10 Best Page Transition Plugins In JavaScript (2021 Update)

by jQueryScript,

When you're browsing the web, you might find on a number of sites you get a smooth transition effect (e.g. fade, slide, zoom, etc) when switching between pages. It is called Page Transition.

So What Is Page Transition:

Page Transitions are one way to smoothly present web pages when the user navigates to your site.

In the beginning, this effect was widely used in dynamic AJAX-driven webpages to deliver a great visual experience to users when external resources are completely loaded on the current page.

A number of static websites today have also implemented page transition effects to provide a smooth page browsing experience.

The Best Page Transition Plugin:

Page Transition Made Easy. Here is a list of 10 best and top downloaded Vanilla JavaScript Libraries and jQuery Plugins that enable developers to quickly implement page transition effects on their websites or web apps. Feel free to download and use them in your next web project to make your site or app more impressive.

Originally Published Oct 06 2020, updated Nov 04 2021

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Page Transition Plugins

Smooth Single Page Transition Effects Using jQuery And CSS3 - page.js

A jQuery plugin used to implement the smooth CSS3 based page transition effects on your one page website and single page web application. The plugin enables you to switch between pages with slide or flip animations using CSS3 transitions, transforms and perspectives.

Smooth Single Page Transition Effects Using jQuery And CSS3 - page.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Page Load Transition Effects - Animsition (Clickstream)

Clickstream is a simple and easy jQuery plugin used to add fancy transition & easing effects to your page load.

jQuery Plugin For Page Load Transition Effects - Animsition (Clickstream)

[Demo] [Download]


120+ Touch-enabled Page Transitions In JavaScript - pageSwitch

A JavaScript library that provides 120+ touch-enabled, pretty awesome transition effects when switching between pages on mobile or desktop.

120+ Touch-enabled Page Transitions In JavaScript - pageSwitch

[Demo] [Download]


Creating A Simple Fade In Effect On Page Load With jQuery

A jQuery solution provides a simple way to create a fade in/out effect on page load that can be apply on the entire page or a specific element.

Creating A Simple Fade In Effect On Page Load With jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


Smooth Page Transition Effects With Browser History Support - lookforward.js

lookforward.js is a simple-to-use JavaScript library that creates a smooth transition effect when you navigate between pages in the website.

Smooth Page Transition Effects With Browser History Support - lookforward.js

[Demo] [Download]


Cross-fading Page Transition Effects With jQuery - M-PageTransition

M-PageTransition is a lightweight jQuery plugin for displaying smooth fade In/out transition effects when the users navigate through your webpages.

Cross-fading Page Transition Effects With jQuery - M-PageTransition

[Demo] [Download]


FadeIn & FadeOut Animations Between Pages - pageCrossfade

pageCrossfade is a jQuery plugin which uses CSS3 animation / opacity properties to create a subtle crossfade (fade in/out) effect when the user switches between webpages.

FadeIn & FadeOut Animations Between Pages - pageCrossfade

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Page Transition Plugins

Create CSS Transitions When Switching Between Pages – swup

The swup JavaScript library lets you apply custom CSS transitions to pages when switching between them. Supports preload, page cache, and event handlers.

Create CSS Transitions When Switching Between Pages – swup

[Demo] [Download]


Smooth Page Transitions With JavaScript And PJAX – barba.js

A tiny JavaScript library that uses PJAX (aka push state ajax) to create a smooth transition effect between different webpages.

Smooth Page Transitions With JavaScript And PJAX – barba.js

[Demo] [Download]


JavaScript Library For CSS3 Based Page Transitions – Animate Transition

Animate Transition allows you to easily make transition between any two (or more, it all depends on you ) HTML elements. It can be used in different variety of situations, whatever you want to enhance appearance of your web site or navigate between pages in hybrid mobile application.

JavaScript Library For CSS3 Based Page Transitions – Animate Transition

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome page transitions on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Page Transition and JavaScript Page Transition sections.

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