10 Useful jQuery plugins from Github
Github is a great place to find useful and helpful stuff. And the beauty of it is that often in times you can don’t need to worry about doing things from scratch to solve problems because you can find exactly what you need in active communities like this. I’m always amazed about the quality of things developers put together and make available to us for free. You can find almost anything you need in there, you just need to dig around to find what you are looking for. From using plugins to solve something you need to expanding ideas to create a different version of it, Github is an amazing community and you should always pay attention to it.
Today we selected some jQuery plugins that are really popular at Github. The plugins we will show here will help you with cookies, validation, image loading and much more, take a look.
A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for reading, writing and deleting cookies.
The jQuery Validation Plugin provides drop-in validation for your existing forms, while making all kinds of customizations to fit your application really easy.
Waypoints is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.
Lazy Load delays loading of images in long web pages. Images outside of viewport wont be loaded before user scrolls to them. This is opposite of image preloading.
A jQuery plugin that enables HTML5 placeholder behavior for browsers that aren’t trying hard enough yet.
Backstretch is a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element. The image will stretch to fit the page/element, and will automatically resize as the window/element size changes.
Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. “4 minutes ago”).
menu-aim is a jQuery plugin for dropdown menus that can differentiate between a user trying hover over a dropdown item vs trying to navigate into a submenu’s contents.
Noty is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to create alert – success – error – warning – information – confirmation messages as an alternative the standard alert dialog. Each notification is added to a queue.
A simple jQuery plugin to extract the dominant color of an image and apply it to the background of its parent element.