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.

jquery.cookie

A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for reading, writing and deleting cookies.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

jQuery Validation

The jQuery Validation Plugin provides drop-in validation for your existing forms, while making all kinds of customizations to fit your application really easy.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

Waypoints

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

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

Lazy Load

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.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

HTML5 Placeholder jQuery Plugin

A jQuery plugin that enables HTML5 placeholder behavior for browsers that aren’t trying hard enough yet.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

Backstretch

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.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

Timeago

Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. “4 minutes ago”).

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

menu-aim

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.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

Noty

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.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

jquery.adaptive-backgrounds.js

A simple jQuery plugin to extract the dominant color of an image and apply it to the background of its parent element.

Useful jQuery plugins trending on Github

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