100 Popular jQuery Examples, Plugins and Tutorials

Posted by on Apr 10, 2009 in Useful Resources | 22 comments

    1. jQuery Lavalamp Menu It is the jQuery plugin that is based of Guillermo Rauch plugins for mootools and Ganesh Mawwaha’s jQuery 1.1.x plugins. Through the Sliding Doors CSS/Javascript method, you are able to add a background hover effect on HTML link lists with Lavalamp by utilizing the Eazing library.
    2. Superfish Menus – Suckerfish on ‘roids, This jQuery plugin allows the development of improved Suckerfish style of dropdown menus from the existing pure CSS type of dropdown menu. The features that are added as a result of these include: a timed-delay on mouseout, automatic utilization of hoverIntent plugin when present; obligatory IE6 –hover capability; animated sub-menu; accessibility through keyboard tab key; generation of arrows to indicate the submenus; use of drop shadows for browsers that are capable; and many others.
    3. jQuery Context Menu This jQuery plugin provides easy implementation, CSS styling, keyboard shortcuts and control methods.
    4. Kwicks for jQuery This highly versatile and customizable widget had started as just a port for Mootools framework.
    5. jQuery iPod-style Drilldown MenujQuery has an iPod-style drilldown menu that helps users traverse hierarchical data with relative ease and control. This feature is very useful in organizing large data structures that don’t translate well into the traditional fly-out or dropdown menus.

    6. jQuery File Tree This jQuery plugin is a configurable AJAX file-browser plugin where you use to create a fully interactive and customized file tree as little as one of the Javascript code.
    8. CSS Sprites2 using jQuery One can use jQuery to implement CSS Sprites2. One distinct advantage of jQuery over the other javascript libraries is that it allows users to select elements on a pages using CSS-like syntax that we are already familiar with.
    9. jQuery Accordion It is the jQuery plugin that allows the creation of the accordion menu. It can be used for nested lists, nested divs and definition lists. This plugin has options for structure specification, active element, when necessary, and animation customization.


    10. jQZoom It is the jQuery plugin that easily allows the creation a small magnifier window near an image or group of images on the web page. You decide to build jQZoom to embed big images in your B2B. This creates the jQZoom in your eCommerce websites or any other websites.
    11. jCrop This jQuery plugin allows an easy and quick way of adding image-cropping functionality to web application. This functionality combines the use of typical plug in with a powerful cross-platform DHTML cropping engine that is compatible to common desktop graphics applications.
    12. Captify 1.1.0 It is a jQuery plugin that creates short and beautiful image captions that appear every time a user’s mouse passes over an image.


    13. Simple Controls Gallery This jQuery tools displays and rotates images by fading it into view over the previous images using navigation controls that pop up when the mouse moves over the gallery.
    14. Agile Carousel It is a jQuery plugin that provides for the easy creation of a custom carousel. This plugin makes use of PHP to call images from the folder that is specified by the user. Users can configure different options including slide timer length, controls, transition type, easing type and more.


    15. InnerFade It is a small jQuery plugin used in the jQuery Javascript Library. This plugin allows using fade effects on any element found within a container in and out. The elements may include divs, list items or images. In order to do this, you have to create your own slideshow and the produce a newsticker or an animation.
    16. Easing Plugin It is the jQuery plugin that comes from GSGD that provides advanced easing options. This plugin can support a default easing mode. This allows you to set your preferred animation once for all animations. It uses the Robert Penners easing equations for all the transitions.
    17. HighlightFade It is a jQuery plugin that allows the use of fading effects from one color to any other pre-selected colors at any transition speed and interval of color update using a color progression tactic that is customizable.
    18. JQuery Cycle Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that is classified as basic slideshow plugin. It is based on the Slideshow plugin by Matt Oakes, jqShuffle plugin by Benjamin Sterling and the InnerFade plugin by Torsten Baldes. This plugin can do auto-stop, before and after callbacks, pause-on-hover, and many other transition effects.


    19. Riding Carousels using jQueryIt is the jQuery plugin used for controlling items in a list in vertical or horizontal order. The list of items can be loaded with or without AJAX, or can be a static HTML content. It can be scrolled in either direction with or without animation effects.


    20. Farbtastic It is a jQuery plugin that allows you to add more color picker widgets in a page using Javascript. These widgets are linked to an element and will update the value of that element when one particular color is picked.
    21. jQuery Color Picker It is a jQuery plugin that allows you to select color in a way that is almost the same as you pick colors in Adobe Photoshop. This jQuery plugin is a Flat mode element in a page and is easy to customize the look by simply changing the images. It also has powerful controls used for selecting the colors and fits easily into the viewport.


    22. jQuery ThickBox It is a jQuery plugin that is created using the jQuery library. The function of this jQuery plugin is to resize images that are bigger than the browser window and provides versatility in inline content, images, AJAX content and iFramed content. It will remain at the center of the window even if you change the size of the browser window or you scroll the pages.
    23. SimpleModal Demos It is a jQuery plugin defined as lightweight plugin that creates a basic interface to provide a modal dialog. This jQuery plugin shall give developers a cross-browser overlay and a container that will contain data provided to SimpleModal
    24. jQuery LightBox Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that provide an option to present an image on a page in a simple and elegant manner. Under this jQuery plugin, the lightboxes can be assembled in one group and provides many options for configurations. It also provides both the manual and automatic options to create and to start lightboxes.
    25. Revealing Photo Slider This tool of jQuery allows to create a thumbnail photo gallery where clicking a button would reveal the entire photo and other information about the photo.
    26. FancyBox This jQuery tool automatically scales large images to fit in windows by adding a nice drop-shadow under the zoomed item. This tool can be used to group items that are related and add navigation between them. It is totally customizable through CSS and settings.
    28. jQuery.popeye It is a jQuery plugin that converts an unordered list of images into a simple image gallery. When an image is clicked, it enlarges just like with LightBox.


    29. jQuery Form Validation It is a jQuery plugin that is fast, unobtrusive, scalable and easy to use validation plug in that offers a variety of methods for all types of validation needs. It comes from the very basic to the more complex schemes of validation.
    30. Ajax Form Validation This refers to the client aspect of validation using Javascript. The username will perform the validation by checking with the server whether a chosen username is available and valid.
    31. jQuery AlphaNumeric It is a jQuery plugin that uses javascript to allow you to control what characters a user can use and enter on text areas and text boxes.
    32. jQuery.combobox – It is a jQuery plugin that provides a simple way of producing an HTML type of combobox from the existing HTML Select tags. This plug in was created to provide the solution on the limitation in styling of standard Select tag.
    33. jQuery Checkbox It is a jQuery plugin that creates a replacement for the standard checkbox. This plugin allows you to modify the look of the elements of the checkbox in the page.
    34. File Style Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that solves your problem with browsers that does let you style file inputs. This jQuery plugin also allows you to style filename field to normal textfield by using css.
    36. Submit a Form Without Page RefreshBy using jQuery, you not only can add form validation to wordpress comments without any page reload but also submit your form without a page refresh.
    37. jQuery AJAX Contact Form Users of jQuery can make an AJAX contact form with a “honeypot” to foil email bots, load success and error messages without leaving the page and provides descriptive error messages detailing the reasons for the failed validation of the submitted value.
    38. jQuery Form Validation This form of jQuery can show form-input validators both the browser-side and server-side


    39. Simple Star Rating System It is a jQuery plugin used for star rating system. This jQuery system was created with the basic framework of the star rating system of Wil Stuckey. This jQuery plugin provides the solution on the problem of the original script requiring too much coding. It also did away with the requirement for developing a star system.
    40. Half Star Rating Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that was developed in response to the clamor for an enhancement of the simple rating system of Ritesh Agrawal and allow for the use of half-star rating system.


    41. Table Sorter Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that is used to turn a standard HTML table with TBODY and THEAD tags into a table which is sortable without resorting to page refreshes. This jQuery plugin can effectively sort and parse multiple data including data in a cell that are linked.
    42. Autoscroll Plugin for jQueryIt is a jQuery plugin that provides for hotspot scrolling of webpages. This jQuery plugin will still work even with earlier versions of jQuery.
    43. Scrollable HTML Table PluginIt is a jQuery plugin that is used to convert HTML tables into scrollable tables. This jQuery plugin solution does not require any additional coding.
    44. Table Row CheckBox Toggle This jQuery tool adds a toggle function to any table row that you specify based on a CSS class name. This tool will toggle on by default any check boxes within that table row.
    45. Tablesorter This is a jQuery plugin that allows you to turn a standard HTML table with <td> and <th> tags to a sortable table without refreshing the page. This plugin can successfully parse and sort many kinds of data in a cell.
    46. TableEditor This tool allows flexible in-place editing of HTML tables. Users can easily drop handler functions to update.


    47. jQuery Curvy Corners It is a jQuery plugin that allows for the creation of nice looking rounded corners without the use of images. It is a jQuery plugin considered to be unobtrusive and can work well with all major browsers which include iPhone. Another nice feature about this jQuery plugin is that the corners to be rounded and its radius can be set easily.


    48. HeatColor Plugin It is a jQuery plugin that provides color to elements and determined by a value derived from that element. This derived value comes from a range of value which are either pre-designated or passed in. The element is then assigned a “heat” color which is derived from the position of the value within the range of values.
    49. jQuery Date Picker It is a jQuery plugin that is considered unobtrusive and clean. It adds date-entry functionality to web forms and pages. It was created from the basics up in order to attain flexibility and extensibility. It has varied options of use that allow you to all a calendar widgets to web pages and forms.


    50. Create a Log-in Form with jQueryOne can create a sliding panel that slides in to reveal new content and animate the height of the panel through jQuery.
    51. Spoiler Revealer with jQueryThis is a technique in jQuery that can hide and reveal content with animation effect once it is clicked.
    52. AJAX Upload It is a jQuery plugin that provides for easy uploading of multiple files without having to refresh the page. This plugin also allows the use of any element to trigger the file selection window.
    53. FCBKcomplete jQuery also provides users with Facebook-like dynamic inputs along pre-added and auto-complete values.


    55. jQuery Books Widget One can use jQuery with some custom Javascript to create interesting widgets like a browsable Amazon.com books widget.
    56. Text Size Slider Users of jQuery can control the text size of an article on a page using a slider. This feature of jQuery allows the user to control exactly the size they prefer and is a very impressive feature to have on a site.
    57. Pagination Users of jQuery can group large numbers of items into pages and present navigational elements that allow users to move easily from one page to another.
    58. Coda-Slider This jQuery tool also groups items together through navigational elements that allow users to traverse the pages.
    59. Slick Auto-Playing Featured-Content SliderThis jQuery plugin allows users to cycle through panels and auto-playing different kinds of custom content. It features an arrow indicator to guide users on which panel he is currently viewing.


    60. Setting Equal Heights with QueryThrough jQuery, users can utilize a script that can equalize the box heights within the same container to create a tidy grid.
    62. BGI Frame This jQuery tool helps users in dealing with IE z-index issues.
    63. Fix Overflow This jQuery bug fix solves the issue on the scroll bar covering overflowing elements when the element is only one line.
    64. Lazy Load This tool can delay the loading of images below the fold on long pages, loading the images only when the user scrolls down on that part of the page.
    65. Maxlength This jQuery plugin automatically limits the number of characters a user can input in a field and giving feedback on how many spaces are remaining.


    66. Scrollable It is a lightweight and flexible jQuery plug-in used to create a scrollable content. It can contain any HTML, including images, forms, text, video or a combination of any of them.
    67. Fading Menu-Replacing ContentThis jQuery tool lets users to utilize animation and change the way to style a page on-the-fly to react to events that happen on your page.


    70. Rotate Through Tabbed ContentThrough this functionality of jQuery, the movement is more likely to catch the user’s eyes, thus increasing the chances they will notice the tabbed box and allow the user to see all the content of the box instead of just the first tab.
    71. Stopping the Rotation This technique allows users to stop the rotating of tabs and stop it from switching when you are interacting with them. The technique involves some editing a couple of lines from the document ready function.
    72. Build a Tabbed Content with CSS and jQueryThis technique outlines the steps required to easily customize to fit the size and color scheme, use fixed or variable height, automatically rotate through the tabs and stop the rotation when the user needs to.
    73. Advanced CSS Accordion EffectThis technique is improved by the use of Javascript and all browsers will handle this technique even without JS enabled.
    74. Consistent Base Font SizeThis is the best jQuery technique to gain control over your font sizes until IE finally support the resizing of text in pixels.
    75. Maintain Consistent Margins This jQuery technique enables users to remove the margin and padding from every element instead of CSS resets.
    76. Set a Float to Clear a FloatThis jQuery is one of the most important things to understand with CSS. However, it is also important to learn how to clear floats.
    77. Image Replacement This image replacement technique involves the positioning an image over the top of the HTML. One feature of this technique is that even when images are disabled, the text is still visible.
    78. Faux Columns This technique allows 2 adjacent columns with unequal amounts of content to have 1px tall background image being repeated vertically in the containing element of the 2 columns.
    79. Animate a Hover with jQueryThis technique allows users to animate an image while hovering over it and allow users to see information while doing that
    85. 43,439 Reasons to Use Append() CorrectlyThis technique provides for the proper way of using this jQuery method. Although an extremely easy and useful method to work with, it can significantly affect the performance of the page.
    87. Minimize Manipulation of DOMWe can further make the code faster if we cut down on the frequency that we insert into the DOM. Insertion operations of DOM will make things slow down.
    88. Give context to your selectorsWhen you use the selector, the entire DOM will be traversed as a result of the action. This can be a very expensive process.


    89. How jQuery Works This is a featured tutorial on jQuery by John Resig, the creator of jQuery. This is an ideal basic tutorial for those who are starting to learn jQuery for the first time.
    90. jQuery in 15 Days This is a 15 day tutorial that turns you from a greenhorn to an expert in 15 days.
    91. Bassistance This tutorial covers the basics of jQuery up to the more advanced topic like building plugins.
    92. Remy Sharp’s Blog He has written numerous tutorials and plugins and he is also the person responsible for the very helpful jQueryForDesigners website which also provides useful tutorials in answer to request of readers.
    93. CSS Tricks This reference site is full of examples, tips, tricks, tutorials and news about cascading style sheets (CSS).
    94. jQuery Cheat Sheets It provides to aspects of cheat sheets. These are: those made for iPod and other mobile devices; and those with the A4 cheat sheet.
    98. How to Get Anything You WantThis is an introductory tutorial on traversal methods and jQuery selectors and their use in DOM navigation
    99. It’s all about CSS As the title suggests, this tutorial is all about CSS selectors. Once you learn from this tutorial, you can now easily query the DOM.
    100. jQuery Crash Course This tutorial is designed for web designers with advanced knowledge of codes.


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  3. thx a lot, this is really help.

  4. Hello, I came across this blog article while searching for help with JavaScript. I’ve recently switched browsers from Opera to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. Just recently I seem to have a problem with loading JavaScript. Everytime I go on a site that requires Javascript, my computer does not load and I get a “runtime error javascript.JSException: Unknown name”. I can’t seem to find out how to fix it. Any help is very appreciated! Thanks

  5. Dude this is awesome, great list.. I really like it.. 😀 i’ve found many of this plugins in all places but never found more like this wahh.. i really excited on this.. 😀 Thank you for the list…

  6. I just think that this post was mind blowing , please add more mistress posts and I will be back all the time lol!

  7. Hello,

    Thank you for this list. Very good that they are all in one place 🙂

    Have you heard of AllWebMenus? You might want to consider it for your list. It is a web menu maker from Likno Software. This tool is a time saver for creating DHTML/JavaScript menus.

    They also have jQuery tools for creating jquery modal windows (Likno Web Modal Windows Builder) and jQuery tooltips (Likno Web Tooltips Builder)

    Hope this helps

  8. Wonderful man, truly appreciate the time taken for this.

  9. thanks a lot 🙂

  10. thank you for the great list!

  11. Wonderful man, truly appreciate the time taken for this.

  12. Hi guys, what a helpful compilation, it´s always. Once useful to find out new jQuery implementations. While your digging through this jQuery references you may also want to check one of our latest articles about jQuery image gallery plugins http://su.pr/2J76Ns

    Keep up the good work!

  13. Hi this is truly awesome!



  14. Wow, what an endless list you have here. There are enough resources listed on jquery to last me 6 months of study. Thank you, this is better than a year’s supply of chocolate swirl ice cream. You’ve outdone all other resources I have found on the internet. I can’t way to have fun putting some of these into action!!!

    THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Karen Jones @ JoyGoRound

  15. GMAP3 is a JQuery plugin to wrap Google Map API V3

    available on :


  16. great list
    here you have more examples


  17. hey, i really like your list and found it useful! Recently, i made a new plugin called jQuiz that is located at the jQuiz homepage. basically, it allows you to create a quiz from an ordered list and is pretty cool, i think 🙂

  18. check this site, you have more examples related to jsonp

  19. The link to jqeury file tree is wrong, should be: http://abeautifulsite.net/blog/2008/03/jquery-file-tree/

  20. Very useful plugin archive. Thanks.


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