20 simple, light but cool JavaScript plugins

People are terribly wrong thinking that a website is a static entity. Many consider that once a website is made online, it doesn’t need maintenance. The reality proves that the situation is very different; in fact keeping a website updated requires many constant endeavors. Much more, the small tweaks seem to be part of the multitude of factors that massively contribute to the success of a website.
The design world is very dynamic and the designers hardly manage to resist in this climate. However, the final outcome is a bigger number of better websites and this is very beneficial for Internet users. In this context, we may conclude that anyone willing to have a heavily visited website must take care of each aspect and correct any downside. It’s not simple at all, but there are some modalities to constantly improve a website. One of the simplest, but effective ways to do so consists in adding various JavaScript plugins. Some of these are very common, while others are less used, but the results may be very appreciated by users.
On the other hand, it’s not simple to search for various plugins…or maybe it’s not that complicated, one thing we know for sure, this is definitely a time consuming activity. As usual, because we care about your time we have established a list of 20 simple, light and cool JavaScript plugins for your website that will surely delight the visitors.

Background Colorful Generator

Any website owner wants to bring something new to his/her online presence on a daily basis, but it’s pretty impossible and maybe the changes will put the users in difficulty. This plugin offers the perfect balance: it allows adding, on a daily basis, something new without negatively affecting the user experience. Background Colorful Generator as the name already says it, is responsible for creating background colors. With just few tweaks, a new background may be added daily.

Progress of Page Reading

More and more websites have included a blog. Something that will be great for the users is to have an indicator showing how much they read from a blog post. Content Progress is a light JavaScript plugin that brilliantly does this job and it may be tailored to perfectly fit the website design.

Super Dialog

A dialog modal window is a subtle and neglected website component. Altogether, if other webmasters neglect it, you shouldn’t make the same mistake. This JavaScript plugin allows creating a wonderful flow dialog window that will captivate the mind of the viewers. The small details make the big difference.

Swirl Slider

A modern website must be very dynamic and the best solution to improve the dynamism of a website is the use of images sliders. Swirl Slider not only substantially improves the dynamism, but due to the interesting sliding effects it offers a very original touch. Check the effects in the preview page and please let me know if you agree with me!


Of course, a slider has its contribution to the dynamism of a website, but it’s not enough. This plugin is very useful, but it also impresses with the nice dynamic effects. Its aim is to better visualize the images: the user clicks on a thumbnail and immediately a larger image is revealed. It’s responsive and the transition effects are really cool, therefore it’s the best plugin for a portfolio or an image gallery.

Morphing Slogan

Another modality of making a website more dynamic and original is the use of Slogan Morphing JavaScript plugin. It creates dynamic images from the words of a certain text. However, since words can’t fully explain the beauty of the effects, I advise you to check the previews and you will definitely understand what I mean!


We are daily assaulted with tons of information and the brain has a limited capacity of processing. As a result, a plugin that better structures the information is always welcomed. Arkansas is doing it very well and it deserves a place into this list.


alBox is a JavaScript plugin that is very light, but its effects over the user experience are very powerful. The best thing about alBox is the fact that it contains tons of different variants of images that are based on CSS3 transitions.

Magic Tweets

Social media has been here for many years and it was integrated not only in the online environment, but in our lives, too. This plugin has a limited area where it may be used, but in some situations it’s pure gold. It creates a Twitter timeline; so for the ones that are very involved in social media it’s very useful. Taking into account that it is touch enabled, this plugin becomes more and more attractive for every webmaster.

Metro Sidebar

A sidebar is a good thing that one could use to impress his / her potential viewers. Metro Sidebar is a great plugin that it’s aimed to create stunning sidebars. The modality of displaying the information into the sidebar is very customizable and it won’t take more than some minutes.

Google Maps with Infowindow

Each and one of us used Google Maps and we all know that it sometimes doesn’t assure the best user experience. This helpful plugin was created, in order to help people search for a place, let’s say a restaurant. It creates info windows on the maps, so it will be way easier for the user to identify the local they want to visit.

Rating Plugin

A modality of having a stronger relationship with the website visitors and keep them loyal is to interact with them and heed their requirements. This plugin is very useful for blogs or for written content centered websites because it allows the users to rate their impressions. It’s simple and effective, isn’t it?

Auto Menu

The navigational menu is a capital part of any website. Auto Menu is a plugin that is able to create a wonderful menu. Definitely, many other plugins can do the same thing, but this one creates stunning menus in just few minutes. Beside these, the ones using this plugin have tons of options and it’s not required for them to know HTML or CSS.

Select Text

Social media buttons are a constant presence for almost all the websites. Altogether, this plugin offers a more interesting possibility of interacting via Twitter. The idea is simple: the user selects a text, a phrase or just few words and all he / she will have to do is to click on the Twitter icon that appears once the selection is made. In this way, the Twitterverse is richer with a new interesting tweet!

HTML5 Scratch Card

If you want to create some buzz around your blog, then this plugin may be a good solution. HTML5 Scratch Card allows creating cards that should be scratched by the users to see if they gained a prize. It’s enjoyable and funny, so it will relax the users.


A music player becomes something usual for the newest online presence. I hate the automatic music players, but there are many cases when a good one is needed. Clarity is a very interesting music player that without any doubt, will delight the users.

Page Loader

Some potential visitors doesn’t have a strong Internet connection or some webpages are heavier and need much to time to load. The Internet users doesn’t have patience and they will search for other websites unless they aren’t captivated with something cool. An interesting pre-loader is a good solution and this plugin will do this job wonderfully.

Flat Modern Notifications

Another modality of making a website more attractive and personal with the user is the use of notifications. Taking into account that flat design is everywhere, the notifications must be in accordance with this approach. It’s the case of this wonderful plugin that gives to the user a high degree of customization.

Image Gallery

The Internet is full of plugins to create stunning image galleries but still not many allow creating impressive 3D galleries. The ones interested in having a great 3D visualization of the image should use this plugin. Beside these, it’s very light and the user doesn’t need to know any coding in order to install it.

Check Plagiarism

We know that Google hates plagiarism and it’s a disaster to be penalized by them. This plugin helps a lot in fighting against duplicated content. In some situations, it may prove being a one of the best purchasing, so check it and eventually buy it.
I hope that all the above plugins to help the readers to make more attractive their websites. It will be great to know which one was more helpful and the most useful reward for our team is to share the post with your friends.