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This article was published on April 7, 2012


    5 Awesome free jQuery plugins for Web designers

    5 Awesome free jQuery plugins for Web designers
    Harrison Weber
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    Harrison Weber

    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    jQuery, a very popular JavaScript library that encourages developers to “write less, and do more,” is one of the easiest ways to start tapping into the power of JavaScript without dying under a pile of complicated code. Put simply, it’s an approachable toolkit for anyone with HTML & CSS experience, but is just as useful in the hands of experts.

    There seems to be an endless supply of jQuery plugins all around the Web, but a few have just recently caught our eyes here at TNW. Check out the list of 5 awesome jQuery plugins below:

    jQuery Scroll Path

    jQuery Scroll Path is downright amazing. It creates a parallax effect that would be interesting to pair with Scrollorama (though we’d have to be careful not to let things get too busy). You can learn more about it here.

    ➤  Demo & Download

    ResponsiveSlides.js

    ResponsiveSlides.js is a simple & lightweight responsive slideshow plugin that automatically adjusts to your screen size, making it particularly compatible with mobile devices.

    ➤  Demo & Download

    Tiny Scrollbar

    Tiny Scrollbar is exactly what you think it is: A small scroll bar that’s compatible with devices like the iPhone. You might also want to check out Tiny Carousel and Tiny Circleslider.

    ➤  Demo & Download

    jQuery Retina Swap

    jQuery Retina Swap is a brand new plugin that just popped up on Git with the purpose of swapping in/out images for Retina displays.

    ➤ Download

    Uniform

    Uniform allows developers to easily make sexy forms with jQuery. “Ever wished you could control the look and feel of your form elements between all browsers? If so, Uniform is your new best friend.”

    ➤  Demo & Download

    Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below if we missed any of them! Also, if you’ve rolled your own plugins, definitely share!

    Bonus: iPicture