15 Really Awesome and Totally New jQuery Plugins

February 3, 2011 · 24 comments

by Lars

great new jquery plugin

There are plenty of plugins for jQuery addressing nearly any front end need you can think of. The apparent abundance of plugins available on the other hand does not stop creative and skilled developers from creating even more goodies for the jQuery community, Thanks You all for contributing! In this post I have hand-picked a set of very interesting and brand new plugins that have been released within the last few weeks. Take a look I’m sure you will find something useful!


ElegantThemes
ThemeForest

Advertisement

gmap Google Maps Plugin for jQuery

great new jquery plugins

gMap is a lightweight jQuery plugin that helps you embed Google Maps into your website. With only 2 KB in size it is very flexible and highly customizable. Now there’s NO excuse for not using maps… with jQuery its has been made easy for anyone.

jQuery MultiSelect Plugin

great new jquery plugins

This is a jQuery MultiSelect Plugin that focus on speed and ThemeRoller support. It turns an ordinary HTML select control into an elegant drop down list of checkboxes. The plugins provides an optional header with check all / uncheck all / close links, Keyboard support, Ability to hook into 5 different event callbacks, much more and it is only 6kb minified.

Uniform

great new jquery plugins

Have you ever wished you could style check boxes, drop down menus, radio buttons, and file upload inputs? Ever wished you could control the look and feel of your form elements between all browsers? If so, Uniform is your new best friend. Uniform masks your standard form controls with custom themed controls. It works in sync with your real form elements to ensure accessibility and compatibility.

jQuery Formwizard Plugin

great new jquery plugins

The form wizard plugin is a jQuery plugin which can be used to create wizard like page flows for forms without having to reload the page in between wizard steps. The plugin is unobtrusive and gives the developer great freedom on how they set up the flow of the different steps in their wizards, as the plugin supports creating specific routes in the form; depending on the user input. Supports multiple “submit”-steps and much more.

Sliding Labels

great new jquery plugins

This plugin solves a common problem in an really new way. It has become popular to put¬† form labels into the fields – because it look great. Problem is that once users click a field the label is gone and it can be difficult to remember if you put in the right content in to each field… This plugin lets you have nice looking forms and simply slides the label out once the form is taken into use.

jQuery plugin: Simplest Twitter-like dynamic character count

great new jquery plugins

The best way to explain what this plugin does is to mention Twitter. Twitter posts are limited to 140 characters. While typing the Twitter post there is this always present information about how many characters the users have before reaching the limit. The information is not only provided merely by displaying a number, there are different colors applied to certain stages to notify the user about the status.
On your site you might have a comment box or contact form fields limited to certain character count. You can use this simple plugin to provide user with that useful information.

jQuery PhotoShoot Plugin

great new jquery plugins

The jQuery PhotoShoot plugin gives you the ability to convert any div on your web page into a photo shooting effect, complete with a view finder. You can check out the demonstration, or a nice tutorial on how to use it here.

Flickr-Style Photo Tagging With jQuery

great new jquery plugins

The jQuery Photo Tagger plugin allows you to add Flickr-style photo tagging to your images. You can create box-like overlays on top of your image and assign messages to each box. The plugin communicates with the server using the supplied API URLs such that the photo tags can be saved, persisted, and deleted when needed.

Sweet AJAX Tabs With jQuery 1.4 & CSS3

great new jquery plugins

Organizing the content of a page in a both intuitive and eye-catching manner, is a must in modern web design. One principle that has been around for some time is dividing text into tabs. This is a AJAX-powered tab page with CSS3 and the newly released version 1.4 of jQuery.

jQuery Easy Slides

great new jquery plugins

jQuery Easy Slides is as the name designate really really simple to use and still look great. You need to set up a few parameters (where to pick up images, captions, etc.) and then you need one line of Javascript.. that’s it.

jDiv: A jQuery navigation menu alternative

great new jquery plugins

This is actually a tutorial showing how to use jQuery for taking an entire hidden div structure and makes it appear as a drop down panel on mouse over. This can be pretty useful.

sexyCycle image jQuery plugin

great new jquery plugins

This is a extremely simple image slider supporting various parameter to control the flow. One of the good things about sexyCycle is that you’re not forced to stick with a fixed width of all images.

A jQuery Heat Map

great new jquery plugins

Here is a very simple way ho to create a heat map with jQuery. The idea is to track the clicks of a user and then display the click pattern with semi-transparent dots on an overlay.

jQuery Lint

great new jquery plugins

jQuery Lint is a simple script you can download and use with jQuery. It works over the top of jQuery and diligently reports errors and any incorrect usage of jQuery. It will also, to some extent, offer guidance on best practices and performance concerns.

Easy Full Screen Background Images with jQuery

great new jquery plugins

Backstretch is a simple plugin recreated from the code used on Central, derived from the ideas presented in existing CSS and JS solutions. It is meant to be used by those who want a lightweight, minimalist implementation of dynamically-resized background images that can be executed in one line of Javascript, with nothing more than a link to an image. To really understand how this plugin works you should try the demo.

Guaranteed pass 000-118 exam with online HP0-S26 training, you can also get best quality 642-627 dumps for your guaranteed success.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Theo September 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Great and useful list, thanks!

Reply

webunique December 23, 2010 at 11:21 am

Greate list

Reply

Josh Hartley November 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

Great list. Thanks! The best gallery plugin I’ve found is by PP Plugins… http://ppplugins.com/downloads/ppgallery.php

You should definitely feature them!

Reply

Zajo November 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

cool!!!

Reply

Web Design Hippo September 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Excellent! I have been looking for a way to stretch a background image for ages! Sweet ūüėÄ

Reply

kiran voleti September 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

Great post and explanation.Thank you.

Reply

Darren August 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

Hey,
Nice list. I have released a jQuery / Google maps plugin. The plugin is easy to use, and helps to manage lots or markers (and polygons, or image overlays) with automatic sidebars generated for the markers and/or layers.
http://www.blocsoft.com/bmap/

Reply

Aman August 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

hi

I like you Jquery Plugins List.I have also some new brand jquery Plugin list:-

http://jquery13.blogspot.com/2010/08/40-new-brand-jquery-plugins.html

Thanks
Aman

Reply

Aman August 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

hi

cool list but some plugin is missing.i have some new jQuery plugin please see this:-

http://jquery13.blogspot.com

Thanks
Aman

Reply

MediaTech April 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Awesome, thx!

Reply

Z-IM.nl March 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Those are some awesome plugins thanks !

Reply

Web design Cheltenham February 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I love the power of jquery and more plugins can only help to build better websites

Reply

dotndot February 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Awesome tutorials…Great post.

Reply

Blogger Den February 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

It’s almost surprising to see new jQuery plug-ins popping up every week. It’s such a useful framework, I really don’t even know where to begin!

Reply

New York Web Designer February 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Cool.. “jQuery Heat Map’ Is nice trick.. Lots of fun to play w/ it..

thanks for sharing.

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

{ 9 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post:


Web Analytics