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Really Cool JQuery Plugins For You to Use

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About Jquery Plugins in General

Jquery is an awesome addition to JavaScript for sure, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come up with it’s own additions itself. While it might be cool to be able to do DOM and Menu building stuff right at your script tag, we all realize that building special JavaScript code for your menu’s, slider’s, Ajax logic and all that jazz yourself.

It’s also ugly to have  your index.html or index.php organized like that, having 5000 lines of JavaScript at your start of the webpage won’t be quite well perceived by mobile apps or a client who has a slow connection and can’t wait for all your JavaScript to download. So the jQuery developers and users came up with these awesome additions to it to make your webpage a lot cooler and dynamic.

We’ll present you these awesome jQuery plugins today and we’ll start with…..

Amazon’s Mega Dropdown

If you’ve ever visited Amazon’s website, you’ll see that they have a dropdown menu, without submenus delaying, and it’s a really nice transition between submenus. On normal websites, Submenu’s actually show a delay between different menu choices but this one makes sure that it doesn’t happen. Its’ really a nice feature to have especially if you want to make your website look nice.

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That is quite cool, but why not talk about the newest CSS3 and jQuery tricks ;). And that leads us to….

Turn.js

This is an awesome jQuery plugin where you can turn your pages into books. Like literal books. You can flip the pages via the keyboard arrows, by clicking at the page or pressing enter. It is awesome especially if you are building a travel website or blog where you want to present content in a structured fashion.

Jquery Scroll Path

This plugin has a great way of managing scrolling, where you can add cool animations on your webpage, without having to use Flash, which in my opinion, should be discontinued and never used again for a better Web 2.0. This one does different animation on your content while the user is scrolling, which, if you possess, can use creativity to create great introduction pages!

Jquery Complexify

Have you ever seen one of the registration forms where you have a complexity percentage right under the password box? This plugin actually provides that for you. You just follow the example from their page and then you’re ready to make sure your users choose a secure password!

BigVideo.JS

It is really cool to have a background on your website that is dynamic, but it is also horrible to have it in .GIF or made in Flash. So our jQuery plugin writing experts came up with this really cool plugin, called BigVideo.js (Notice the hype of adding “.js” to every new jQuery plugin? Comment if you know the answer)

As the developers describe it: “This plugin makes it easy to add fit-to-fill background video to websites. It can play silent ambient background video (or series of videos). Or use it as a player to show video playlist. BigVideo.js can also show big background images, which is nice to have for showing big background images for devices that don’t have autoplay for ambient video.”

Try one of these plugins and post in the comments section below so we can see it too! 🙂

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