15 Best and useful jQuery plugins

15 Best and useful jQuery plugins


JQuery plugins help you to create gallery or form, content-revealing animation or an explosion effect.

jQuery is a popular open source JavaScript library, provides capabilities for developers to create plugins on top of the JavaScript library. jQuery has made user experience design on the web faster and easily accessible. Hence it is a fantastic library for designing and developing user interactions quickly.

Currently, there are hundreds of thousands of jQuery plugins available on the web, but you don’t have afresh the wheel. We’ve gathered some best and useful jQuery plugins that will help you to incorporate this into your next project.

1. jResponsive

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JResponsive allows you to customize the content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout. The way you want for layout like with or without top, bottom, right navigation or left navigation. It can be applied to a container, and it will arrange its children in a layout that makes optimal use of screen space, by “packing” them in tightly.

2. Glide.js

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It’s simple, lightweight, and fast. Glide is responsive and touch-friendly. It works on smartphones, tablets and desktops. Ultra-fast CSS3 Transitions with fallback to old browsers.

3. jQuery Scroll Path

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JQuery scroll path is a lightweight plugin for defining custom scroll paths. It comes with a custom scrollbar and it uses canvas flavored syntax to draw lines and arcs. It allows you to rotate content in-situ for pleasing user interactions.

4. Superscrollorama

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Superscrollorama is similar to an animation app. The jQuery plugin for supercool scroll animation.

5. Windows

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Windows is a lightweight plugin makes it easy to create full-screen scrolling websites with sections that fill the screen. The plugin simply opens up a handy API for position management, provides callbacks, and will allow for window snapping.

6. freetile.js

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Freetile is a jQuery plugin that allows the organization of webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout.

7. jQuery Nested

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Nested is a jQuery plugin that allows you to create multi-column, dynamic grid layouts.

8. Typeahead.js

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Typeahead is the product of Twitter’s development team, and it allows easy-to-implement. It pulls from external data source as your user types into an input box, providing auto-complete suggestions as they go.

9. gridster.js

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Gridster is a plugin for jQuery that allows you to build multi-column, and you can even dynamically add and remove elements from the grid.

10. MixItUp

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MixItUp is a light weight, powerful jQuery plugin that provides beautiful animated filtering and sorting of categorized and ordered content. It’s perfect for blogs, portfolios or even eCommerce stores and also free for commercial use.

11. Kerning.js

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Kerning is take control of your web typography. Kern, style, transform, and scale your web type with real CSS rules, automatically be applied when you insert a new element.

12. ScrollUp

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ScrollUp is a light weight jQuery plugin that allows you to create a customizable “scroll to top” feature and also work with any website, with ease.

13. ClassySocial

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ClassySocial allows your site visitors easily see what networks you belong to and visit them in a click of a button.

14. Smart Menus

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Smart Menus is a plugin for jQuery, website menus that work on all devices.

15. Toolbar.Js

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Toolbar allows you to quickly create tooltip style toolbars for use in web applications and websites. It is easily customizable using the twitter bootstrap icons and provides the flexibility around the toolbars display and number of icons.

16. Lettering.js

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Lettering plugin provides control over individual characters in your type, allowing you to apply kerning and colour individual letters.

  • lfx

    Nice article Arunshory, thank you for sharing. I would also add (if i am allowed to do) Likno Web Builders Collection (http://www.likno.com/) as they are applications based on jQuery that allow users to create controls like menus, sliders, tabs and so on.