A List Of 30 Free Cool jQuery Plugins

Free Cool jQuery Plugins

Free cool jQuery plugins! The jQuery has really changed the look of the web due to it´s powerful code. It´s being used for photo galleries or slide shows or to add some cool animations.

Since the jQuery has become so popular I publish a list of 30 great and free plugins for you. For your comfort there is both a demo link and a download link, so you can test them out and they are all free.

It is a slide for every purpose. Enjoy!

Free Cool jQuery Plugins

1. Wow Slider

A jQuery image slider with awesome visual effects (Blinds,Blast, Fly, Squares,Ken Burns, Slices, Basic, Fade, Stack and loads of professionally made templates. It is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing. Both WordPress plugin and Joomla  module are available also.


MORE INFODEMO– by Wow Slider

2. HisjSlide JS

Highslide JS is an image, media and gallery viewer that is written in JavaScript.


3. Sliding Boxes and Captions

The animation of the sliding element of this plugin either cover or show up the viewing area to create the sliding effect.

MORE INFODEMO – by Build Internet

4. Supersized jQuery plugin

Supersized jQuery plugin is a full screen background and slideshow that you can use to satisfy the craving of your clients for big and wonderful pictures.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Build Internet

5. Thumbnails Navigation Gallery

Thumbnails Navigation Gallery  is an extraordinary gallery with scrollable thumbnails that slide out from a navigation. It has a menu of albums where each item can reveal a horizontal bar with thumbnails when clicked. The thumbnails container will scroll automatically when the user moves the mouse to the left or the right.


6. Step Carousel Viewer

Step Carousel Viewer displays images by side scrolling them right or left . The  user can step to any specific panel on demand, or browse the gallery sequentially by stepping through a number of panels each time. A smooth sliding animation is used to transition between steps.

MORE INFO | DEMO – By dynamic drive

7. Revealing Photo Slider

This slider has a thumbnail photo gallery, where clicking a button would reveal the entire photo and more information about that photo.


8. Nivo Slider

The Classic Nivo slider is a awesome slider that features smooth transition, keyboard navigation and html captions.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Nivo

9. DualSlider

This lets you slide your images while leaving a space for the description and other details.


10. Polaroid Photo Viewer

You can see your images as if it were stacked  on top of the other with this glamorous effect.


11. 3D Rotation Viewer

This creates a 3D  rotation viewer in UIZE that lets users rotate the view of an object to a full 360 degrees using the mouse.


12. Cross Slide

The slider plugin implementing in 2kB of Javascript code some common slide-show animations, traditionally only available via Adobe Flash or other proprietary plugins. CrossSlide builds upon jQuery’s animation facility, so it is as portable across browsers as jQuery itself.


13. Sideways – Fullscreen Gallery

Sideways is a  elegant fullscreen image gallery created with the jQuery framework and some basic CSS.


14. ImageFlow

ImageFlow is an gentle and userfriendly JavaScript image gallery.


15. Magic Scroller

Scroll your elements in a nice effect. You can scroll your display vertically to expose its elements, iframes, or imáges. As a precondition all the elements have to be of equal size, and the mask needs to be proportional to the elements per row.


16. Pikachoose

This is a lightweight  slider plugin to allowing  easy presentation of photos with carousels and lightboxes! Pikachoose is designed to be easily installed and easy to setup.


17. Slides


A slideshow plugin for jQuery that is built with simplicity in mind. Packed with a useful set of features to help the novice and advanced developers alike to create elegant and user-friendly slideshows.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by SlidesJS

18. Anything Slider

AnythingSlider has a great functionality that can do many things that you seen on the other slides.

MORE INFO | DEMO  – by CSS-Tricks

19. Galleria

Galleria is a JavaScript image gallery framework built on top of the jQuery library. Its goal is to simplify the process of creating professional image galleries for the web and mobile devices.


20. Carou Fredsel

jQuery.carouFredSel is a plugin that turns any kind of HTML element into a carousel. It can scroll one or multiple items simultaneously, horizontal or vertical, infinite and circular, automatically or by user interaction. The carouFredSel-plugin was built using the jQuery-library.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by CarouFredsel

21. HTML5 Slideshow – Canvas & jQuery

This effect creates progressively enhanced slideshow with a fancy transitioning effect.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Tutorialzine

22. Contextual Slideout Tips With jQuery & CSS3

This effect is an easily configurable set of contextual slideouts. Each can be opened in one of four directions – bottom-right (default), bottom-left, top-left and top-right, and each can be in one of three colors – green (default), blue, and red.


23. Background Image Navigation with jQuery

This is a beautiful navigation that has a background image slide effect. It has three list items that contain the same background image but with a different position. The background image for each item is animated to slide into place in different times, creating a really nice effect.


24. Agile jQuery Carousel

Highly customizable plugin so you can build according to your requirements. JSON data format is used to provide easier integration with external data or data from your CMS. Use it for agile web development. This is a new version and JQuery UI effects and the ability to read files on the server are no longer included. New features are added, such as “Control Sets” which allow for a more customizable setup.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Agile Carousel

25. Presentation Cycle

Presentation Cycle is a variation on the functionality of Cycle. Instead of generating a list with numbers that are clickable, Presentation Cycle generates a progress bar that shows when the new slide will appear.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Gaya Design

26. Cloud Carousel

The Cloudcarousel features optional auto-reflections, and the information contained in the Alt and Title tags of the images can optionally be displayed as you hover over each image witch is very convenient.

MORE INFO | DEMO – by Professor Cloud

27. Blog SlideShow

This is a free open code JQuery plugin that enhances your blog pages with fancy image viewer, which provides nice transition effects including CSS3/HTML5 effects.


28. jQuery popeye 2.0

This popeye-box uses the standard options: it floats to the left and opens to the right, its navigation and caption show´s on mouse over. By placing the navigation inside the stage area (where the image is displayed), You can get it to hover above the image.


29. HTML5 jQuery slider

This effect creates progressively enhanced slideshow with a fancy transitioning effect.


30. jQuery Slideshow using CSS Sprites

Thel slideshow has a very smooth animated transition and customizable animation that works in all popular browsers.



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