collapsible content panels when presenting information in a limited amount of space.

Dense

Dense.js jQuery Plugin

Dense is a jQuery plugin that brings in retina support to your website. It can help you clear the blurry images and an easy way to serve device pixel ratio aware images.

SVGMagic: the fully automated SVG fallback

SVGMagic - Great jQuery SVG fallback plugin

SVGMagic is another simple jQuery plugin.  This one searches for SVG images on your website and creates PNG versions if the browser doesn’t support SVG.

Space Gallery

gallery jQuery Plugin

Space Gallery offers a creative way to view a gallery. It has a cool effect – as one image fades, another one is shown. Implementing this plugin into your project is easy, all you have to do is attach the Javascript and CSS files to your document and then edit CSS file and fix the paths to images.

SimpleModeal

modal jQuery Plugin

SimpleModeal offers a flexible modal dialog framework. This is an easy to setup jQuery plugin for modal windows.

Virtual Tour

tour jQuery Plugin

Virtual tour is an extension to the panorama viewer and allows you to add interactivity by transforming some panoramic views into a virtual tour.

RowGrid.js

RowGrid.js

RowGrid.js a small and easy to use jQuery plugin that helps you place items in straight rows. This is perfect for creating grid galleries and/or for portfolio websites.

Featured Content Slider

slider jQuery Plugin

The Featured Content Slider plugin shows new or featured contents on your page, by turning ordinary pieces of HTML content into an interactive slideshow.

gifplayer

gifplayer jQuery Plugin

gifplayer is a jQuery plugin that will make playing and stoping animated gifs on your website easier. This plugin has the advantage of letting you load a lighter static version of the animated gif.

matchHeight

jquery.matchHeight.js jQuery Plugin

matchHeight is a plugin that makes the height of all selected elements exactly the same. It is responsive, row aware, handles images and other media, supports hidden or none-visible elements, and more.

ADAPTIVE BACKGROUNDS

jquery.adaptive-backgrounds.js

Here’s a jQuery plugin which finds and extracts the dominant colors from images and then applies them to its parent.

jQuery Corner

corner jQuery Plugin

This corner plugin adds div “strips” to the item to be cornered and sets a solid background color on these strips in order to hide the actual corners of the real item.

piroBox

box jQuery Plugin

One of the most important things this plugin has to offer is the ability to open any kind of files, from inLine content to the SWF files, from simple images to pdf files.

jQuery Confirm mailto

jQuery Confirm Mailto

This is a plugin that can come in handy. You can confirm with users before opening any mailto: link through their default email client.

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

80 Comments

  1. Elliot says:

    Used to LOVE fancy box back in the day – now rev slider is probably my fave jQuery plugin… for this week anyway!

  2. BestDesignHelp says:

    I think the timeline is my favorite too, but great collection thanks for sharing!

  3. paul says:

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

  4. Laura says:

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

  5. Tom says:

    Superb stuff. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. alen says:

    useful collection

  7. mr. dametøj says:

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

  8. Brandon Kitajchuk says:

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

  9. Indrek says:

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

  10. Darshana Gunawardana says:

    Excellent list….
    Very useful

  11. Snuggie says:

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

  12. Sean "Bluefox" Blake says:

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

  13. Pol41 says:

    Time to watch the Duke in Fort Apache. ,

  14. camilo lopez says:

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

  15. JstnRyan says:

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

  16. Kaplang says:

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

  17. Prabhjeet says:

    This is really fantastic collection! thanks.

  18. ShoppingGuide says:

    Thanks for this useful collection. jQuery plugins are great.

  19. cemil says:

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

  20. sofia says:

    thank you for sharing

  21. PS Website Design Leeds says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. Website Designer Katy, TX says:

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

  24. welek says:

    nice collection
    Thank you!

  25. Shahriat Hossain says:

    Nice to see here and thanks for sharing these list.

  26. Matt says:

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

  27. Anugraha Meido .T says:

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

  28. Cam says:

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

  29. Knjigovodstvo says:

    Great list ! A great source of inspiration . Thanks !

  30. Crazyguy-Reegan says:

    Thanks for this useful collection

  31. shantesh says:

    awesome,very useful collection

  32. epc london says:

    a vast range of resources, many thanks

  33. Ioanis says:

    Fantastic Resource. Thank you!

  34. web design leeds says:

    great stuff!.. thanks for these.

  35. Om Ipit says:

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

  36. Guild Invite says:

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

  37. 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!)

  38. Ulfi says:

    thank you, wonderfull!

  39. Ashok says:

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

  40. Jugalug says:

    I particularly like Fancybox. Many thanks for these.

  41. Angelo says:

    Great post.

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

  42. Steve Webster says:

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

    Thanks, keep up the good work.

  43. suresh says:

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

  44. Pradeep CD says:

    Awesome list…

    I was really looking for these…

    thanks…

  45. Chris Barnett says:

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

  46. ELD says:

    VERY NİCE BLOG, THANKS

  47. trent says:

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

  48. Sai says:

    Brilliant Website dude….

  49. andy matthews says:

    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.

  50. 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…..

  51. callum chapman says:

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

  52. 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.

  53. me says:

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

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

  54. Ben says:

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

  55. Johannes Leuchovius says:

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

  56. John says:

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

  57. Daniel says:

    Thanks a lot! Nice List!

  58. Diego Valobra says:

    Ty 4 the post.

  59. Jack McDaniel says:

    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.

  60. 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.

  61. Chris says:

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

  62. T-Law says:

    Great list, big thanks ;)

  63. marbio says:

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

  64. Cara Jo Miller says:

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

  65. 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.

  66. 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!

  67. Ryan says:

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

  68. Brad E says:

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

  69. Karen Bodkin says:

    Fantastic list! Thank you!

  70. Борода says:

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

  71. Matt says:

    nice collection here! thanks

  72. Brandon says:

    Great resources Chris.

  73. Stuart Thursby says:

    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!

  74. Janko says:

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

  75. 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?

  76. 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!

  77. oterox says:

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

  78. Dan Bodenstein says:

    Great list! Thanks for compiling it.

  79. designwashere says:

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

  80. Sanne Terpstra says:

    Yeah, just the post where I was looking for!

    Many thanks! :)

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