Well mid 2011 is here, what a huge boost in the popularity of jQuery in the last 6 months! It seems nobody ever gets tired of creating new and awesome jQuery plugins to make your websites look as cool. Here, we collected another 10 hottest jQuery plugins that you may like to put on your site. Enjoy!

1. Roundy jQuery Gallery – jQuery Roundrr

Learn how to create circular image galleries with jQuery.


2. Pimp the Logo

Design a logo for a special company event with several color schemes. On websites, the logo needs to subtly change colors as someone visits the site.


3. Circulate

Requires the jQuery Library as well as the Easing plugin.


Update: 3. jQuery EasIng v1.1.2 removed.

5. CC Image Gallery

Features Unlimited categories supported in the gallery, Single image category can be used if needed, slideshow delay and autoplay options, Thumb rollover scale option, Automatic mouse pan, and image scaling on large images, Thumbnails size customizable per category, Automatic thumbnail horizontal scroll.


6. Cover Flow II

It’s highly extensible, supports click, keyboard and mousewheel interaction and works with the latest versions of both jQuery and jQuery UI.


7. Smart Cart

A flexible and feature rich jQuery plug-in for shopping cart. It makes the add-to-cart section of online shopping much easy and user friendly. It is compact in design, very easy to implement and only minimal HTML required.


8. jQuery Waypoints

A small jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.


9. Plax

A jQuery plugin that makes it super easy to parallax elements in your site based on mouse position.


10. jQuery GPS

A jQuery plugin for people that want to add Google maps to their website, but don’t want their website to be bogged down with features they don’t need.


Sam Deering is a Front-end Web Developer who specialises in JavaScript & jQuery. Sam is driven and passionate about sharing his knowledge to educate others.

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