Easy jQuery Plugins For Developers Who Don't Know jQuery
Simple jQuery Dropdowns
The Simple jQuery Dropdowns Plugin is just that – simple. It’s formed by using UL parent and childs. Can use multi-level dropdowns as well.
Benefits: works in IE6, small amount of CSS and JS, can implement in less than 5 minutes.
Downside: None I can think of.
The Easy Slider Plugin was a bit of a challenge for me, but I was still able to figure it out. Works in all browsers, but you have to download their 1.8 version to be able to use both prev/next buttons AND number slides. Was worth the extra effort of coding.
Benefits: works in IE6, can use prev/next buttons, can use number buttons, customizable
Downside: A lot more JS intensive, took a few hours to figure out, harder to customize, harder to work in all browsers.
There are a million different versions of Lightbox, but the jQuery Lightbox .05 plugin is definitely my favorite. Quick and easy to implement, minimal HTML/CSS code.
Benefits: can target by DIV, instead of individual elements, quick & easy
I’m always on the lookout for easy plugins to make my development life, well easy. Let me know if you have some others you enjoy.