In my life long quest to avoid having to use Flash for anything more than the most simple banner ads, I have for some time been using JQuery for menu effects, slideshows, and other bits of visual eyecandy. After hunting around and using a few of the available offerings kindly donated by the open source community, I have found four scripts that stand out as the ones that get used again and again – I’m just putting this list here so I can find it myself!
- Collapsable accordion menus – JQuery User Interface project
- Fading image slideshow – JQuery Innerfade
- JQuery Lightbox Plugin
- Galleria JQuery image gallery from Devkick
I have used these bits of code in various client projects, and the results are always great, don’t require flash, leave the content readable by google etc, and are pretty much browser proof thanks to the JQuery framework.