20 Useful jQuery Animation Tutorials

by ronalea on June 28, 2012

At present, we live in times when jQuery is the standard in web animation. It is a lightweight JavaScript library that makes interaction between JavaScript and HTML possible. You can see its application all over the web with lots of websites using jQuery slider and carousel plugins to add a lightweight yet beautiful transitioning image display mechanisms on their pages. The application however is not limited to this. jQuery is also used to add fancy effects on navigation menus, login forms and many more.

If you want to learn how to create jQuery effects on the other hand, there a lot of free jQuery animation tutorials and some of these are found in this article. Here, you will see jQuery animation as used in a number of ways. These are great tutorials if you want to get hands wet in crafting simple and beautiful website animations. Check these tutorials and share with us your learning experience.

Animated Form Switching with jQuery

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In this tutorial you will create a simple animated form switch with three very common forms. The idea is not to leave the page when the user goes to another form but instead make the new form appear within the same container, expanding or contracting to the dimensions of the new form.

Merging Image Boxes with jQuery

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This tutorials will show you a nice effect for images with jQuery. The idea is to have a set of rotated thumbnails that, once clicked, animate to form the selected image. You can navigate through the images with previous and next buttons and when the big image gets clicked it will scatter.

jQuery hover fade method (modified)

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This technique uses jQuery to modify the markup and to animate to fade transition. On the demo, you can see that the button switches on and the changes color on hover.

Building an Animated Cartoon Robot with jQuery

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This tutorial will teach you how to make a cool animated cartoon that runs once it loads up.

Puffing Smoke Effect in jQuery

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A tutorial on how to make a puffing smoke effect on the header of Gaya Design blog.

Automatic Infinite Carousel

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In this tutorial you will learn how to make a carousel that you can scroll infinitely by repeating the images

Animated Content Me.nu with jQuery

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Here, you will create a slick animated content menu with jQuery for a restaurant theme. The menu items will be animated and when clicked, a content area with more information will appear. Also, the background image is going to change according to which menu item was clicked.

Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery

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In this tutorial you are going to create a beautiful navigation that has a background image slide effect. The main idea is to have three list items that contain the same background image but with a different position. The background image for each item will be animated to slide into place in.

Create a Funky Parallax Background Effect using jQuery

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In this tutorial, we’ll be using JQuery to take a horizontally scrolling website and add a parallax scrolling background effect reminiscent of old-school 2D platform games like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Creating an Animated 404 Page

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This tutorials will teach you how to create an animated 404 page, which you can easily customize and improve.

Create a unique Gallery by using z-index and jQuery

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In this tutorial you will create a unique picture gallery utilizing the CSS property z-index. In the example it has a pile of pictures, on the next action it puts the first picture on the last position and on the previous action it gets the picture from the last position to the first. All done just by altering the z-index, of course with a animation to underline the imagination to have a pile of pictures.

jQuery Parallax Tutorial – Animated Header Background

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This tutorial will explain in detail how to create your own parallax background effect using jQuery to manage the animation aspects of the banner which you could use for your header background.

How to Make an Impressive Animated Landscape Header with jQuery

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This tutorial will teach you how to create a landscape header that appears to reveal additional content.

Creating a Slick Auto-Playing Featured Content Slider

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This tutorial will teach you how to a make a slider in the sidebar to show Script & Style links, Featured Posts, and Popular Posts.

Create a Realistic Hover Effect With jQuery

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This tutorial will show you how to make a rising hover effect to a set of icon using jQuery’s animate effect.  The icons used here have reflections and others with shadows.

Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery

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Animation and visual feedback are great ways to assist a user in navigating and interacting with a website. While traditionally Adobe’s Flash was the goto for anything animated, these days with the magic of javascript we can avoid Flash altogether. This tutorial will show you how to build a really cool animated navigation menu using just CSS and jQuery.

Animate Image Filling Up Using jQuery

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In this tutorial, you have images that will slide up/down above the layer and create a unique fill effect (aka paint dripping).

Moving Boxes

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Here, you will learn how to make a slider with panels that zooms in and out slightly.

Learning jQuery: Revealing Photo Slider

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This tutorial will teach you how to make a thumbnail photo gallery, where clicking a button would reveal the entire photo and more information about that photo.

Create a Stunning Sliding Door Effect with jQuery

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This tutorial will teach you how to make an awesome four corners sliding door effect on images.

 

About Ronalea Talaboc Talaboc
Rona is just a simple girl often lost in her daydreams in the days past. Now, she has found herself and discovered that she loves social media, gadgets, graphic design and anything creative. During her free time, you can find her taking pictures of cats and some surreal landscapes.

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