have always liked playing around with jQuery and I’m sure many of you do too! In fact we’ve published some jQuery ‘getting started‘ guides here on Spyre Studios in the past. So this time I thought we’d go more in depth and I’ve hand-picked 20 awesome jQuery tutorials (most of them have working demos)
Here they are:
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a dynamic keyboard. Of course actually using this keyboard on a website or in a project is probably not gonna happen very often (if ever), but it’s always nice to play around with jQuery to see what can be done.
I thought this tutorial was pretty amazing! In this one Sam Dunn explains how to create and animate curtains opening and uses the easing plugin to get a bouncing effect when the rope is pulled.
I loved this tutorial! First, because Remy explains how to achieve this effect very nicely, and second because the result is simply awesome!
Drop-down menus are not new and a lot of sites use them but this tutorial rocks! Soh teaches us how to create a ’sexy’ menu using jQuery and CSS that degrades gracefully. A must read!
I have utmost respect for Chris and his work and in this tutorial Chris teaches us how to create a fading menu which I think is pretty neat!
This tutorial show us how to create a sliding image puzzle. While you may never use this on a client site, it just goes to show what what can be done using jQuery. Very impressive.
When I first saw Bits & Pixels I thought the header/logo was freakin’ cool. And guess what? Fredrik wrote a tutorial on how he achieved this fade in/out effect!
I Love Colors, on top of being a really nice looking site, has this tutorial on how to create a sliding menu, using jQuery of course!
Ahh, the Mac dock! I’ve always loved the way the icons pop on mouseover, it’s such a nice effect. This tutorial will show you how to create you own dock menu using jQuery and CSS.
Large panoramic image? No problem, with this plugin you’ll be able to create a ‘virtual tour’. Very nice if you ask me! And I can already see how this can be used in projects.
Loading content is one thing, animating it on the other hand can be very cool! This tutorial on NETTUTS will show you how to enhance a rather basic site with jQuery and also load content with Ajax.
Sliding panels are not uncommon, but in this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a really slick one. And for the WordPress lovers out there, there’s also a tutorial on how to implement it in WordPress. Well worth checking out!
I strongly believe that search functionalities should be easily accessible and visible on every website. But there are some cases where you need or want to hide it to fit in a design. This tutorial will show you how to create a drop-down search panel.
Ever wondered how to create a drag & drop interface? This tutorial will show you how and also how to implement PHP and create a database. Really nice!
Lifestreaming and micro-blogging is huge these days. In this tutorial you’ll learn to create a personal ‘mashup’ page using jQuery and JSONP and then pull data from Twitter, GitHub and a RSS feed.
We’ve all seen vertical accordions before, most probably used in sidebars. But this time let’s see how you can create a horizontal one!
Creating a photo viewer with jQuery isn’t that hard, but this tutorial show you how to create one using jQuery and CSS3. Of course since it’s using CSS3, the final result may look different depending on the browser you use. Just download Safari and kick IE6 out the door! 🙂
I loved this tutorial and the final result is pretty impressive! This detailed tutorial teaches us how to create an image gallery that looks like a pile of pics. Awesome!
After this tutorial I fell in love with ’smart columns’. Soh has a killer tutorial on how to create them using CSS and jQuery! Something like this can also be seen on Creative Depart.
JParallax isn’t new, but it opens so many doors to jQuery lovers! This tutorial show us how to create a header that responds to mouse movements. Very nice! Something similar can also be seen on the Silverback App website (resize the window to see the effect in action).