Let’s face, plugins just make our lives easier. You know this, we know this – and we love helping out! Check out the following list of 2013’s most popular HTML5 plugins…all designed to with ease in mind:
One of the most popular HTML5 plug-ins is this AJAX contact form. This elegant and simple solution allows visitors to get in touch with you in a simple and elegant manner. This fully validating form features the latest in HTML5 code and CSS3 animation, creating a unique form that not only functions perfectly, but also looks great. With jQuery functionality and anti-spam verification, the HTML 5 AJAX Contact Form offers everything you want from a contact form.
Great for photographers, artists and just about anyone who wants a stylish and fully interactive slideshow gallery, CCSlider offers an amazing way to show off photographs and other media. There are 14 absolutely stunning 3D transitions and 16 amazing 2D transitions to choose from, all powered by jQuery and HTML5. There is also a 2D transition fallback specifically designed for older browsers that are unable to support HTML5 Canvas. CCSlider offers unparalleled control over your HTML 2D and 3D slides. You can control the number of slices used for 3D effects, add shadows for “Cube” 3D effects, add captions with animated transitions and much more.
Keep your website fresh and interactive with this fun and stylish online music playlist. MusicBox allows you to create and locally host a playlist of your choosing in a slick and sophisticated user interface that visitors will love. It uses the latest in CSS3 to create an imageless app that’s capable of playing your favorite songs. It also features an audio tag with flash fallback to ensure functionality in older browsers. MusicBox pulls metadata from each music file, from song titles to album covers, to supply a fully immersive listening and viewing experience. The only caveat to MusicBox is that it requires mp3 and ogg files for each song.
Here is another HTML5 music player that is extraordinarily powerful and versatile. The HTML5 Audio Player with Playlist offers a fun way for visitors to listen to music on both desktop and mobile browsers. This audio player is capable of playing podcasts as well as tracks and user favorites from SoundCloud, in addition to locally stored music files. HTML5 Audio Player uses jScrollPane to power its playlist scroll. CSS support gives you the opportunity to completely transform the look of HTML5 Audio Player to your liking. That means HTML5 Audio Player can take on just about any design and any color. Best of all, it features a Flash backup that is especially useful for older browsers that are unable to support HTML5 elements.
Similar to CCSlider, CCGallery offers an exquisite gallery browsing experience that offers the best in HTML5 design. In CCGallery, you can switch between Coverflow and Thumbnail modes, depending on your personal preference. You even have the option of switching between the two as well as selecting which mode you want loaded first. Coverflow also uses CSS 3D Transforms for spectacular special effects and smooth animations, with HTML5 Canvas used as a fallback in unsupported browsers. Included Mediaelement.js gives CCGallery the ability to fallback to Flash or Silverlight for viewing by older browsers. This multimedia gallery is the perfect solution for displaying portfolios, photography and other works. You can even embed YouTube and Vimeo videos for unparalleled versatility.
HTML5 Video & YouTube Background is exactly what it says – a video background that plays locally hosted videos as well as YouTube videos in the background of your website. HTML5 Video & YouTube Background is also optimized for mobile devices, providing equal viewing experiences for desktop and mobile visitors. Not only does it feature support for YouTube video ID and playlist ID, it also offers automatically generated video thumbnails and optional deeplinking with jQuery address.
If you’re looking for a video gallery that works just as well on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone as it does on desktop browsers, then HTML5 Blue Video Gallery has exactly what you’re looking for. Powered by HTML5, it offers a wide variety of advanced features to create a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. For instance, uses LocalStorage to remember where you had the volume last set. When you close the page and open it back up again, the video volume is right where you had it last. This gallery is designed to work with all major browsers, plus it offers fallback support via Flash for older browsers, including Internet Explorer 6. HTML5 Blue Video Gallery offers plenty of support for audio files and images, plus it is capable of streaming feeds from YouTube, Vimeo and other video providers.
This superb uploader features a variety of features that make it extraordinarily easy to use as well as easy to manage. Uploadrr relies on the power of AJAX for file uploads via the HTML5 FileAPI. Features include the ability to drag and drop files onto the uploader, as well as the ability to select multiple files. It also features stylish and informative progress bars, excellent error handling and support for older browsers. Uploadrr offers fantastic support on all major browsers and is also usable on browsers that don’t offer support for HTML5 or CSS3.
This feature-packed HTML5 video player touts itself as the only one that is completely compatible with Android mobile devices. It also works on a variety of other mobile devices, as well as on desktop browsers. You get your choice of five skins for each player, selectable by setting the “skin” parameter. You can also use multiple instances of the same video player on the same page using either the same skin or different skins. It also features support for full-screen viewing and autohide on mouse out, giving viewers the opportunity to see the entire movie unhindered. HTML5 Video Player with Playlist & Multiple Skins is easy to set up and also has a relatively lightweight footprint.
Here is yet another HTML5 image gallery, but this one stands out by offering a full screen. This gallery’s full screen capabilities makes it perfect for professional photographers as well as anyone else who wants to display their best images in full-screen mode. Completely HTML5 compliant and run on jQuery, this gallery features search-engine-friendly markup, Web fonts and always maintains the correct aspect ratio whenever the browser window is resized. With a beautiful piano score playing in the background, your visitors will always feel calm and catered to with this remarkable HTML5 plug-in.
This versatile audio player offers a wide range of functionality for Android, iOS and desktop browsers. The Universal HTML5 Audio Player also features convenient Flash Player fallback for browsers that don’t support HTML5. Sound overlays are another unique feature that helps protect your audio from being hijacked by other sources – you can use a beep overlay or use another sound.