40 New jQuery Plugins & Resources

Every six months or so we do like to take a look at some of the greatest and freshest jQuery plugins from within that time. Each time we do this the jQuery community never ever fails to let you down.

Constantly releasing plugins that are not only useful and problem-solving, but also releasing plugins that can aid you with new technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.

Hope you enjoy this selection.

So without further ado, here are 40 new jQuery plugins:

Sliders, Galleries & Carousel Plugins

TN3 Gallery

jquery image slider

TN3 Gallery is a fully responsive image gallery which also comes available as a WordPress plugin. There’s a lite version available for free.

TN3 GalleryDemosDocs


Skitter is a plugin for creating great-looking slideshows. You can customize every aspect of your slideshow.
SkitterView the Demo


Mosaiqy is a jQuery plugin for viewing and zooming photo working on Opera 9+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 3.2+, Chrome and IE7+. Photos are retrieved from a JSON/JSONP data structure and randomly moved inside the grid. All expensive animations are taken over by your GPU on recent browsers using CSS3 transitions, minimizing the CPU overhead.
MosaiqyView the Demo


Diapo is a free and open source jQuery slideshow plugin. You can suggest changes or improvements if you want. You can download it and use for free, you can also include it in your projects and sell it as part of a bigger work (donations are not required but asked to be considered in this case).
DiapoView the Demo


Blueberry is an experimental open source jQuery image slider plugin which has been written specifically to work with fluid/responsive web layouts.
BlueberryView the Demo


Craftyslide is a tiny (just 2kb) slideshow built on jQuery. Craftyslide aims to be different by providing a simple, no-frills method of displaying images packaged into a small, clean and efficient plugin.
CraftyslideView the Demo


jmFullWallView the Demo


Elastislide is a responsive jQuery carousel plugin which allows you to obtain the wipe event on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
ElastislideView the Demo


FlexSlider is an awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider plugin. It has simple, semantic markup, slide and fade animations, and is supported in all major browsers so you won’t have any compatibility issues. Flexslider is built for beginners and pros alike.
FlexSliderView the Demo

Circular Content Carousel

Circular Content Carousel is a jQuery carousel that has content boxes that you can slide infinitely (circular). When clicking on the “more” link, the respective item moves to the left and a content area will slide out. Now we can navigate through the carousel where each step will reveal the next or previous content box with its expanded content. Clicking on the closing cross will slide the expanded content area back in and animate the item to its original position.
Circular Content CarouselView the Demo

Dynamic Carousel

Dynamic Carousel is a dynamic content slider and carousel, as the name implies. The way it’s dynamic is it uses percentages instead of pixel values, so it can be easily used on a responsive/flexible layout.
Dynamic CarouselView the Demo

Plugins for Forms


ComboGrid, like autocomplete, when added to an input field, enables users to quickly find and select from a pre-populated list of values as they type, but in a tabular and paginated manner. ComboGrid provides keyboard navigation support for selecting an item.
ComboGridView the Demo


Recurly.js is a JavaScript library for customizable transaction forms. It helps you make secure, PCI-compliant transaction forms with fully customizable CSS.
Recurly.jsView the Demo

Ideal Forms

Ideal Forms is a small framework to build powerful and beautiful online forms. It’s very easy to use and requires minimal html syntax. Absolutely everything is stylable with CSS, no images needed. Support for IE 7+, Firefox 3+, Chrome 3+, Safari 3.1+ and Opera 11+. Degrades gracefully with JavaScript disabled.
Ideal FormsView the Demo


MotionCAPTCHA is a jQuery CAPTCHA plugin. It requires users to sketch the shape they see in the canvas in order to submit a form.
MotionCAPTCHAView the Demo

Smart Validate

Smart Validate is a jQuery credit card validation plugin, that makes credit card format validation a simple task. It ensures that user has entered valid credit card number before making actual transaction. Smart Validate supports the following credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, and Discover.
Smart ValidateView the Demo


TagBox is a jQuery plugin to help add tags like input in your forms.
TagBoxView the Demo

Power PWChecker

Power PWChecker is a free jQuery plugin to ensure secure passwords for users. This simple jQuery plugin can be integrated seamlessly with any online form (sign up form/user registration form) to check password strength and give users clues for creating strong and secure passwords.
Power PWCheckerView the Demo

Video Plugins


Cuepoint.js is an open source plugin for adding cue-points and subtitles to your HTML5 video.
Cuepoint.jsView the Demo


FitVids.js is a lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.
FitVids.jsView the Demo

Map Plugins


jVectorMap is a jQuery plugin employed to show vector maps and visualize data on HTML pages. It uses SVG in all modern browsers like Firefox 3 or 4, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE9, while legacy support for older versions of IE from 6 to 8 is provided with VML.
jVectorMapView the Demo


Gmap3View the Demo

Web Typography Plugins

Shuffle Letters Effect

This is a short tutorial that shows how to make a jQuery plugin that will shuffle the text content of any DOM element – an interesting effect that can be used in headings, logos and slideshows.
Shuffle Letters EffectView the Demo


The jFontSize plugin was developed to facilitate the process of creating the famous buttons A+ and A-, which alter the font size on sites with very large texts, such as blogs, journals, tutorials, etc. This tool is also used to increase the accessibility of sites, helping people who have visual problems to see better content.
jFontSizeView the Demo


Lettering.js is a jQuery plugin for radical web typography. Web type is exploding all over the web but CSS currently doesn’t offer complete down-to-the-letter control. Lettering.js solves that: it’s a jQuery plugin to give you that control. Kerning type, editorial design, manageable code, and in general complete control can all be easily done with Lettering.js.
Lettering.jsView the Demo

Mobile Plugins


Overscroll is a jQuery plug-in that mimics the iphone/ipad scrolling experience in a browser. The plug-in adds a draggable drift to overflowed DOM elements as well as a set of fading ‘thumbs’. OverScroll runs best on Safari 5+, Chrome 5+, and Firefox 3+ but should run just fine on most modern browsers.
OverscrollView the Demo


PhotoSwipe is a jQuery image gallery that specifically targets mobile devices.
PhotoSwipeView the Demo


Mobiscroll is a wheel scroller user control optimized for touchscreens to easily enter date and/or time. The control can easily be customized to support any custom values and can even be used as an intuitive alternative to the native select control (dropdown list). It is designed to be used on touch devices as an alternative to the jQuery UI date picker.
MobiscrollView the Demo

Touchy Boilerplate

Touchy is a mobile boilerplate that goes beyond just an HTML/CSS template, adding performance optimization tools, hardware accelerated animation, device API, fixed positioning and much more.
Touchy BoilerplateView the Demo


jQuery.fracs determines the fraction of an HTML element that is currently in the viewport, as well as the fraction it takes of the complete viewport and the fraction of the area that might possibly be visible. It also provides the coordinates of the visible rectangle in document, element and viewport space.
jQuery.fracsView the Demo

Uncategorized Plugins


grumble.js provides special tooltips without the usual limitations of north/east/south/west positioning. A grumble can be rotated around a given element at any angle, all 360 degrees. Any distance can be specified. Any CSS style can be applied. There’s auto-magic size adjustment for use with localized text. FX queues for animating multiple grumbles. And it works in IE6+, and modern browsers.
grumble.jsView the Demo


Timelinr is a simple jQuery plugin that helps you to give more life to boring timelines. It supports horizontal and vertical layouts, and you can parameterize the majority of attributes: speed, transparency, etc.
TimelinrView the Demo


Elycharts is a pure JavaScript charting library, easy to use and completely customizable. It helps you create good looking interactive charts on you web pages or web applications, with a lot of useful features: legend and label support, mouse tracking, tooltips, templates, animations, and more.
ElychartsView the Demo

Flexible Nav

Flexible Nav is a small jQuery library which add a smart navigation bar on the right of the page. It improves a web page navigation and helps to visualize different sections of a document, an article, or just any web page.
Flexible NavView the Demo


deck.js is a tool for making modern HTML presentations. Slides are basic HTML. The deck.core module keeps track of slide states and deck states, leaving CSS to define what each state looks like and how to transition between them. Extensions use core events and methods to add goodies, giving presenters the freedom to add what they want and leave out what they don’t.
deck.jsView the Demo


headjs is a tiny script that speeds up, simplifies and modernizes your site. Load scripts like images. Use HTML5 and CSS3 safely. Target CSS for different screens, paths, states and browsers. Basically, headjs is a concise solution to universal issues.
headjsView the Demo

Simple Overlay

Simple Overlay is a jQuery plugin for easily adding lightweight, flexible overlays to your projects. Use custom effects, customize using CSS hooks, define custom callbacks for further action, take advantage of CSS3 and more.
Simple OverlayView the Demo


spin.js is an animated CSS3 loading spinner. You can adjust every single parameter: number of lines, length and width of lines, radius, trail, speed of spinning, and whether there’s a shadow or not.
spin.jsView the Demo


leanModalView the Demo

Ninja UI

Ninja UIView the Demo

…and finally…

jQuery Boilerplate

jQuery Boilerplate is, as the name says, a jQuery boilerplate for jump-starting jQuery plugins development. It contains lots of comments to help you get going easily. It is truly object-oriented, it implements public and private methods as well as public and private properties, making it the ideal candidate for when building both simple and complex jQuery plugins.
jQuery BoilerplateView the Demo

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Paul Andrew is the editor and founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine.