Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011 – Modal Window and Mobile Plugins

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I hope the past few posts on the most useful jQuery plugins from 2011 have been helpful. A nice pool of resources for you to check out as you develop and design. There’s nothing worse than having absolutely no starting point or point of reference when you’re looking for a solution. There’s so much crappy stuff out there, hopefully these lists will help you out!

Here’s a look at some of the most useful jQuery plugins for both modal window and mobile:

Modal Window Plugins


Reveal jquery plugin

Reveal makes setting up modals easy with just three steps.

Attach the needed files, drop in your modal markup then add an attribute to your button.

Learn More | Demo



leanModal jquery plugin

This is a simple jQuery modal plugin that works with your CSS. Create sign up forms, basic content modals, and more.

Learn More | Demo


Mobile Plugins


Overscroll jquery plugin

This is cool. Overscroll mimics the iPhone/iPad scrolling experience in a browser.

The plugin adds a draggable drift to overflowed DOM elements as well as a set of fading ‘thumbs’. Runs on most modern browsers.

Learn More | Demo


jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile jquery plugin

This is a touch-optimized web framework for smartphones and tablets. With a unified, HTML5-based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, it’s really slick. It’s lightweight, built with progressive enhancement, and it’s a flexible, easily theme-able design.

Learn More | Demo



PhotoSwipe jquery plugin

PhotoSwipe is a free HTML/CSS/JavaScript based image gallery specifically targeting mobile devices.

Learn More | Demo



jQuery.fracs jquery plugin

jQuery.fracs determines the fraction of an HTML element that is currently in the viewport, as well as the fraction it takes of the complete viewport and the fraction of the area that might possibly be visible. It also provides the coordinates of the visible rectangle in document, element and viewport space.

Learn More | Demo


Be sure to check out the most useful Web Typography and Animation jQuery Plugins of 2011, too!

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Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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