8 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins for May 2012
With nearly over 20 million websites currently using jQuery it is essential to know which jQuery plugins are emerging in the ever expanding web industry, in order to stay ahead of new trends in development and UI which the JQuery Library is continually churning out.
We have collected 8 of the latest of these JQuery plugins and newest scripts by which to help you enhance your website related tasks and keep your website a step ahead of the competition. We hope you will find a few of the JQuery plugins below beneficial to your web related needs. Enjoy !
1. Percentage Loader : For Displaying Animated Progress
jQuery.PercentageLoader is a jQuery plugin for displaying a progress widget in more visually striking way than the ubiquitous horizontal progress bar / textual counter. Installation and use is quick and simple.
2. CoverScroll jQuery Plugin
Cover Flow is an animated, three dimensional graphical user interface integrated within iTunes, the Macintosh Finder, and other Apple Inc. products for visually flipping through snapshots of documents, website bookmarks, album artwork, or photographs. Cover Flow is browsed using the on-screen scrollbar, mouse wheel, gestures, or by selecting a file from a list, which flips through the pages to bring the associated image into view.
Superscrollorama is an advanced version of scrollorama plugin which helps you to create chic scrolling effects. It makes use of the feature-rich TweenMax and the Greensock Tweening Engine (make sure you check its license before using) for accomplishing the effects. It allows us to add tweens and timelines to it, targeting when an element appears in the viewport or at a specific scroll point.
4. jQuery Verbose Calender
jQuery Verbose Calendar is a plugin for creating a calendar that displays the whole months and days of a year at the same time. The calendar can be inserted into any HTML element with a single function, there are very few parameters to customize but a callback exists when a date is clicked which is great for adding extra interactions.
This is a useful plugin that handles many scenarios you may need to obey the EU Cookie Law.
Also, the plugin can show a “reset button” that can delete all the cookies for that website.
CookieGuard is a bit complicated yet feature-rich solution that allows defining cookies one-by-one and defining if they are “essential” or not.
Once it notifies the users about the cookies, they can select which ones to be activated or choose to enable all “essential” ones but not the others.
Pageguide.js is a jQuery plugin that creates a “guide” button in our web pages and, when clicked, highlights the elements we wish with detailed information about them. If there are any steps in the guide, they are visualized with numbers besides each element and user can either click the highlighted elements or the next button to see the information about them.
The prev-next buttons have also support for auto-scrolling which is nice if the step to be displayed is not already in the viewport.
The plugin displays a notification to visitors asking “if they let cookies by this site to be enabled”.
Depending on the status (the first time user visits the page, cookies are rejected or accepted), the notification bar changes colors.