Noupe Editorial Team December 20th, 2007

50+ Amazing Jquery Examples- Part1

* This post is regularly updated. *

Many of us have been using a good deal of jQuery plugins lately. Below I have provided a list of the 50 favorite plugins many developers use. Some of these you may have already seen, others might be new to you.  This is just the first series , the second version will be coming soon, stay tuned and Enjoy!


1) LavaLamp


2) jQuery Collapse -A plugin for jQuery to collapse content of div container.

3) A Navigation Menu– Unordered List with anchors and nested lists, also demonstrates how to add a second level list.


4) SuckerFish Style



5) jQuery UI Tabs / Tabs 3 – Simple jQuery based tab-navigation

6) TabContainer Theme – JQuery style fade animation that runs as the user navigates between selected tabs.


7 ) jQuery Accordion


8) Simple JQuery Accordion menu



9) jQZoom– allows you to realize a small magnifier window close to the image or images on your web page easily.


10) Image/Photo Gallery Viewer– allows you to take a grouping of images and turn it into an flash-like image/photo gallery. It allows you to style it how ever you want and add as many images at you want.


Transition Effects

11) InnerFade – It’s designed to fade you any element inside a container in and out.

12) Easing Plugin– A jQuery plugin from GSGD to give advanced easing options. Uses Robert Penners easing equations for the transitions

13) Highlight Fade

14) jQuery Cycle Plugin– have very intersting transition effects like image cross-fading and cycling.


jQuery Carousel

15) Riding carousels with jQuery – is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order.

Demo :

Color Picker

16) Farbtastic – is a jQuery plug-in that can add one or more color picker widgets into a page through JavaScript.

Demo :

17) jQuery Color Picker


18) jQuery ThickBox – is a webpage user interface dialog widget written in JavaScript.

Demo :

19) SimpleModal Demos – its goal is providing developers with a cross-browser overlay and container that will be populated with content provided to SimpleModal.

Demo :

20) jQuery lightBox Plugin – simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.

Demo :


21) JQuery iFrame Plugin – If javascript is turned off, it will just show a link to the content. Here is the code in action…

Form Validation

22) Validation – A fairly comprehensive set of form validation rules. The plugin also dynamically creates IDs and ties them to labels when they are missing.

Demo :

23) Ajax Form Validation – Client side validation in a form using jQuery. The username will check with the server whether the chosen name is a) valid and b) available.

Demo :

24) jQuery AlphaNumeric – Allows you to prevent your users from entering certain characters inside the form fields.

Form Elements

25) jquery.Combobox – is an unobtrusive way of creating a HTML type combobox from a existing HTML Select element(s), a Demo is here.

26) jQuery Checkbox – Provides for the styling of checkboxes that degrades nicely when javascript is dsiabled.

27) File Style Plugin for jQuery -File Style plugin enables you to use image as browse button. You can also style filename field as normal textfield using css.

Star Rating


28) Simple Star Rating System

29)Half-Star Rating Plugin


30) Tooltip Plugin Examples – A fancy tooltip with some custom positioning, a tooltip with an extra class for nice shadows, and some extra content. You can find a demo here.

31) The jQuery Tooltip

tool tip

Tables Plugins

32) Zebra Tables Demo -using jQuery to do zebra striping and row hovering, very NICE!!

Demo :
zebra tables

33) Table Sorter Plugin – for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. It can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.

table sorter

34) AutoScroll for jQuery -allows for hotspot scrolling of web pages

auto scroll

35) Scrollable HTML table plugin– used to convert tables in ordinary HTML into scrollable ones. No additional coding is necessary.

Demo :
Scrollable table

Draggable Droppables And Selectables

36) Sortables – You won’t believe how easy this code to make it easy to sort several lists, mix and match the lists, and send the information to a database.


37) Draggables and droppables– A good example of using jQuery plugin iDrop to drag and drop tree view nodes.

drag drop

Style Switcher

38) Switch stylesheets with jQuery– allows your visitors to choose which stylesheet they would like to view your site with. It uses cookies so that when they return to the site or visit a different page they still get their chosen stylesheet. A Demo is here.

Rounded Corners

39) jQuery Corner Demo

rounded corners

40) JQuery Curvy Corners– A plugin for rounded corners with smooth, anti-aliased corners.

rounded corners

Must See jQuery Examples

41) jQuery Air – A passenger management interface for charter flights. A great Tutorial that you will enjoy.

Demo :

42) HeatColor -allows you to assign colors to elements, based on a value derived from that element. The derived value is compared to a range of values, it can find the min and max values of the desired elements, or you can pass them in manually.

Demo :

43) Simple jQuery Examples -This page contains a growing set of Query powered script examples in "pagemod" format. The code that is displayed when clicking "Source" is exactly the same Javascript code that powers each example. Feel free to save a copy of this page and use the example.

44) Date Picker -A flexible unobtrusive calendar component for jQuery.

Demo :

45) ScrollTo -A plugin for jQuery to scroll to a certain object in the page

46) 3-Column Splitter Layout -this is a 3-column layout using nested splitters. The left and right columns are a semi-fixed width; the center column grows or shrinks. Page scroll bars have been removed since all the content is inside the splitter, and the splitter is anchored to the bottom of the window using an onresize event handler.

47) Pager jQuery -Neat little jQuery plugin for a a paginated effect.

48) Select box manipulation

49) Cookie Plugin for jQuery

50) JQuery BlockUI Plugin -lets you simulate synchronous behavior when using AJAX, without locking the browser. When activated, it will prevent user activity with the page (or part of the page) until it is deactivated. BlockUI adds elements to the DOM to give it both the appearance and behavior of blocking user interaction.

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  1. Fantastica la lista de plugins, muchos de ellos ya los conocía y algunos que no, Gracias.

    También comentaros que tengo un par de plugins creados.

    Uno para hacer una galería que no está en los ejemplos. Es compatible con Thickbox, respeta standares y funciona en todos los navegadores

    Y el otro es jquery-links, que sirve para añadir los iconos según su extensión, y añade un target=”blank” en caso de ser externo y si la página de destino tiene un favicon se lo pone, por lo que mejora la usabilidad y la accesibilidad.

    Os animo a que los probeís y estaría encantado de estar en esa segunda parte

    Un saludo y gracias por el blog.

  2. jquery is the sexiest thing since firefox. It has helped bridge the gap between browsers and help people write readable and reusable javascript.

    I can’t believe this listing didn’t have the jquery UI set of thing. The tabs from from the ui toolkit and it looks like a couple others.

    jquery Forever!!!! uses jquery all over. It is lightweight and intelligent.

  3. Nice collection, shame I didn’t find this sooner … most of the jquery I’ve messed about with over last few months would have been covered nicely by this.

  4. Excelente recopilacion, pero no encuentro el que necesito, y lo he visto por ahi… es una especie de tabla con menu encima para ir pasando, al estilo de los periodicos online…bueno, no se explicarlo, pero se exactamente lo que busco… Alguien sabe de alguna lista mas extensa?

  5. If you are going to publish these types of lists please can you monitor the links for broken links as i have found several that no longer exist, very frustrating!

  6. Hi ,
    basically i didn’t try jquery , and i can’t imagine why people keep using it .
    both JAVASCRIPT and AJAX are easy and you don’t have to use jquery or other codes to implement your site.

    this script is so heavy on page and make it too heavy .

    good luck every body ;)

  7. Although there are some superb plugins, and the jquery platform IS amazing, a fair few ‘break’ in various versions of IE so they should be tested thoroughly before deciding to use any particular one.

    I personally make use of #19 the jquery thickbox as it performs well in every major browser I have tested it in.

    Another jquery based ‘effect’ for presenting DIV content is ND’s version of the ‘coda-slider’, well worth a look.

    There are one or two plugins I hadn’t considered so this list is really useful.

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