Useful JQuery scripts
There are several freely available, open source scripts written using JQuery percolating across the Internet. One of the most common uses of JQuery is in displaying images, numerous image scripts utilizing a 'lightbox' to display pictures (the concept which is now very popular in websites wherever images are displayed) is created using JQuery. This is just one of the many uses of JQuery, here are 5 prewritten JQuery scripts that can come in handy.
- jQuery lightbox plugin
As mentioned before, jQuery is widely used in the development of displaying images in an attractive, presentable manner using a lightbox. This is just one of the many plugins available which does this. It displays a picture in a layer on top of the actual site content, which results in a very cool effect.
- jQuery Calendar
This allows you to create a user-friendly interface to pick a date on a sign up form or otherwise, the script allows the date picker to overlay on the website and the user may navigate to the date of choice much like the default calendar available in the Windows clock settings.
- Rotating JQuery Tabs
This handy plugin lets you create tabs on a page meant to save space, the plugin displays the tabs using styling that comply with web 2.0 standards and with a little knowledge of programming, it can be easily modified. Also the tabs can be customized to swap on clicking the tab you require to switch or by hovering over it.
This is a very helpful plugin providing an alternate method of providing documentation or pointers to the website visitor. This pretty much gives components of your website the popular tooltip text (the text that displays, usually a phrase describing the purpose of the item the mouse hovers on) found on operating systems to items on your website, great to improve your site’s user-friendliness.
- JQuery inline Form Validation
Yet another useful feature if you run a website that requires signups or other details from users. This plugin lets you instantly validate fields to make sure accurate data is entered. If false input has been entered a text balloon gets created on top of the inputfield. It really looks neat. The fact that the data is validated immediately instead of after submitting the data makes it a very efficient plugin.