15 Way Cool and Useful jQuery Plugins For Web Design and Development

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jQuery can add some excellent dynamic effects to a website, as well as create a more intuitive user experience and a more aesthetically pleasing user interface.  There are a vast array of plugins available, including form plugins, lightboxes, admin panels, tooltips, uploaders and much more.

We’ve gathered up 15 really cool and also useful jQuery plugins for web design and development that can improve the usability, appearance or functionality of your websites.  There’s a plugin for almost any need here, so check them out.

Also, if you have a favorite jQuery plugin, please share in the comments!

Here is another post on Jquery slider plugins that you may as well be interested in.

Poshy Tip – jQuery Plugin for Stylish Tooltips

I started looking for a tooltip plugin that allows easily creating stylish tooltips and also includes the most useful features for such a script. However, I wasn’t pleased with the results I found so I ended up writing a completely new plugin and am now making it available for all.


TopUp is an easy to use Javascript library for unobtrusively displaying images and webpages in a Web 2.0 approach of popups. The library is jQuery and jQuery UI driven in order to maintain cross-browser compatibility and compactness.


Reorder and filter items with a nice shuffling animation.

Twitter AJAX Fan Page

How to use the newly-released twitter lists and the REST API to create a community driven fan page.

Simple Slide

Add some slick usability to your site with a Slide plugin that’s fun and easy to use.


Uploadify is a jQuery plugin that allows the easy integration of a multiple (or single) file uploads on your website.


Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.

“Filterable” Portfolio with jQuery

How to make “filtering by category” a little more interesting with just a little bit of jQuery.

Realtime Related Tweets Bar

With all the buzz lately about Twitter real-time search. Why don’t you add a real-time tweets bar related to your posts from your twitter timeline or from anybody or even limit it by a geocode coordinates!

Extended Breadcrumbs

xBreadcrumbs (Extended Breadcrumbs) is a jQuery plug-in to create categorized breadcrumbs for your site. This may be useful if your website has a deep structure and you want allow your visitors to quickly navigate through one section of the site to another. xBreadcrumbs works with unordered lists (UL/LI) which would make your breadcrumbs fully optimized for search engines. An SEO friendly breadcrumb has many benefits.


ModalBox is a JavaScript technique for creating modern (Web 2.0-style) modal dialogs or even wizards (sequences of dialogs) without using conventional popups and page reloads.

jQuery Slider (Safari Style)

jQuery Slider is easy to use and multifunctional jQuery plugin for a slider.


GreyBox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.

jQuery Form Wizard

The jQuery Form Wizard Plugin  will convert your regular forms into step-by-step form wizard without having to reload the page when moving from one step to another. The plugin is unobtrusive and gives you the ability to set up flow of the different steps, by creating specific routes based on user input.


A jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices.

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