16+ Top JavaScript/Ajax Effects for Modern Web Design

These days, I’m designing a new WordPress theme for aComment. new logo, new design, more features and a better dress!The coding of the  theme is nearly finished and just some minor details should be added.

Okay, this post is related to JavaScript and its friends!
Currently there are a lot of JS scripts available for web developers. But all of them are not handy in the modern web design. Nowadays, web designers use some special effects more and more in their projects because those effects give usability and practicality as well as elegance to their projects.

In this list, I’ve selected some of the most common in use JavaScript effects for modern web design.

1- Easiest Tooltip and Image Preview Using jQuery – A clean and easy to use jQuery tooltip & image preview script


2- jQuery idTabs – These days using tabs in WordPress themes and websites is common. iTabs is a plugins for jQuery that makes adding tabs to a website really simple.

3- Coda-Slider – A jQuery plugins for tabs with sliding animation

4- prettyPhoto a jQuery lightbox clone – A very beautiful lightbox for images with next/previous buttons, caption and preload animation for both single images and galleries.

5- Glass Box – GlassBox is a compact Javascript User Interface (UI) library, which use Prototype and Script.aculo.us for some effects. With GlassBox you can build transparent border, colorful layouts and “Flash-like” effects. The GlassBox library ..

6- SimpleModal Dialog Box – it comes with 3 example, basic dialog box, contact form and confirm override.


7- CSS Text Gradient – “Text Gradient is a simple css trick that allows you to improve your site’s appearance by putting gradients on system font titles using nothing but css and a png image.”


8- Simple Javascript Accordions – is a very small JS accordion script which is really handy in today’s web projects.


9- Custom JavaScript Dialog Boxes – “The script currently offers four dialog styles: alerts, warnings, prompts and success. There is nothing to add to your page except references to the JavaScript and CSS if you choose not to incorporate them in your existing files.”


10- Dynamic JavaScript Form Validation – It’s clear:)


11- jQuery Lightbox Plugin (balupton edition) – another jQuery lightbox plugins with only 15KB size

12- AutoCompleter – This AutoCompleter script for MooTools provides the functionality for text suggestion and completion. It features different data-sources (local, JSON or XML), a variety of user interactions, custom formatting, multiple selection, animations and much more.


13- Top Floating message box using jQuery – This effect will be useful for advertising, hot news, etc


14- Easy AJAX inline text edit 2.0 – an easy to integrate inline text edit script. No JavaScript knowledge needed, just follow the five steps for integration.


15- Create site tours with Amberjack – Amberjack is a lightweight Open Source library, enabling webmasters to create cool site tours.


16- Accordion Menu script – It became really easy to make accordion menu using this script.


17- Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery – Finally, this tutorial from NETTUTS demonstrates how to create a slick tabbed content area for your themes. You see tabbed content boxes in a lot of websites these days specially in WordPress themes.


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