10 Best Particle Systems/Effects In JavaScript (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

Particles System made easy!

Working with scale, different shapes, and colors in today’s websites is a common method of drawing the viewer’s attention to certain parts. Particles are an entertaining visual that can be utilized to emphasize your message and make it stand out amongst other competing content.

There are so many libraries that can help you create amazing particles. However, it can be challenging to find the right library for your project.

Here is a collection of 10 best jQuery plugins and Vanilla JavaScript libraries that make it easier to create customizable, interactive particles for the particles background or particle animation effects in your next modern web design. Have fun.

Originally Published Jan 20, updated Feb 29 2021

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Particle Plugins:

Polygonal Particles Background With jQuery And Canvas - polygonizr

polygonizr is a jQuery plugin which uses JavaScript and HTML5 canvas to draw an animated, customizable, polygonal particles system on the webpage.

Polygonal Particles Background With jQuery And Canvas - polygonizr

[Demo] [Download]


Create A Particles Background With jQuery - Buoyant

Buoyant is a tiny jQuery plugin to create animated particles from any CSS shapes or images that move randomly across the background of your webpage when activated.

Create A Particles Background With jQuery  - Buoyant

[Demo] [Download]


Interactive Background Particle System In JavaScript - daisy.js

A JavaScript plugin to create a mobile-friendly background particle system with an interactive parallax effect that reacts to cursor move and motion sensor (gyroscope & accelerometer).

Interactive Background Particle System In JavaScript - daisy.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin For Particle System Background with Parallax Effect - Particleground

Particleground is a fancy jQuery plugin to create an animated 'Particle System' background with an interactive parallax effect that responds to mouse movement.

jQuery Plugin For Particle System Background with Parallax Effect - Particleground

[Demo] [Download]


Basic Moving Particle System With jQuery And CSS - flying-circles

Yet another particle system written in jQuery and CSS that helps you create highly customizable, randomly animated particles in the background.

Basic Moving Particle System With jQuery And CSS - flying-circles

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Particle Libraries

Particles.js

A standalone JavaScript library helps you create an animated & interactive Particle System that reacts to viewer’s cursor. Based on Html5 canvas element.

Creating An Animated Particle System Using Particles.js

Demo Download


Background Particles System With JavaScript And Canvas – nodes.js

The nodes.js JavaScript library lets you create a particles system with animated nodes and connecting lines for the background.

Background Particles System With JavaScript And Canvas – nodes.js

Demo Download


Animated Particles Background With Pure JavaScript

A simple script to generate responsive, random, CSS3 animated particles (balls) for your background.

Animated Particles Background With Pure JavaScript

Demo Download


Easy Particle Animations In JavaScript – ab-particles

A lightweight JavaScript library that makes it simple to create interactive particle animations as a background of any container.

Easy Particle Animations In JavaScript – ab-particles

[Demo] [Download]


imageParticles.js

A fancy JavaScript plugin for generating an interactive, canvas based particles system from an image you provide.

Interactive Image Particles With JavaScript And Canvas – imageParticles.js

Demo Download


More Resources:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Particles on the web & mobile? See jQuery Particle and JavaScript Particle System sections for more details.

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