Best jQuery plugins – June 2010
Pretty funny one demonstrating how to build a cube using new CSS properties. Its use is very simple, you only need 3 objects (the visible faces of the cube) inside of a DIV container. Such objects could be links, images, other divs, etc.
A great option to have as a splash feature at the top of your site, highlights recent articles you want to advertise, that might have a nice graphic or even a video…basically anything you want.
Popeye generates an inline image gallery from an unordered list of images. The gallery features clever inline image enlargement, i.e. the enlarged image stretches out over the site content without adding a visual overlay of the whole site. It stays fixed with one edge to its original coordinates, so that a sense of cohesiveness is created in the user interface and interaction.
This plugin allow you to desaturate (convert to gray) images. Support of transparent png for IE is included (not compatible with other png fix plugins).
jQuery Scratchie Scratchie is a fully-customizable scratchcard plugin. Define a background image and an overlay image or color and clicking and click and drag or just drag the mouse over the overlay to reveal the target image underneath!
getFacebookAlbums is a plugin that allows the user to connect on Facebook and choose a picture among his/her own albums. It’s an alternative to the simple upload form the hard drive disk.
This plugin is designed to show a loading image over a specific area of the screen (e.g. a specific div or other dom element) while an ajax request is running.
The scrollExtend plugin is designed to automatically load new content at the bottom of the screen (by appending to a DOM element) when the user scrolls beyond the element, much like Facebook does with their status updates. The existing infinite scroll plugin was primarily designed to integrate with WordPress, which didn’t really suit my purposes.
Allow you to show some notifications at the top of your website with just a simple line.
Assign callbacks for started/stopped typing events.
Setting the fixed width of a select element in Internet Explorer will cause all of the select options that are wider than the select’s set width to be cropped.
Allows you to turn any element into a clickable link based on an anchor tag within said element. HTML5 makes this plugin obsolete (because you can wrap an anchor tag around block level elements) but is still useful for the time being.
Display status messages in a consistent and friendly manner.
gSearch is a lightweight jQuery plugin that helps you embed Google Search Results into your website. With only 2 KB in size it is very flexible and highly customizable.
The idea of using captions on form input boxes is not new; however, previous methods of providing this functionality have a few drawbacks. The jQuery FormLabels Plugin is a result of working with hundreds of different clients, sites, and especially forms. Every form is different, so building a uniform label generator was not an easy task.
Filling many inputs (Addressforms, Applications, Payments etc) with content from a textarea separated by Newlines. So its more easy to fill out several forms from a textual source. For example: putting a email signature via clipboard to your CRM.
It is a jQuery plugin to help ease the creation of multiple collapsable elements on a page.
Customizable cross window/tab utility that checks and notifies the user if they are about to be automatically timed/logged out.
jFrame provides an easy way to get an HTML frame-like behaviour on DIV Elements with a src attribute.
This plugin lets you create a two-layer button with one layer that follows the mouse. This method allows you to create some very professional effects on your site. The example below duplicates the Windows 7 start bar button hover functionality.
jQuery Panel Magic is a new take on website navigation. Using a matrix or grid style layout for your website, you can easily implement this plugin for small websites and web applications. It gives you more room for your design and provides a cool new approach to a sitemap.
The Open Standard Media Player is an all-in-one media player for the web. This media player is an industry changing, open source (GPL) media player that is built to dynamically deliver any type of web media, including HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.