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.
Page Layout Plugins
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 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.
Wookmark is a plugin for creating a dynamic, multi-column layouts. It lays out a series of elements in a dynamic column grid.
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.
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 is a jQuery plugin that provides parallax scrolling effects to any scrolling element.
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.
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 →
Menu & Navigation Plugins
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 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.
Form & Search Plugins
SearchMeme is a jQuery plugin for on-demand search.
jQuery File Upload is a file upload widget with multiple file selection, drag & drop support, progress bars and preview images.
jQuery File Upload →
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 is a jQuery plugin that suggests the right domain when your users misspell an email address.
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 →
Slider, Gallery & Carousel Plugins
rcarousel is a jQuery UI continuous carousel with some cool features. It is highly customizable and supports even older browsers (Not IE6 though).
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.
"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.
Glisse.js is a simple, responsive and fully customizable jQuery photo viewer.
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.
ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slideshow using images inside a single container.
Chart & Graph Plugins
Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy.
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 creates super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions for jQuery.
jQuery Transit →
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.
Web Typography Plugins
Bacon is a jQuery plugin that allows you to wrap text around a bezier curve or a line.
Textualizer is a cool plugin that allows you to transition through blurbs of text.
slabText is a jQuery plugin that splits headlines into rows before resizing each row to fill the available horizontal space.
Image Effect Plugins
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.
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.
jQuery NailThumb lets you create thumbnails easily from high-res images, without any distortion, with one line of code.
jQuery NailThumb →
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.
Backstretch is a simple plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page.
And all the rest…
noty is a jQuery notification plugin that lets you easily create alert, success, error and confirmation messages.
The jQuery Map Marker Plugin makes it easy to put multiple markers on a map using Google Map API V3.
jQuery Map Marker →
Intelligist is a plugin that makes it easy to share and demo code in-page, using GitHub gists.
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.
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").
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 →