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10 Most Exciting jQuery Plugins of Early 2012

By Sam Deering

Already there have been a lot of excellent jQuery plugins created so far in 2012, published and new versions of older plugins have been released too. Below is our collection of some of the most exciting plugins among them. #1 and #2 are really awesome! Enjoy!

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1. jQuery Geo v1.0a4

It is an open-source geospatial mapping project from Applied Geographics, provides a streamlined API for a large percentage of your online mapping needs. Whether you just want to display a map on a web page as quickly as possible or you are a more advanced GIS user, jQuery Geo can help!


jQuery Geo v1.0a4

Source Demo

2. Flippy

Is a cross-browser flipping effect plugin which allows you to flip whatever html element you want.


Flippy

Source + Demo

3. 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.


ProQuo

Source + Demo

4. blur.js

jQuery plugin that produces psuedo-transparent blurred elements over other elements.


blur.js

Source + Demo

5. Metro JS

jQuery plugin developed to easily enable Metro interfaces on the web. This release focuses on Live Tiles, the Application Bar and Theming.


Metro JS

Source + Demo

6. jurlp

jQuery plugin for parsing, manipulating, filtering and monitoring URLs in “href” and “src” attributes within arbitrary elements (including document.location.href), as well as creating anchor elements from URLs found in HTML/text.


jurlp

Source + Demo

7. jQuery Shadow

A plugin to create drop shadows of various types.


jQuery Shadow

Source + Demo

8. Glisse.js

jQuery plugin for creating a fully customizable photo viewer with beautiful CSS3 transition.


Glisse.js

Source + Demo

9. Sequence

Is the jQuery slider plugin with infinite style. It provides the complete functionality for a website slider without forcing you to use a set theme.


Sequence

Source + Demo

10. noty

It makes it easy to create alert, success, error and confirmation messages as an alternative the standard alert dialog. Each notification is added to a queue. The notifications can be positioned at the top, topCenter (like GMail), bottom, centre, top left or top right.


noty

Source + Demo

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