Codeigniter is very light and fully featured framework which gives you every thing which you want in web development.
It is a powerful PHP framework with very small footprint. It is built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create a featured web applications.It allows you to design the exact web apps you need.
JQuery plugins becomes most useful when you need to implement a pretty layout to your pages. Working as an interactive web developer i often use JQuery scripts to put some attractive look in my web pages. Here are some JQuery based lightbox which you need in future.
These easy to use and modifying to your needs.
If we move to any framework or platform first time then first problem is configuring this technology. Configuring codeigniter to our localhost is so simple and easy. I am trying to give step wise detail so that its easy to follow.
1- Download Codeigniter system folder from codeigniter.com
2- Now unzip it and paste it