150 best jQuery effects for web designers and developers
As the name says, these effects are designed to generate animated switches between different elements, from smooth transitions to overlapping animations, here are some of the nicest transition effects made with jQuery:
Before starting with this counting, we want to make a special mention to jQuery Slider Shock. 31 transition effects are available for this slider, and thanks to its jQuery architecture, it becomes a fully responsive slider with a lot of other fantastic features and functionalities that took advantage of the power of this code.
A standard transition effect that always works well when implemented on your designs.
You can find an extended list of jQuery effects within this website.
Highlights, rescaling and some other cool effects, 100% jQuery.
You will certainly enjoy the way this transition occurs, it’s difficult to see how it’s executed.
An elegant menu with some animated transitions from button to button.
Great transitions made with pure jQuery, it seem like it was made with Flash or something.
Different transition effects to implement on your site.
Well transition effect, the screenshot can provide you an idea of how does it work.
Beautiful transitions to implement within a gallery.
It’s nice to use animation effects on a header, it gives a lot of dynamic to the site.
Lovely transitions that can easily be implemented inside a gallery.
An extended list of jQuery effects to use with your thumbnails, you can notice some of the effects on the screenshot.
This section covers jQuery effects that are made either for fun or to fancy the appearance of a website, the name says it all, jQuery can make things move!.
Probably you can remember yourself doing this in Flash, see it working with pure jQuery is just great.
Domo arigato Mister Roboto, moving with jQuery sama, this animation effects gathers all the animation basics.
You are going to love the quality of this effect, you can create a nice dynamic library with this.
Here is a clear example of why Flash is in danger, see what came out with pure jQuery.
Oh Mario, what are you doing here?, this could be a nice idea to create dynamic websites.
Great animation effect to use inside a postcard.
Another great animation effect for jQuery lovers, you can see how the landscapes moves.
Nice animation effects to use when organizing a new picture gallery.
Parallax is outstanding, you can play with depth of field with pure jQuery and zero interpolations.
Subtle movement to give some additional texture to your backgrounds.
Another prove of the true jQuery’s potential, see how you can manage to move at different speed values a scenario.
Check out this site to find out some interesting jQuery effects that can help you to optimize your site.
We got surprised when we found this, it seems like a Flash animation and it isn’t!.
Some basic effects that can always help you to stylize a webpage.
Another animation using circles and movement, great effect.
You won’t believe that they’re already accomplishing things such as this book effect with pure jQuery.
If you are a DJ and jQuery lover, you will definitely like this application.
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You can find a lot of great jQuery effects on this website.
This is just great, what a great management of volume and movement.
You can play with the laws of physics, jQuery is just great.
If you check the demo you will see the background stars moving.
Several animations effects made with jQuery, we spend a few minutes playing with these fun bars.
Beautiful animation, it’s hard to believe that this was made without using Flash interpolations.
Interesting animation that fills an object using jQuery, We’re sure that designers will find a nice use for this.
This jQuery effect can make you spend like ten minutes messing around with the bulb, just great.
Nice jQuery tips from the guys of NetTuts+, some elegant effects can be found in here.
Just having a little fun with the animate () jQuery function.
Useful jQuery tips for beginners to help them start making their own effects.
Similar to tag clouds with a little 3D vibe, interesting jQuery effect.
By simply placing different boxes one in front of another, you can generate a fancy 3D animation with pure jQuery.
You can play with depth of field with jQuery and generate great illusions like this one.
You don’t need to use photographs or volumetric objects to create depth of field sensations, as you can see on this example.
Great fancy effect, a moving background masked with a text, really nice idea.
This effect certainly looks to play with 3D by making a volumetric shape to show a series of pictures.
Another 3D implementation with jQuery, very simple.
Similar to a previous effect of this roundup, on this case we have a moving sphere emulated through the presence of a few elements.
This jQuery effect works with a mouse-over behavior, so if you roll over one of this cute cartoons, they will react.
Similar to Parallax, this 3D effect with jQuery works great in banners and websites in general.
On the old times, text were just system fonts and large contents, but now we have learned that you can do a lot more things with texts. This section covers all type of text effects, from transitions, to stylish customizations, you will find a lot of ways to pimp up your texts with our beloved jQuery.
FontEffect is a jQuery plugin that adds some effects to the HTML texts.
A decent attempt to create a text gradient effect in jQuery, For sure that this effect deserves to get featured in here.
Nice effect series to stylize your text using jQuery.
Add fading gradients to your text with this pretty jQuery effect.
A fixed version of this jQuery effect that adds a shadow behind your texts.
A short list of jQuery effects that works with texts, adding effects to them.
A nice text effect with jQuery, you can find all the information about it on the original link.
With this jQuery effect, you can apply different looks to your texts that emulate a typewriter.
On this site you will find the way to create a flying 3D text effect with jQuery.
If you want to emulate the classic airport’s billboards that have ever-changing texts, this effect does that.
With jQuery you can create nice effects, such as this fading flying text effect.
With just a little code knowledge you can get these text effects without even opening Photoshop.
Implementing this jQuery effect will add a subtle gradient to show up every time you roll over a link.
On this link you will find how to make colorful menu elements with jQuery.
Rotate between different color tones whilst displaying a single picture.
Depending of the amount of words that your text block possesses, the jQuery effect will establish the proper font size for it.
Elegant slider made with jQuery that allows you to adjust the font size of a block text according to your needs.
Simple but helpful jQuery text resizer to optimize your website’s performance.
A rollover jQuery effect that makes that every time you place your cursor in front of the text, it changes in terms of color and size.
Simple complement that allows you to zoom a text many times for a better reading.
Useful jQuery implementation that shows an auto complete box when you’re entering a text.
Create an elegant 3D tag sphere that works just like a tag cloud.
The previous screenshot shows you a jQuery tool where you can edit the limit of characters within a HTML textarea.
Carousels / Slideshows
This section is about image presentations and the effects that have been made to fulfill that task. Carousels like its name says, are image galleries where you can see the pictures moving all the time. Slideshows are similar than carousels but less 3D and more gallery-like, anyway, they’re both quite similar and that’s why we decided to include them on the same category.
If you want to find more brilliant galleries made with jQuery, visit our article “100 best jQuery image gallery plugins”.
Reflections and a natural movement are two of the most relevant aspects of this carousel.
Nice carousel, although you probably will perceive this more like a slideshow than a carousel.
A fancy image viewer to fancy a little your website, it’s done entirely with jQuery.
Classic slideshow created with jQuery, ideal for implementing on many websites.
Simple slider, functional and easy to adjust to your site’s needs.
Great picture gallery created with jQuery.
Easy going jQuery image previewer, you can check the code and adjust it to your site.
Quoting their exact words, FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, HTML content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats on top of web page.
Nice gallery that you can use anytime on your site, specially on minimalistic places.
Injecting jQuery into your web designs can help you make things like this Polaroid photo viewer.
A basic idea with a great result, just playing with boxes and animations to generate this gallery.
A friendly gallery developed with jQuery, works in a very elegant way.
You will find quite amusing the images that these guys used making this image gallery.
Great jQuery gallery, fabulous effects and transitions.
Useful jQuery image slider, it’s interesting the way the images react to the mouse click.
Inspired on the latest BBC Radio 1 website, we find this jQuery effect that can be used as a gallery.
Great Mac emulation with jQuery, these are the kind of thins that can make you love jQuery.
On this effect made with jQuery, you will learn how to make a pile of pictures that work as a gallery.
An easy way to create some nice contextual slideouts with jQuery.
Pure Flash style, zero ActionScript, 100 % jQuery, this gallery works with a rollover effect that increases the picture’s size when highlighting it.
Full size background slider, a good way to place more than just a generic photograph.
If you select the proper pictures, you will have in your hands a gorgeous slideshow.
Many developers can remember themselves doing a similar panel a few years ago on ActionScript and well, it’s good to find it on jQuery.
Astounding navigation system, it’s brilliant the treatment given to the image transitions.
Elegant jQuery carousel to display a series of pictures in a very clean way.
Brilliant navigation system, it shows a different way of developing a site’s navigation. For sure it’s a great way to take advantage of jQuery.
An easy way to create a subtle translucent rollover effect with jQuery.
A nice way to use jQuery, very tech-like gallery, ideal for tech and engineering applications.
Pretty cool, it’s a different way of using jQuery on developing a gallery.
There’s no Pikachu like you think after reading the title, only a fancy jQuery gallery.
This category gathers all the jQuery effects that are designed for editing images, effects such as cropping or rescaling are included on this part of the showcase, probably you will find more than one of this effects quite useful.
Useful jQuery effect that lets you crop an image to make the adjustments that you consider necessary.
If you want to have some fun, you should take a look at this amusing jQuery effect.
Similar to the Photoshop’s crop, this is certainly an useful jQuery tool.
You can make a nice jQuery zoom just like the one on the previous screenshot, it offers different ways of zooming in and out.
An extension to Single Panorama Viewer, which is a great jQuery effect to take 360 degrees observations.
You can zoom in over anything, from texts to images to check out all the little details.
Simple image area selector with jQuery, it shows you the coordinates and dimensions of the selection.
Hold down your mouse and start navigating across an image.
A nice way to stylize your pictures with jQuery by giving them nice rounded corners.
There’s more than one way of using rounded corners, as you can see on the previous screenshot.
A good way to fancy your images so they can get a good looking overlay vibe.
Insert an animated background to your buttons with jQuery.
The name says it all, a resizable background image with jQuery.
Nice circle series that together create a pretty cool navigation system.
Great jQuery gallery, not just a simple slider, it plays with proportions whilst rolling over.
Using jQuery you can obtain fabulous effects such as this amazing photoshoot effect.
With this tool you can add interactivity to an image via jQuery, ideal for making descriptions of elements within a picture.
Great cloud zoom effects, you will definitely love the glow effect used on this jQuery effect.
For those who are familiar with the Apple products, you will enjoy this jQuery effect.
Clean and elegant jQuery gallery, ideal for implementing on minimalistic websites.
Nice way of highlighting pictures within a document.
Very simple effect that can be used along with galleries and stuff.
jQuery implemented as a highlighter tool in a mosaic style.
With this tool you can show a preview to any URL after a rollover in front of a hyperlink.
Utilities and Extras
This part covers those jQuery effects and tools that did not fit on any of the previous categories, you will find some pretty interesting things on this final section of the showcase, enjoy it.
It’s always useful to have a color selector at the reach of your hands, maybe you want to keep this under your selections.
You can use this great effect on your site instead of a slideshow and without a single line of ActionScript.
If you’re not happy with having straight grid and straight pictures, then you can use this jQuery effect to fix it.
Beautiful jQuery effect to see the truth behind a website, which means seeing the code behind the design.
Create little tool tips to add to your website’s elements with this jQuery tool.
I know that this one may fit on the galleries section, but because of its quality we moved it here.
Obtain wipe gesture from touch screens, works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.
This one could be inside the images area, but we think that it’s a pretty cool effect and deserves to be considered as unique.
Great jQuery plugin to make comparisons, such as the one shown on the screenshot.
A jQuery effect that will improve the interactivity of your websites by the using of click and drag properties.
Lovely hover effect that turns everything to a greyscale when rolling over.
Well what can we say about this one?, you will definitely have a lot of fun with this.
If you need to add a Twitter box to your site, jQuery offers this nice solution for you.
An easy and effective way to set an image scale with a simple jQuery syntax.
Similar to Flash’s McTween, this jQuery series has been made to help you make amazing animations.
Quote: Adds the ability to do background-position animations from jQuery 1.2, and newer.
A bouncing box where you can place text and animate it.
If you need to save space but still show a lot of pictures, you might want to check this jQuery tool.
A large list of jQuery animations developed by the people of Tutorialized for you to check out.
Pretty cool, it emulates a scratch card, like the classic lotto tickets you buy on the market.
Similar to an effect that we showed you before, this is definitely a great idea.
And the final effect is a nice recreation of the Mac desk, which is something that many people really like. OK guys, that was it for this countdown, some of the nicest and most useful jQuery effects that are ready to give you a hand when developing your own projects, let us know your opinion and tell us about additional effects that we did not include on our showcase, see you next time.