10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Life Easier

By / Jul 10, 2012 / Tools

jQuery has changed the way developers write JavaScript and the way users interact with websites and web applications. If you’re a developer, you know what a pleasure it can be to work with jQuery, especially the convenience of plugins. In this post, we’ve rounded up 10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Life Easier. In this collection of plugins, you’ll find a wide range of functionality, from navigation enhancements to image viewing.


blur.js is a jQuery plugin that produces psuedo-transparent blurred elements over other elements.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


Gips is a clean and simple jQuery plugin and is based on Gips Freebie . Its simple, customizable, and easy to use. It also supports CSS themes.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


Drag & drop hierarchical list with mouse and touch compatibility (jQuery plugin)

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


Notify! is a jQuery Notification Plugin which adds simple notifications bars that you can use on your website and application to assist users while they fill in forms, navigate through pages or interact with interface.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


A javascript library for multi-touch gestures

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


TypeButter allows you to set optical kerning for any font on your website.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier

Websanova Paint

A little jQuery plugin paint app that allows you to draw an image using some basic tools providing ability to load and save the images drawn.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


iPicture is a jQuery Plugin to create interactive pictures with extra descriptions.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier


Adipoli is a simple jQuery plugin used to bring stylish image hover effects.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier

The Wookmark jQuery plugin

We have received several questions about how the grid layout on wookmark.com is created so we created this simple plugin. It lays out a series of elements in a dynamic column grid.

10 jQuery Plugins that Will Make your Live Easier

About the Author

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

  • http://www.wookmark.com Christoph

    Thanks for featuring the Wookmark plugin. If there are questions or somebody uses it on their site, we’d love to hear from you.

  • http://www.designturnpike.com Design Turnpike

    Cool I just signed up for Wookmark! http://www.wookmark.com/profile/designturnpike

  • http://natehull.com Nate

    What are the advantages of using blur.js over RGB values and Opacity in CSS3? (Seems like it does the same thing to me, though I haven’t actually tried it…)

  • http://blog.active-source.com/ Andrey

    great collection of jQuery Plugins. Always worth it – I liked the iPicture plugin

  • http://www.productofcaffeine.com David

    Great list. the gips plugin should work great for a client of mine. Thanks!

  • http://richzendy.org Richzendy

    did not know any of the plugins, but it really surprised me was IPicture, tremendous plugin must be amazing to show things on a map or to show things descriptively in a product catalog

  • http://www.devdigital.com Dev Design

    Excellent post Henry and thanks for sharing jquery plugins. I love using hammer.js

  • http://www.prestasource.info safa

    i liked iPicture plugin. thanks for post….

  • http://www.pixelstudioworks.com Karan

    Good roundup of jQuery plugins.
    It’s saves my lot of time and I defenatly use these plug-ins for my feature projects.

    Thank you.

  • http://www.webmastericons.com Webmastericons

    Great collection of plug-ins! The iPicture one was my favorite. Thanks!

  • http://jakiestfu.com/ Jacob Kelley

    Hey I made blur.js! 😀

  • http://www.webtemplates-creare.com/ Paul Weston

    Thought this was a great article and one I will be coming back to again and again with the resources included. There are some great plugins that will be very useful for me with my development and push my use of jQuery. I liked all the examples you have included but the ones I really like are the hammer.js and Adipoli. I really like the user interaction you get with the hammer.js and this will be a great feature to add into sites. With the Adipoli plugin I really love the variety of transitions and there is something that will fit any site. Great article, resources and I look forward to more articles like this from yourself.

  • sanjeev

    can any one say what types of jquery is being used in any website and any procedure??

    1. http://www.templatemonster.com/demo/41992.html
    when i click in arrow it shows the peoples name

    2. http://www.templatemonster.com/demo/42081.html
    when i click below Smart stable Strong Wise. Images flips

  • sanjeev

    3. http://www.templatemonster.com/demo/42077.html
    In the slider there is + button so when i click it, it expands so how to i use in any other website?

  • sanjeev

    hello is there any one to reply to my post??

    • http://imperativeideas.com Imperative Ideas

      Hey Sanjeev,

      You are basically asking technical questions in the comments of a media outlet. Even the qualified people who see your question aren’t likely to answer you here. Try visiting http://stackoverflow.com/ and you will get better responses.