14 jQuery Plugins for Enhanced Content Viewing

By / Oct 23, 2009 / Resources

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.


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Easy Slider

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AnythingSlider jQuery Plugin

jQuery Sliders

Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery

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jQuery Sliders

Easiest Tooltip and Image Preview

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jQuery virtual tour

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Featured Content Glider

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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.webdevtuts.net/ Marcell Purham

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

  • http://www.designfollow.com/ designfollow

    thanks for this great post.

  • http://www.paulolyslager.com Paul Olyslager

    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 :)

  • http://www.yummygum.nl leon

    Great post!

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

    • Zack

      Very nice Plugin, thanks.

  • Ryan Turki

    Great Post !!!
    Thank you !!!

  • http://www.rayschwartz.com Ray Schwartz

    I like this combination of Galleria and jCarousel
    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.

  • Greg

    Thickbox no longer supported. I like lytebox.js

  • http://www.gregprogramming.com Greg D

    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”)

  • http://benjammindesigns.com Batfan

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


  • http://www.insidethewebb.com/ Inside the Webb

    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!

  • http://www.bigtunainteractive.com/portfolio/ Adam Hermsdorfer

    Innerfade can be an excellent flash alternative. Good list.

  • http://www.justinrains.com/ Justin

    Great post! I gave it a stumble.

  • Adam

    A couple of tools I use are and suggest:

    Likno Web Modal Windows Builder (jquery modal windows):

    Likno Web Tooltips Builder (jquery tooltips):

    they have done great work