20 Beautiful JQuery Plugins For Web Designers

20 Beautiful JQuery Plugins For Web Designers

jQuery is a fantastic resource with a powerful base of plug-ins, but we often see roundups of the same boring plug-ins that all do the same thing. Here are 20 plug-ins that do not simply do the same thing, but do things differently, and are exciting rather than boring. We hope that these plug-ins will be handy in your next project.

– jQuery Beautiful slider

jQuery Beautiful slider

Least but not last(or actually, last), the most beautiful jQuery slider on the web(according to me). Has a very nice twist on the caption!

– jQuery loopedslider

jQuery loopedslider

A slider that slides your images just the way you want! This one has some nice extra effects and many options to choose from.

– jQuery Imageselect

jQuery Imageselect

Use this to croop an image using jQuery. Very useful for avatar-crooping and crooping other images that may be used on the web that you want to make a smaller size inside of the browser.

– jQuery IconDock

jQuery IconDock

Like Apples Dock. But with jQuery. This plugin is very attractive and very useful for everyone that wants a cool effect and look on their menu/portfolio navigation/quickbar navigation/etc.

– jQuery star rating Dynamicly create a Ajax rater

jQuery star rating Dynamicly create a Ajax rater

This is a star-rating-plugin. Use this to let your visitors rate your content based on what they think of it. You can have up to how many stars you would like, but my advice is to use the maximum of 10.

– jQuery colorpicker

jQuery colorpicker

Pick your own colours using jQuery! Almost like in Photoshop, but with less colorchoices. You can use it to change the textcolor in a textarea or just let your visitors change your textcolor on your website maybe?

– jQuery Lavalamp for jQuery lovers

jQuery Lavalamp for jQuery lovers

Lavalamp is a very smooth meny-animation-effect. It has a feeling of its own. You need to see it for yourself to know what I’m talking about(my personal favourite).

– A Sliding Menu jQuery Plugin

A Sliding Menu jQuery Plugin

This menu shows, when clicked on, sliding out from nowhere in a nice animation and does the same when clicked on again, vice-versa.

– jCarousel Riding carousels with jQuery

jCarousel Riding carousels with jQuery

This one shows many images(commonly thumbnails) in a smaller area. You could actually call this a thumbnailslider. Very useful if you have too many images in a too small area.

– jQuery toggle elements

jQuery toggle elements

Simply toggle elements on and off. This one has a very cool animation on the content too, so its not only the toggle effect.

– Coda slider

Coda slider

This jQuery slider, I think, is one of the most used plugins on the web. A slider simply slides content from content1 > content2> content3 etc. Very nice and useful effect.

– Innerfade with jQuery

Innerfade with jQuery

This plugin alows you to fade any element inside a container in and out. These elements could be anything you wish. Very useful displaying your portfolio in a nice way.

– Switch stylesheets with jQuery

Switch stylesheets with jQuery

This is a very small but useful plugin. Using this plugin you can switch the styles of your webpage using different CSS files and this plugin.

– jQuery horizontal accordion plugin

jQuery  horizontal accordion plugin

This accordion plugin is the same as the above but with a little twist… It’s horizontal! Very useful displaying larger images. Good for portfolio-usage

– jQuery vertical accordion plugins

jQuery  vertical accordion plugins

This is maybe one of the most attractive jQuery plugins out there. Accordion I say! Vertical niceness to the eyes.

– Alt Text easyDrag jQuery plugin

Alt Text easyDrag jQuery plugin

With this plugin you can drag and drop any item as you wish! Good for moving content around. And it’s very simple to use.

– jQuery form plugin

jQuery form plugin

This is a very simple but useful plugin. Have you ever had problems establishing a form? Now you dont.

– jPlayer jQuery mp3 player plugin

jPlayer jQuery mp3 player plugin

Using this plugin you can have your own musicplayer in no time! It is very useful. Almost like your own myspace but with jQuery!

– Sliding boxes and captions with jQuery

Sliding boxes and captions with jQuery

This is a multiple-effects-plugin and is very useful if you want to have hidden captions that shows when hovering an image(mouseover).

– jQuery.popeye an inline lightbox alternative

jQuery.popeye an inline lightbox alternative

Another alternate version of lighbox. But this one stands out from the rest. Check it out to see what can be done!

– Lightbox

Lightbox

Like ThickBox but with less features. Simpler. For those of you that doesn’t need many features and just want a simple image-display-funcition-plugin.

– Thickbox

Thickbox

This is a ThickBox. A ThickBox is approximately like a lightbox, but with more effects. It supports content using AJAX etc etc, and is very useful displaying several images in a row.

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