jQuery is a very handy and powerful technique that programmers and designers can use to make their sites interactive and compatible with a wide range of browsers. Here are some useful jQuery plugin resources based on navigation and browsing that I obtained from Smashing Magazine. Enjoy!
This jQuery using jqDock can help you create a completely coded Dashboard like Leopard.
This is a powerful jQuery component to build a multilevel tree menu or a contextual menu with a right click in an intuitive yet easy way.
Based off “A fancy Apple.com-style search suggestion,” but new and improved with keypress accessibility, this handy keypress navigation in included with this useful jQuery resource.
Pikachoose is a lightweight jQuery plugin that allows easy presentation of photos with options for slideshows, navigation buttons, and auto play. Pikachoose is designed to be easy from installation to setup.
The Supersized jQuery plugin can resizes images to fill the browser while maintaining image dimension ratio. Additionally, it can cycle images/backgrounds via slideshow with transitions and preloading. The navigation controls allow for pause/play and forward/back.
tabSwitch is a tab/slider plugin for jQuery. With this plugin, you can make a tab box system with the least of code and still fully customizable. Currently, you can choose from 7 different effects with 2 view styles, as well as hot swap the effects around in runtime.