Perhaps the best thing about the jQuery community is the fact that it often brings out impressive plugins for everyone to freely make use of.
In fact, there are way too many jQuery plugins out there, and newer and better ones just keep coming out. In this roundup, we take a look at some new jQuery plugins that we feel are worth taking a look at.
Tabslet is a jQuery plugin for tabs. It supports custom events, rotation and animation and is compatible with most modern web browsers.
Offreg turns your images into RGB “prints”. All you need to do is to apply the plugin to any HTML element, and then provide an image SRC and insert offset value. On the downside, the rendering does not look impressive in Google Chrome.
CLNDR.js is a jQuery plugin for creating calendars. But instead of generating the markup, it requires you to provide an Underscore.js HTML template. It takes your template and injects the calendar data into it.
jQuery Fullscreen Editor
jQuery Fullscreen Editor transforms text fields into customizable editors. You can use it on forms or even standalone. The plugin supports most modern web browsers and comes with two different transitions.
jVanilla Menu is a simple jQuery menu plugin. It takes an existing CSS drop-down menu, and adds enhancements such as animations, submenu levels and timeout delays to it.
jQuery Responsive Tabs
This is a jQuery plugin that provides responsive tab functionality, with the tabs transforming into an accordion when it reaches a CSS breakpoint.
Mapael is a jQuery plugin based on raphael.js that allows you to display dynamic vector maps.
Moa Modal is a jQuery modal plugin that comes with custom animations and positioning.
FlowType.js lets you configure the font size and line height ratios, thereby improving the overall appeal of typography in your projects. You can also specify maximum and minimum width thresholds to control FlowType.js
Squishy is a jQuery plugin that automatically resizes text to exactly fit the container.
Succint is a minimal jQuery plugin that can truncate multiple lines of text. It shortens your text to a given size, and then adds an ellipsis to its end.
FailSafe, as the name suggests, lets your application work smoothly in situations such as when you lose internet connectivity or run out of laptop battery. It can also disable elements that require an active internet connection or can drain your battery.
Sticky Kit lets you create smart sticky elements. You can then attach these elements to the page, such that they are always visible as and when the user scrolls through the page.
ContentShare lets you share the content from a page on a social network. Instead of the default meta tags, it lets you specify and select what content you wish to share. As of now, it supports Facebook and Twitter, though you can easily add additional social networks.
Owl Carousel is a touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create responsive carousel sliders.
CarouFredSel turns any HTML elements into a carousel. It is dual-licensed under MIT and GPL, and also has its own WordPress plugin.
Excolo Slider is a simple jQuery slider plugin that supports responsive design and touch. It comes with autoplay slideshow, mouse slider navigation, pagination and several other features.
Glide.js is a simple and responsive slider plugin with fully customizable OOCSS markup.
FilmRoll is a lightweight and simple jQuery carousel plugin that centers the selected item on the page.
jQuery CollagePlus is an image gallery plugin that arranges your images to fit exactly within a container. It allows you to give the images CSS borders, and even define a target row height and padding between the images.
Block Slider is a modal window image gallery plugin for jQuery that can be used to create a simple image slider.
Nivo Lightbox is a small and responsive jQuery Lightbox plugin. It comes with automatic content detection and features CSS effects and transitions.
imagefill.js can be used to center the images and make them fill the container.
Picturebox allows your users to view images with zoom-in navigation. It can also display images in fullscreen mode if needed.
Selectize.js is a hybrid of text box and select box. It can be used to display contact lists or country selectors.
EasyDropDown turns elements into drop-down menus that can be used for navigation or enhanced UI implementation.
Minimalect is a select replacement for jQuery. It offers keyboard navigation, choice filtering and even supports themes.
Cheerio is a fast and simple implementation of core jQuery designed primarily for the server. It implements a subset of core jQuery API but removes all the DOM inconsistencies. It is fully flexible and about 8 times faster than JSDOM.