A lot of websites which sell some kind of product or services will have images or videos to showcase how good they are at their job. How you present your awesome work to prospective clients plays an important role in determining how your revenue grows over the years.
If you have a basic knowledge of website creation, you can easily use jQuery-based gallery plugins to create amazing portfolios to woo prospective clients.
In this post, I will list some of the best jQuery image galleries that you can use to group your best work together in a unique and interesting manner.
The first plugin in our list is Cube Portfolio. It is based on jQuery and presents your content in form of a grid. The items can be laid out in masonary or mosaic format. You can also present them in a slider if you want to.
Here are some of its features:
responsive layout with built-in lightbox that supports images, YouTube and Vimeo
fully customizable with over 30 different options to make it unique for your site
19 starter templates with powerful API
22 different animations for grid items and 15 different animations for captions
If the main focus of your gallery is images, you cannot go wrong with the XPANDA responsive gallery plugin. It allows you to lay out all your images in 4 different basic formats and make them the center of attention.
A few interesting features of the plugin are:
built-in image lazyloader for both thumbnails and large images
beautiful animations for expanding and collapsing items
As an added bonus, XPANDA gives you a free Photoshop action to blur and resize images with very low file size.
This plugin is a great choice if you want to display a lot of images in grid layout. You can also display some extra content that goes with each image directly within the grid.
The plugin is very light weight at about 16KB minified size, so it will load quickly.
Some noteworthy features of this plugin are:
12 different templates to create your gallery layout
40 different settings that control everything from thumbnail width to animation
fully responsive with cross-browser support
Sharp Gallery has been designed with ease of installation in mind. It won’t take you long to get started with this gallery. You should try out all the 12 templates in the demo to get a better understanding of the plugin features.
People who are looking for a more immersive experience for their image and video galleries should give this plugin in a try. The images will cover the entire screen of the devices allowing the visitors to focus entirely on the content.
Here are some of its amazing features:
support for playback of YouTube and Vimeo videos
option to lay texture over images
over 40 different settings to customize the plugin
This gallery plugin comes with an integrated lightbox to make the image a user is currently looking at stand out. There is an option to scroll through images vertically which makes this plugin unique among the list.
The feature list includes but is not limited to:
responsive design with ability to restrict the image width and height if needed
This multimedia gallery plugin can lay images out in a large variety of formats from small thumbnails to large ones as well horizontal and vertical directions. You can also integrate music in your gallery along with the option to enable automatic scrolling through images.
The following list of features make this plugin incredibly powerful:
ability to create music playlists
API to control the image gallery as well as music playback
integrate images with a link, title and lightbox plugin
Anyone who is looking for a lightbox-based gallery will find that Boxaroo is among the best in this category.
You don’t need a lot of coding experience and are good to go after adjusting the value of a single setting. After that, you can choose from 170 different options to make sure that it fits your project needs perfectly.
Here is a list of some of its incredible features:
preloaders, captions and counter for each image lightbox
navigation buttons and background overlays
2D and 3D special effects with lighting control
Check out the demo page of Boxaroo to learn more about the plugin and its features.
This plugin is loaded with functionality that you would not find or expect in many other gallery plugins.
It has all the common features like thumbnail navigation, slideshow and title and descriptions for each gallery item. However, it also comes with progressive zoom and comment integration.
Here are some other features that make this plugin truly awesome:
3 preset skins and 4 different layouts
mouse and keyboard based navigation
ability to mix multiple content types
dynamic element tracking
The list of does not end here. LC Lightbox has a lot more to offer which you can read about on its demo page.
In this post, we have covered the 15 best jQuery image galleries that you can integrate in your websites in a couple of minutes. Hopefully, they will cover all your needs like creating an image gallery, a portfolio or a mixed collection of images and videos. There are a lot more plugins and scripts available in the Envato Market in case nothing in this list matches what you need.