Add Motion To Website: jQuery Animation Plugins From 2010

In our niche it’s very important to be up to date with latest technologies and features available to impress new clients, show of in portfolio and add functionality more easily – using some advanced code snippets, plugins or hacks.

jQuery possibilities are growing rapidly and there are many people who play with code and discover some amazing combinations achieving effects you have never seen before!

You will find here many plugins which will help to add motion, 3d effects and animation to your website! This list will blow your mind away with possibilities – ready?!!!

1. AJAX-ZOOM – Image Zoom – Pan Gallery plugin

AJAX-ZOOM is a sophisticated image zoom & pan gallery plugin based on jQuery and PHP. With over 250 options it is very flexible and can be integrated into any website.

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2. Image Rotator

Simply rotates an image by a certain degree or allows the user to rotate an image by dragging around a central axis.

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3. Cloud Zoom

The Cloud Zoom plugin is comparable to commercial image zoom products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.

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4. jQuery Before/After Plugin

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5. jQDock

Transform a set of images into a Mac-like Dock menu, horizontal or vertical, with icons that expand on rollover, and optional labels.

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6. Visual Lightbox – Create fantastic lightbox-style galleries and slideshows. jQuery LightBox Plugin.

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7. Image Bubbles

Image Bubbles is a cool Flash-like effect that causes an image to bubble up and expand whenever the mouse rolls over it from within a series of images.

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8. jQuery Panel Magic

jQuery Panel Magic is a new take on website navigation. Using a matrix or grid style layout for your website, you can easily implement this plugin for small websites and web applications. It gives you more room for your design and provides a cool new approach to a sitemap.

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9. iCheckbox

Convert a checkbox or multiple checkboxes into iphone style switches.

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10. jqFancyTransitions

jqFancyTransitions is plugin for displaying your photos as slideshow with fancy transition effects.

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11. Images In All Size jQuery Plugin

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12. Text Effects

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13. jCoverflip

jCoverflip is a jQuery cover flow widget that allows website administrators to present featured website content in a visually appealing manner. The widget is quick setup and is highly configurable, and can run as a Drupal Module or standalone.

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14. BxSlider

bxSlider is a jQuery content slider plugin that is light weight and easy to use.

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15. jScratchcard plugin

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16. jQuery Menu Style 1 – Drop Down Menu with Visual Effects

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17. Frame Animation Plugin for jQuery

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18. Cusor Hover Buttons

This plugin lets you create a two-layer button with one layer that follows the mouse. This method allows you to create some very professional effects on your site.

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19. jQuery carrousel

The core allows to create your own controls or effects. This plugin transform an “ul li” into an animated carrousel.

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20. 2D Transform

This plug-in utilizes the matrix filter in IE and the new CSS3 transform properties to 2d transform any DOMElement.

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21. jPhotoGrid

This plugin displays a list of image thumbnails in a grid and allows them to be zoomed open. It’s a cool and simple effect.

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22. jMagnify

jQuery jMagnify, plugin attach a ola effect to some text following the mouse position.

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23. animaDrag: Animating Drag and Drop Plugin

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24. jOla

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25. Flight Board

This plugin sets a division to flip between text messages like a flight board at an airport. It alternates between two or more messages by flipping individual characters.

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26. 3D Cloud Carousel

This is a fast and cross-browser implementation of a 3d carousel – looks very nice, more like a Flash implementation. It can create dynamic reflections underneath the carousel items, is accessible and degrades nicely without JavaScript.

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27. 3D Feature Image Carousel

This plugin rotates images in a three dimensional (simulated) carousel. Optionally, all images can have a description element attached to them that pops up on an overlay whenever that image rotates to the center.

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28. Smooth Anchors jQuery Plugin

This plugin creates a simple animation for anchor links by quickly scrolling the page to the area where the anchor is at rather than just jumping right to the anchor like normal.

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29. HoverAttribute

HoverAttribute is a jQuery plugin that allows you to make (link-)elements more dynamic by making an attribute of that element show up on hovering.

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30. Expanding Grid

Creates grid system out of divs. On hover the active grid expands to ratio set by the config, fades out the background.

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  1. Andrea says

    A great way of helping people choose what is best for them.
    An awesome article, keep it up!

  2. mike says

    really great list!! loved it.. I think the first one was probably the coolest..

  3. says

    thanks for your nice post… the required knowledge from your each and every jquery plugin links….once again thank you very much

  4. Biber Gazı says

    Thank you for sharing has been nice knowing I’m constantly sharing
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    Awesome article, I’m going to use some of the plugins for sure. Thanks!

  5. Avinash says

    As always , nice post !!
    Proud to be a regular reader of

  6. says

    Excellent round up of important improvement that every designer and developer can add to a website to increase the user interactivity.