«Return to Blog List 10 jQuery Plugins We Really, Really Like
Thickbox – accommodates images (singly or in galleries), Flash, text, iframes, and AJAX, making it perhaps the most versatile of existing modal window scripts. Recently, there’s a Dreamweaver extension to further simplify implementation.
PrettyPhoto – another modal window that’s almost as versatile as Thickbox; we also like it because it’s so… pretty!
Watermark Input – unobtrusively allows hints in form fields that disappear when the user puts his cursor into the field.
jTabber – tabbed boxes that allow you to display hidden content on request, without reloading the page.
Superfish Menu – based on the suckerfish menu, this is a highly configurable menu system that supports IE6 and is accessible.
Scrollable HTML Table – like good little developers, we only use tables for displaying tabular data these days: this plugin allows you to fit a very long table into a short depth, scrolling it from top to bottom.
Colorize – another table plugin, this one for alternate coloring of rows and changing the color as you hover over each row.
jCarousel Lite – scrolls through images, highly configurable; we used this plugin for our portfolio presentation.
jqZoom – we haven’t had an opportunity to use this one yet, but it’s very cool; lets you "magnify" areas of an image.
s3Slider – another plugin we’re dying to use; maybe the coolest slide show effect ever.