Jul 20 2010

50 Useful JavaScript and jQuery Techniques and Plugins

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We are regularly collecting useful JavaScript and jQuery snippets, libraries, articles, tools and resources and present them in compact round-ups here, on Noupe. This time we are again covering some useful JavaScript and jQuery techniques, plugins and tools that may help you improve the user experience for your site.

Useful JavaScript and jQuery Techniques

Colorful Sliders With jQuery & CSS3
In this tutorial we are using jQuery and the new transformation features brought by CSS3 to create a three dimensional dynamic slider effect. The techniques presented here – for creating sliders, and CSS dynamic resizable bars, can be used together or in part for powering all sorts of jQuery goodness.

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Sponsor Flip Wall With jQuery & CSS
Designing and coding a sponsors page is part of the developer’s life (at least the lucky developer’s life, if it is about a personal site of theirs). It, however, follows different rules than those for the other pages of the site. You have to find a way to fit a lot of information and organize it clearly, so that the emphasis is put on your sponsors, and not on other elements of your design.

Sponsor Flip Wall With jQuery & CSS

TipTip jQuery Plugin
TipTip detects the edges of the browser window and will make sure the tooltip stays within the current window size. As a result the tooltip will adjust itself to be displayed above, below, to the left or to the right of the element with TipTip applied to it, depending on what is necessary to stay within the browser window.
TipTip is a very lightweight and intelligent custom tooltip jQuery plugin. It uses ZERO images and is completely customizable via CSS.

TipTip jQuery Plugin

Nivo Slider
The Most Awesome jQuery Image Slider

Nivo Slider

jQuery.Syntax
jQuery.Syntax is an extremely fast and lightweight syntax highlighter. It has dynamic loading of syntax source files and integrates cleanly using CSS or modelines.

jQuery.Syntax

jquery.timepickr.js
This is my humble attempt to enhence web time picking.

jquery.timepickr.js

Photo Zoom Out Effect with jQuery
Today we will show you how to create a simple image zoom out effect with jQuery. The idea is show some images which are zoomed in initially and when hovering over an image it gets zoomed out. This effect could be used in photography websites or image galleries. Our example uses some black and white images to focus on the effect.

Photo Zoom Out Effect with jQuery

A Fresh Bottom Slide Out Menu with jQuery
In this tutorial we will create a unique bottom slide out menu. This large menu will contain some title and a description of the menu item. It will slide out from the bottom revealing the description text and some icon. We will use some CSS3 properties for some nice shadow effects and jQuery for the interaction.

A Fresh Bottom Slide Out Menu with jQuery

Making a Mosaic Slideshow With jQuery & CSS
Today we are making a jQuery & CSS mosaic gallery. Mosaic, because it will feature an interesting tile transition effect when moving from one slide to another.

Making a Mosaic Slideshow With jQuery & CSS

17 jQuery Plugins for Easy and Efficient Reordering and Filtering Page Elements
Having full control of elements on a page and the order they are presented in can be quite useful. jQuery as always is a safe choice to go for. There are several good quality plugins to pick from. This post provides an overview of plugins you can use to provide simple yet powerful functionality to reorder, filter, add drag and drop capabilities etc.

 17 jQuery Plugins for Easy and Efficient Reordering and Filtering Page Elements

Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP
I’m going to show you how to use jQuery and PHP to build a content editing system that will allow you or your client to easily edit .html pages visually.

Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP

jQuery MegaMenu Plugin

jQuery MegaMenu Plugin

Excellent JQuery Plugins To Enhance Form Validation
Simple jquery plugins can enhance and beautify HTML form elements, these simple jquery scripts turn a simple HTML website to a fantastic look and feel. These plugins can be enabled very easily. In this roundup I have gathered most beautiful Jquery plugins that are related to all kinds of form validation. This list also includes roundups of some blogs. Go ahead and enjoy

gameQuery – a javascript game engine with jQuery
gameQuery is a jQuery plug-in to help make javascript game development easier by adding some simple game-related classes. It’s still in an early stage of development and may change a lot in future versions. The project has a Google Code page where the SVN repository of the project is hosted and a twitter page where you can follow the daily progress of the development.

gameQuery - a javascript game engine with jQuery

Getting Buggy CSS Selectors to Work Cross-Browser via jQuery
Below I’ve prepared a simple table that describes a number of CSS selectors that are not cross-browser compatible, along with the jQuery syntax for each. The syntaxes are exactly the same as they would be in CSS, save for the jQuery wrapper (just remove $() and the quotes to get the CSS syntax), so using these selectors in jQuery will provide somewhat of a practice ground to prepare you for when they’re fully supported by all commonly-used browsers.

Getting Buggy CSS Selectors to Work Cross-Browser via jQuery

jqFancyTransitions: jQuery Image Rotator Plugin
jqFancyTransitions is easy-to-use jQuery plugin for displaying your photos as slideshow with fancy transition effects.

jqFancyTransitions: jQuery Image Rotator Plugin

A demo of AD Gallery
A highly customizable gallery/showcase plugin for jQuery.

A demo of AD Gallery

jQuery UI Selectmenu: An ARIA-Accessible Plugin for Styling a Custom HTML Select Element
Our latest contribution to labs is the selectmenu plugin, which is designed to duplicate and extend the functionality of a native HTML select element, and lets you customize the look and feel, add icons, and create hierarchy within the options. Best of all, it’s built with progressive enhancement and accessibility in mind, has all the native mouse and keyboard controls, and is ThemeRoller-ready.

jQuery UI Selectmenu: An ARIA-Accessible Plugin for Styling a Custom HTML Select Element

Create a Content Rich Tooltip with JSON and jQuery
Today we’re going to break the mold of the traditional tooltip. This tutorial will demonstrate how to build tooltips that are powered by jQuery, with information pulled from a JSON array.

 Create a Content Rich Tooltip with JSON and jQuery

jQuery image zoom effect
So today I’m going to run through the technique used to zoom the image thumbnails and display the overlay of text.

jQuery image zoom effect

jQuery Roundabout Shapes
Roundabout Shapes provide even more paths along which your Roundabout can move. The current version of Roundabout Shapes offers eleven additional movements.

jQuery Roundabout Shapes

Extending jQuery’s selector capabilities

Extending jQuery's selector capabilities

How to show/hide a hidden input form field using jQuery
This past week I was working on a project at work which included building a request form with multiple fields. It was a rather large form that included a dropdown list with an ‘other’ option. I wanted to allow users to select the ‘other’ option which then would show an input field so they can enter a specific description of what that ‘other’ item is. I didn’t want to clutter the form by displaying that additional field by default so I used a little jQuery, thus displaying it dynamically and only when needed.

How to show/hide a hidden input form field using jQuery

A Better jQuery In-Field Label Plugin
This is a pretty nice effect, and it can really help to save space on forms. There are a billion different ways to implement this, and I don’t suggest you use the example from above because that was just a quick way to show the effect. So let’s walk through a couple of different implementation approaches and figure out the best way to implement this feature.

   A Better jQuery In-Field Label Plugin

Useful JavaScript / jQuery Tools

JavaScriptMVC
JavaScriptMVC is an open-source framework containing the best ideas in enterprise JavaScript development. It guides you to successfully completed projects by promoting best practices, maintainability, and convention over configuration.

JavaScriptMVC

PEG.js – Parser Generator for JavaScript
PEG.js is a parser generator for JavaScript based on the parsing expression grammar formalism. It enables you to easily bulid fast parsers which process complex data or computer languages. You can use it as an underlying tool when writing various data processors, transformers, interpreters, or compilers.

PEG.js - Parser Generator for JavaScript

PhoneGap
PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript.

       PhoneGap

JavaScript Shell
A command-line interface for JavaScript and DOM.

JavaScript Shell

WireIt – a Javascript Wiring Library
WireIt is an open-source javascript library to create web wirable interfaces for dataflow applications, visual programming languages, graphical modeling, or graph editors.

WireIt - a Javascript Wiring Library

JavaScript Programming Patterns
In this article I am trying to present some of the techniques out there that I have discovered. The patterns I would like to mention are the following:
- The Old-School Way
- Singleton
- Module Pattern
- Revealing Module Pattern
- Custom Objects
- Lazy Function Definition

JavaScript Programming Patterns

Compare JavaScript frameworks
Modern Web sites and Web applications tend to rely quite heavily on client-side JavaScript to provide rich interactivity, particularly through the advent of asynchronous HTTP requests that do not require page refreshes to return data or responses from a server-side script or database system. In this article, you will discover how JavaScript frameworks make it easier and faster to create highly interactive and responsive Web sites and Web applications.

Compare JavaScript frameworks

How to Test your JavaScript Code with QUnit
QUnit, developed by the jQuery team, is a great framework for unit testing your JavaScript. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce what QUnit specifically is, and why you should care about rigorously testing your code.

How to Test your JavaScript Code with QUnit

CoffeeScript
CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Think of it as JavaScript’s less ostentatious kid brother — the same genes, roughly the same height, but a different sense of style. Apart from a handful of bonus goodies, statements in CoffeeScript correspond one-to-one with their equivalent in JavaScript, it’s just another way of saying it.

CoffeeScript

Mind-blowing JavaScript Experiments
The following JavaScript experiments demonstrates the amazing capabilities of the modern browsers such as Chrome and Safari. In this post I will showcase to you an array of experiments that will surely blows your mind off.

   Mind-blowing JavaScript Experiments

Online javascript beautifier
This little beautifier will reformat and reindent bookmarklets, ugly javascript, unpack scripts packed by the popular Dean Edward’s packer, as well as deobfuscate scripts processed by javascriptobfuscator.com.

Online javascript beautifier

CSS & Javascript Character Entity Calculator
Enter your HTML Entity Character number (such as &#2335 or just 2335 – ?) to get the CSS and JS values for that entity.

 CSS & Javascript Character Entity Calculator

Dygraphs: Create interactive graphs from open source Javascript library
Dygraphs is an open source JavaScript library that produces an interactive, zoom-able charts of the present time series. It is mainly designed to display the dense data sets and enable the users to explore and interpret them. It is a JavaScript Visualization Library.

 Dygraphs: Create interactive graphs from open source Javascript library

Showdown – Markdown in JavaScript
Showdown – a JavaScript port of Markdown

Showdown - Markdown in JavaScript

Copy to Clipboard with ZeroClipboard, Flash 10 and jQuery
With today’s post I will show you a contrived example to get you started. I eventually hope to add this to the contextMenu.js jQuery plugin that I use, but for now this should be pretty straight forward. I do want to note that in the demo and download I am loading the latest version of the jQuery library (1.3.1) from Google’s CDN for the first time in any of my posts. For more information on how to do this see the instructions from Google.

         Copy to Clipboard with ZeroClipboard, Flash 10 and jQuery

fLABjs
fLABjs is a special API wrapper around LABjs which adapts the code to work properly in a file:// local filesystem environment. There are a number of things with core LABjs does which are not appropriate for local filesystems, such as XHR, special path handling rules, etc.

fLABjs

jQuery LazyLoad Ad : Delays loading of advertising
jQuery LazyLoad Ad is a jQuery plugin that takes advantage of LazyLoad delaying ads loading.

qTip – The jQuery tooltip plugin
qTip is a tooltip plugin for the jQuery framework. It’s cross-browser, customizable and packed full of features!

qTip - The jQuery tooltip plugin

jQuery Collapsing and Expanding Table Rows

       jQuery Collapsing and Expanding Table Rows

Improving Search Boxes with jQuery
This time we will learn how to improve a little more our sites by adding some additional interactions to our search boxes like autofocus, highlighting, autoreplace default text and more by using jQuery.

Improving Search Boxes with jQuery

jQuery Grid Plugin

jQuery Grid Plugin

Pines Notify jQuery Plugin
Pines Notify’s features include:
- Timed hiding with visual effects.
- Sticky (no automatic hiding) notices.
- Optional hide button.
- Supports dynamically updating text, title, icon, type…
- Stacks allow notice sets to stack independently.
- Control stack direction and push to top or bottom.

Pines Notify jQuery Plugin

jQuery Slider plugin (Safari style)
jQuery Slider is easy to use and multifunctional jQuery plugin.

jQuery Slider plugin (Safari style)

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Comments and Discussions
  • Box Model Junkie, 20 July 2010

    This is a really great list, thanks. There were a couple of cool items on here that I didn’t know about, like gameQuery.

    • Nick Spiers, 22 July 2010

      gameQuery caught my eye too. I’ve never seen it before but WILL be playing around with it soon!

  • Espreson, 20 July 2010

    With few new and many repeated jquery script on the list..

  • Jae Xavier, 20 July 2010

    lol

    GM Spectre is so funny. the frame rate is slow during loading but plays ok after.

  • Jireck, 20 July 2010

    Great list, thanks ;-)

  • Tom Doyle, 21 July 2010

    Excellent list of examples – some really cool ones that I will definitely reuse in future projects.

  • Eko Setiawan, 22 July 2010

    Wow amazing jQuery, thanks for this great list

  • john, 22 July 2010

    You working fine….

  • James, 23 July 2010

    Really good list of jquery scripts. Particularly like the slider script.

    Another simple jquery script I have been using in some of my new themes is the jscolor open source code which gives some good color picking functionality.

  • Manali, 23 July 2010

    Really good list of jquery scripts. Particularly like the slider script.

  • Gonçalo Espinha, 24 July 2010

    I have to say the list is perfect besides the fact you selected a plugin who`s official explanation doesn`t even work (NIVO SLIDER).

    It is truely great, but as you follow the steps it doesn`t work, wich makes it usseless, in case you don`t want to spend a whole morning studying the CSS structure in order to make it work.

  • Dariusz, 27 July 2010

    We have a Webdesign Berlin Company and use different Techniques. I like the CoffeeScript! Nice list of scripts.

  • Ram, 28 July 2010

    Superb. I am getting what I needed now!. Thanks for sharing.

  • kacperos, 01 August 2010

    Great list, very useful. Thanks! :)

  • Thuto Paul, 03 August 2010

    Thanks! An amazing list :)

  • Aman, 17 August 2010

    hey

    I cool list.I have also 70+ jQuery Best Interface Techniques and Tutorials.Please see

    http://jquery13.blogspot.com/2010/08/70-jquery-best-interface-techniques-and.html

    Thanks
    Aman

  • Ahmadreza, 15 September 2010

    Wow
    They ar very powerful. Thanks to you.
    Isuggest to put more JQuery Samples an Tutorials Here. So Good.

  • njmehta, 15 September 2010

    Great resources!

  • Who Knows, 01 November 2010

    Never heard of gamequery either, thanks for the hint. :)

  • Adrian Iorgu, 18 November 2010

    Wow. This pack is amazing. JQuery unlocked the missing UI library.

  • Cgbaran, 12 January 2011

    Great round up thanks

  • IWT, 21 January 2011

    Really great list.
    Thanks.

  • novini, 09 June 2011

    it’s really great and useful jquery collection. i am using QUnits jquery Test Suit it’s awesome.

  • nassim rehali, 04 September 2011

    great ressources
    thanks …

  • JC, 29 September 2011

    Great list, thanks. gameQuery looks interesting.

  • Tony, 30 March 2013

    oldie but goodie \m/@\m/

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