18 Latest jQuery Plugins for Your Next Project

18 Latest jQuery Plugins for Your Next Project

jQuery has been one of the more popular JavaScript Framework that emphasizes interaction between JavaScript and HTML. Many developers like to experiment with it because it is fast and easy to use.

2009 has been a very exciting year for most of the open source projects, blogs and businesses. Over this past year, there has been tremendous growth in the jQuery community. jQuery released version 1.3 in January 2009 and more plugins have been appearing online as well.


As a jQuery fan, we like to keep up-to-date with the latest jQuery Plugins available online as often as possible. Included in this article are 18 great jQuery Plugins that was released in 2009.

18 Latest jQuery Plugins of 2009

Page Slide
This plugin allows any developer to recreate a similar interaction on their own website using a few simple lines of Javascript. By attaching the method to an anchor tag, pageSlide wraps the original body content into a wrapper and creates an additional block for the secondary content load. The slide is animated whenever the click event is invoked.

Page Slide

Lazyload
This plugin delays loading of images in long web pages. Images outside of viewport (visible part of web page) will not be loaded before user scrolls to them, this makes the page load faster. Browser will be in ready state after loading visible images. In some cases it can also help to reduce server load.

Lazy Load

Rotateimage
This plugin helps to rotate images made in pure Javascript + HTML5 canvas element and VML in IE.

Rotate Image

Tokenizing Autocomplete
This plugin allows users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using auto-completion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on facebook.


Auto Complete

Markitup
This plugin is not meant to be a “Full-Features-Out-of-the-Box”-editor. Instead it is a very lightweight, customizable and flexible engine made to meet the developer’s needs in their content management system, blogs, forums or websites.

Markitup

Password Strength
This plugin shows the strength of you passwords by telling you how long time it would take to brute force them.

Password Strength

Before After
This plugin helps to show the difference between 2 images, that let user to drag a slider over the images, which were sandwiched with one on top of the other, so that you could easily see how dramatic the changes were.

Before After

Ajax Fancy Captcha jQuery Plugin
This plugin helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers. It is a new, intuitive way of completing “verify humanity” tasks. In order to do that you are asked to drag and drop specified item into a circle.

Ajax Fancy Captcha

Roundabout
This plugin helps you convert a structure of static HTML elements into a highly customizable turntable-like interactive area. And now, It’s not just turntables, but many other shapes!

Round About

qTips
This plugin is an advanced tooltip plugin. It provides you with tonnes of features like rounded corners and speech bubble tips, and best of all it’s free!

qTips

Merrkat
This plugin can be used as a simple promotional tool, a roost for advertisements, or even as an alternative to a splash or entry page; Meerkat is unobtrusive, cross-browser compatible, and degrades gracefully if Javascript has been disabled.

Meerkat

MopBox
This plugin is draggable show box that can contain div, image , flashmovie, video, etc. If it has more than one children, slider navigation is shown automatically.

MopBox

Text Resizer
This plugin attempts to solve one problem: that of resizing text on demand by the user, where the user is given the option to enlarge or decrease the size of the website’s text.

Text Resizer

Threedots
This plugin is used in many scenarios in the display of online text where shortened, truncated representations are best used.

Three Dots

Live Preview
This plugin is helpful to provide a preview of what the comment will look like as the user is typing the comment.

Autosave
This plugin helps to track the state of a form and fires off events to save the form data when the form has been dirtied. It is usually being used to save changes of the user’s content while they are working in their content management system.

Autosave

Endless Scroll
This plugin makes the page keeps loading with new items attached at the end, instead of paging through items using the traditional pagination technique.

Endless Scroll

jParallax
This plugin turns a selected element into a ‘window’, or viewport, and all its children into absolutely positioned layers that can be seen through the viewport. These layers move in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts, in a parallaxy kind of way.

jParallax

Conclusion

We hope that these jQuery Plugins can help inspire you to create new interaction and usability for your projects, as it did for us. Join us as we look forward for more amazing jQuery Plugins in 2010. If we have missed out any other great plugins released in 2009, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Excellent article. I am sure it helps a great number of people to learn about the many new technologies constantly appearing on the web. Extremely useful. Thanks very much.

    • smu,
    • December 28, 2009
    / Reply

    Some great stuff here. Thanks Terrance

    • Jabga,
    • December 28, 2009
    / Reply

    I liked mopbox features a lot.
    Very useful

  2. / Reply

    will use meerkat

  3. / Reply

    You can do so much with jQuery! I have a ton of new ideas for neat little apps and plugins for my newest project Blogger Den, so I’ll have to check out some of these and see if they can be integrated into the site.

  4. / Reply

    Really nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

    • SMiGL,
    • December 29, 2009
    / Reply

    Good collection. Thanks!

    • James,
    • December 30, 2009
    / Reply

    Awesome! I’ve been meaning to use the “round-about”.

    • Cory,
    • December 31, 2009
    / Reply

    Exciting plugins here. Looking forward to playing around with em for my next project. Thanks!

  5. / Reply

    i just got from google search and you sharing really informative and productive stuff with us, thanks.

  6. / Reply

    Live Preview is awesome … good work.

  7. / Reply

    hello terrance,

    You have done a good job for us, people from web design industry. jQuery has take its desired place of web development . I have found two plugins- auto save and password strength that i fell very useful for page security.

    You please carry on posting these much useful post for us.

    Best of luck, thanks.

    • Vishal Lakhani,
    • March 5, 2010
    / Reply

    Hey MAN!!! Great Resource you give!!! Thanx 4 sharing Latest things….

    • Mia,
    • April 14, 2010
    / Reply

    What a great roundup Terrance ! Im familiar w most of these JQ Plugins , but there were a few I had not been aware of – which means : I will now have to check them out ! ;) . Thanks for your effort in putting this together :)

    M.

    • John,
    • April 16, 2010
    / Reply

    Your article is a very helpful resource!

  8. / Reply

    thanks lot dear

  9. / Reply

    Thanks for the great information. I hope to be back soon. I have book marked it keep posting. Thanks again.

  10. / Reply

    I think I prefer tinyMCE as a text editor for a CMS solution, it’s light-weight, easy to customize, skin-able and user friendly.

    The JavaScript preview pane might be useful for displaying images before or after an upload operation to a site, but nothing you cant do in good ol’ PHP / HTML with a bit of CSS :-P

    Remember… JavaScript is good in moderation, and must only be used for progressive enhancement!
    I have found far too many sites that are purely JavaScript based – not good – especially if it means no navigation!

    • Aman,
    • August 21, 2010
    / Reply

    hi

    Very helpful Plugins List.I have also jquery tutorial and Plugins in jquery13.

    Thanks

  11. / Reply

    Worth checking this page if you are building a new site. Great plugins for increased userbility.

  12. / Reply

    Pretty nice!

  13. / Reply

    Here’s a pretty neat jQuery Sticky Scroller: Allows for callbacks at specified intervals. http://www.vertstudios.com/blog/jquery-sticky-scroller-position-fixed-plugin/

  14. / Reply

    Great Site, your plugins are very useful and save me a tonne of time.ytdu

  15. / Reply

    I usually don’t end up finding anything new from lists like these, but these are awesome. Great find!

  16. / Reply

    For gens going to work for women, the most trouble every morning the thing is how in the limited time collocation gives the most woman flavour modelling

    • R@hul,
    • October 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Nice Collection ….

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