10 jQuery Utilities for a Smashing Website

Sam Deering
Web designers have been creating and designing a whole lot of widgets and utilities to make a website more appealing. Here, we have collected the some of the best jQuery Utilities that will help every web designer and web master to build a beautiful yet fully loaded smashing website. Enjoy!


1. jTruncate – Text Truncation for jQuery


Provides simple yet customizable truncation for text entities in your web page.
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2. Search and Share


Makes highlighting text a more functional action. More specifically, it attempts to understand the intention of a user’s text selection and present a variety of options accordingly.
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3. Real Person jQuery Plugin


This plugin is designed to help overcome automated form submission by requiring a real person to identify text made up of dots.
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4. Price Format – jQuery Plugina


It is a plugin to format input text fields as prices. For example, if you type 123456, the plugin updates it to USD 1,234.56. It is costumizable, so you can use other prefixes and separators (for example, use it to get RS 1.234,55).
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5. Virtual jQuery Keyboard


This tutorial will explain how we can implement a simple virtual keyboard with some (well, okay, lots of!) help from jQuery.
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6. jsTree – jQuery Plugin


It is a JavaScript based, cross browser tree component. It uses jQuery and Sarissa (optionally). jsTree is absolutely free (licensed same as jQuery – under both GPL and MIT – whichever suits your needs).
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7. jQuote


It is a plugin which allows for semantic block quotes created on the fly with just one line of jQuery code for you to write.
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8. Time Picker – jQuery Plugin


Is an attempt to enhance web time picking.
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9. BigTarget – jQuery Plugin


helps you increase the size of click targets and get more call-to-action conversions. Say goodbye to boring Read More links by turning your entire content block into a clickable target!
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10. prettyPopin – jQuery Plugin


jQuery Plugin provides a nice popup to display simple content or simple forms.
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