Another month, another 10 BRAND SPANKING NEW jQuery plugin for the month of August 2011. What have people been up to this month? Check out the list to find out what’s new in the jQuery plugin world. Enjoy!
1. Font Sizer
Font sizer is a highly configurable, unobtrusive jQuery plugin that allows users to adjust the font size of specific area(s) of text on your website. It’s lightweight, easy to configure and adds a nice bit of functionality to your blog, forum or news site.
2. Tipped 2 – jQuery Tooltips
3. Auto Truncator
4. jOVI – A jQuery plugin on top of the Nokia Maps API
All these reasons below led me to the idea of wrapping Nokia’s API in a jQuery plugin that anybody can easily add to their website.
– The user interface and user experience of the maps at Nokia is great.
– The API looks very complete, although I seem to understand they are continuously improving it.
– The API has A LOT of features, most of which will never be used by the average web developer.
– The documentation is kind of poor and not very user friendly.
5. Minimal Placeholder
This simple jQuery plugin allows you to easily create cross-browser placeholder text in any “input” or “textarea” elements. Just set the “value” (or text) and “title” of any input or textarea and call the plugin to the element by its ID, class or tagName.
A slight update, and another extension to simplify copying styles to another element.
7. jQuery Character Restriction
This plugin allows for form input fields and textarea elements to have character restrictions. Alpha-numeric is default, but choices include alpha only, numeric only, and regular expression. Additional allowed characters can be added to the alpha-numeric, alpha, and numeric options.
8. Auto Save Form script
This jQuery script brings GMail style auto saving feature to any form on your site. A nifty plug and play script, it periodically saves the contents of any form and recalls them if needed, up until when the form is actually submitted.
9. ht5ivf – HTML5 inline form validation
The jQuery ht5ifv plugin is an extensible and highly configurable jQuery plugin which allows validation of the HTML5’s forms while the user is typing. It is extensible because it allows the programmer to define new restrictions beyond those already defined by HTML5.
10. Smart Social Counter
> Easy to configure.
> Two beautiful layouts: box and float
> Fully dynamic controlled
> Full extend by plugin variable.
> Custom CSS for the effect
> jQuery nice hover effect .
> Light weight
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