35 Really Useful jQuery Plugins for Web Designers and Developers

JQuery is a powerful and elegant tool a web designer must be acquainted with. With its extraordinary features, you can create powerful and dynamic web pages and web applications making it a great tool a web developer must have!

JQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library. Through its capability of creating plugins, web developers are able to extend its functions. Some of its features are used in navigating HTML documents, handling events, performing animations and embedding ajax interactions to web pages. Nowadays, users of JQuery have been incredibly increasing. So, don’t be left behind, here is a 35 Really Useful jQuery Plugins that will help you a lot in making your website or even your mobile web development stand out from the rest.

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1. FlexSlider


FlexSlider is an awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider plugin, perfect for both beginners and seasoned pros.

2. Lettering.js


A jQuery plugin for radical web typography

3. Fitvids.js


A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.

4. FitText.js


FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.

5. Diapo


Diapo is a free jQuery slideshow with many effects, transitions, easy to customize, using canvas and mobile ready

6. Photo Swipe

Photo Swipe

Image Gallery for mobile and touch devices iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry 6 and Desktop all supported.

7. Sausage


Sausage is a jQuery UI widget for contextual pagination. It complements long or infinite-scrolling pages by keeping the user informed of her location within the document.

8. Supersized!


Supersized is a fullscreen background slideshow built using the jQuery library.

9. Mosaic


Sliding Boxes and Captions jQuery Plugin

10. Fluid Thumbnail Bar

Fluid Thumbnail Bar

A tutorial to make a fluid thumbnail bar that pages through the images it contains.

11. DropKick.js


DropKick – a jQuery plugin for beautiful dropdowns

12. QuoVolver


Quovolver is a simple extension for jQuery that takes a group of quotes and displays them on your page in an elegant way.

13. Slidesjs


Slides is a slideshow plugin for jQuery that is built with simplicity in mind. Packed with a useful set of features to help novice and advanced developers alike create elegant and user-friendly slideshows.

14. jQuery Timelinr

jQuery Timelinr

This simple plugin helps you to give more life to the boring timelines. Supports horizontal and vertical layouts, and you can parameterize the majority of attributes: speed, transparency, etc..

15. Multi-level Photo Map

Multi-level Photo Map

This multi-level map based image gallery makes it possible to show images related to their location. The first level indicates the location of the places where each one has a set of images, and the second level shows each single image and its location.

16. Scrollbar Visibility with jScrollPane

Scrollbar Visibility with jScrollPane

Sometimes it can be very useful to hide the scrollbar of elements in a website and only show it when the user really needs it. The real-time activity feed in Facebook is an example for such a behavior.

17. Circular Content Carousel with jQuery

Circular Content Carousel with jQuery

an elegant Circular Content Carousel with jQuery

18. Autobrowse jQuery plugin

Autobrowse jQuery plugin

This plugin adds automatic ajax loading of page content when the user scrolls the page, with built-in browser cache.

19. Lightbox Mac Style

Lightbox Mac Style

Visual Lightbox JS Web Photo Gallery Maker. MAC Style DEMO. Create delightful lightbox2 galleries in second without a line of code.

20. Slicebox – A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback

Slicebox - A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback

With the CSS3 3D transformations we can create some neat effects by transforming elements in three-dimensional space. Slicebox makes use of the 3D transforms properties and allows different kind of effects.

21. jQuery Slick Plugin

jQuery Slick Plugin

The jQuery Slick Plugin creates sticky, sliding tabs from any static content. Ideal for adding sticky navigation or forms to any website.

22. jQuery Mega Drop Down Menu Plugin

jQuery Mega Drop Down Menu Plugin

The jQuery Mega Drop Down Menu plugin takes any standard HTML nested lists and turns them into horizontal mega menus.

23. jQuery Lifestream

jQuery Lifestream

Show a stream of your online activity

24. Slide Note

Slide Note

A jQuery Plugin that makes it easy to display sliding notifications on your website or in your web application. It offers flexible positioning options, support for Ajax, CSS hooks, and more.

25. Coin Slider

Coin Slider

jQuery Image Slider with Unique Effects

26. ppGallery – Lightbox Gallery

ppGallery - Lightbox Gallery

ppGallery will take your images and create an elegant photo gallery widget. With some simple copy and paste, you’ll install ppGallery in no time! Scroll down for features, install directions and different options to customize your new gallery.

27. Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuery

Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuery

Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuery.

28. wkward Showcase – A jQuery Plugin

wkward Showcase – A jQuery Plugin

Awkward Showcase is a plugin for the JavaScript Framework jQuery. We call it a Content Slider. But it can do more then just slide the content. For example you can add tooltips, enable thumbnails, activate dynamic height and lots more.

29. Parallax


A jQuery Plugin to create a parallax effect in your site.

30. jQuery News Ticker

jQuery News Ticker

jQuery News Ticker is a lightweight, stylish, easy to use and flexible jQuery news ticker

31. jQuery Waypoints

jQuery Waypoints

Waypoints is a small jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.

32. Reveal: jQuery Modals Made Easy

Reveal: jQuery Modals Made Easy

The newest in jQuery Modal Hotness!

33. Flip


Flip is a jQuery plugin that will flip easily your elements in four directions.

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4 Responses

  1. Lee


    Thanks for the mention – 21. jQuery Slick Plugin & 22. jQuery Mega Menu 🙂

  2. What a great list! my favourite is number 9. Mosaic.
    have also al look on our plugins: http://tn34.de/werkstatt/downloads.html

    greetings from germany

  3. cauragex

    Jabrikk (indonesian slang, means amazing)…
    so cool!

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