Jul 5, 2012

15 Best jQuery Plugins Of May and June 2012

jQuery can be defined as a cross browser JavaScript library. It is basically designed to simplify the client side scripting of HTML. jQuery was released in January 2006. jQuery is one the most popular and efficient JavaScript library used today. This is due to a lot of reasons. It has a lot of advantages. The major one being that it is absolutely free and open source software.

With the help of jQuery you can easily navigate a document easily . You can also select DOM elements and create animations . In addition you can also handle various events and develop Ajax applications. In addition to all these advantages, It also provides the ability to the developers to create various plugins on top of the Java script library. For the developers, jQuery is extremely essential as it helps them to create abstractions for low level interactions and various advanced efforts.

Apart from these it has a lot more advantages. jQuery has cross browser support and in addition it has various utilities like feature detection and user agent information. Some of these amazing jQuery plugins are code explorer , subway map visualization plug-in, Website tour with jQuery etc.

A few days ago, we had provide some best resources about jQuery as jQuery plugins, jQuery tooltip plugins and jQuery mobile plugins. Visit this list and select the best one for your next projects. Also share your thought in our comment section below.

1)  jQuery Watermark

This simple-to-use jQuery plugin adds watermark capability to HTML input and textarea elements. A watermark typically appears as light gray text within an input or textarea element whenever the element is empty and does not have focus. This provides a hint to the user as to what the input or textarea element is used for, or the type of input that is required.

This plugin lets you specify the text that will be used for the watermark, and optionally you can supply your own CSS class name that will be applied to the input or textarea element every time the watermark is shown.

2) Percentage Loader

jQuery.PercentageLoader is a jQuery plugin for displaying a progress widget in more visually striking way than the ubiquitous horizontal progress bar / textual counter.

3. Fc.Tape

fc.tape — rotate css-sprites like cinema tape! Background image (sprite) consisting of picture frames is animated like the tape in old-time movie projectors. Widget supports options to adjust smoothness and animation speed as well as methods to control animation behavior.

4. jQuery-Accordion CarouselPlugin

5.Responsive ImageMaps

Allows image maps to be used in a responsive design by recalculating the area coordinates to match the actual image size on load and window.resize.

6. Ekallevig

jShowOff is a jQuery plugin for creating a rotating content module. It works by creating ‘slides’ from the child elements (eg. <li>) inside a specified wrapper element (eg. <ul>) on which .jshowoff() is invoked. It then rotates through the slides, with options for controls, links, and more. This type of module is often used to promote pages, sections, or features on a site.

7. Sliderkit

The purpose of Slider Kit is to gather common slideshow-like jQuery functionalities (such as news sliders, photos galleries/sliders, carousels, tabs menus) into one lightweight and flexible plugin combined with ready-to-use CSS skins.

8. Zoomooz

You can zoom to elements that have been translated, scaled and skewed, and they will morph correctly.

9. Knob


10. Superscrollorama

Superscrollorama is powered by TweenMax and the Greensock Tweening Engine. Great performance, ease-of-use, expandibility and basically because it is awesome.

11. Cookie cuttr

12. Ascensor

Ascensor is a jquery plugin which aims to train and adapt content according to an elevator system.

13. Fixed Table

14. Quick Validate

QuickValidate brings easy form validation in an unobtrusive small plugin with improved usability and very easy extensibility.

15. Complexify

Complexify aims to provide a good measure of password complexity for websites to use both for giving hints to users in the form of strength bars, and for casually enforcing a minimum complexity for security reasons.

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