Every month we bring some new useful jQuery plugins for our readers which will aid and benefit them into optimizing and enhancing their web projects. Here at SkyTechGeek we are showcasing 7 Useful recently released jQuery Plugins which will enable you to optimize and enhance your web applications as well as any new features you may be considering adding to your website.
1. CSS3-Powered jQuery Image Gallery : Photobox
Photobox is a good looking jQuery image gallery that uses CSS3 transitions and animations. The gallery is lightweight (14kb, not gzipped) and presents the items as a wall where each item can be viewed inside a modal box. When the modal box is “on”, it automatically displays a list of other images as thumbnails and browsing is possible with the help of the thumbnails, prev-next buttons or keyboard.
2. jQRangeSlider : Touch Friendly Range Slider
jQRangeSlider is a jQuery and jQuery UI-powered slider plugin that has support for both numerical values and date/time. jQRangeSlider is a jQuery and jQuery UI-powered slider plugin that has support for both numerical values and date/time.
3. Vegas : Fullscreen Backgrounds and Slideshows
Vegas is an exciting jQuery plugin for creating fullscreen backgrounds for web pages. The plugin’s capability is not limited to displaying a single image but can also rotate a list of images automatically. It has settings for defining the interval of the slideshow, fade value and enabling preloading of the items. An API helps manually controlling the functionality with functions for prev-next, pause-play or jumping to a specific image.
4. Any List Scroller : A Flexible jQuery Plugin to Scroll List
Any List Scroller is a very handy jQuery plugin that can perform the scrolling with any list and in any dimension. The list elements can be sized differently, it can stop on the first/last items or work infinitely, there is auto-scroll and the number of items to be displayed can be set. It is also possible to define the scrolling direction (for auto-scroll) and its speed.
5. FooTable : Responsive Tables Made Smarter
There are many ways to serve each web element in responsive layouts. For HTML tables, FooTable (a jQuery plugin) comes with a great approach without breaking the functionality and design. The plugin auto-hides the selected columns on each breakpoint defined and users won’t need to scroll horizontally. What makes it better is that “the hidden columns can be viewed by simply clicking each row” so that it is still possible to navigate through the complete data.
6. Mlens : A Slick jQuery Magnifying Glass Plugin
mlens, a tiny jQuery plugin (1kb minified and gzipped), simplifies creating this magnifying glass functionality so much. It comes with few parameters like the shape of the lens (circle or square), lens size and the options for customizing the border. Multiple instances of it can be used in the same page and a WordPress plugin for it is being developed.
7. Fresco : Beautiful Responsive Lightbox jQuery Plugin