jQuery can do a lot of things, but it’s really just a development library. A library that can help designers do some tremendously creative things.
If you have the right jQuery plugin and can effectively balance your creative design skills with the technical requirements and usability demands, there is no greater opportunity to inspire and impress users.
But the amount of available jQuery plugins, thanks in part to its open nature and simplified development schemas, can make identifying the “right” jQuery functionality for your own site or the sites you work on as a designer a bit cumbersome.
Have no fear, because Website Magazine is here!
Below you will find two jQuery plugins that have entered into our design radar the past few weeks, and will likely (no, absolutely!) blow your mind. We also believe that these will inspire you to greater design heights, so let's get started:
This jQuery plug-in allows designers to create Web pages with multiple fixed panels. The panels essentially unroll with an effect similar to that of a curtain rising. Users can navigate through the keyboard, scrollbar or mouse wheel. Designers can also add fixed elements or “steps” inside each panel.
There is a seemingly endless number of jQuery sliders – but trust us, this one is different. Sequence.JS features some jaw-dropping transitions using CSS3, supports responsive layouts and modern browsers, and it even works with touch devices and has swiping functionality.
One more thing! Do you know of any jQuery plugins that others should know about? Don’t be shy, share it with other Website Magazine readers by commenting below. We’re currently assembling a list of the top design-focused jQuery plugins and, as always, we could use your help!
Thanks, and please enjoy these jQuery plugins of the day!