With traditional drop downs i.e. using <select><option></option></select> you are limited to only text and value. But with this easily configurable jquery plugin, you can now create a custom drop down that can very well include images, a short description, along with your usual text and value. Take a look at the following demos in action. 1Basic Drop down using JSON ddSlick - a jQuery plugin for custom drop down with images ddSlick - a jQuery plugin for custom drop down with images
Gets or sets the selection. If the value parameter is not specified, the id attribute of the currently selected element is returned. If the value parameter is specified it will become the current selection. val method invoked on a single-select with an unset value will return "", while a val method invoked on an empty multi-select will return [].

Select2 3.0

Select2 3.0

jQuery Masonry

jQuery Masonry Install A packaged source file includes everything you need to use Masonry. Bower
Free without restrictions Galleria and the “classic” theme is open source and released under the MIT license with basically no restrictions whatsoever. No programming skills required Just copy/paste a few lines of code, add some photos or videos and pop a fully featured gallery in your browser. Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube and more

Galleria – The JavaScript Image Gallery

Galleria – The JavaScript Image Gallery
SlidesJS is a responsive slideshow plug-in for jQuery (1.7.1+) with features like touch and CSS3 transitions. Give it a try above and check out the examples to help you get started adding SlidesJS to your project. Responsive Create dynamic slideshows that adapt to any screen. CSS3 transitions Animations that run smoothly on modern devices. Touch Swipe support that tracks touch movements on supported devices. Slides, A Slideshow Plugin for jQuery

Slides, A Slideshow Plugin for jQuery