10 Best Particle Systems/Effects In JavaScript (2023 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 Jan 20 2023

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Particle Plugins:

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

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Create Performant Falling Particles With The Sparticles Library

An easy yet powerful Javascript animation engine to create pretty cool particle effects (e.g. flames, fireworks, bullets, explosions, etc) on the modern web application.

Create Cool Particle Animation Effects With Proton.js

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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

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jQuery Plugin For Random Particles Burst Animations

A lightweight and fancy jQuery plugin used for creating random particles burst animations from a given image, with configurable offset, duration and frequency.

jQuery Plugin For Random Particles Burst Animations

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Generating Animated Particles with jQuery and Canvas

A JQuery plugin that renders animated, interactive, fully configurable particles using HTML5 canvas 2D API.

Generating Animated Particles with jQuery and Canvas

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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

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tsparticles

tsparticles is an upgraded and continued version of the Particles.js library to create particles in an elegant way.

Lightweight JS Library For Creating Interactive Particles - tsparticles

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Interactive Particle / Nest System With JavaScript and Canvas – canvas-nest.js

A minimal JavaScript library that draws an animated, canvas based particle/nest system for interactive background.

Interactive Particle / Nest System With JavaScript and Canvas – canvas-nest.js

Demo Download


Create Cool Particle Animation Effects With Proton.js

An easy yet powerful Javascript animation engine to create pretty cool particle effects (e.g. flames, fireworks, bullets, explosions, etc) on the modern web application.

Create Cool Particle Animation Effects With Proton.js

Demo Download


Interactive Particle Animation With JavaScript – JParticles

A dependency-free JavaScript library for creating animated, interactive, configurable particle animations on a Canvas element that reacts to your cursor.

Interactive Particle Animation With JavaScript – JParticles

[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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