Aside from various libraries developed through jQuery, plug-ins are also created based on this framework. This is just a small part of jQuery but can become very significant because it has allowed developers to improve their website without drastic changes on the original code. Some plug-ins can simply change a small part of the application while others can drastically change user experience.
If you are looking to improve your website through jQuery, the following are some of the impressive plug-ins that can change the look and improve interaction of your site:
• Word Counter for Comments Area
This is a relatively small plug-in was created to inform the website visitors of the number of words entered in the comments area. It is very straightforward but the best feature of this plug-in is that it was developed to work with WordPress. Add this small but significant upgrade in your site for your visitors.
If your website is data intensive, this plug-in can make significant changes how users interact with their website. Basically, you will be able to add a tool that will automatically sort the data depending on your preferences. Developers can choose from a wide variety of sorting options. The plug-in also comes with a unique selection form. Each state in the application has a unique code so developers will not be mixed up on what to implement. The code can also be customized although the current state is already impressive.
As the name suggests, the plug-in will allow developers add a keyboard in their website. The developer of the plug-in created this tool for security purposes (against key loggers) but it is also promising because it has presented something unique and easy to implement. With this plug-in, users simply click on a link to launch a virtual keyboard. To disable the keyboard, users simply click on the same link. The possibility of implementing this plug-in in other websites is almost unlimited. The onslaught of touch screen devices can also make this plug-in a smart addition.
Although this plug-in represents the old version of Facebook, it is still a great plug-in. The streaming news of members in the website with interesting notes in the sidebar makes this plug-in a must for those starting a small social networking site. This is highly recommended for families, groups and friends who want to share something for everyone in one website.
Of course this will require a bit of customization because of the required data to be infused with the plug-in. But the official site of the plug-in provides a tutorial on which part of the tool should be changed. The result is the old Facebook version but still great looking.