jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Rotating maps with CSS3 and jQuery

Category: CSS, Geo, jQuery

One of the things I always want to do with online maps is rotate them – I am used to that with real, physical maps. As physical maps become a lot more clever these days (for example have you seen the zoomable map?) it is time we can do this with the online ones, too. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 10:07 am

3.6 rating from 19 votes

Friday, January 15th, 2010

jQuery 1.4 is released

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library

The incredibly popular jQuery library has released jQuery 1.4 on a new website that will celebrate 14 days of jQuery. There are a lot of new features, and as usual performance gains are showcased. Easy Setter Functions: For a while now, you’ve been able to pass a function into .attr() and the return value of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:13 am

3.6 rating from 117 votes

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Using YQL as a proxy for cross-domain Ajax

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, XmlHttpRequest, Yahoo!

OK, this is nothing shockingly new, but I found it pretty useful. Using jQuery, Ajax has become more or less a one-liner: < View plain text > javascript $(document).ready(function(){   $(‘.ajaxtrigger’).click(function(){     $(‘#target’).load($(this).attr(‘href’));     return false;   }); }); This loads the document any link with a class of “ajaxtrigger” points to and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 7:42 pm

3.6 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

New jQuery Podcasts

Category: jQuery

A couple of feature-packed jQuery podcasts have appeared in the past month or so: YayQuery (iTunes), a laid-back video podcast from folks in the jQuery community; and the official jQuery podcast (iTunes), hosted on the official jQuery blog and aiming to be a mix of news and interviews, hosted by Elijah Manor and Ralph Whitbeck. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:25 am

3.3 rating from 23 votes

Friday, December 4th, 2009

jQuery Wins .net Magazine’s Open Source Application of the Year

Category: jQuery

Some very exciting news coming from the jQuery project yesterday. The jQuery JavaScript library won .net Magazine’s “Open source application of the Year for 2009”. This was a pretty amazing accomplishment when you consider that both WordPress & Firefox 3.5 were the runner-ups. Simon Willison was on hand to accept the award for the project. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:10 am

3.6 rating from 80 votes

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

jQuery Bondage

Category: jQuery, Performance

When your browser freezes on you on some random web page, there’s a pretty good chance its caused by the very JavaScript designed to improve your experience. Good ‘ole JavaScript performance. Sebastian Ruiz of Atlassian recently worked on a UI rewrite of two of their products (FishEye and Crucible) and found some interesting solutions to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3.1 rating from 111 votes

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

JIRA now has a live walk-through demo using jQuery

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Atlassian has created a new JIRA Interactive Tour that walks you through the application, live. We have seen a couple of these before, and this one is really cool. It is one thing watching a screencast of an application that you want to learn, but having an assistant that helps you inside the live app Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:27 am

2.3 rating from 78 votes

Monday, October 19th, 2009

jQuery Concrete; ConcreteUI programming in jQuery

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Hamish Friedlander of SilverStripe has developed jQuery Concrete as a way to enable developers to easily add functions to groups of DOM elements based on the structure and contents of those DOM elements. Hamish told us: I’d like to announce the 0.9 (API stable) release of the Concrete and Selector libraries for jQuery. Concrete provides Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am

2.4 rating from 73 votes

Friday, October 16th, 2009

jQuery Approach; Creep up on your radials

Category: jQuery

We have featured the creative work of Scott Robbin many times before. This time he comes at us with a cool new jQuery Approach plugin. It works very similar in nature to animate, except it’s based on distance instead of time. As the user’s cursor approaches an element, more of an animated style’s value is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

2.7 rating from 86 votes

Monday, October 5th, 2009

QueryLoader, a full page preloader

Category: CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

The classic animated gif, or the “loading…” text, could be now easily replaced thanks to this new jQuery plug-in. Specially suited for a page loads of images, the final result showed in this demo looks really nice and flashy. Features: Preload a whole web page. Preload a part of the page. Gets all images, <img> Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 12:30 pm

3.3 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

QUnit – A JavaScript Unit Testing Framework

Category: jQuery, Testing

There are many options for JavaScript Unit Testing but a “de facto” standard for the jQuery library, related plug-ins, and jQuery UI is QUnit. Nothing new so far? Check this out: According to tweets from John Resig the state of QUnit is: QUnit is now completely standalone (it no longer depends upon jQuery) QUnit now Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 12:30 pm

3.6 rating from 47 votes

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Tori’s Eye: You can never have enough Twitter visualizations

Category: jQuery, Showcase

We posted on the audio + processing Twitter visualization this week, and today we have a new one. Luis Abreu and Quodis Labs have created a jQuery DOM based visualization, Tori’s Eye. It’s a twitter visualization animated with jQuery, fetches search rss results( has a default keyword, user can change ), and for each result Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:44 am

4.1 rating from 58 votes

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

iPhone-like password field; quickshow character

Category: jQuery

We showed the cool Chroma Hash last week, and then we saw another cool jQuery plugin for passwords. The iPhone-like passwords plugin takes an input and makes it feel like the iPhone in that you see what you type for a short period and it then gets hidden as a “?”. There are some real Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

2.3 rating from 45 votes

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Chroma Hash: Interesting visualization of your password

Category: CSS, jQuery

Matt Thompson has created a fun little jQuery plugin called Chroma-Hash that “dynamically visualizes secure text-field values using ambient color bars”: Password entry can be frustrating, especially with long or difficult passwords. On a webpage, secure fields obscure your input with •’s, so others can’t read it. Unfortunately, neither can you—you can’t tell if you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 pm

3.6 rating from 52 votes

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Swipe away, then quickly flip with simple jQuery plugins

Category: iPhone, jQuery

Ryan Scherf has created a simple jQuery plugin that “uses Mobile Safari’s built in touch events to allow jQuery binding of swipe events to any DOM element. You can override the swipeLeft and swipeRight defaults functions to create your own custom process when the gesture is detected.” It can be used as simple as: < Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am

2.4 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

jQuery Visualize: Updated accessible charts and graphs

Category: Canvas, jQuery

Scott Jehl has released jQuery Visualize, the plugin that groks HTML tables and generates lovely charts from it, all from a simple $(‘table’).visualize(); (lot’s of options for you to twiddle too if you want). First, you create a bog standard table like: < View plain text > HTML <table>     <caption>2009 Individual Sales by Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

3.9 rating from 66 votes