14 jQuery Plugins for Enhanced Content Viewing

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Whether you need to display content within a limited amount of space or you just want to make a section of your website more engaging, jQuery is an excellent solution. With jQuery you can easily create accordion style content boxes, image galleries, and content sliders. Here are 14 excellent jQuery plugins for adding this type of functionality to your site.

Accordion

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Coda-Slider

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Easy Slider

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ThickBox

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AnythingSlider jQuery Plugin

jQuery Sliders

Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery

jQuery Sliders

GALLERIA

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jCarousel

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jQuery.ScrollTo

jQuery Sliders

Easiest Tooltip and Image Preview

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toggleElements

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jQuery virtual tour

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Featured Content Glider

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InnerFade

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Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

14 Comments

  1. Marcell Purham
    October 23, 2009

    I was looking for something like this since I love jquery and I found it. :) Great List!

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  2. designfollow
    October 23, 2009

    thanks for this great post.

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  3. Paul Olyslager
    October 23, 2009

    A nice summary of very usable plugins. I’m using the jCarousel, but this one is not working in Safari unfortunatly… I’ll have to find another one, so any suggestions would be fine :)
    Cheers

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  4. leon
    October 23, 2009

    Great post!

    Paul, have you tried jQuery Cycle Plugin? Works really nice! http://malsup.com/jquery/cycle/

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    • Zack
      December 29, 2009

      Very nice Plugin, thanks.

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  5. Ryan Turki
    October 23, 2009

    Great Post !!!
    Thank you !!!

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  6. Ray Schwartz
    October 23, 2009

    I like this combination of Galleria and jCarousel
    http://alexwilsonphoto.com/gallery/showcase/showcase4/
    Works in Safari 4 Mac for me.
    There are some tweaks to be made to this implementation but this is a good starting point. Not sure how updated Galleria has been lately. The back button does not work as expected when landing on a gallery but other than that I love this combo.

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  7. Greg
    October 23, 2009

    Thickbox no longer supported. I like lytebox.js

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  8. Greg D
    October 23, 2009

    Thanks for the list. some definite classics/regulars on it but also some I’ve never seen but will have to check up on (like “Inner Fade”)

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  9. Batfan
    October 23, 2009

    Nice list! Although for a lightbox, I would recommend ColorBox instead

    http://colorpowered.com/colorbox/

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  10. Inside the Webb
    October 25, 2009

    Web Design Ledger has never let me know with a disappointing post, and I have to say this is just another gem in the collection. Nice post guys thanks for it!

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  11. Adam Hermsdorfer
    November 1, 2009

    Innerfade can be an excellent flash alternative. Good list.

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  12. Justin
    November 3, 2009

    Great post! I gave it a stumble.

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  13. Adam
    May 20, 2010

    A couple of tools I use are and suggest:

    Likno Web Modal Windows Builder (jquery modal windows):
    http://www.likno.com/jquery-modal-windows/index.php

    Likno Web Tooltips Builder (jquery tooltips):
    http://www.likno.com/jquery-tooltips/index.php

    they have done great work

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