Best jQuery Plugins of 2013

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So far in our “Best of 2013″ series, we’ve looked at free fonts and free PSDs. And now it’s time to highlight what we feel like are the best jQuery plugins of this year. There are always lots of jQuery plugins being released, but we think that these standout from the rest in what they can offer from a functionality standpoint.

jQuery Scroll Path

jQuery Scroll Path it’s a plugin for defining custom scroll paths. It uses canvas flavored syntax to draw lines and arcs.

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freetile.js

Freetile is a plugin for jQuery that enables the organization of webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout.

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gridster.js

This is it, the mythical drag-and-drop multi-column grid has arrived. Gridster is a jQuery plugin that allows building intuitive draggable layouts from elements spanning multiple columns.

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Fancy Input

CSS3 text typing effects for input fields.

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Superscrollorama

The jQuery plugin for supercool scroll animation.

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jQuery File Upload

File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars and preview images for jQuery. Supports cross-domain, chunked and resumable file uploads and client-side image resizing.

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jQuery Validation Engine

jQuery validation engine is a Javascript plugin aimed at the validation of form fields in the browser (IE 6-8, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera 10). The plugin provides visually appealing prompts that grab user attention on the subject matter.

Validations range from email, phone, and URL, to more complex calls such as ajax processing or custom javascript functions. Bundled with many locales, the error prompts can be translated into the language of your choice.

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kerning.js

Take control of your web typography.

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equalize.js

The jQuery plugin for equalizing the height or width of elements.

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MeanMenu

A free jQuery Responsive Menu plugin for you to Hide or show menu children, Target navigation element to swap out with MeanMenu, Control screen width at which MeanMenu activates and much more.

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Toolbar.Js

Toolbar allows you to quickly create tooltip style toolbars for use in web applications and websites. The toolbar is easily customizable using the twitter bootstrap icons and provides flexibility around the toolbars display and number of icons.

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Smart Menus

Website menus that work on all devices.

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NProgress

A nanoscopic progress bar. Featuring realistic trickle animations to convince your users that something is happening!

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FlowType

Web typography at its finest: font-size and line-height based on element width.

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Device.js

Device.js makes it easy to write conditional CSS and/or JavaScript based on device operating system (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows), orientation (Portrait vs. Landscape), and type (Tablet vs. Mobile).

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

6 Comments

  1. Arianna
    December 26, 2013

    Great article and many thanks to share your knowledge with us on jQuery and how it works. I know a website in which the developer of the website also installed jQuery on the website to make the website on scrolling.
    The design and the coding behind the website is really superb!!!
    The website is http://www.61DesignStreet.com

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  2. Mario Awad
    December 26, 2013

    This really is a well crafted list of high quality plugins. Thank you!

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  3. Steve
    December 27, 2013

    That is superb collection of Jquery and these are really handy Jquey plugins to work with various platforms.

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  4. Vincent
    January 6, 2014

    Great list and collection.. I understand its not possible to put all the jQuery plugins released in 2013 but I found another interesting link with best jQuery plugins for 2013 and it is different from your list as well. Here is the link.

    http://www.jquerybyexample.net/2013/12/best-jquery-plugins-2013.html

    Thought of sharing with you and your reader. Hope you find this useful.

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  5. Ceba
    January 6, 2014

    I think choosing best out of numerous plugins which have been released in 2013 is bit arduous task, though you can try few here as well. http://codegeekz.com/40-jquery-plugins-to-improve-your-website/ Thanks

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  6. Nicholas Carvera
    January 17, 2014

    Great Collection of jQuery plugins!
    However your list is awesome and very useful, but I’ve found another great list of Dynamic Grid Layout Plugins, Here’s the link:
    http://blog.seosemanticxhtml.com/jquery-plugins-to-create-dynamic-grid-layouts/
    Hope it’ll be useful for you.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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