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This is an update on a previous article I wrote about mooTools (41 of the Best…), some plugins have been removed, some have been updated and a fair few have been added. mooTools is truelly hot on the heels of jQuery!!! Can it be better?
Below are the Best Ever 65 mooTools Plugins and Demos, is it Better than jQuery?
Description : SmoothScroll allows you to smoothly take a user to a specific portion of a page. By default, the browser “jerks” you up or down in the page when you click on an anchor — SmoothScroll lets you define the duration that it should take for a link to be scrolled down to.
Description : MultipleSelect allows you to add a custom style to html multiple select boxes. And you don’t even have to hold down the CTRL-key anymore when choosing multiple items.
Description : This is a sleek Typrewriter Effect built on MooTools.
Description : MooColumns is a MooTools 1.2 class that allows you to divide content into multiple columns quickly and easily.
Description : News Ticker is very simple and quick to implement within your web projects. It is inspired by the Newsvine Live panel, a lovely and smooth effect to display content.
Description : MooScroll is a MooTools 1.2 class that allows you to customize how the scrollbar looks on scrollable divs.
Description : This is a nice Login Pane that drops from the top of the page, very smoothly.
Description : Kroppr is an unobtrusive script that will enhance any site that wants to offer an image cropping tool for its visitors. Unlike other scripts, Kroppr is able to ROTATE, zoom and move the image in the real time without using plugins – such as flash or java. The cropping is done after the user is satisfied with the settings. This way, the load put on the server is minimised and also the visitor’s experience.
Description : There are numerous websites around the internet, RapidShare for example, that make you wait an allotted amount of time before presenting you with your download. Using MooTools, the CountDown plugin allows you to easily implement a similar system.
Description : Navigation menus are traditionally boring, right? Most of the time the navigation menu consists of some imagery with a corresponding mouseover image. Where’s the originality? The author has created a fancy navigation menu that highlights navigation items and creates a chain effect.
Description : The factory has produced a multiple-select box, with "sifting" tool attached. Try searching for one of the items in the list, or typing a letter in there. Next to it is the exact same list rendered as a dropdown (takes about 5 seconds to make this transition).
Description : This AutoCompleter script for MooTools provides the functionality for text suggestion and completion. It features different data-sources (local, JSON or XML), a variety of user interactions, custom formatting, multiple selection, animations and much more.
Description : By clicking the mooSocialize button, a window will appear, which lets you choose your favorite network. Having a thumbnail of each service beside the link, it is easy to see and find the one of your liking.
But that is not all – it does not redirect you to that page, but opens up the page in a hovered layer. Convenient and easy. On top of the opened layer is a small < >, which allows to close the window later on.
Description : SlideItMoo is a MooTools 1.2 slider for images, browser friendly and nicely degradable. All CSS styling is external. It can slide either by clicking the back – forward buttons or by mouse wheel.
It can be used to display any number of thumbnails in a photo gallery or as a banner rotator. To switch from one way to the other, you simply have to set the appropriate values when instantiating the class.
Description : Why make the user submit their form if you can just use Ajax to let them know if it’s available right away? Here’s how you can implement a username available checker using MooTools 1.2.
Description : Moving your mouse over a tab in the main menu, the submenu display several links related to the "topic" of the tab. On the right of the navigation bar, clicking on Hide submenu link, the submenu disappears/appears with a nice toggle animation.
Description : This is Twitter-likechars counter example using MooTools. It is counter decreases, from the max value of available chars in the input field (20 in this example) to zero, while you type something into the input field.
Description : If you wish to display your flickr stats in your blog, on your page etc, you will need this nifty little widget. It is capable of retrieving your posted images, information about you on flickr, your most used tags and the user groups you are attending.
Description : CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects uses mootools to show/hide the menu with a nice vertical slide-in/slide-out effect.
Description : With mooSlide you can call several sliders on one page, just define a new class instance and tell the script which div to use, which handler to use to toggle, and you are all set. This is a complete revamp of the origianl mooSlide, with added features.
Description : This contact form uses the mootools 1.1 framework to check the form fields and give immediate feedback if the entered values are correct.
The name only allows normal chars, the email is checked with regex for a correct syntax and the message field doesn't allow to enter web addresses as many spam emails would be send off that way.
Description : A smooth sliding effect.
Description: A marvellous interactive Photo Gallery.
Description: This is another image gallery slideshow, nicely done..
Description: A (not so) basic 3D Carousel.
Description: Horizontal or Vertical bar and slider.
Description: Dynamic color selector- colors swatch animate to pick and change the background.
Description: It show only part of your fullsize image, the image can then be scrolled by moving the mouse over it.
Description: A stylish tool tip demo.
Description: A simple but very useable Image gallery.
Description: A stylish and easy to use nav bar.
Description: A tree-like sliding navigation system.
Description: A lightbox that supports images, flash, video, mp3s, html.
Description: A horizontal menu, reveals more of the image as you rollover it.
Description: Tooltips with a difference.
Description: Simpliar and easier than SqueezeBox. Click on an image and the image will enlarge. Simple, the way I like it.
Description: A stylish and smooth accordian style navigation.
Description: This is by far and away the Photo Gallery with the most features. Very well done.
Description: The mooSlideBox v3 is a small and slim ajax based extension or replacement of the common “lightbox”. I really love this.
Description: You can load a div from one page into a div on this page.
Description: Just make a form, and this script will add the ability to resize each textarea.
Description: The first ever Time Picker that utilize a very easy drag and drop interface.
Description: Smooth and yes, SEXY sidebar menu.
Description: A smooth transition between images.
Description: An easy to use login form.
Description: Swf meets Ajax for beautiful uploads.
Description: A simple form validation.
Description: Sort and filter tables.
Description: MooTabs is tiny(3kb), as the name suggests, it’s main purpose is to help out with the creation of simple tab navigation.
Description: A drag and Drop sortable list. Could be handy.
Description: This creates rounded corners on divs.
Description: Mediabox lets you open flash, video, and html content in a floating “lightbox” style window.
Description: Performs different tests on forms and indicates errors.
Description: A color picker, built on the mooTools Framework.
Description: An inline image popup, overlays and fades out the current page.
Description: A background image pops up, adding some livelyness to an otherwise dull menu.
Description: This is a collection of demos which explains how moo.rd works and how to work with moo.rd.
Here you can play with the constructors of the latest version to test them out and see every sourcecodes. It’s good for tests and comparisons. On the left you can find a list containing all the demos, subdivided by section. All demos have free sourcecodes that you can copy and study.
So, what do you think is mooTools as good as jQuery?