8 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

By / May 27, 2011 / Resources

jQuery helps us web designers and developers do some amazing things, and plugins make it almost too easy. That’s why it’s an obsession of mine to find new ones. I’ve been on the lookout for the past couple of weeks, and I’ve collected some good ones. Here are 8 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins.



Isotype is a jQuery plugin for creating dynamic and intelligent layouts. It also lets you reveal & hide items with filtering, reā€“order items with sorting – all done with captivating animations.



jQuewy is a simple, efficient, and lightweight loader for javascript functions, with a powerful CDN-ready backend.



Sausage is a jQuery UI widget for contextual pagination. It complements long or infinite-scrolling pages by keeping the user informed of her location within the document.



ImageLens is a jQuery plug-in to add lens style zooming effect to an image.



This jQuery plugin is an experimental approach to enhancing web time picking.



This jQuery plugin produces an online code explorer. It allows for different themes, multiple instances, fullscreen mode, github connections, and much more.

960 Grid on jQuery-Mobile


960 Grid on jQuery-Mobile is a port of 960 grid to jquery mobile. It merge the flexibility of 960.gs, and the ease of jquery mobile. It aims to bring more flexibility to jquery-mobile layout and thus make it easier to use on tablets.



jMenu is a jQuery plugin that enables us to create horizontal navigations with unlimited sub-menus.

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.

  • MJ

    Thank you for these really great examples.

  • Stijnd

    Nice list of some great plugins. Very useful thx!

  • herp

    Nice list. But it’s Isotope, not Isotype.

  • http://ignotus.cc Alex

    Very nice list. I really like CodeExplorer.

  • http://www.attractivo.com.au Attractivo

    Great list – thank you! Love jquery :)

  • http://www.brillcreative.co.uk bristol rich

    These are some really fresh jQuery design examples of some really cool techniques. I’m especially partial to Isotype as it’s good to see web design technology borrowing ideas from mobile devices such as text prediction etc…

  • http://gregbabula.com Greg Babula

    These are all very useful, thanks

  • http://blogymate.com/ Rajib Roy

    Very useful post. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://collinhenderson.com Collin Henderson

    Nice list, however, I’d recommend the 1140 grid system over the 960. http://cssgrid.net/

  • http://twitter.com/sagarranpise Sagar Ranpise

    Great list of plugins!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • http://rolling-webdesign.com Theo

    Nice stuff, thanks!

  • mariemma

    Cool! Merci pour toutes ces ressources!

  • http://www.underworldmagazines.com/ Julio Rivera

    awesome find really like the ImageLens.

  • http://www.sitegeeks.gr Web Design Greece

    Wow, great post. I really didnt know the power of jquery until this far.

  • Phoenix.rising055

    Just an awsome work, thanks for posting.

  • http://featurethem.com Angelee

    Honestly, I’m still confused with how to make use of the jquery plugin. I onced had an issue with my site’s jquery and I don’t wanna disturb it again. For the future sites that I’ll be putting on, I should know jquery better.

  • http://www.simplebizsupport.com Ryan

    Thanks for the list of jquery plugins!

  • http://www.webflysoftware.com adumpaul

    Awesome collection of jquery plugins.Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.way2geeks.com Way2Geeks

    nice collection…Thanks for sharing..