7 interesting jQuery calendar plugins

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

In this article, you will read about the 7 interesting jQuery calendar plugins .

  1. FullCalendar - Full-Sized, Drag & Drop Calendar

    FullCalendar - Full-Sized, Drag & Drop Calendar

    FullCalendar is a jQuery plugin that provide a full-sized, drag & drop calendar. it use AJAX to fetch events for each month and is easily configured to use your own feed format . It is easily customizable and exposes hooks for user-triggered events.

  2. Create iCal-like Calendars with CSS and jQuery


    iCal is a iPhone style Calendar application built with CSS and jQuery. You can see a lightweight Coda-like effect for events description popup when mouse over the specific date.

  3. Date Picker


    Date Picker component with a lot of options and easy to fit in your web application. Date Picker allow you to select single, multiple or range selection and easily Mark dates as special, weekends, special days. you can easily customize the look of Date Picker via..CSS . It offer lots of options and easy to fit in your web application and support multiple calendars in the component. Date Picker is available under MIT and GPL Dual licensed.

  4. jMonthCalendar


    jMonthCalendar is a full month calendar that supports events written as a plugin for jQuery. You simply initialize the calendar with options and an events array and it can handle the rest. it allow you to interact with the calendar when the display is about to change months, after the display has changed months and when the event bubbles are clicked on.

  5. jQuery Date Range Picker with Shortcuts

    jQuery Date Range Picker with Shortcuts

    jQuery Interactive Date Range Picker is a modified version of jQuery UI’s Datepicker, created and maintained by jQuery UI contributor Marc Grabanski. This version is optimized for quickly selecting a date from a list of preset dates/ranges and easily add smooth transitions when additional options are revealed. jQuery Date Range Picker using principles of Progressive Enhancement for interactive calendar .

    The modified version of jQuery UI’s Datepicker include following features :

    • shortcut links to preset date ranges.
    • links to "All dates before..." and "All dates after..." to simplify selecting a range of values where the data set is very large or the high or low end value is an unknown.
    • only showing the number of calendars needed for choosing a particular range.
  6. Datejs - Open Source Javascript Date Library


    Datejs is an open-source JavaScript Date Library for parsing, formatting and processing. Datejs is released under the MIT License .

  7. Timeago


    Timeago is a jQuery plugin to create automatically updating fuzzy timestamps .Some example timestamps are "4 minutes ago, about 1 days ago".  it was originally built for use with Yarp.com to timestamp comments. Using Timeago is very functional for displaying more friendly timestamps and auto-update feature makes it more accurate when a page is opened for a while. You can take full advantage of page caching in your web applications, because the timestamps aren't calculated on the server.