10 Really Interesting jQuery Plugins

Written by Kevin Liew on 23 Jun 2009
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I was hanging around jQUery plugin website, and I have found some really cool plugins. Some of them are really powerful and would be extremely useful to create a user friendly frontend.

  • jCrop | Demo
    Jcrop is the quick and easy way to add image cropping functionality to your web application. It combines the ease-of-use of a typical jQuery plugin with a powerful cross-platform DHTML cropping engine that is faithful to familiar desktop graphics applications.
  • Impromptu | Demo
    Impromptu is an extension to help provide a more pleasant way to spontaneously prompt a user for input. No more alert(), prompt(), and confirm(). Easily customizable with CSS and options to add multiple buttons tailoring Impromptu to your exact need.
  • jQuery "Highlight" | Demo
    jQUery Highlight
    Highlight increases usability by highlighting elements as you interact with the page. Its primary use is for forms, but it can also be used for tables, lists, or any element you specify.
  • Seek | Demo
    jQUery Seek
    This plugin allows you to seek and highlight with a customizable animation div a set of elements on the page.
  • jQuery Infinite Carousel | Demo
    jQUery Infinite Carousel
    Add an infinite carousel on your site, the easy way.
  • Captify | Demo
    Captify adds semi-transparent captions that appear on top of images when the user's mouse rolls over them. It offers a simple way to add captions to images in a manner that doesn't add clutter to a design. Tested in IE, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
  • Favico | Demo
    Add a favicon near external links with jQuery.
  • jQuery BreadCrumb | Demo
    jQuery Breadcrumb
    This collapsible breadcrumb was developed to deal with deeply nested, verbosely named pages. Rather than limit the amount of elements shown on the sever side, we decided to go with a client side solution for usability and SEO reasons. It also turned out nice to look at and fun to play with.
  • jQuery Spotlight | Demo
    jQuery Spotlight
    jQuery Spotlight is a jQuery plugin which allows you to highlight elements in your page using a "spotlight" effect. This plugin is highly customizable and requires no external css or images.
  • jQuery Peel | Demo
    jQuery Peel
    A jQuery plugin for the page peel ad effect used on quite a few sites now.


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Rahul 15 years ago
I'm quite interested in the peel effect, the breadcrumb and the captify plugins.
inkblot 15 years ago
they have a service picadtesting.com that im sure uses some sort of variant of the captify clugin to run their ads. glad to see i can have a plugin of my own, to run my own content over images. great collection
Horia Dragomir 15 years ago
oh, that breadcrumb plugin is spectacular!
Paul J 15 years ago
nice, a couple new ones here I had not seen before.
James 15 years ago
Peel doesn't work in FF 3
piervix 15 years ago
Really Good Kevin, very useful resources... thanks!
sonichtml 15 years ago
nice post~~ thank you
dlv 15 years ago
Spotlight and BreadCrumb are really usefull, i'm gonna check them ! ( tomorrow, i'm going to sleep righy now jejee)
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Gilbert 15 years ago
Thanks for mentioning my jQuery Spotlight plugin. Hope some people will find it useful.
sinema izle 15 years ago
Thank you very much for this information.
Ervin 15 years ago
i like it...very helpful. thanks very much!
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