jQuery effects are used more or less all over the Internet today.
Just a few years ago Flash was dominating the scene for interactive and dynamic websites.
Further the mobile movement have also helped speed up the adoption of HTML5 and as an example Canvas Animation is opening up for a lot of possibilities when it comes to developing dynamic effects in a standard way. There are even countless examples of HTML5 games available online showing us the capabilities of these rather new technologies.
jQuery Effects Index
- jQuery Animation Effects
- jQuery Transition Effects
- Image Editing and Manipulation jQuery Effects
- Other jQuery Effects and Resources
jParallax turns a selected element into a ‘window’, or viewport, and all its children into absolutely positioned layers that can be seen through the viewport. These layers move in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts, in a parallaxy kind of way.
This is an effect which can be used on site-header. It’s very simple to use: several layers glued together into a 3D effect.
In this effect the elements move in a way that they look as if it were one rotating sphere.
This works like a carousel but the elements fades into the distance at the end. It also interacts with the mouse. The greater the distance of the mouse from the center the faster it rotates.
This easy scroll application was made to simplify your work and save you time in developing any kind of web template or application, it can be easily inserted in any context and has a wide range of parameters that can make your scrolling unique.
The image cube functionality can easily be added to a division with appropriate default settings. It then displays the images contained within the targetted division in a cycle every two seconds. A random rotation is chosen each time to move to the next image. Highlights and shadows are used to enhance the 3D effect.
With this effect you can animate a curtain to open to show a text or image the moment the rope is clicked.
jQuery Animated Content Changer is a jQuery plugin that allows you to easily manage dynamic html content. With only very simple html, you can add nice features to your website’s content. The way the change is animation is pretty cool.
Try this wonderful effect to animate the postcard inspired designs you have. With this effect, the clouds and the lifesaving float moves at the same time.
In this animation, you can drag objects and place them anywhere you want. It also features a switch that can be turned on to amaze your visitors.
It’s a nice way of reordering and filtering things with a nice shuffling animation. With this, you can make a beautiful library to make your work organized.
This effect can be customized so that the chimney can puff a smoke of whatever shape you want. The one above puffs Super Mario Images. This is perfect to be used in headers.
Drop the blocks by touching the red strings with your mouse. This is what this effect can do.
jCoverflip has been developed to enable fast and granular customization of the look and feel and feature set.
This effect has a cartoon themed landscape with elements which slide out to reveal additional content.
This is a parallax style implementation of user interactions. When the mouse moves over the document (or a specific element) the actions can be translated to modify any CSS property of an element for example an image position, to give a parallax style effect.
This effect enhances user interaction by providing decorative effects. It’s all packaged into an intuitive jQuery plugin. Thus, you can sprinkle cool effects on your screen once your mouse is moved.
Use CSS and jQuery to create the effect of a rotating billboard with two ads. Through this you can make one set of image slices disappear while another one (the other ad) appear giving the look of rotating slices, just like in a rotating billboard system.
A jQuery plugin that sets a division to flip between text messages like a flight board at an airport. The flight board functionality can easily be added to a division with appropriate default settings. It then displays the messages in a cycle after two seconds. Highlights and shadows are used to enhance the 3D effect.
You can use this effect to amuse your visitors or create this out of fun. It’s an animated way of to inspire someone to look beyond the perceived constraints of web designers and developers.
This is a very amusing plugin. Once you open it, the object will revolve around the page and if you click the buttons, it will jump in a circular motion and bounce back into position.
Flip is a jQuery plugin that will flip easily your elements in four directions.
Creating a custom animation banner with jQuery. With this animation setup, you can have different elements in a banner that will animate in a nifty fashion.
Rotate3Di is a jQuery Effect Plugin that makes it possible to do an isometric 3D flip or 3D rotation of any HTML content. It also enables custom 3D rotation animations. CSS3 Transforms are used to create this visual “3D” isometric effect.
Cool hover effect for a portfolio page.
jqFancyTransitions is easy-to-usejQuery plugin for displaying your photos as slideshow with fancy transition effects. jqFancyTransitions is compatible and fully tested with Safari 2+, Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+, Google Chrome 3+, Opera 9+.
This jQuery effect fades in and fades out anything whether it is an image, text or even a link in a nice and smooth fashion.
Captify is a plugin for jQuery written by Brian Reavis to display simple, pretty image captions that appear on rollover.
Animate an image while hovering it and show the visitors information while doing that. Sounds simple huh? Well it is, but the effect is nice and can be nice for a portfolio.
jSquares is a jQuery plugin that pops up an image and a description in an overlay on hover.
How to create a thumbnail photo gallery, where clicking a button would reveal the entire photo and more information about that photo. The animation used look quite good.
Sexy Curls jQuery plugin is an open source solution which lets you share in the beauty of the page fold feature with ease. It uses the jQuery UI and its resizable package.
Booklet is a jQuery tool for displaying content on the web in a flipbook layout. It is built using the jQuery library.
Amaze your readers by adding this nice effect which flips an object to reveal the content on its underside.
The Grid Accordion works with the same theory as most other accordions. Only one cell is open at a time. The big thing is that the column of the current open cell expands to a reasonable reading width.
This effect highlights and then fades a text or an image with a click of the mouse. It can be made to display a highlighting box of different colors.
The feature of this Dynamic page/replacing content is that it replaces the content of the page if the navigation button is clicked instead of opening another window.
The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a slideshow plugin that supports many different types of transition effects. It supports pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and much more. It also supports, but does not require, the Metadata Plugin and the Easing Plugin.
Saloon is a jQuery Banner Rotator which animates your image and text slides with transition effects of the wide library. Easy installation, great transitions and text animations define the freshline style. See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page! Customize this slider with just a little HTML and CSS to your very needs. Give each slider a description and more elements to transport your message.
The touch style drag and rool feature if pretty cool.
Jcrop is the quick and easy way to add image cropping functionality to your web application. It combines the ease-of-use of a typical jQuery plugin with a powerful cross-platform DHTML cropping engine that is faithful to familiar desktop graphics applications.
Awesome full size/screen jQuery image slider plugin. It resizes the images to fill browser while maintaining image dimension ratio. Further it cycles Images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading
This is an extension to the simple panorama viewer that allows you to play a little bit more with jQuery by adding interactivity to transform some panoramic views into a virtual tour.
LAYERSLIDER cool jQuery effect!
This is a jQuery content slider using the famous parallax-effect! You can create as many layers and sublayers as you want. You can use images or any other HTML elements, including Flash movies as layers. The script is very user-friendly, you can add global settings or local (per slide) settings to each layer or sublayer. You can change delay times, easing types, durations and much more.
This corner plugin is pulling off its magic by adding more elements to the page. Specifically, it 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. So if you step back and look at the cornered element, think of there being solid colored divs hiding the true squared off corners of the item you wish to be changed.
Try this wonderful effect to make the text and images clearer by seeing it up close as if they’re just in the retina of your eyes.
This effect works by highlighting and previewing images that are integrated in an article or spread over a page. This is a nice way to allow users to view a bigger version of an image that is relevant to some context. It highlights images on a delayed hover and offer a preview mode which will enlarge and center the bigger version of the image on the screen.
Flip is a jQuery plugin that will flip easily your elements in four directions.
imJQMosaic is a simple jQuery plugin that creates mosaic pattern using an image. Apart of just creating the mosaic pattern on an image, it also facilitates the user to put menus on top of the mosaic tile(s). Hence, it can be beautifully used as navigation menu. It can also serve as a substitute to the popular Flash based navigations on the home pages of a website or application which unfortunately don’t work on mobile phones not supporting Flash content.
This effect enables you to create a simple image zoom out effect with jQuery. Thus you can show some images which are zoomed in initially and when hovering over an image it gets zoomed out. This effect could be used in photography websites or image galleries.
Make a nice jQuery zoom like the one in the above screenshot. This effect offers different ways of zooming in and out.
Cloud Zoom is a free jQuery image zoom plugin, a comparable alternative to products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.
Dragdealer is much more than a simple image slider. It offers a wide variety of features related to dragging, but is also quite powerful for creating different types if image sliders. I recommend you go to the website and try out the demos.
The crop plugin takes an IMG element and crops them to the dimensions given. The result is a DIV with a background image with the height and width and an offset. The new DIV should also carry across the existing style attributes of the image.
Zoomooz is an easy-to-use jQuery plugin for making any web page element zoom.
This jQuery plugin zooms a small area when you put your mouse over it. It’s very flexible and it’s easy to customize in CSS.
imgAreaSelect is a jQuery plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image. It allows web developers to easily implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interface features, such as photo notes.
This jQuery plugin transforms a set of images into a tiny gallery with several options. The Micro Image Gallery allows to switch between a grid view which shows a preview of the images as thumbnails and a single view showing one image only. The navigation bar can be hidden and sliding out when hovering over the gallery, or visible.
This interactive picture – aka an image that contains tooltips and popup boxes can be useful for showing off a particular aspect of a photo (ie items or people).
You can give your pictures nice rounded corners to enhance the look of your page.
This effect is a nice recreation of the Mac desk, which is something that many people really like.
This jQuery tool is designed as an aid in making nice animations.
As the name suggests this produces an effect of changes the image into greyscale when you put your on it.
This plugin can help you select color in the same way you select color in Adobe Photoshop.
jQuery Touchwipe’s small 1 KB library allows you to obtain the wipe event on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch which can be used to scroll through an image gallery. It also works with Android touchscreens.
This tutorial will teach you how to make amazing jQuery animation using just a few line of code for each effect. With this you can create a progress-bar in less than 3 lines.
Have fun with cool Tetris on your screen with this jQuery effect.
Create an amazing music player coded in xHTML & jQuery that made use of mouse gestures and hotkeys. You can Click & Drag with mouse to interact with interface’s music player or use directional keys & spacebar instead of mouse.
This works like a sliding door in our homes. When you drag the navigation button, you expose the background of the image.
This is a nice way to scale an image by clicking the FULL, HALF and GONE buttons to see the animation in action.
This effect enhances the ability to make background-position animation. The object can shoot up and move back into position when a click is done.
Rating system is a very boring part of web browsing experience. That is why a colorful rating system is there to make rating activity more appealing. Take this to improve the rating system mechanism that you have in your site.
With the help of jQuery & YQL, this effect can pull the contents of a shared spreadsheet in your Google Docs account, and use the data to populate the FAQ section with questions and answers. The best aspect of this solution, is that you can change the contents of the FAQ section from within Google Docs – just edit the spreadsheet. You can even leverage the rest of Google Docs’ features, such as collaborative editing. This way, a small team can support the FAQ section without the need of a dedicated CMS solution.
If you have a news website, it might be interesting for you to allow your users to see the latest tweets about a topic. This is what this hot jQuery plugin does. It shows the latest tweets about a certain word or phrase. Words or phrases that you want to be searched for in Twitter, are wrapped with the following span. The popup box that appears can be dragged and resized. Clicking on the cross will make it disappear. The tweets are constantly being loaded in a predefined time span. This loading stops when the user hovers over the tooltip box.
razyDots is a jQuery Plugin that creates a loading spinner via CSS. Best appearance is with CSS3 capable browser, but can be made to work in older browsers, too.
The jQuery UI Effects brings us different animation techniques that we can use to in meet the need of our design projects.
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