A one-page website, also known as a single page application is currently trending amongst website developers. The advantages of a one-page site are that visitors can quickly scroll through the page and get all the information they need from the website. The content of the website is all displayed on one page instead of posting all the info in multi-pages. There is no more clicking or navigating through the webpage. The other advantage of a one-page application is that it allows the website developers or owners to direct the visitors through a pre-determined set of information.
The top 6 jQuery Plugins to create a one-page website are listed below:
- fullPage.js: fullPage.js is a jQuery plugin to create a single page website. It is simple and is user-friendly. It allows visitors to scroll horizontally as well as vertically. Developers can also add details such as landscape and creative designs on the webpage. fullPage.js is one of the most popular single page website plug-ins.
- SectionScroll: SectionScroll is a lightweight Jquery plugin that automatically creates side bullet navigation on a one-page application webpage. Visitors can click on the navigation to enable smooth scrolling through the various sections of the page, and it automatically selects the right navigation item.
- SmartScroll: SmartScroll is another lightweight as well as a responsive jQuery plugin. Once a developer enables the SmartScroll, it provides smooth and smart scroll navigation to a one-page website. The plugin allows the navigation to scroll to the previous and next section and to scroll to the top page by default. It provides an easy full-screen scrolling and also supports auto hashing and scroll snapping.
- magneticScroll: magneticScroll is also a lightweight jquery plugin. It is easily customizable and is also cross-browser compatible. It is also ideal to create a one-page application webpage which works on any HTML element. It provides scroll and snaps functions for vertical page scrolling. It also supports scrolling with the help of the mouse and even the navigation arrow.
- Rustic: this is a simple but powerful jQuery plugin for creating elegant page scrolling.