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10 New Random jQuery Plugins: February 2012 Edition

Sam Deering

The jQuery community is constantly releasing plugins and some are outstanding! (some releases aid you with new technologies like HTML5 and CSS3). Here we’ve collected 10 randomly good jQuery plugins. Have fun!

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1. ComboGrid

Like autocomplete, when added to an input field, enables users to quickly find and select from a pre-populated list of values as they type, but in a tabular and paginated manner. ComboGrid provides keyboard navigation support for selecting an item.


Source Demo

2. MotionCAPTCHA

Is a jQuery CAPTCHA plugin. It requires users to sketch the shape they see in the canvas in order to submit a form.


Source Demo

3. Power PWChecker

Is a free jQuery plugin to ensure secure passwords for users. This simple jQuery plugin can be integrated seamlessly with any online form (sign up form/user registration form) to check password strength and give users clues for creating strong and secure passwords.

Power PWChecker

Source Demo

4. Cuepoint.js

Is an open source plugin for adding cue-points and subtitles to your HTML5 video.


Source + Demo

5. gMap3

A jQuery plugin to use Goole Maps version 3.


Source Demo

6. Skitter

Is a plugin for creating great-looking slideshows. You can customize every aspect of your slideshow.


Source + Demo

7. Mosaiqy

Is a jQuery plugin for viewing and zooming photo working on Opera 9+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 3.2+, Chrome and IE7+. Photos are retrieved from a JSON/JSONP data structure and randomly moved inside the grid.


Source + Demo

8. Diapo

Is a free and open source jQuery slideshow plugin.


Source + Demo

9. OverScroll

Is a jQuery plug-in that mimics the iphone/ipad scrolling experience in a browser. The plug-in adds a draggable drift to overflowed DOM elements as well as a set of fading β€˜thumbs’. OverScroll runs best on Safari 5+, Chrome 5+, and Firefox 3+ but should run just fine on most modern browsers.


Source + Demo

10. Query.fracs

Determines the fraction of an HTML element that is currently in the viewport, as well as the fraction it takes of the complete viewport and the fraction of the area that might possibly be visible. It also provides the coordinates of the visible rectangle in document, element and viewport space.


Source Demo