A dozen interesting and useful jQuery Plugins

jQuery greatly enhances the look and feel as well as functionality of web sites. What would one do without them? Here is a collection of 12 interesting and useful jQuery plugins for you to play with and make your projects more attractive. From media plugins to sliders, captcha and vibrator, this is a pretty wide collection.

1. Sticky

Make some elements stay put on your page. Notice the buttons on the image sticking above the code bit after a scroll.

sticky-jquery-plugin

2. MotionCaptcha

Make people draw the captcha rather than the traditional way of typing it in.

3. JQuery Vibrate

The API allows developers to vibrate a device (in a pattern) for a given duration.

4. jQuery LightSlider

Fully responsive with touch with fade effects and highly compatible.

jquery-lightslider-plugin

5. Image Cropper

It is an image cropping plugin with preview and other options.

image-cropper-jquery-image-cropping-plugin

6. Vertical News Slider

A jQuery and CSS3-based slider module that displays news headlines on the left along with a preview image and brief description on the right. The current item is highlighted and switches automatically at intervals.

vertical-news-slider-jquery-plugin

7. Coverflow

This Coverflow project seeks to create a fully functional ‘CoverFlow’ effect using a combination of jQuery, jQuery UI components and CSS3 transforms.

8. Whatsnearby

A jQuery plugin to list and show nearby places around a certain position using Google Maps.

whatsnearby-jquery-plugin

9. jQuery SlickWrap

jQSlickWrap is a plugin for which allows you to easily and accurately wrap your text around the content of floated images.

slickwrap-jquery-plugin

10. Panorama Viewer

Embed panorama photos on your website with Panorama Viewer.

panoram-viewer-jquery-plugin

11. Zoomerang

Zoom in on almost any element on your page.

zoomerang-jquery-plugin

12. OIPlayer jQuery Plugin

OIPlayer ‘attaches’ itself to all video and/or audio tags it encounters. Besides the general configuration of the plugin itself, it uses for each individual tag the attributes the respective tag has like poster, width, controls, autoplay etc.

olplayer-jquery-plugin

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