The purpose of creating a website is to ensure that you “write less, and talk more”, and promote your business to thousands of potential customers. This is where user engagement plays a major role. When you provide the best experience to your users, you will in turn see better results for your marketing efforts.
In past we have seen many jQuery Mobile Plugins, Timeline plugins, Form validation plugins and lot more on Codecondo. In this post we will be looking into some top free jQuery plugins that can help transform your website experience from drab to fab.
Scrolling is engaging, interactive, and entertaining – and that’s what makes your visitors read your content. If you wish to give the best scrolling experience to your users, then make sure you use Animate Scroll.js. This tool lets users scroll smoothly to any part of the page by calling the animatescroll() function with the Id or Classname of the element where you want to scroll to. Also, it offers different options such as:
- Easing – to adjust the scrolling style
- ScrollSpeed – to set the scrolling speed
- Padding – to adjust the ups and downs of scrolling
There’s more – Animate Scroll.js lets you choose your preferred effect from over 30 amazing scrolling styles, and delight your users like never before. Do check it out.
Ooooh, lightbox. What better way to give life, shade, and everything else to your photos? Let users focus on what they are viewing and once they’re done, let them to return to the page. That’s what this handy plugin is all about! Swipebox is one of the best touchable jQuery lightbox plugins around. It comes with some cool features such as CSS customization, CSS transitions with jQuery fallback, Retina support for UI icons, swipe motion for mobile platforms, simple Keyboard Navigation for desktop, and more.
It’s available for PC, laptop, mobile, and tablet. And it’s compatible with multiple browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer (IE9+). Can’t get better than this!
Effective tagging is extremely important for your online rankings, page rankings, SEO, and that is what helps your users to find relevant content in your pages. Use TaggingJS to create stylish and customizable tags for your website and get noticed by the web crawlers much easier. This tool supports all major web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. so there is very little to worry.
To learn more on how to get started, visit this link and follow the instructions.
Let’s face it, every user likes big, bold headlines. FitText is an inspiring tool you can use to create scalable headings in your web pages to give a better reading experience to your users. Ultimately, you’ll find that the time spent by your users per page will increase when your headings are bigger and bold. FitText is applicable for fluid as well as responsive web sites, it supports all the major web browsers, and it can be accessed from any desktop or mobile device. All in all, this is a perfect jQuery plugin you can use to re-size your font and increase the visitor engagement on your web pages. Do check it out.
There is nothing that can improve your users’ click-through rate like responsive tabs. Fortunately for you, this plugin comes with an all-round responsive tab functionality to give a thoughtful experience to your users. The clickable tabs in your web page will automatically change to an accordion when it reaches a CSS breakpoint. Use this tool and create responsive tabs for all devices (desktop and mobile). It’s that good.
The best of responsiveTabs.js? It lets you customize your tabs in a range of ways. For example, you can auto rotate, disable, or even collapse tabs as per your preferences. You can also set URL hash to open the tabs.
To incorporate responsiveTabs.js in your web pages and start using it, visit this link for more information.
This is a cool jQuery plugin that lets you trim your images, eliminate the distractions, focus on the main subject, enhance the overall composition of your images, alter the aspect ratio, change the orientation, and even add ‘zoom-in’ effect wherever required. Overall, it can help enhance the visual appeal of your images in multiple ways. We’re sure, when you start using it, you’ll love it for its added functionality. Go ahead and check it out.
If you are a big fan of analyzing data and stats in charts and graphs, then look no further than CanvasJS. It is an awesome plugin that lets you create presentable, colorful dashboards that support multiple web browsers and devices without a pinch of drop in quality or functionality. Use this tool to create amazing column charts and bar charts, and choose from a range of attractive themes that are more than ten times faster than the other charting libraries such as Flash or SVG. Performance wise and look wise, this tool offers a lot of benefits, and it’s seriously worth checking out.
There you go! These are the top seven free jQuery plugins we’ve got for you this time around. We’ll be back with more in our next edition. Until then, enjoy using these awesome plugins and see for yourself the difference in your web user experience. Cheers.