For this roundup we have compiled a list of 40 Best jQuery Grid Plugins that will let you create grid, magazine, and pinterest like layouts for your websites. Following jQuery grid plugins are easy to use and help you to manage your content without much hassle. We hope you will find the list handy and useful for your projects.
1. jQuery Portfolio
2. Google Grid Gallery
3. Split Layout
Salvattore is a jQuery Masonry alternative with CSS-driven configuration.
It creates HTML elements depending on the number of columns you specify. Each of the items of your container is placed on these columns by turn. To get started simply add adata-columns attribute to the container.
5. jQuery Bootgrid
jQuery Bootgrid Plugin is nice, sleek and intuitive. A grid control especially designed for bootstrap. Simply include jQuery, jQuery Bootgrid and Bootstrap libraries in your HTML code. Specify your data URL used to fill your data table and set ajax option to true directly on your table via data API. And then select the previously defined table element represents your data table and initialize the bootgrid plugin with one line.
JResponsive is a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized layout to any page or element, customize the layout the way you want with or without top,right,left or bottom navigations.
9. JP List
MatchHeight.js makes the height of all selected elements exactly equal. It’s a more robust equal heights plugin that correctly handles mixed padding, margin, border, box-sizing, rows, groups. It handles images and responsive layouts by automatically updating when needed.
Gridmanager allows you to create, reorder, update & delete rows and columns in grid layouts used by frameworks such as Bootstrap 3.x or Foundation 5.x. It is not another Rich Text Editor (although it can use them), and is designed to work more as a structural / page building device for use in web applications, custom CMS system etc.
Gridify is a lightweight jQuery plugin for creating a Pinterest-like grid with image loaded plugin. It has support for loaded events, window resize event, dynamic item width, animatioin and many more.
Freewall is a cross-browser and responsive jQuery plugin to help you create many types of grid layouts: flexible layout, images layout, nested grid, fluid grid, metro style layout, pinterest like layout with nice CSS3 animation effects and call back events. Freewall is all-in-one solution for creating dynamic grid layouts for desktop, mobile and tablet.
15. S Gallery
S Gallery is a jQuery image gallery plugin that displays images in a responsive grid. It is inspired from the gallery in Sony’s product pages (which is made with Flash) and mimics that completely. Once an item is clicked and focused, it is possible to browse others with prev-next buttons or via keyboard.
17. Responsive Equal Height Blocks
18. Photoset Grid
Photoset Grid is a simple jQuery plugin to arrange images into a flexible grid, based on Tumblr’s photoset feature. Originally the plugin was created for the Style Hatch Tumblr themes as a way to use the photoset grid in responsive layouts, but they have since expanded it and released a jQuery plugin for us.
jPhotoGrid takes a simple list of images and captions and turns it into a grid of photos that can be explored and zoomed. Nearly all of the styling for this plugin is done in css. The trick is to layout the grid by floating the list items. The first thing the plugin will then do, is convert these all to absolutely positioned. This is what allows the plugin to zoom in on an individual image and then return it to its place.
22. Elastic Columns
27. College Plus
Griddy is a small JQuery plugin thats creates a simple, customizable grid overlay on top of any element. It can also calculate row heights and column widths automatically based on the number of rows/columns and gutter space. There are few options, including: rows, row height, row gutter, columns, column height, column width, color and opacity.
29. jQuery Grid’Em Plugin
jui_datagrid is an Ajax-enabled jQuery plugin, useful to manipulate database data in tabular format. It has built-in pagination, sorting, editing, deleting and advanced searching. Fully customizable, simple but powerful API, jQuery themes compatible, localization support.
33. jQuery Shapeshift
There are various jQuery plugins for creating Pinterest-like dynamic grid layouts. jQuery.Shapeshift is a strong alternative to them with an an extra touch :the items can be drag ‘n’ dropped (uses jQuery UI). The drag ‘n’ drop doesn’t affect the grid negatively as the grid auto-fills the gaps when needed. It also works on touch devices and responsive layouts.
34. jQuery Nested
Nested is a jQuery plugin for generating multi-column grid layouts with zero gaps. The plugin creates a matrix of all elements, builds a multi column grid and tries to fill any gaps by reordering the elements. There are various other solutions out there that does the same. However, Nested applies one small action: it resizes any element at the bottom of the grid to guarantee the gap-free layout.
35. Headsup Grid
jQuery powered grid gives you chance to set different grid options including padding, columns, page-width (percentage or px), margins and gutter width. With it, you can define different grid experiences depending on the platform and/or window size.
36. Wookmark jQuery Plugin
The dynamic column grid layouts are so popular not only because it is used by Pinterest but also because it is a great way of displaying content with different sizes. Wookmark, a Pinterest alternative, has released a jQuery plugin for creating such layouts, that work well on each browser, instantly. The plugin has very few options to set: the container element, offset (vertical/horizontal distance) and width of the items, that’s all. Once initialized, it gets the size of the window and auto-arranges the grid (yes, it is responsive).
37. jQuery Waterfall
jQuery.waterfall is jQuery plugin for Pinterest like waterfall layout. It’s lightweight version of fluid columns masonry layout of isotope. It's fast, tiny, reliable and free alternative to isotope masonry column shift layout.
38. Grid –A-Licious
Grid-A-Licious is a jQuery plugin that enables us to easily create Pinterest-like floating-grid layouts. There are other resources to create such an output but Grid-A-Licious differs itself by offering a completely responsive solution. Regardless of the screen size or device, the grid fits perfectly as it is floating (no absolute positioning is used) and fluid.
Gridster is an impressive jQuery plugin to develop iGoogle-like multi-column grids that can be drag ‘n’ dropped and re-ordered. The plugin only requires jQuery (no jQuery UI) and can convert any given HTML structure into the widgets of the grid. And, we are not limited with the elements loaded initially but can add and remove new ones dynamically.
Freetile is a plugin for jQuery that enables the organization of webpage content in an efficient, dynamic and responsive layout. It can be applied to a container element and it will attempt to arrange it's children in a layout that makes optimal use of screen space, by "packing" them in a tight arrangement.