Monday, August 18th, 2008

Nice new Dojo aggregate effects

Category: Dojo, UI

Dojo has some nice new compound effects in the works. Some of the new effects include block fades, disintergrate, explode, shear, and pinwheel.

Each effect can be tweaked with config such as:

  • The number of rows and columns in which to split the element
  • The distance the pieces travel (as a multiple of the element’s respective dimensions)
  • Whether or not to fade the pieces in/out
  • How much the effect should be randomized (a percentage)
  • Whether or not the pieces should appear outside the element’s boundaries

You will also see effects that work on the text within divs, as well as pieces of the div itself.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:33 am

4 rating from 42 votes


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Cool, let’s see this in now.

Comment by maccman — August 18, 2008

Very interesting.
Doesn’t seem to work in IE6, unfortunately :(

Comment by LeoHorie — August 18, 2008

I was just creating a similar text effect a couple days ago – tho not as rich as these!

Comment by aheckmann — August 18, 2008

Cool effects, but is this something that we would like to see more of in web pages?

Comment by Jeria — August 18, 2008

here’s my weak version:

Comment by aheckmann — August 18, 2008

@maccman: Why not use Dojo?

@aheckmann: That’s pretty cool! I really like the random one.

@Jeria: It might be worth noting that I’m a student working for Dojo for the Google Summer of Code program, and this project was my idea; it didn’t come from within Dojo.

Comment by gruppler — August 18, 2008

This is actually one of the cooler things I’ve seen in a while… now, as to how practical it is, no comment :)

Comment by fzammetti — August 18, 2008

very very cool :D !

Comment by jdalton — August 18, 2008

Gruppler’s been working hard over the summer, and he’s produced some awesome looking results. Thanks to Google for funding Dojo’s six Summer of Code projects this year, and hopefully you’ll all see some of the other work coming to fruition really soon now :)

Comment by rcoup — August 18, 2008

Dojo is really starting to excite me, especially with the Comet support!

Can anyone recommend a great book to get started with it?

Comment by RobFrontEndDeveloper — August 20, 2008

Great effects! I want to create jQuery plugin for such effects!

Comment by webflake — September 11, 2008

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