iView Slider : Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin

iView Slider is a responsive jQuery slider plugin for image slider.

Aviaslider - unique jQuery slideshow plugin

Aviaslider is a unique slideshow plugin with several transition effects.

jWindowCrop : For facebook like image cropping

jWindowCrop is jQuery plugin for easy zoom and pan image cropping.

Digicrafts - Thumbnail Gallery jQuery Plugin

Digicraft is a jQuery plugin to display thumbnail gallery with XML support.

RefineSlide : jQuery Slider Plugin

RefineSlide is a slider with CSS transition and 3D trasnform support.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cloud Zoom – jQuery Image Zoom Plugin

Cloud Zoom is a free jQuery image zoom plugin, a comparable alternative to products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.
Cloud Zoom – jQuery Image Zoom Plugin

Saturday, September 22, 2012

jQuery 1.8.2 released

jQuery is a new kind of JavaScript Library. Jquery is one of the building blocks of modern web upon which, many web pages, plugins, functionality is based. Its latest 1.8.2 has been released with some new features and several bug fixes.
According to its official blog.
We’re pleased to announce that jQuery 1.8.2 is available! This version fixes several bugs and performance regressions reported from the past couple of releases, and we think the 1.8 line is pretty solid at this point. The only way to know for sure that it works with your code is to test it–so please do!
You can download jQuery from here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

bPopup : jQuery modal popup plugin

bPopup is a lightweight and simple but efficient jQuery modal popup plugin. It doesn't create or style your popup but provides you with all the logic like centering, modal overlay, events and more. It gives you a lot of opportunities to customize so it will fit your needs. Callbacks of several events are available. You can even show content from AJAX in the pop up. Also you can show images, videos and even more iframe option is there.
bPopup : jQuery modal popup plugin
bPopup - jQuery modal popup plugin

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

jQSimpleMenu - Multi Level Hierarchical Drop Down jQuery Menu

jQSimpleMenu is a multi-level hierarchical jQuery drop down menu that helps you add drop down menu in your website without writing a single line of code. You need UL and child items in LI as HTML markup. Just assign class or id to the ul tag and call the function. As simple as that. Design can be customized in the style-sheet file.

jQSimpleMenu - Multi Level Hierarchical Drop Down jQuery Menu
jQSimpleMenu - jQuery Drop Down Menu

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fresco - responsive jQuery lightbox plugin

Fresco is a beautiful responsive lightbox jQuery plugin that can be used to create stunning overlays that work great at any screen size, in all browsers on every device. To make things even more awesome Fresco comes with fullscreen zoom, retina-ready skins, Youtube and Vimeo integration for HTML5 video and a powerful Javascript API.
Fresco - responsive jQuery lightbox plugin
Fresco

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

jQuery in 2013 - or How to Properly Drop IE

It's a well-known fact that the folks at Microsoft have long had their tail between their legs, because of IE. The proverbial enemy of every front-end developer and the go-to brunt of the joke at conferences and chatrooms (and even in client meetings) has been IE8 and below.
Let's move past the IE bashing, and talk about jQuery's plan to drop support for old IE.
Don't entirely drop old IE until its usage is miniscule.
Certainly, there are plenty of web development firms that have already dropped support. Most of us have long since dropped IE6, with many doing the same for IE7. But there is still a significant push to hold on to the IE8 crowd.
The jQuery team has been plagued by IE for years. JavaScript in old IE (their collective moniker for anything below IE9) is antiquated, slow, and lacks the new features added to the language since their respective launches. As a result, the codebase of jQuery must incorporate solutions to handle issues specific to IE. This makes the library significantly larger, and as a result, it takes a lot longer to load. So, as part of version 2.0, jQuery will be dropping support for old IE.

Sort Of

jQuery is actually dropping the older versions of IE in a very graceful fashion.
Instead of completely dropping old IE in 2.0, they are going to maintain support for 1.9. By doing this, jQuery is doing two main things:
  • Enabling and affirming new, standards-based browser technologies
  • Supporting an old standard (while continuing to label it old)
In other words, they are publicizing to everyone that, yes indeed, there is a user base still on old IE. This is the main argument that comes up when people talk about dropping support for it. Certainly, we don’t want to completely drop support for a significant percentage of users, do we? Of course not! But we are also being transparent by saying that the capabilities (and resulting user experience) of IE are comparatively outdated and should be moved away from as quickly as possible.
Let's give Microsoft some credit, though, in realizing their own mistakes. As Paul Irish recently noted, Windows is pushing updates to IE as “important”, meaning that everyone who is on XP and up will at least have IE8. That’s not the best case, but it's certainly far better than having most of China stuck on IE6. Perhaps this announcement is in part responsible for jQuery's long-awaited and highly-requested decision to remove the IE specific code-bloat.

The Impact on the Pros

So how does this play out for development firms? Here are a few things that this will mean for development firms and freelancers:
  1. Don't entirely drop old IE until its usage is miniscule. Note the word "entirely" here. This suggestion is that, simply, there should be an avenue that the client can take to get support for IE users. IE8 is not IE5 yet.
  2. Don't support IE by default. Make IE support a separate service. The way jQuery is doing it is by saying, "here is a not-as-good alternative." The way you may say it: "IE won't have some of the aesthetic or functional features that other browsers will," or "we can do some optimization specifically for IE, if you absolutely need it, for a certain price."
  3. Understand the standards and why you won't support old IE. This is a big one. When you go into a client meeting, you need to know the reasons why supporting old IE is not a default for you or your company. The reasons to support old IE have nothing to do with the extra effort that is expended by the developer. If you don't want to support old IE because it takes you longer to develop cross-browser code, then you also shouldn't support mobile.
Instead, the right reasons are about the users! Old IE performs badly. It has broken and buggy implementations of almost everything, it is slow, and it doesn't follow standards. Some versions are insecure, and most versions are way behind on implementing new language features that enhance the user experience.
A rule of thumb: the reasons to not support old IE cannot be circumvented by cross-browser compatible code.
Think of old IE as an old car. You wouldn't sell or fix an old broken down car to someone when you know that, for the same price, they could have a brand new one. The old car doesn't follow the regulations of safety or efficiency, and it has a bunch of weird, proprietary parts that aren’t being manufactured anymore. Of course, you could pay extra to have those specific parts shipped to the mechanic from a specialty shop, and the mechanic might be able to fix the car to go a few extra miles. But shouldn't the mechanic do you the favor and get you into the new car as fast as possible?
Before we get a barrage of comments screaming "some users don't have control over what browser they use!", this article is using a broad stroke with a broad brush. Maybe the user doesn't have a choice, but someone does have a choice that could affect the users.

Summary

In 2013, jQuery is making a bold move towards publicly upholding web standards, and dropping default support for out-of-date technology. In 2014, it's likely that jQuery will completely drop support for old IE, although they haven't announced that yet. The way that jQuery is achieving this end-goal is a prime roadmap for developers to follow.
Src : Tutsplus

Monday, September 10, 2012

chillBox - Lightbox Alternative jQuery Plugin

ChillBox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on top of the current page inspired by Lightbox. Unlike other lightbox versions, ChillBox does not require the use of images for buttons and is fully rendered using jQuery. ChillBox is fully customisable and you can change the range of options to create a unique version of ChillBox that works with a website theme. ChillBox is fully compatible with web browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome.
chillBox - Lightbox Alternative jQuery Plugin
ChillBox - Lightbox Alternative

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Avgrund Modal : jQuery plugin for Modal overlay

Avgrund is a jQuery plugin for modal boxes and popups. It uses interesting concept showing depth between popup and page. It works in all modern browsers and gracefully degrade in those that do not support CSS transitions and transformations (e.g. in IE 6-9 has standard behavior). Avgrund is tested with jQuery 1.4+. Avgrund has several options for customizing it easily like width, height, overlayClass, holderClass, showClose, showCloseText, template, etc.
Avgrund Modal : jQuery plugin for Modal overlay
Avgrund Modal jQuery plugin

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hero Carousel : A jQuery carousel plugin with 100% width & previews of next/previous slide

Hero Carousel is a jQuery carousel plugin with 100% width and previews of next/previous slide. Also it has auto slide functionality. Hero Carousel has language options for the text in 'Next' and 'Previous' button. You can also enable or disable navigation. There is also option for pausing the auto slideshow on hover. 'onLoad', 'onStart' and 'onComplete' methods are available in Hero Carousel.
 Hero Carousel : A jQuery carousel plugin with 100% width & previews of next/previous slide
Hero Carousel

Saturday, September 1, 2012

jQuery 1.8.1 released

jQuery 1.8.1 released
jQuery 1.8.1 has been released. In this recent release the project's developers have addressed more than 30 issues found in version 1.8.0 of the JavaScript library from earlier this month. In jQuery 1.8, the old API for creating custom pseudo selectors was broken by the developers and a new API was introduced, but from jQuery 1.8.1 onwards, the API will be backwards compatible. The update includes a compatibility workaround which will allow older code to work with all versions of the Sizzle JavaScript CSS selector engine; further details about this can be found in the new official Sizzle documentation.
You can download jQuery from here.

 
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