10 Advanced but Simple jQuery Plugins

Sam Deering

Today’s post introduces 10 advanced and yet simple jQuery plugins that will enhance your web experience drastically and will give developers the chance to enrich websites with amazing elements without the need to write heaps of code. Enjoy!

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1. Quovolver

Is a simple extension for jQuery that takes a group of quotes and displays them on your page in an elegant way.


Source + Demo

2. jQuery Lifestream

Show a stream of your online activity with jQuery.

jQuery Lifestream

Source + Demo

3. jQuery.folderPreview

Is a jQuery plugin that takes a series of images and positions them so that they appear within a folder graphic. This enhances the attractiveness of a browsing UI system, allowing the user to visualize the contents of the folder.


Source + Demo

4. AJAX PayPal Cart

Is an easy to use JQuery plugin for web developer to add a full function shopping cart in their website. The AJAX cart can include cart widgets which allow display of cart information easily. Support PayPal Website Payment Standard.

AJAX PayPal Cart


5. jQuery Credit Card Validation

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.

jQuery Credit Card Validation


6. Smart spin

Is a jQuery spin button plugin that mimics the very common windows spin button control. Smart spin allows you to select a value between minimum and maximum values using either mouse or keyboard.

Smart spin


7. diagonalFade

Is a jQuery plugin allowing you to easily specify direction, fade-in, fade-out, and a host of other options to a grouping of elements.


Source + Demo

8. jQuery TagBox

This is a jQuery plugin to help add tags like input in your forms.

jQuery TagBox


9. My QR Code

This plugin generate QR code for mobile devices using Google Chart API with jQuery. By default, the plugin will generate the QR code for the URL of the page.

My QR Code

Source + Demo

10. jEscape

This extension captures all the key down events faster and less time writing code, you’ll profit.


Source + Demo