Top Five jQuery Plugins For Any Project

I am probably the ten billionth person who says this, but jQuery this just GREAT! By spending a few extra minutes you can add so much interaction to your website. It is so easy to understand and use, you do not even need to be able to create your own. So many plugins out there that can make life so much easier. Here are five plugins that are not only nice, but also easy to implement:


FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page.

Fancybox sample


This plugin is a jQuery styling plugin wich allows you to skin form elements.

Jqtransform sample


Supersized resizes images to fill browser while maintaining image dimension ratio, cycles Images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading.

Supersized image


The purpose of this library is to make it extremely easy to add scrolling functionality to a website. Whenever you wish to scroll HTML elements in a visually-appealing manner, this is the only library you need. The main design goals of this library are to provide visual customization functionality and programmability.

Scrollable screenshot


TipTip is a very lightweight and intelligent custom tooltip jQuery plugin. It uses ZERO images and is completely customizable via CSS. It’s also only 3.5kb minified!

TipTip image

Kudos for the programmers who developed these great plugins!

14 Comments Top Five jQuery Plugins For Any Project

  1. Rizky Syazuli

    you might wanna check out jquery cycle or jcarousel to the list. i don’t know about you, but those two are some of my most used plugins. i can also vote for colorbox for modal windows.

  2. Steve

    Nice list. I’ve never even heard of Scrollable or TipTip, I’ll take a closer look at those.

    I’d also recommend the jQuery Cycle plugin for nice transition effects and ColorBox as an alternative to Fancybox.

    1. maykel

      You are right, jQuery Cycle is one of my faves too. I just took the most recent ones that I just used or played around with. I will take a look at ColorBox, thanks for the suggestion.


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