25 Best JavaScript Libraries For 2017

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JavaScript libraries are an incredibly useful tool for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality to your site or spruce up the design, resulting in a better experience for your users. So in this post I`ve gathered a list of time-saving, useful 25 best JavaScript libraries to check out in 2017. I hope that these tools will help you to improve your skills as well as your professional workflow.

iTour

It gives you the opportunity to tell you about the functionality of any interface. In addition, this plugin can perform the function of teaching, display the task, prompt you what to do and follow up on implementation of tasks. This is the most flexible and functional plugin among all his analogs.

itour

Popper.js

This is an element on the screen which “pops out” from the natural flow of your application. Common examples of poppers are tooltips and popovers.

popper

Anime

Flexible yet lightweight JavaScript animation library. It works with CSS, Individual Transforms, SVG, DOM attributes and JS Objects.

Javascript Animation Engine

Cleave.js

The idea is to provide an easy way to increase input field readability by formatting your typed data. By using this library, you won’t need to write any mind-blowing regular expressions or mask patterns to format input text.

Format input text content when you are typing

okayNav

This navigation aims at progressively collapsing navigation links into an off-screen navigation instead of doing it for all the links at the same time.

okaynav

Algolia Places

It provides a fast, distributed and easy way to use an address search autocomplete JavaScript library on your website.

algolia

Granim

Create fluid and interactive gradients animations with this small js library.

granim

Lightgallery.js

Full featured JavaScript lightbox gallery. No dependencies.

Full featured javascript lightbox gallery

Bideo

Want to play a video in the background of a container or body itself ? This plugin will help you do exactly that.

bideo

Grade.js

This JavaScript library produces complementary gradients generated from the top 2 dominant colours in supplied images.

gradejs

ScrollTrigger

Triggers classes on html elements based on the scroll position. It makes use of requestAnimationFrame so it doesn’t jack the users scroll, that way the user / browser keeps their original scroll behaviour. Animations run when the browser is ready for it.

Add scroll based animations to your site with ease.

Bricklayer

Lightweight and independent Pinterest-like cascading grid layout library.

bricklayer

Strman

A Javascript string manipulation library.

strman

Vidage

It will automatically handle your full-screen background video for you. It will hide and pause the video for touch devices and/or smaller width and instead show the fallback image that you should provide. It determines whether to do that or not on the canplay and resize events.

vidage

Choreographer

A simple library to take care of complex CSS animations.

choreographer

Shave

Shave is a zero dependency javascript plugin that truncates multi-line text to fit within an html element based on a set max-height. It then stores the diff of the original text string in a hidden span element following the visible text. This means the original text remains intact!

shave

Timedropper

This is a jQuery UI timepicker. Manage time input fields in a standard form. Focus on the input to open an small interactive timepicker.

timedropper

Superplaceholder.js

This is a library to bring your input placeholders to life by cycling multiple instructions in a single input placeholder.

superplaceholder

Multiple.js

An experiment in sharing background across multiple elements using CSS.

Multiple.js

SuperEmbed.js

It detects YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, VideoPress, DailyMotion, and more embedded videos on webpages and makes them responsive. Essentially, this means they stretch to fill their container while still maintaining the original aspect ratio.

superembed

iziModal

Elegant, responsive, flexible and lightweight modal plugin with jQuery.

izimodal

Progressively

Javascript library for loading images progressively. It’s written entirely in JavaScript so it doesn’t depend on 3rd-party libraries like jQuery.

A JavaScript library to load images progressively.

Baffle

A tiny javascript library for obfuscating and revealing text in DOM elements.

javascript library for obfuscating and revealing text in DOM elements

Animocons

Animated icons powered by the motion graphics library mo.js by Oleg Solomka.

Animated icons

Slidea

It has been developed with simplicity, efficiency and innovation in mind, making it the perfect slider solution for your website. Built with the use of jQuery, GSAP and Animus, the slider is guaranteed to offer unmatched motion design experience.

slidea jquery slider plugin


3 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing a set of useful javascript libraries, especially Bideo, Popper and Vidage are the most useful libraries.

  2. wow, good job. Thanks for the sharing. It’s very useful

  3. Yujinsays:

    iTour (first in the list) is the best that can be found in the Internet.

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