9 Super useful jQuery plugins for better typography

No one ever said that web typography is easy, but it has gotten easier in recent years with the wide spread adoption of web fonts, the introduction of helpful typography tools, and as we see in this post, super useful jQuery plugins.

For this post, we’ve gathered 10 jQuery plugins that will help do things like create fluid text, responsive headlines, cool text animations, and a lot more.


Squishy is a jQuery plugin that automatically resizes text to exactly fit the container with no extra work on your part.


A jQuery plugin for creating big, bold and responsive headlines.


A simple plugin for CSS3 text animations.


Web typography at its finest: font-size and line-height based on element width.


A jQuery typesetting plugin for balancing measures.


Bacon is a jQuery plugin that allows you to wrap text around a bezier curve or a line.


Circletype.js is a tiny (2.7kb) jQuery plugin that lets you set type on a circle.


jQSlickWrap is a plugin for jQuery which enables you to easily and accurately wrap your text around the content of floated images.


TypeButter allows you to set optical kerning for any font on your website. If you’re longing for beautifully laid out text that today’s browsers just don’t provide, this is the plugin for you!

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