Top 10 Most Popular JQuery Plugins from 2012

JQuery helps amateur or professional web developers with tons of their work from cross-browser compatibility to interactive user experience. In fact, five lines of JQuery are equivalent to 30 lines of Javascript codes, which indicates a faster loading of web page.

Even amateur users find it easy to understand as it does not require advanced programming skills. Aside from its simple syntax, its large library allows you to perform hard-core functions in your website.

There are hundreds of new plugins released every year that offers ground-breaking and superb visual appearance. Unlike Flash, the JQuery content can be optimized making it highly readable by search engine bots.

Aside from its great features, it also comes with a detailed documentation and large helpful community to support any problems encountered when using the plugins.

Overall, JQuery offers you most of the flash features like animations and transitions but in a much easier and elegant way. Showcase below are the top 10 Most Popular JQuery Plugins from 2012.



With less code and user-friendly interface, gmap.js makes use of Google Maps in a simpler way.

Ideal Forms


With the promising future of HTML5, this framework allows you to validate responsive HTML5 forms.

IE Alert


A JQuery plugin that is well-designed for informing users who are trying to view a certain website using an older version of Internet Explorer browser.



HorizontalNav is a plugin that allows horizontal navigation menu to fit automatically according to the full width of its container.



Infinity.js improves the scrolling performance of your website. It speeds up scrolling through long lists and keeps your infinite feeds smooth and stable for your users.



This plugin makes it easy to add fit-to-fill background video to websites. It can pay silent ambient background video (or series of videos). Or use it as a player to show video playlist.

Chosen – JQuery Select Box Plugin


Chosen is a user friendly javascript plugin that makes long, unwidely select boxes.

jQuery Sprite Animations Plugin fc.tape


Fc.tape has outstanding smooth image animation frames from sprites that look like a tape in old-movie projectors.

JQuery Knob


JQuery knob gives you the ability to create circular switches like volume controls.

Zebra Datepicker

Zebra datepicker is a JQuery plugin that automatically adds a calendar icon that allows users to switch between months and years. It has an intuitive interface and lightweight.