Nov 16, 2012

8 jQuery Syntax Highlighting Plugins

jQuery can be simply defined and explained as a Java script library. Its basic motive is to simplify the scripting at the client side of HTML. This amazing software was first bought to existence in 2006 and has a lot of extremely amazing features and the most important one is that it is absolutely free of any cost.

Apart from this also makes it amazing is that it is open source. What JQuery basically does is that it makes it extremely easy to go through or navigate a document. Apart from helping in navigation it also helps greatly in selecting or choosing the DOM elements and creates various kinds of animations. Apart from this various applications can also be handled and also some Ajax applications can be developed. A very important feature for all the code editors is the highlighting of Syntax.

It is an important feature to have because it helps a lot on increasing the readability and also helps a lot in making the debugging process very easy. The website owners need to ensure and make it a point that a very good syntax highlighter is installed for the ease and comfort of the readers and visitors.

A few days ago, we had covered some best articles about jQuery plugins and tutorials as jQuery plugins of november 2012, fresh jQuery slider, jQuery tutorials for web developers and many more. Today we are going to share highly useful jQuery syntax highlight plugins for designers and developers. Visit this list and share your thought in our comment section below.

1) highlightjs

Highlight.js highlights syntax in code examples on blogs, forums and in fact on any web pages. It’s very easy to use because it works automatically: finds blocks of code, detects a language, highlights it.

2) google-code-prettify

A Javascript module and CSS file that allows syntax highlighting of source code snippets in an html page.

3) SyntaxHighlighter

SyntaxHighlighter is a fully functional self-contained code syntax highlighter developed in JavaScript

4) Chili – jQuery Plugin

Chili is the jQuery code highlighter plugin.

5) pygments

This is the home of Pygments. It is a generic syntax highlighter for general use in all kinds of software such as forum systems, wikis or other applications that need to prettify source code.

6) ultraviolet

Ultraviolet is a syntax highlighting engine based on Textpow. Ultraviolet is at the same time a stand-alone command line utility and a Ruby library.

7) GESHi

Welcome to the home of the Generic Syntax Highlighter – GeSHi. GeSHi started as an idea to create a generic syntax highlighter for the phpBB forum system, but has been generalised to this project. GeSHi aims to be a simple but powerful highlighting class.

8) snippet

Snippet is a jQuery syntax highlighting plugin built on top of the SHJS script found on SourceForge. Snippet provides a quick and easy way of highlighting source code passages in HTML documents.

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