25 Great jQuery Animation Tutorials

jQuery has been a mainstay in website animation and this will likely continue until HTML5 and CSS3 fully mature and gain widespread support. For small scale animation in navigation, you can readily use jQuery Drop Down Menu Plugins or, if you have a vertical interface,  jQuery Accordion Menu scripts. If you want to learn how this jQuery handles, fancy effects on the other hand, or you just want to have something to play with, these jQuery animation tutorials can greatly help you become a better developer.

In this post, you will find tutorials on jQuery parallax effect, fancy hovers, image zoom effects and others. See, how the authors of these resources lay down the codes to achieve the effect they want to bring out. Share with us your thoughts along this line. Enjoy!

jQuery Parallax Tutorial – Animated Header Background – COMPLETE INFO


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.

Animate Image Filling Up Using jQuery                 – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will take you to the process of in creating and image filling effect using jQuery.

jquery.parallax – COMPLETE INFO


jParallax turns nodes into absolutely positioned layers that move in response to the mouse. Depending on their dimensions these layers move at different rates, in a parallaxy kind of way. With a bit of CSS you can either set up windows to see these layers through, or leave them free to roam about.

Building an Animated Cartoon Robot with jQuery – COMPLETE INFO


This project was created by layering several empty divs over each other with transparent PNGs as background images. The backgrounds were animated at different speeds using a jQuery plug-in by Alexander Farkas. This effect simulates a faux 3-D animated background dubbed the “parallax effect” originating from old-school side scrolling video games.

Crafting an Animated Postcard With jQuery         – COMPLETE INFO


In this tutorial you will learn the basics of setting up a continuous animation which can be applied pretty much anywhere.

jQuery & CSS Sprite Animation Explained In Under 5 Minutes – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will show you what a sprite is and just how easy it can be to create an entire animated scene using jQuery, CSS & Sprites. You’ll also get to see some pretty cool out-in-the-wild examples of jQuery Sprite Animation in action.

jQuery Parallax Scrolling Tutorial                            – COMPLETE INFO


In this tutorial, you will 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.

Create a Realistic Hover Effect With jQuery           – COMPLETE INFO


Using jQuery’s animate effect, you will learn how to create these icons that have reflections and others with shadows.

Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery               – COMPLETE INFO


Add an extra layer of information to your images with sliding boxes. All of these sliding box animations work on the same basic idea. There is a div tag (.boxgrid in my css) that essentially acts as a window where two other items of your choosing “peek” through.

How to Make an Impressive Animated Landscape Header with jQuery – COMPLETE INFO


Content doesn’t always have to stay visible. Sometimes it can hide in the most unexpected locations. In this tutorial you will start with a cartoon themed header, build two different states for content and animate a transition between them using jQuery.

Image Zoom Tour with jQuery                                   – COMPLETE INFO


The idea behind this tutorial is to have a main image initially, where you can zoom into certain parts of the image by clicking on tags, using another image for the closer view. This next step can contain other tags that again allow to show more images. It achieves the “zoom” effect by enlarging the current image and fading in the new one.

Create a Stunning Sliding Door Effect with jQuery – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will teach you how to make a cool animated sliding door effect on images using jQuery.

Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery – COMPLETE INFO


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.

Build An Incredible Login Form With jQuery        – COMPLETE INFO


One struggle that still remains today in web design is displaying all of the redundant information on every page. For example, a login form. What if there was a way to easily make the content accessible on every page, but keep it hidden until needed? Well you can, by making a top panel that when clicked, will reveal its self and its content. Check this tutorial and learn how to make it.

Item Blur Effect with CSS3 and jQuery                     – COMPLETE INFO


The idea is to have a set of text boxes that will get blurred and scaled down once we hover over them. The item in focus will scale up. This will create some kind of “focus” effect that draws the attention to the currently hovered item.

Creating an Animated 404 Page                               – COMPLETE INFO


It is bound to happen. Sooner or later, somebody is going to type in a wrong URL or follow a broken link to your site. This is when the notorious 404 page is displayed. To make the experience less frustrating, you can take the time and design a friendly error page, which will encourage your user to stay at your web site. In this tutorial you are going to create an animated 404 page, which you can easily customize and improve.

Lateral On-Scroll Sliding with jQuery                       – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will show you how to create a “slide-in on scroll” effect. You’ve probably seen this cool effect on some websites, like on Nizo or in the portfolio section of brilliantly designed La Moulade. The main idea is to laterally slide in elements depending on the scroll position of the document. Dividing the page into a left and right side, it will move the elements from “outside” of the page to the center when they are in the viewport. You will also add the option to move the elements in 3D space.

Creative Button Animations with Sprites and JQuery – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will show you how to build creative hover animations for buttons using sprites.

Learning jQuery: Revealing Photo Slider              – COMPLETE INFO


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

Typography Effects with CSS3 and jQuery            – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will teach you how to make a set of nice typography effects for big headlines using CSS3 and jQuery.

Using jQuery for Background Image Animations – COMPLETE INFO


Learn how to create a fancy animation effect that you can use really well on your navigation menu using jQuery.

Animated Form Switching with jQuery                    – COMPLETE INFO


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.

Animated Text and Icon Menu with jQuery              – COMPLETE INFO


This tutorial will show you how to create a slick menu with a nice animation feature on hover. The idea is to make some elements slide out, change and animate the background color of the item and then slide the elements back in with a different color.

Animate a Hover with jQuery – COMPLETE INFO


Animate an image while hovering it and show the visitors information while doing that. Sounds simple huh? Well it is, but the effect is nice and can be nice for a portfolio.

Moving Boxes – COMPLETE INFO


Create moving boxes on a slider that adjusts its size depending on the size of an image.

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