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10 Awesome jQuery Ajax Widgets

By Sam Deering



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10 jQuery AJAX Widgets that can add life to even a simplest user interface. Add style and interactivity to your designs with this set of Awesome jQuery AJAX Widgets. Have fun!

1. jQuery Virtual Earth Toolkit

The Virtual Earth Toolkit (VEToolkit) is a set of Controls/Tools/Components that Extend MS Virtual Earth with functionality not implemented within the Virtual Earth JavaScript API itself. One of these components is a jQuery Plugin that allows for a MS Virtual Earth Map to be more easily created using a single method call.

2. Slidedeck – An Interactive Presentation Slider

SlideDeck is a new way to display content on websites, mobile phones and kiosks. It delivers a better user experience by removing the information overload and providing a fun, quick and beautiful way to interact with digital devices.

3. Watajax – Searchable Dynamic Ajax Tables

This plug-in / php-data-generator combination was created when we could not find any easy-to-implement fast and non-complex alternatives.

4. jSuggest – Advanced auto-complete for jQuery

jSuggest is yet another auto-completer for your text input box. It mimics the functionality of Google suggest. jSuggest will also bind item selection to your up and down arrows and also allow you to select the suggestions using your mouse.

5. Rich HTML Ticker jQuery Plugin

Rich HTML TIcker is a practical script for displaying ordinary, rich HTML content in a rotated fashion on your page. The ticker contents can either be defined inline on the page, or within an external file and fetched using Ajax.

6. Ajax Chat

PHP based Ajax Chat. It’s an easy to use Ajax chat script, it has spam filter capability and it only needs 3 files (index.html, w.php and chat.txt) Index.html reads the content & sends your message to w.php. w.php writes the content and prunes it to $maxlines lines.

7. jQuery plugin – Easy AJAX and Widget Integration

A Plugin for the popular java web framework struts2 to provide Ajax functionality and UI Widgets based on the jQuery JavaScript framework.

8. AJAX based Twitter Status Loader written on jQuery – Open Source Widget from iTg for Blog/Website

This is basically an jQuery/AJAX widget which loads the recent updates from any twitter user, upto a number of 200.

9. jQuery Recent Post Widget for BlogSpot/Blogger with Filter by Tag Option

Recent or Filtered Post widget is a jQuery and Ajax based Widget which will fetch either the recent or specific posts according to the tags/categories mentioned and will make a cool HTML unordered list.

10. Simple starRating jQuery Plugin

Bundled with several cool features, it sends rating to a scrip via jQuery Ajax call, and updates value on stars depending on current rate. All you need to do is create your own stars or other images you want to use, and you are ready to go.

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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