20 usefull and free jQuery plugins

Here is a list of jQuery plugins that can increase the user experience on your website.

1. Flexslider

FlexSlider has been verified in Safari 4+, Chrome 4+, Firefox 3.6+, Opera 10+, and IE7+. iOS and Android devices are supported as well. jQuery versions 1.3+ are supported. It’s supposed to be the best responsive jQuery slider around.

Demo   Download & Documentation

2. Camera

Demo   Download & Documentation

3. jCarousel

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. The items, which can be static HTML content or loaded with (or without) AJAX, can be scrolled back and forth (with or without animation).

Demo    Download & Documentation

4. Zoomer Gallery

A jQuery plugin for displaying images with Flash-like zooming effects.

Demo Download & Documentation

5. jqZoom

JQZoom is a javascript image magnifier built at the top of the popular jQuery javascript framework.

Supports: IE 6+, Firefox 2+, Chrome 1.0, Safari 2+, Opera 9+

Demo    Download & Documentation

6. gZoom

Demo   Download & Documentation

7. Hover Zoom

The hover zoom effect basically reverse zooms an image while fading in a label on top of it when the mouse hovers over it. It makes for a pretty slick effect which could be used on thumbnails.

Demo   Download & Documentation

8. jParallax

jParallax 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.

Demo   Download & Documentation

9. zLayer

zLayers is a jQuery parallax plugin that allows you to orientate an element based on the position of your mouse to the page’s window, or element’s parent.

Demo   Download & Documentation

10. Arctext

Demo   Download & Documentation


This is a jQuery plugin to help add tags like input in your forms.

Demo   Download & Documentation

12. MobilyBlocks

jQuery plugin (2KB) that allows you to create an unordered list as an animated circle.

Demo Download & Documentation

13. turn.js

This is a plugin for jQuery that adds a beautiful transition similar to real pages in a book or magazine for HTML5.

Demo   Download & Documentation

14. Fullcalendar

FullCalendar is a jQuery plugin that provides a full-sized, drag & drop calendar.

Demo  Download & Documentation

15. Star rating plugin

The Star Rating Plugin is a plugin for the jQuery Javascript library that creates a non-obstrusive star rating control based on a set of radio input boxes.

Demo   Download & Documentation

16. prettyCheckboxes

This script is for people who wants to have a consistent look for checkboxes across browser or those who simply want them to look better. By using this script you wont loose any of the regular inputs usability.
17. fleXcroll

A Cross Browser and Standards Compliant Custom ScrollBar

Demo   Download & Documentation

18. iScroll

Device compatibility: iPhone/Ipod touch >=3.1.1, iPad >=3.2, Android >=1.6, Desktop Webkit, Firefox, Opera desktop/mobile.

Demo   Download & Documentation

19. Simple Modal

SIMPLEMODAL is a small plugin to create modal windows. It can be used to generate alert or confirm messages with few lines of code. Confirm configuration involves the use of callbacks to be applied to affirmative action; it can work in asynchronous mode and retrieve content from external pages or getting the inline content.
SIMPLEMODAL is not a lightbox although the possibility to hide parts of its layout may partially make it similar.

Demo   Download & Documentation

20. Lettering

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