In this round-up we have collected a selection of feature-rich jQuery typography plugins that will give you more control to precisely position and re-size each letter of your web-typography. We have also added in a few plugins for animating your text, some plugins for controlling responsive type, and also a bunch of unique plugins that will recreate some fantastic text effects, that can usually only be created using a graphic editor.
FlowType.js lets you configure the font-size and line-height ratios of your typography, helping you improving their overall appeal. You can also specify maximum and minimum width thresholds to control FlowType.js.
Squishy is a useful plugin that will automatically resize your text to fit exactly into the container (with no extra work on your part). It comes with a series of options so that you can control the ‘squishiness':
slabText is a plugin that will help you create those big, bold & responsive headlines that seem to be very popular at the moment. The script works by splitting your headlines into rows and then resizing each row to fill the available horizontal space.
Similiar in functionality to Squishy above, FitText will allow you to have scalable headlines on your responsive layout that will fill the width of the parent element.
responsiveText is a scalable headline plugin that will set font-sizes responsively based on the container width.
TypeButter allows you to set optical kerning for any font on your website. It comes packaged with Arial, Georgia, Helvetica, Times and Verdana, but if you need another font, you can just add your own.
Animated Typography Plugins
Textillate.js is a fantastic plugin for applying amazing CSS3 animations to any block of text. You will also need lettering.js and animate.css to use this plugin.
funnyText.js is a plugin that will allow you to create ‘funny and crazy moving’ typography very easily.
Super Easy Text Rotator
Super Easy Text Rotator is a lightweight plugin that will allow you to add a simple rotating text to your website with little to no markup. Put every rotating words inside the
<span class="rotate"></span> and separate it with a comma and the script will automatically cycle through each words in order.
Lettering.js, similiar in functionality to funnyText.js above, is a jQuery plugin that gives you a complete down-to-the-letter control of your web type.
Jumble is a plugin that will animate and ‘jumble’ up the colors of your text headers. Choose a color range and set params for whether the shuffle is based on brightness or satuation hue.
Wrapping Text Plugins
CircleType.js is a plugin for setting type on a circle
Bacon is a plugin that allows you to wrap your text around a bezier curve or a line.
jQSlickWrap is a plugin for which allows you to easily and accurately wrap your text around the content of floated images.
Text Effects Plugins
The simple novacancy.js plugin will give your text an amazing text neon golden effect.
Sci-Fi Text Effects
This plugin gives your text an animated sci-fi style effect.
This unique plugin will ‘antiquify’ your text. Randomly applied aberrations makes text look like it came straight off an old, antique printing press.
jQuery Typography Troll
Typography Troll offers an easy way to confuse readers who try to distinguish which of several similar fonts you’re using (like Helvetica and Arial) by randomly assigning a font family to each character in the selected text.