Top 10 jQuery Libraries in 2017

jQuery is a free, open-source and cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. Web analysis indicates that it is the most widely deployed JavaScript library by a large margin.

  • jQuery's syntax is designed to make it easier to navigate a document, select DOM elements, create animations, handle events, and develop Ajax applications.
  • It also provides capabilities for developers to create plug-ins on top of the JavaScript library which enables developers to create abstractions for low-level interaction and animation, advanced effects and high-level, themeable widgets.
  • The modular approach to the jQuery library allows the creation of powerful dynamic web pages and Web applications.

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.

There are a lot of libraries available which can enhance, extend, and improve the functionality of jQuery framework. In this article, we will discuss the top jQuery libraries, or you can say the most useful libraries which are used in 2017.

1. jQuery.Validation By damianedwards & outercurve

Downloads (Total: 20.8m+, Daily: 8,304)

jQuery.Validation is a jQuery plugin which makes simple clientside form validation trivial while offering lots of option for customization.

  • It is a good choice if you’re building something new from scratch, but also when you’re trying to integrate it into an existing application with lots of existing markup.
  • The plugin comes bundled with a useful set of validation methods, including URL and email validatioon while providing an API to write your own methods.
  • All bundled methods come with default error messages in English and translations into 32 languages.

For further details, you can visit

2. jQuery.UI.Combined By devtrends

Downloads (Total: 15m+, Daily: 6,153)

jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. Whether you're developing highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is a perfect choice.

Each component is built according to jQuery's event-driven architecture (find something, manipulate it) and is themeable, making it easy for developers of any skill level to integrate and extend into their own code.

For further details, you can visit

3. AspNet.ScriptManager.jQuery By outercurve

Downloads (Total: 1.6m+, Daily: 832)

This package contains the AspNet.ScriptManager.jQuery assembly that will automatically register jQuery 3.1.1 with the ScriptManager as "jquery".

4. jQuery.Mobile By outercurve & damianedwards

Downloads (Total: 969k+, Daily: 402)

A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is developed with progressive enhancement and has a flexible, easily themeable design.

jQuery Mobile framework takes the "write less, do more" mantra to the next level. Instead of writing unique applications for each mobile device or OS, the jQuery mobile framework allows you to design a single highly-branded responsive website or application that will work on all popular smartphone, tablet, and desktop platforms.

For further details, you can visit

5. jQuery.Datatables By betoxiq & lawrencek76

Downloads (Total: 641k+, Daily: 284)

DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. It is a highly flexible tool, based on the foundations of progressive enhancement, and will add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table.

  • Pagination, instant search, and multi-column ordering
  • Supports almost any data source, such as DOM, Javascript, Ajax and server-side processing
  • Easily theme-able: DataTables, jQuery UI, Bootstrap, Foundation
  • Wide variety of extensions inc. Editor, Buttons, FixedColumns and more
  • Extensive options and a beautiful, expressive API

For further details, you can visit

6. jQuery.Migrate By outercurve & damianedwards

Downloads (Total: 495k+, Daily: 280)

Upgrading libraries such as jQuery can be a lot of work when breaking changes have been introduced. jQuery Migrate makes this easier, by restoring the APIs that were removed, and additionally shows warnings in the browser console (development version of jQuery Migrate only) when removed and/or deprecated APIs are used.

That way you can spot and fix what otherwise would have been errors until you no longer need jQuery Migrate and can remove it.

7. jQuery.Color By outercurve & damianedwards

Downloads (Total: 383k+, Daily: 158)

A jQuery plugin that adds the ability to do color animations to jQuery. jQuery Color has faithfully supported animating colors between two hex values since the beginning. It now also includes an API to create and modify colors, as well as support for RGBA & HSLA colors and animations.

8. jQuery.InputMask By robinherbots

Downloads (Total: 186k+, Daily: 103)

Inputmask is a javascript library which creates an input mask. Inputmask can run against vanilla javascript, jQuery, and jqlite. An inputmask helps the user with the input by ensuring a predefined format. This can be useful for dates, numerics, phone numbers, etc.

  • Easy to use and possibility to define aliases which hide complexity
  • Many features can be enabled/disabled/configured by options
  • value formatting / validating without input element

For further details, you can visit

9. Flot By blachniet

Downloads (Total: 97k+, Daily: 59)

Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery, with a focus on simple usage, attractive looks, and interactive features.

  • Flot supports a variety of chart types, such as line chart, bar chart, area chart, stacked chart and pie chart etc.
  • Master-detail chart that supports zooming feature, so you can view more detailed information in different duration.
  • Toggle series, if there is more than one dataset in one chart, you can choose to hide certain dataset.
  • Real-time update chart, allows chart to update in a given time interval, commonly used to show instant online users.

For further details, you can visit

10. FullCalendar By JiveCode & Noctane

Downloads (Total: 107k+, Daily: 55)

FullCalendar is a full-sized drag & drop event calendar for jQuery. It is great for displaying events, but it isn't a complete solution for event content-management. Beyond dragging an event to a different time/day, you cannot change an event's name or other associated data. It is up to you to add this functionality through FullCalendar's event hooks.

For further details, you can visit