ParamQuery grid is a open source jQuery grid plugin for displaying and manipulating tabular data in rich Ajax applications. Inspired by MS Excel and Google spreadsheet, it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to performance. It surpasses the benchmarks hitherto set by well known commercial and open source grids for gracefully handling largest number of records.
Freewall is a cross-browser and responsive jQuery plugin to help you create many types of grid layouts: flexible layouts, images layouts, nested grid layouts, metro style layouts, pinterest like layouts … with nice CSS3 animation effects and call back events. Freewall is all-in-one solution for creating dynamic grid layouts for desktop, mobile and tablet.
A nice tutorial from Codrops on how to create a thumbnail grid with an expanding image preview similar to the effect seen on Google Images.
The idea is to open a preview when clicking on a thumbnail and to show a larger image and some other content like a title, a description and a link.