10 Best Custom Cursors Made With jQuery & Vanilla JavaScript

by jQueryScript,

Cursors are important parts of any graphical interface (GUI) and play a critical role in the user experience (UX). As the cursor is the most present element on the screen at any given time, making sure it is appealing and functional is key to creating an intuitive interface.

In this post I will show you some creative and cool mouse cursors made using JavaScript. They can be used to replace the default OS mouse cursor for its cool look. The idea was born out of curiosity about how a particular effect was achieved and ended up creating cool looking replacement cursors with some cool custom effects.

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Custom Cursor Plugins

Custom Circle Cursor With jQuery And CSS3

An animated, interactive customizable circle (dot) cursor for webpage, built using jQuery script and CSS/CSS3.

Custom Circle Cursor With jQuery And CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Magic Cursor Animations - jStars

jStars is a lightweight jQuery plugin for creating fancy visual effects (e.g. sparkling stars) that interacts with your mouse move and touch events.

jQuery Plugin For Magic Cursor Animations - jStars

[Demo] [Download]


Circular Cursor Image With jQuery And CSS3 - Circle Cursor

Circle Cursor is a really simple jQuery plugin that uses CSS3 transform to create a customizable circular cursor for a container you specify.

Circular Cursor Image With jQuery And CSS3 - Circle Cursor

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Custom Cursor Using Font Awesome Icons - Awesome Cursor

Awesome Cursor is a fancy jQuery plugin which uses a Font Awesome icon as the cursor to be displayed in a specified container.

jQuery Plugin For Custom Cursor Using Font Awesome Icons - Awesome Cursor

[Demo] [Download]


Fancy Gooey Cursor With jQuery, CSS3 And SVG Filters

This is a fancy, animated, interactive gooey mouse cursor built with JavaScript(jQuery), CSS/CSS3 and SVG filters.

Fancy Gooey Cursor With jQuery, CSS3 And SVG Filters

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Custom Cursor Libraries

Interactive Circle Cursor In JavaScript – Pointer.js

A really simple JavaScript library that creates an interactive, customizable, circular cursor to replace the native mouse pointer.

Interactive Circle Cursor In JavaScript – Pointer.js

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Custom Cursors In JavaScript And CSS/CSS3 – Kursorjs

A small JavaScript library used for creating custom interactive cursors on the webpage.

Interactive Custom Cursors In JavaScript And CSS/CSS3 – Kursorjs

[Demo] [Download]


Interacitve Cursor Effect In Vanilla JavaScript – cursor-dot

A vanilla JavaScript library which creates customizable, interactive cursor effects when hovering over certain elements.

Interacitve Cursor Effect In Vanilla JavaScript – cursor-dot

[Demo] [Download]


Creative Custom Cursor Library – MagicMouse.js

A custom cursor library to create a cool, interactive cursor with a circle that follows the mouse pointer.

Creative Custom Cursor Library – MagicMouse.js

[Demo] [Download]


Cool Cursor & Click Effects – Mouse.Js

A JavaScript library for creating pretty cool cursor and click effects using JavaScript and CSS.

Cool Cursor & Click Effects – Mouse.Js

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

A cursor is a necessary component when it comes to creating a unique and effective design layout. Developers are in a quest to create scripts which will allow the creation of more attractive and attractive cursors. 

By adding this functionality, you can change the appearance of your web applications much more quickly, easily, and conveniently. It is difficult to choose the most popular custom cursor libraries because they have different features that make each of them unique and attractive. 

In this list, I provide ten JavaScript libraries that will help you create a custom cursor in your own website. Each of these libraries is easy to use, lightweight and has its own usage and limitations. You can learn more about the library with their documentation pages and implement it in your website quickly.

More Resources

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript/CSS libraries to create custom cursors on the web & mobile? See jQuery Cursor and JavaScript Cursor sections for more details.

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