Some useful jQuery plugins – Part 1

I often find cool and (sometimes) useful jQuery plugins, so I want to share a few that I like. I plan to share more in the future.


Adipoli jQuery Image Hover Plugin

Includes several different effects to highlight images as the mouse hovers over them.

Adipoli Hover jQuery


jQuery File Upload

File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars and preview of images, audio and videoy. Supports cross-domain, chunked and resumable file uploads and client-side image resizing.




Customized checkboxes and radion buttons for your forms.




A plugin to make dropdown-boxes (especially long ones) easier to use. I looked at using this in a project, but ultimately opted to use another plugin, for different reasons. Chosen is still a good tool.




This is the plugin I selected over Chosen. The content of the dropdown can be supplied using an Ajax call, returning JSON, and there are a large number of configuartion options. The plugin support filtering and type-ahead, as well as many other useful functions.




A jQuery plugin for scroll animations.




Sticky is a jQuery plugin that gives you the ability to make any element on your page always stay visible.



This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Keith Strickland

    Some other good ones are:

    fullCalendar – Calendar
    gritter – growl like notifications
    tags_input – a nice tagging utility
    select2 – This is similar to a couple you mentioned (chosen, magic suggest) for an enhanced combobox
    editable – For inline editing
    sparklines – Small line charts

    1. I actually looked at select2 at one time. I might switch to it, due to some small issues I am having with MagicSuggest. My problem is that after loading the choices through Ajax, there is a blank one-row dropdown visible, blocking other elements below it. As soon as I click in teh control, it closes and everything looks good, but i can’t get that to happen automaticall. Very frustrating.

  2. Chris Crowley

    Have you tried using jQuery File Upload plugin with Domino?

    1. Karl-Henry Martinsson

      I actually created a page where I upload/attache files as late as this week. I am using a jQuery/Bootstrap plugin for this. I will blog about it shortly. 🙂

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