One of my favourite blogs, noupe, has a great resource post up about various plugins that use jQuery, and the cool things that they can do.
jQuery is ideal because it can create impressive animations and interactions while being simple to understand and easy to use. WordPress awesomeness lies in its fact that it can be customized to power any type of site you like! But what happens when you combine the power of jQuery with WordPress, the possibilities are infinite.
The list is comprised of twenty-six items ranging from simple Lightbox effects to cool endless scrolling and image sliders.
While I hope people don’t go too crazy adding in all of these effects, using one or two to highlight certain things, or provide a better use experience is always a nice idea.
One that I am very interested in implementing on some of my sites is the SimpleModal Contact Form which does a modal window (like Lightbox) over top of the blog, allowing people to contact you without going to a separate contact form page.