A curated list of awesome jQuery plugins, resources and other shiny things. Inspired by the
awesome-* trend on GitHub.
Table of contents
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- Contributing and License
- API documentation - Official jQuery documentation.
- Codecademy jQuery track - Beginners track for learning jQuery.
- Style guides - jQuery's code style guides when contributing to jQuery projects.
- Tuts+ - Useful and indepth articles about jQuery.
- jQuery guide for teams - Tips to write consistent jQuery code, easy to use and understand by your team.
Awesome free tutorials and courses to learn jQuery.
- jQuery patterns - A variety of jQuery plugin patterns for jump starting your plugin development.
- Learning jQuery Design Patterns - jQuery Plugin Design Patterns
- Learn jQuery - jQuery learning center.
- Snoopcode - jQuery tutorials.
- Extending jQuery - Extending jQuery’s selector capabilities.
Recommended and not too much outdated jQuery books.
- jQuery Succinctly, Syncfusion (PDF, mobi, epub) (Registration required).
- jQuery fundamentals - Comfortable working through common problems you'll be called upon to solve using jQuery.
- jQuery in Action, Third Edition - Fast-paced and complete guide to jQuery, by Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz, and Aurelio De Rosa.
- jQuery: Novice to Ninja: New Kicks And Tricks - fast track to mastering jQuery, by Earle Castledine & Craig Sharkie.
- Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition - Guide to jQuery, by Jonathan Chaffer and Karl Swedberg.
Interesting jQuery related blogs and websites.
- jQuery Blog - News from the official jQuery website.
- jQuery UI Blog - Official jQuery UI blog.
- Sitepoint - Sitepoint's jQuery category section with useful articles.
- Smashing Magazine - jQuery tag, useful jQuery articles and tutorial alike blog posts.
Various types of resources.
- jQuery Foundation - Providing jQuery and many other projects home and support.
- jQuery Source Viewer - Browser of jQuery method implementations.
- Alternative jQuery Documentation Browser - Faster way to browse the jQuery documentation.
- jQuery CheatSheet
- Programming Community Curated Resources for Learning jQuery
Awesome plugins from all across the jQuery universe.
- Plugins - Registry of jQuery plugins, previous one is now in read-only mode.
- jQuery Rain - Top & Best jQuery plugins, tutorials, cool effects, examples, demos.
- jQuery Unheap - A tidy repository of jQuery plugins.
- Animsition - A simple and easy jQuery plugin for CSS animated page transitions.
- fakeLoader.js - Lightweight plugin that helps you create an animated spinner with a fullscreen loading mask to simulate the page preloading effect.
- Fullpage.js - Create full screen pages fast and simple.
- jQuery Transit - Super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions for jQuery.
- Material Design Preloader!s - Recreation of the Material Design preloader.
- Midnight - Switches fixed headers on the fly.
- Parallax.js - Scrolling effect.
- Scrollify - Assists scrolling and snaps to sections. Touch optimised.
- Waves - Click effect inspired by Google's Material Design.
- jQuery DrawSVG - Lightweight, simple to use jQuery plugin to animate SVG paths
- Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor - jQuery WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor based on HTML5.
- Hallo - Simple rich text editor (contentEditable) for jQuery UI.
- jQuery Notebook - A modern, simple and elegant WYSIWYG rich text editor.
- jQuery TE - Lightweight HTML editor.
- TinyMCE - Popular WYSIWYG editor with jQuery build and a jQuery integration plugin.
Plugins for Forms, AJAX, validation.
- Bootstrap Multiselect - Multiselect for Bootstrap.
- File Upload - File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bar, validation and preview images, audio and video.
- Ideal Forms - Framework for building and validating responsive HTML5 forms.
- jQuery Form Plugin - Easy and unobtrusive HTML forms upgrade to use AJAX.
- jquery-minicolors - A tiny color picker plugin.
- Justified Gallery - Allows you to create a gallery with a justified grid.
- Labelauty - A lightweight and beautiful plugin for radio and checkbox inputs.
- Payform - A library (with jQuery plugin) for building credit card forms, validating inputs, and formatting numbers.
- Pickadate - The mobile-friendly, responsive, and lightweight date & time input picker.
- Select2 - Select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling.
- selectize.js - jQuery based hybrid of a textbox and \
Images, Maps and Charts
Plugins related to images, image manipulation, galleries, maps and charts.
- Arbor - Graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery.
- BackStretch - jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element.
- Chart.js - Simple HTML5 Charts using the \
- Cropper - A simple image cropping plugin.
- Dense.js - Serving retina-ready, high pixel ratio images with ease.
- Flot - Attractive charts.
- Gridder - Displays a thumbnail grid expanding preview similar to the effect seen on Google Images.
- jquery.sparkline - Generate small sparkline charts.
- jQuery.eraser - Erasing image with mouse or touch movements.
- jQuery Mapael - Plugin based on raphael.js that allows you to display dynamic vector maps.
- jQueryGantt - Gantt editor.
- jQuery Images Compare - Plugin for comparing two images.
- Nivo Slider - Beautiful and easy to use image slider.
- Owl Carousel 2 - Responsive carousel slider.
- Peity - Progressive \
- Unite Gallery - Responsive jQuery image and video gallery plugin.
- Viewer - A simple jQuery image viewing plugin.
- JQuery-linechart - Simple and lightweight library for creating line charts
Menus animation, usability enhancements and beautification.
- jQuery contextMenu - Management facility for context menus.
- jPanelMenu - Creates a paneled-style menu (like the type seen in the mobile versions of Facebook, Google and native iPhone applications).
- jQuery-menu-aim - Fires events when user's cursor aims at particular dropdown menu items.
- mmenu - App look-alike on- and off-canvas menus with sliding submenus.
- Multi-level push menu - Allows endless nesting of navigation elements.
- Slidebars - jQuery framework for off-canvas menus and sidebars.
- stickUp - Sticks an element to the top of the browser window while scrolling past it, always keeping it in view.
- Superfish - Adds usability enhancements to existing multi-level drop-down menus.
- Yamm - Yet another megamenu for Bootstrap 3.
Modals and Popups
Plugins for modals (dialog box/popups), tooltips, and similar popup windows.
- animatedModal.js - Plugin for creating fullscreen modals with CSS3 transitions. You can use the transitions from
animate.cssor create your own.
- Avgrund - Plugin for your modal boxes and popups with new concept of showing depth between popup and page.
- Bootstrap Modal - Extends the default Bootstrap Modal class. Responsive, stackable and ajax.
- iziModal - Elegant, responsive, flexible and lightweight modal plugin with jQuery.
- jBox - Powerful and flexible plugin which takes care of all modal windows, tooltips and notices.
- jQuery Modal - Simple and lightweight method of displaying modal windows.
- jQuery Popup Overlay - Responsive and accessible modal windows and tooltips.
- Magnific Popup - Fast, light and responsive lightbox plugin.
- tipso - A Lightweight Responsive jQuery Tooltip Plugin.
- vex - A modern dialog library which is highly configurable and easy to style.
Grid plugins and plugins for creating and showcasing data in form of tables.
- Bootgrid - A grid control especially designed for bootstrap.
- Bootstrap table - A powerful table control designed for bootstrap.
- DataTables - Advanced interaction controls for HTML tables.
- Filter Table - Live searching/filtering for HTML tables.
- FloatThead - Sticky headers. Supports responsive, window and overflow scrolling.
- FooTable - Make HTML tables responsive.
- Isotope - Filter & sort magical layouts.
- HighchartTable - Simple way to convert HTML data tables to Highcharts graphs.
- jqGrid - Grid plugin.
- jQuery treetable - Show a tree structure in a table.
- jsGrid - Lightweight grid plugin.
- Stackable.js - Stacking tables on small screens.
- Stupid Table Sort - A stupidly small and simple jQuery table sorter plugin.
- tableExport.jquery.plugin - Export HTML table to JSON, XML, CSV, TXT, SQL, Word, Excel, PNG or PDF.
- jquery.table-shrinker - make HTML Table responsive across all devices, the right way!
Time and Date
Plugins for handling, manipulating or formating time and date.
- jQuery Timer Plugin - Start/Stop/Resume/Remove pretty timer inside any HTML element.
- Timeago - Easy support of automatic updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago").
Internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n).
- jquery.localize.js - Easy internationalization of your static web site
- FormValidation - Form fields validator, designed for Bootstrap, Foundation, Pure, Semantic UI, UIKit and other frameworks.
- h5Validate - An HTML5 form validation plugin for jQuery.
- jquery-validation - Drop-in validation for your existing forms, while making all kinds of customizations to fit your application really easy.
- jQuery.validationEngine - Validation of form fields in the browser.
Plugins that couldn't be sorted in above categories yet.
- Boilerplate - A jump-start for jQuery plugins development.
- Interlink - Event interlink plugin.
- Sisyphus - Gmail-like client-side drafts and bit more.
- Slugify - Creates a URL slug as you type a page title (like Django slugify()).
- Readmore.js - A lightweight jQuery plugin for collapsing and expanding long blocks of text with "Read more" and "Close" links.
- Yahoo! Emoticons - Yahoo! Emoticons JQuery Plugin.
- autoNumberic - autoNumeric is a standalone library that provides live as-you-type formatting for international numbers and currencies.
- jQuery mobile - Lightweight framework for building mobile web apps with HTML5.
- Interdimensional - Spatial scrolling on mobile devices for your web pages.
- OhSnap!.js - A simple jQuery/Zepto notification library designed to be used in mobile apps.
User Interface section.
- Dragula - Framework agnostic drag and drop library, supports jQuery integration.
- jQuery UI - Curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery.
- jQuery Enhanced Splitter - Create draggable content splitters to emulate frames and separate content.
- tabulous.js - Tabs for todays web
- X-editable - In-place editing with Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI or pure jQuery.
Unit tests, testing section.
- Mockjax - Provides a simple and extremely flexible interface for mocking or simulating ajax requests and responses.
Best practices of integrating client-side jQuery with server-side technologies.
- django-static-jquery - jQuery packaged in an handy Django app to speed up new applications and deployment.
Ask and answer questions, share and get jQuery related stuff and get in touch with the community.
- Forum - Official forum.
- Freenode - Support IRC channel for users of jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile.
- Stack Overflow - Support on Stack Overflow.
- Facebook - Large and active group on Facebook.
- Linked.in - Large and active group on Linked.in.
- Reddit - Discussion and sharing news, articles, plugins and tutorials, covering jQuery Core, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, and other related projects.
- Quora - Ask and answer questions on Quora website.
- Meetup - Get involved locally.
- Twitter - Official news and updates from the jQuery team on Twitter.
Alternative implementations of jQuery API.
- cash - small jQuery alternative for modern browsers. Includes all API with deliberate exception for ajax.
- Zepto - small jQuery alternative, which includes ajax, effects and additional utilities.
- jBone - jQuery implementation to use with Backbone. Supports only subset of API which is required for Backbone to work. Can be a byte-saver if you don't intend to use jQuery directly, but have Backbone in your project.
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