40 Useful jQuery Tutorials for Web Developers

by in Development on 19th Aug 2013 · Comments

The open source jQuery library has been gaining attention for years. It is still updated frequently with newer methods and parameters for already-existing functions. This open source movement has also paved the way for developers to create their own JS plugins. And now we have a rapidly-growing trend of front-end JavaScript support for many common interface features.

After browsing through a number of blogs I have put together this collection of 40 brilliantly helpful jQuery tutorials. All of these tuts are centered around jQuery methods along with a few combined jQuery/PHP articles. Any front-end web developer who wants to get more familiar with jQuery should check out this set.

Tutorials to Familiarize You with jQuery

iOS-Style Content Slider
iOS-Style Content Slider

DeviantART Instant Search
DeviantART Instant Search

Image Slideshow UI Switcher
Image Slideshow UI Switcher

Draggable Page Elements
Draggable Page Elements

Consecutive Item Slider
Consecutive Item Slider

Flyout Image Slider
Flyout Image Slider

Rotating Dropdown Submenu
Rotating Dropdown Menu

Walking Navigation
Walking Navigation

CSS3+jQuery Android Dock
CSS3+jQuery Android Dock

Expanding Search Fields
Expanding Search Fields

Styled Checkboxes
Styled Checkboxes

Accordion Menu
Accordion Menu

jQuery-Powered Dribbble Feed
jQuery-Powered Dribbble Feed

Intro.js Guided Website Tour
Intro.js Guided Website Tour

jQuery Volume Slider
jQuery Volume Slider

jQuery UI Sortable
jQuery UI Sortable

Mobile App Navigation Menu
Mobile App Navigation Menu

Magnifying Glass Effect
Magnifying Glass Effect

jQuery Lightbox Gallery
jQuery Lightbox Gallery

Quick Feedback Form
Quick Feedback Form

Better Select Menus
Better Select Menus

Generate File Downloads
Generate File Downloads

Password Strength Indicator
Password Strength Indicator

Mini-Ajax File Upload
Mini-Ajax File Upload

jQuery Help System
jQuery Help System

Simple Note Taking Webapp
Simple Note Taking Webapp

jQuery Interactive Picture
jQuery Interactive Picture

Auto-Cycle Images
Auto-Cycle Images

Animated Alphabet on Keypress
Animated Alphabet on Keypress

Sliding Box Captions
Sliding Box Captions

Dimming Background Content
Dimming Background Content

Lateral On-Scroll Slider
Lateral On-Scroll Slider

Simple YouTube Menu Effect
Simple YouTube Menu Effect

Natural Language Inputs
Natural Language Inputs

Scrolling Header Animations
Scrolling Header Animations

Custom Dropdown List Styles
Custom Dropdown List Styles

3D Flipping Circle
3D Flipping Circle

Slideshow Plugin with jQuery
Create a Slideshow Plugin with jQuery

Dynamic TinyURL Link Generator
Dynamic TyinyURL Link Generator

Color-Animated Ajax Comments
Color-Animated Ajax Comments

Final Thoughts

This collection should prove useful to any front-end web developers looking to extend functionality. jQuery provides a solid base framework to create almost any UI/UX needed for your website or web application. Plus developers are constantly building new fantastic ideas with jQuery, which often get released using an open source license.

I think there must be at least 1 or 2 helpful tutorials here for everyone. Try out some of these free plugins within your own web projects and keep your eyes open for cool new plugins to be released in the future. Also if I've missed any unique tutorials please feel free to share with us in the comments discussion area.

Jake Rocheleau is a web designer and social media enthusiast. He enjoys keeping up with the latest tech gossip and gadgets, always on the curve of new technology and standards. His favorite digital topics of study include color theory, best design practices, and typography.