jQuery is becoming present in more Web 2.0 sites. jQuery slideshows or galleriestake a grouping of images and turn it into an flash-like image/photo gallery. Here is a list of top options available for your website’s photo gallery.
jQuery Multimedia Portfolio – Display your portfolio items in a horizontal gallery view. A very cool jquery plugin. It is Non obstrusive and accessible portfolio supporting multiple media. It supports photos, multimedia content like flv, audio mp3 etc. It can automatically detect extension and display images/snapshots according to it. Here is a quick screen shot. Click on it for demo and download.
Space Gallery – Animate your images and display them as a gallery in space effect much like Apples time machine. These images will look like if they are in 3d space.
jQuery Slider Gallery – Rotate your images in similar effect as on Apple’s website. You can rotate images, product pictures or anything you like.
jQuery jsGallscroll Plugin – jQuery Gallery Scroller (jqGalScroll) takes list of images and creates a smooth scrolling photo gallery scrolling vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The plugin will also create pagination to allow you to flow through your photos.
jQuery Cycle Plugin – The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a lightweight slideshow plugin. Its implementation is based on the InnerFade Plugin by Torsten Baldes, the Slideshow Plugin by Matt Oakes, and the jqShuffle Plugin by Benjamin Sterling. It supports pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and many transition effects. It also supports, but does not require, the Metadata Plugin and the Easing Plugin.
slideViewer – slideViewer checks for the number of images within your list, and dinamically creates a set of links to command (slide) you pictures.
jQuery lightbox plugin – jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector. LightBox is a plugin for jQuery. It was inspired in Lightbox JS by Lokesh Dhakar.
Galleriffic – A jQuery plugin for rendering fast-performing photo galleries
pirobox -Pirobox is another JS gallery script with the difference hatwrite by Diego Valobra.Take a look at his script,you can see that he used a few tricks to get his goal to create a good looking jQuery gallery.
jQuery Popeye – Popeye generates an inline image gallery from an unordered list of images. The gallery features clever inline image enlargement, i.e. the enlarged image stretches out over the site content without adding a visual overlay of the whole site. It stays fixed with one edge to its original coordinates, so that a sense of cohesiveness is created in the user interface and interaction. Demo
NotesForLightBox – a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
The current functionalities are:
• Rounded corners light box
• Navigation with buttons
• Real slide show with progress bar
GallerificPlus – inspired by Trent Foley’s Gallerific plugin, and Leandro Vieira Pinho’s jQuery LightBox plugin. The concept from the plugin originated from a client project that required a smooth jQuery gallery with lightbox functionality.
We forgot the one on our own chicago website design page. Do you have any plugins to add? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.