50 jQuery Plugins for Form Functionality, Validation, Security and Customisation Lets be honest, forms can be a pain in the ass to fill in. And for developers? There an even bigger pain in the ass to build. No one really likes them, as such, the most difficult challenges that a developer has to take on, when it comes to forms, is not only how to build a form that is easy and quick for the user to use, but also make it as accessible and usable as possible. Its not easy. In this article we have collected 50 jQuery plugins to help you build powerful forms. Form Functionality Plugins Elastic – Make your textareas grow This jQuery plugin makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit it’s content. jQuery “Highlight” Plugin Highlight increases usability of forms by highlighting the elements as you interact with the page. Autotab: jQuery Auto-Tabbing and Filtering Autotab is a jQuery plugin that provides auto-tabbing and filtering on text fields in a form. Ajax Fancy Captcha jQuery NobleCount Password Strength Indicator and Generator FormToWizard Plugin ToggleVal jQuery AlphaNumeric
The Final Countdown - jQuery.countdown Take control of your DOM, register yours callbacks and start counting! The Final Countdown is a plugin tailored to be used in any layout, without any CSS/HTML dependency. The goal was to fit and mimic differents countdown styles as you see out there in coupons and auction sites. There are few ways to get started, the simplest example is as shown here, but we support many different countdown styles. Read our Documentation and follow our Examples to see what suits your particular needs. Features Comprehensive documentation; Bult-in time formatter; Zero-pad support to all variables; Pluralization support; i18n aware; HTML and CSS agnostic; Support since 2011. 30 Fantastic New jQuery Plugins With jQuery now being used in over 40% of all web sites, the demand for up-to-date and feature-rich plugins has never been greater. Thankfully, the community has always met its popularity head on by offering a constant influx of new jQuery plugins that constantly push the boundaries of functionality even-further. We haven’t actually had a good look at plugins in quite a while, so today, we thought we would bring you up-to-date with some of the latest and greatest. CodeExplorer CodeExplorer is an enitrely unique code formatting plugin that will not only format the code with colors and spacing, but will also display it in an entire folder structure. Subway Map Visualization Plugin The amazing Subway Map Visualization plugin allows you create, interactive subway map visualizations with HTML. Website Tour with jQuery Website Tour with jQuery allows you to, as its name clearly states, create a tour on a website with jQuery. jQuery Embedded Help System Flurid – The Fluid CSS Grid Isotope MobilyMap
Making a jQuery Countdown Timer Martin Angelov When building a coming soon or event page, you find yourself in search for a good way to display the remaining time. A countdown gives the feel of urgency, and combined with an email field will yield more signups for your newsletter. Today we are going to build a neat jQuery plugin for displaying a countdown timer. Let’s start with the markup! The HTML We will give the plugin the creative name of “countdown”. Generated markup In the above example, the plugin has been originally called on a div with an id of countdown. Inside is the markup for the digits. The static class of the digits gives them their gradient background and box-shadow. A jQuery Countdown Timer The .countDiv spans are the dividers between the units. But how is this markup generated exactly? The jQuery First let’s write two helper functions used by the plugin: init generates the markup you saw above;switchDigit takes a .position span and animates the digits inside it; assets/countdown/jquery.countdown.js Great!
Sort & Vote – A jQuery Poll Martin Angelov Today we are going to make a draggable sort & vote poll, that will enable our website visitors to choose their favorite tutorial from the site. After they vote, a friendly CSS chart will show them how the tutorials are ranked and the total number of voters. To achieve this, we will be using jQuery, jQuery UI, PHP, CSS & MySQL. You can use the code I provide here to make your own versions and mash-ups. Step 1 – XHTML To make a better understanding of these steps, it would be nice to have the download files nearby and open, so you can trace where the code I explain here originates from. We start with the XHTML markup. demo.php Worth noting is the sform form. Maybe more interesting here is the PHP part on lines 3-5. <li id="<? This code is positioned inside a while loop, that outputs it for each list item. A sortable LI element Now lets dig a little deeper into the CSS styles. Step 2 – CSS In the code below, you can see how we have styled the XHTML we generated earlier. Step 3 – PHP
Making Our Own Twitter Timeline Martin Angelov Introduction Twitter has grown into a real social phenomenon. This is an incredible achievement for such a simple service. But as you know, great ideas are not necessarily complex. This time we are going to create our own twitter-like timeline, where you can view and post your tweets. Creating the DB If you’d like to run a working demo on your own site, you will have to create a MySQL table where all your tweets are going to be stored. table.sql CREATE TABLE `demo_twitter_timeline` ( `id` int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment, `tweet` varchar(140) collate utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL default '', `dt` datetime NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00', PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=utf8_unicode_ci; The table can be in any mysql database. The XHTML Thanks to CSS and jQuery, our XHTML code is quite simple. index.php Our entire timeline is positioned inside a div container with an id of twitter-container. Next we have the form with an id of tweetForm. The CSS
[RANGE] DatePicker - jQuery plugin About Date Picker component with a lot of options and easy to fit in your web application. Last update 22.05.2009 - Check Download tab Features Flat mode - as element in page Multiple calendars in the component Allows single, multiple or range selection Mark dates as special, weekends, special days Easy to customize the look by changing CSS Localiation for months' and days' names Custom day to start the week Fits into the viewport License Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses. Examples Flat mode, single selection, the week start monday. Flat mode, multiple selection, disabled dates, special day, the week start sunday. Clear selection $('#date3').DatePickerClear(); Flat mode, range selection, 3 calendars. Attached to an text field and usign callbacks to update the date selection with the value from the field. Flat mode, inside a custom widget and with custom design. Download datepicker.zip (55 kb): jQuery, Javscript files, CSS files, images, examples and instructions. Changelog The first release.
Date Range Picker using jQuery UI 1.7 and jQuery UI CSS Framework Posted by Scott on 01/05/2009 Topics: css jQuery ui design visual design We've updated our popular Date Range Picker plugin to use jQuery UI 1.7 and the new jQuery UI CSS Framework. Working Demo: Demo Page The demo above was generated with the following code: jQuery: $('input').daterangepicker(); An additional demo with arrows and a custom dateFormat: Demo Page Features and Updates Uses jQuery UI 1.7.1: The range picker now uses the latest version of jQuery UI's datepicker, and allows passing of native datepicker options. jQuery UI CSS Framework-Driven: Our range picker uses jQuery UI CSS Framework classes, making it ThemeRoller-Ready. Download (and help us improve) the code The date range picker plugin code is open source and available in a git repository, jQuery-UI-Date-Range-Picker. Developer Options The following options are available in this plugin: Development Notes This plugin is a work-in-progress, and we would love to hear your input on how it could be improved. Dependencies Setting Menu Presets
[SORT] jquery tinysort 25 jQuery Slider/Image Gallery Tutorials and Plugins This post was originally published several years ago. As technology and trends have changed over the years, the content of the post became outdated. So we’ve updated the post with all new examples that will be more relevant for modern design and development. jQuery image galleries and sliders are very common on portfolio sites and are also useful for any other type of site for displaying images and photos. jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Tutorials: Create an Image Rotator with Description (CSS/jQuery) This tutorial by Jake Rocheleau is a re-make of a popular tutorial originally written by Soh Tanaka. How to Create a Simple Multi-Item Slider This tutorial from Mary Lou teaches the process to create an awesome slider that is great for displaying products or other items. Triple Panel Image Slider In this tutorial from Mary Lou you’ll learn how to create a slider with a cool 3D effect. Building a jQuery Slideshow Plugin from Scratch Creating Touch-Enabled Slider with SwipeJS and jQuery Gamma Gallery
jQuery plugin: Validation This jQuery plugin makes simple clientside form validation trivial, while offering lots of option for customization. That makes a good choice if you’re building something new from scratch, but also when you’re trying to integrate it into an existing application with lots of existing markup. The plugin comes bundled with a useful set of validation methods, including URL and email validation, while providing an API to write your own methods. All bundled methods come with default error messages in english and translations into 37 locales. If you want to support the development of this plugin, please donate to the ongoing pledgie.org campagin. The plugin is written and maintained by Jörn Zaefferer, a member of the jQuery team, lead developer on the jQuery UI team and maintainer of QUnit. Current version: 1.11.1License: MIT Files: DownloadChangelogDemosDocumentationGitHub RepositoryGitHub 1.11.1 Tag 1.11.1 files on Microsoft’s Ajax CDN (hotlinking welcome): Dependencies Required Support Donate