15 Useful jQuery Plugins For Web Designers And Developers

jQuery is a JavaScript library that is CSS3 compliant and supports many cross-browser features. The jQuery framework is extensible and very nicely handles DOM manipulations, CSS, animations, communications to server requests, document transversal and event handling.

I have compiled a collection of 15 useful jQuery plugins that should be useful for your next project.


elRTE is an open-source WYSIWYG HTML-editor written in JavaScript using jQuery UI. It features rich text editing, options for changing its appearance, style and many more. You can use it in any commercial or non-commercial projects.

demo / download


Catch404 is a jQuery and CSS3 modal plugin for handling broken links elegantly.

demo / download


wdCalendar is a jquery based google calendar clone. It cover most google calendar features. Day/week/month view provided, create/update/remove events by drag & drop, easy way to integrate with database, and much more.

demo / download

Lightbox Me

Lightbox_me is an essential tool for the jQuery developer’s toolbox. Feed it a DOM element wrapped in a jQuery object and it will lightbox it for you, no muss no fuss.

demo / download


SlliderNav is a plugin that lets you add dynamic, sliding content using a vertical navigation bar (index). It is made mainly for alphabetical listings but can be used with anything, however longer words may look slightly awkward. The plugin automatically adds the navigation and sets the height for the object based on how tall the navigation is, in order to make sure users have access to the entire list.

demo / download

Like it? Tweet it!

Like it? Tweet it! is a jQuery-powered JavaScript widget that enables visitors to your website or blog to write a tweet about the site directly in a box displayed in the corner of the website, with a link to the site already embedded in the input field.

demo / download

Nivo Slider

Awesome jQuery image slider includes features: 9 unique transition effects, simple clean & valid markup, loads of settings to tweak, built in directional and control navigation, packed version only weighs 6kb, Supports linking images and free to use and abuse under the GPL license.

demo / download


Uniform masks your standard form controls with custom themed controls. It works in sync with your real form elements to ensure accessibility and compatibility.

demo / download

Lazy Load

Lazy loader is a jQuery plugin written in JavaScript. It delays loading of images in long web pages.

demo / download


jFlickrFeed is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to pull Flickr feeds and display them on your site.

demo / download

Chromatable jQuery Plugin

A jQuery plugin to create scrolling tables with fixed headers. A jQuery plugin to keep the code contained in one location and allow users to call the chromatable method on any table, or many tables on the same page.

demo / download


This plugin allows you to change any element with an ID on your page into a single or multiple file upload tool. The plugin uses a mix of JQuery, Flash, and a backend upload script of your choice to send files from your local computer to your website server.

demo / download

Easy Slider

Easy Slider enables images or any content to slide horizontally or vertically on click. It is configurable with css alone. So, basically you link to plugin file, set the content up and style it with css.

demo / download


SimpleModal is a lightweight jQuery plugin that provides a simple interface to create a modal dialog.

demo / download

Tiny Circleslider

Tiny Circleslider is a circular slider / carousel. That was built to provide webdevelopers with a cool but subtle alternative to all those standard carousels. Tiny Circleslider can blend in on any wepage. It was built using the javascript jQuery library.

demo / download

Kirk is a software / web developer & business consultant. He has been doing online marketing and product development for the last eight years, and been an entrepreneur for the last five. BlogWebDesigner was created to help Internet Marketers sell more stuff online.
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