Top 10 jQuery Plugins September 2011

jQuery is by far my favorite Javascript framework, which allows developers to create stunning visual effects, manipulate data properly, and much more. In this article, I have compiled 10 new and totally awesome jQuery plugins that all web developers should have in their toolbox.


Spin.js is a tiny JavaScript library that enables us to generate loading/activity indicators without any images.It creates the UI with CSS3 (VML in Internet Explorer) and works in all browsers (even in IE6).


jQuery Notification Menu

A jQuery plugin to add notification bubbles and a notification list to any menu.



jRumble is a jQuery plugin that rumbles, vibrates, shakes, and rotates any element you choose. It’s great to use as a hover effect or a way to direct attention to an element. You can control the X, Y, and rotation range, the speed, and event trigger for the rumble.


jQuery Quicksand plugin

Reorder and filter items with a nice shuffling animation.


jQuery HTML5 Uploader

jQuery HTML5 Uploader is a lightweight jQuery plugin that lets you to quickly add an upload system a-la-Gmail into your web app.
You only need to create a dropbox element (i.e. a div) and jQuery HTML5 Uploader will do the rest. Then you can drag & drop one or more files on the element and the files will be uploaded.


naked password

The whole idea of naked password is to encourage your users to enter stronger passwords.


jQuery Timelinr

This simple plugin helps you to give more life to the boring timelines. Supports horizontal and vertical layouts, and you can parameterize the majority of attributes: speed, transparency, etc..



A jQuery plugin for radical web typography.



An awesome jQuery plugin that unleahes a Raptor of Jurassic proportions…
Well, technically it’s Cretaceous proportions, but we’ll let that slide for now.


jQuery Waypoints

Waypoints is a small jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.


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