jQuery is a free, cross-browser and open-source JavaScript library that has revolutionized the development industry. It has simplified development and made it less hectic and time-consuming. jQuery helps you create some really amazing stuff easily and quickly, which was extremely tough and time-consuming to create before it. Since it was first released in 2006, jQuery has seen an immense growth in its users. It is now the most popular and widely used JS library.

One of the most amazing things about jQuery is the availability of the plugins which makes the lives of developers and designer a lot easier. A huge amount of jQuery plugins are available on the web. Some of the plugins are truly amazing and have the ability of reducing your work load a great deal and giving you great results. These plugins can help you enhance the look and feel of your website and make it more user-friendly.



Finding the gems from the stones can be a tough task, so this is the reason why today we are presenting a list of 20 Handy jQuery Plugins to Enhance the Usability of Your Website. The plugins in this list are aimed at making your websites easy to use, thus enhancing its usability. So check them out.

 

Firechat

Firechat

This one is a really cool chat widget based on Firebase. It is open-source and quite easy to take advantage of. It provides a safe multi-user, multi-room chat with easy and quick authentication. It also offers amazing moderator features, user presence and search options, as well as an option to send/receive private messages and chat invitations etc.

 

FlexNav

FlexNav

This plugin provides you a way to make your menus responsive and flexible to provide your viewers a good user-experience when they visit your website from a mobile/table device.

 

Ractive.js

Ractive-js

This plugin takes care of some of the most important issues such as data binding, effective DOM updates, event handling etc and the best part is that using it is a breeze!

 

Sidr

Sidr jQuery plugin

This plugin allows creating side menus similar to Facebook; those too responsive.

 

Cool Kitten

Cool Kitten

Cool Kitten is a cool collection of HTML/CSS and JavaScript files which can prove to be really useful in web development and designing.

 

Making Chart

Making Chart

It allows creating beautiful charts for your app using jQuery and xCharts with ease.

 

Albumize

Albumize

This awesome plugin allows managing a collection of pictures in albums; as well as browsing albums, add covering image to albums and switching between albums etc.

 

jQuery Nested

jQuery Nested

If you wish to create a multi-column and dynamic grid layout easily and quickly, then this plugin is perfect for you.

 

Dropdown.dot.js

Dropdown-dot-js

As the name hints, this plugin allows for dropdowns based on dot.js templates.

 

FlipClock

FlipClock

FlipClock needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular flipping clock plugin which allows creating a beautiful clock easily and quickly.

 

LiquidSlider

LiquidSlider

LiquidSlider, as the name suggests, is a really cool plugin that helps you create a responsive jQuery content slider.

 

Progression.js

Progression-js

This plugin enhances the user-experience of the visitors to your website by providing them real time hints and progress updates while they are completing forms.

 

MultiDialog

MultiDialog

This plugin allows creating a full-fledged Modalbox / Lightbox app based on jQuery UI Dialog Widget.

 

Google Map

Google Map

This nice little plugin allows manipulating the Google Map API with ease. It helps in creating maps, adding some markers, and creating routes etc.

 

Thumbnail Grid with Expanding Preview

Thumbnail Grid with Expanding Preview

This one is a handy tutorial that helps you learn creating a thumbnail grid with an expanding picture preview just like you see on Google Images.

 

Complexify

Complexify

This plugin enforces a minimum complexity limit for passwords on your websites as well as providing users hints in the form of strength bars.

 

Pickadate.js

Pickadate-js

As the name suggests, this plugin is a beautiful time input picker. It is responsive, which makes that it will look good on all devices regardless of the screen size.

 

Flexisel

Flexisel – Responsive Carousel Plugin

This one is an amazing plugin. It is a responsive image carousel plugin which has been specially made to adapt the carousel for mobile/tablet devices.

 

Pop Easy

Pop Easy

This is a really nice plugin that helps creating a pop up modal windows easily and quickly.

 

ScrollUp

ScrollUp

This tiny plugin allows creating a customizable “Scroll-to-Top” with ease and in a hassle-free way.