40 Recently Released jQuery Plugins

Its that time of the year again were we take a look at and highlight the most useful recently released jQuery plugins.
As expected from the jQuery community, the selection we have for you is highly impressive. They never, ever let you down.

The 40 plugins we have for you below have been categorized into the following categories: Page Layout Plugins, Menu & Navigation Plugins, Form & Search Plugins, Slider, Gallery & Carousel Plugins, Chart & Graph Plugins, Animation Plugins, Typography Plugins, Image Effect Plugins and, finally, everything else in-between.

Sticky Sidebar

Sticky Sidebar

The Sticky sidebar jQuery plugin allows you to set a number of sidebars (or floating boxes) that follow the user down the page as they scroll. The plugin uses absolute positioning calculated from the original CSS and offset to either the closest positioned parent or to the document.
Sticky Sidebar →

Zoomooz.js

Zoomooz.js

Zoomooz.js is an easy-to-use plugin for making any web page element zoom. It supports 3D transformations, hides elements that are not shown while transforming, can have kinetic scrolling and eve works in Internet Explorer.
Zoomooz.js →

Wookmark

Wookmark

Wookmark is a plugin for creating a dynamic, multi-column layouts. It lays out a series of elements in a dynamic column grid.
Wookmark →

PageSlide

PageSlide

PageSlide is a jQuery plugin which slides a webpage over to reveal an additional interaction pane. If you’ve ever used the mobile version of Facebook, or Path, then you’ve probably seen something akin to PageSlide in action.
PageSlide →

jQuery HiddenPosition

jQuery HiddenPosition

jQuery HiddenPosition is a plugin that lets you position any element to any element, even if they are hidden. This plugin works like the position plugin from jQuery UI, except for the addition of also being able to work with hidden elements.
jQuery HiddenPosition →

Stellar.js

Stellar.js

Stellar.js is a jQuery plugin that provides parallax scrolling effects to any scrolling element.
Stellar.js →

turn.js

turn.js

turn.js is a ightweight (only 15K) plugin for jQuery that adds a beautiful transition similar to real pages in a book or magazine for HTML5. It will work on tablets and smartphones.
turn.js →

jQuery Collapse

jQuery Collapse

jQuery Collapse delivers an accessible and lightweight solution to a widely adopted interface pattern (known as progressive disclosure). It includes features like cookie persistence, ARIA compliance, and is designed to be flexible and modular enough to be used in many different scenarios.
jQuery Collapse →

Circle Menu

Circle Menu

Circle Menu is a customizableplugin that emulates the menu from the Path app. The plugin includes a selection of animation and various options for opening and closing the menu.
Circle Menu →

jQuery Scroll Path

jQuery Scroll Path

jQuery Scroll Path is a plugin that lets you define your own custom scroll path. It uses canvas flavored syntax for drawing paths, using the methods moveTo, lineTo and arc. To help with getting the path right, a canvas overlay with the path can be enabled when initating the plugin.
jQuery Scroll Path →

Filtrify

Filtrify

Filtrify is an advanced tag filtering plugin. You can search tags within tags and filter items by multiple tags from different categories and get live feedback on the number of items containing related tags.
Filtrify →

SearchMeme

SearchMeme

SearchMeme is a jQuery plugin for on-demand search.
SearchMeme →

jQuery File Upload

jQuery File Upload

jQuery File Upload is a file upload widget with multiple file selection, drag & drop support, progress bars and preview images.
jQuery File Upload →

jQuery Credit Card Validator

jQuery Credit Card Validator

The jQuery Credit Card Validator detects and validates credit card numbers. It’ll tell you the detected credit card type and whether the number length and Luhn checksum are valid for the type of card.
jQuery Credit Card Validator →

mailcheck

mailcheck

Mailcheck is a jQuery plugin that suggests the right domain when your users misspell an email address.
mailcheck →

jQuery Accordion

jQuery Accordion

The idea behind Akordeon is to provide a lightweight and customizable interface for collapsible panels that can hold any kind of data in a limited space.
jQuery Accordion →

rcarousel

rcarousel

rcarousel is a jQuery UI continuous carousel with some cool features. It is highly customizable and supports even older browsers (Not IE6 though).
rcarousel →

Rhinoslider

Rhinoslider

Rhinoslider is a flexible multiple effects slider/slideshow. It can be used as a simple fading or sliding jQuery slideshow or as a rich effects jQuery slider.
Rhinoslider →

Sequence.js

Sequence.js

"Sequence is a slider plugin with infinite style." It provides the complete functionality for a website slider without forcing you to use a set theme. In fact, Sequence has no in-built theme.
Sequence.js →

Glisse.js

Glisse.js

Glisse.js is a simple, responsive and fully customizable jQuery photo viewer.
Glisse.js →

µslider

µslider

µslider is a jQuery content slider plugin. It’s very easy to use because it only has a few essential options that can be configured straightforwardly.
µslider →

ResponsiveSlides.js

ResponsiveSlides.js

ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slideshow using images inside a single container.
ResponsiveSlides.js →

Morris.js

Morris.js

Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy.
Morris.js →

jQuery Org Chart

jQuery Org Chart

jQuery OrgChart is a plugin that allows you to render structures with nested elements in a easy-to-read tree structure.
jQuery Org Chart →

jQuery Transit

jQuery Transit

jQuery Transit creates super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions for jQuery.
jQuery Transit →

jRumble

jRumble

jRumble is a plugin that rumbles, vibrates, shakes, and rotates any element you choose. It’s great to use as a hover effect or a way to direct attention to an element.
jRumble →

Bacon

Bacon

Bacon is a jQuery plugin that allows you to wrap text around a bezier curve or a line.
Bacon →

Textualizer

Textualizer

Textualizer is a cool plugin that allows you to transition through blurbs of text.
Textualizer →

slabText

slabText

slabText is a jQuery plugin that splits headlines into rows before resizing each row to fill the available horizontal space.
slabText →

Adipoli

Adipoli

Adipoli is a simple plugin that gives you stylish image hover effects. It’s customizable with a lot of available options, start effects, hover effects, and much more.
Adipoli →

bgStretcher

bgStretcher

bgStretcher is a plugin that allows you to add a large image (or a set of images) to the background of your web page and will proportionally resize the images to fill the entire window area.
bgStretcher →

jQuery NailThumb

jQuery NailThumb

jQuery NailThumb lets you create thumbnails easily from high-res images, without any distortion, with one line of code.
jQuery NailThumb →

CraftMap

CraftMap

CraftMap (previous MobilyMap) is a lightweight (6kb only), fully configurable plugin that converts a simple image into a functional map by overlaying dynamic elements on it.
CraftMap →

Backstretch

Backstretch

Backstretch is a simple plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page.
Backstretch →

Timeline

Timeline

Timeline →

noty

noty

noty is a jQuery notification plugin that lets you easily create alert, success, error and confirmation messages.
noty →

jQuery Map Marker

jQuery Map Marker

The jQuery Map Marker Plugin makes it easy to put multiple markers on a map using Google Map API V3.
jQuery Map Marker →

Intelligist

Intelligist

Intelligist is a plugin that makes it easy to share and demo code in-page, using GitHub gists.
Intelligist →

ProQuo

ProQuo

JQuery ProQuo is a quick way to encourage your readers to spread your content through Twitter. Simply define the regions in your markup that you would like to make “Tweetable” and ProQuo will handle the rest.
ProQuo →

timeago

timeago

Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago" or "about 1 day ago").
timeago →

Webshims lib

Webshims lib

Webshims Lib is a modular capability-based polyfill-loading library, which focuses on accurate implementations of stable HTML5 features, so that developers can write modern, interoperable and robust code in all browsers.
Webshims lib →

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