jQuery gallery and slider plugins help us create impressive portfolios. The special effects jQuery contains can convert an ordinary design into a jaw-dropping one.
Since designers, photographers and artists need portfolios, we decided to make a collection of jQuery plugins that help you create an amazing portfolio.
I found 23 free ones so 18 premium ones are also included. Selection criteria was speed, design, code cleanliness and cross-browser and cross-device compatibility.
Free jQuery Plugins
I think the screenshot says it all. This design should be ideal for photographers and artists, but maybe not that good for businesses.
This is a unique, slightly non-serious but attractive kind of gallery.
This is a tutorial and plugin. You can learn to tweak it and give it your personal touch.
This is a jQuery slider plugin, not really a gallery plugin but it can work either way.
I really like this design especially if your target audience consists of females.
Click on any image to enlarge it. Click it again to go back.
This is an old fashioned responsive (even though responsive is a new trend) design for a portfolio gallery.
This creates multiple sliders for each of gallery item. It is ideally designed for e-commerce websites but I believe that design studios can use this plugin quite effectively.
This is a very impressive design, especially if you have to put on lots of text on the images.
This is a drag-and-drop jQuery add-on for e-commerce websites, or one page websites.
This gallery contains four different layouts, including Pinterest and metro style.
It’s stylish and it contains a slightly vintage touch.
This works as a photo album and a gallery.
Flipping book style album.
It’s the classic lightbox style of jQuery gallery plugin.
Basically, this is a jQuery slider plugin that can be used to create an impressive portfolio.
This design of galleries became quite popular a few years ago. These days, they aren’t that common.
Polaroid effect is made by slightly rotating the images. It works as an album and as a gallery as well.
Premium jQuery Plugins
I will not be writing descriptions on most of the screenshots below, that is because almost all of the screenshots contain features and descriptions of their relative gallery.
This is a slightly costly gallery compared to the rest. It costs $37 while others’ costs stay in single digits, usually.
This is one is my favorite from the list.
Edit: They did not pay me to say this 🙁
That’s all folks. See you tomorrow.