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15 jQuery Utility Plugins

By Sam Deering



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Wouldn’t it be awesome if all the complex tasks and bustle is done with just a small piece of code? Then these become your true desire Utilities jQuery. Check out these wonderful jQuery utilities to help you perform all jobs in demand in a heartbeat. Give less and actually do more with jQuery utilities.

1. AnythingZoomer jQuery Plugin

You have a small area. You mouse over it. An area pops up giving you a zoomed in closer look. This is a jQuery plugin that does it.

2. Create astonishing iCal-like calendars with jQuery

Calendar that would be similar to the iPhone Calendar application (or, if you want, to the little calendar on the left bottom corner in iCal).

3. Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry

Allow users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on Facebook.

4. jQuery SuperBox

A script which allows you display windows with the lightbox effect.

5. autoResize

Inspired by Jason Frame method, I have created an animating autoResize jQuery plugin. Although it was inspired by his plugin it has a few slight differences, most notably the way in which the off-screen “testing” takes place. (Note that the demo only works if you have JavaScripts enabled)

6. BS Sound jQuery Plugin

With this BS Sound jQuery plugin you will be able to add mp3 file to your page without any player. Just with custom button. Just Make your link ( A Tag ) and target it to your mp3 file . Don’t forget to set the proper ID for your link.

7. Airport – Information board text effect jQuery plugin

Airport is a rather simple text effect plugin for Jquery. It emulates the style of those flickering information boards you sometime find on airports and train stations.

8. Fly-To-Basket Effect With jQuery

Making the product flying to your shopping basket, this is really fun effect for eCommerse sites.

9. jQuery Youtube Playlist Plugin – YoutubePlaylist

This would allow the client to manage their videos on YouTube and simply insert links to the videos on their site. With javascript enabled a nice playlist is created, whilst without javasript the user gets a regular list of links to youtube pages.

10. Sunday Morning – jQuery Google Translator

SundayMorning is a jQuery plugin which allow site-owners to offer their visitors some easy and fancy ways to translate their content in more than 30 languages.

11. imBannerRotater – jQuery Plugin

Simple plugin that rotates images on a page. There are two modes. In the default mode, the plugin will display a randomly selected image. In the other mode, the plugin will rotate images on a page (fading in/out). In this mode, you can select the speed of the rotation. The image data can be retrieved ajaxally (json or a comma separated list). If the data is Json, a url can be added for each image.

12. NyroModal – jQuery Plugin

Designers seem to like using modal windows more and more, as they provide a quick way to show data without reloading the entire page. Thanks to the useful jQuery function like animate, fadeTo or the future enchant, it is pretty simple.

13. Form Advisor

Form advisor is a ittle plugin to describe form inputs in friendly way.

14. ctRotator

An highly customizable item/image rotating script. Supports creating the rotator from various data sources, such as JavaScript object, HTML UL/OL list, RSS feed, Flickr feed. More data sources can be supported with custom bridges.

15. Uploadify – jQuery File Upload Plugin

Allows the easy integration of a multiple (or single) file uploads on your website. It requires Flash and any backend development language. An array of options allows for full customization for advanced users, but asic implementation is so easy that even coding novices can do it.

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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