July 15, 2024

Best jQuery Plugins of 2012

Nearly 6 years after the initial release of jQuery, it’s more popular than been. This can mostly be attributed to the community that’s been built up around it. This community of developers is constantly building plugins that allow web developers and designers to easily add amazing functionality to their projects.

Continuing our “Best of 2012” series, the focus this week is on jQuery plugins. Over the past year, we’ve seen a tons of great new plugins, which made choosing our favorites extremely difficult.


Arctext.js is a jQuery plugin that let’s you do exactly that. Based on Lettering.js, it calculates the right rotation of each letter and distributes the letters equally across the imaginary arc of the given radius.

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Jquery Transit

Super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions for jQuery — v0.1.3

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A jquery plugin for producing big, bold and responsive headlines.

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Parallax has never been easier.

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Get turn.js

Is a plugin for jQuery that adds a beautiful transition similar to real pages in a book or magazine for HTML5.

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Flexslider 2.0

Responsive jQuery Slider Plugins

FlexSlider is an awesome, fully responsive jQuery slider plugin. It wasn’t released in 2012, but this year WooThemes purchased it and released the 2.0 version – making many improvements and taking it to another level. This is why it makes our 2012 list.


A javascript library for multi-touch gestures.

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

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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.


  1. Eric Reply

    It kind of discredits a “best of” list when the provider’s own demos don’t work. Take iPicture for example, a lot of their tool tips texts go outside of the box/background. Are these really the “best”?

  2. Dan Reply

    I also looked at iPicture, and i must say I have seen better jQuery plugins than that. Don’t get me wrong some of these are very helpful, but .net magazine had some awesome plugins to use.

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