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

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

jQuery Tools

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Tero Piirainen has created a new package of jQuery Tools. This library contains six of the most useful JavaScript tools available for today’s website. The beauty of this library is that all of these tools can be used together, extended, configured and styled. In the end, you can have hundreds of different widgets and new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

3.7 rating from 75 votes

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

jQuery vs. MooTools

Category: Articles, jQuery, MooTools

Normally when you see a title like jQuery vs. MooTools you get ready for the flame bait. You would expect it even more so if you found out that someone from one of the frameworks wrote the post! Well, Aaron Newton did just that, and I think he did a very good job at trying Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:31 am

3.9 rating from 68 votes

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Uberplayer shows us what JavaScript media players can look like

Category: jQuery

Media Players seem to be a hot topic right now. After the upgrades to Scott Schiller’s SoundManager, Paul Bakaus of the jQuery UI team now puts a firm stake into the ground with the uberplayer. The uberplayer takes a leaf out of the book of the UI of standalone media players. Instead of cluttering the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 11:24 am

3.4 rating from 47 votes

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

CSS3 Template Layout through jQuery

Category: CSS, jQuery

Alexis Deveria of “When Can I Use…” fame recently told us about his latest project: A jQuery plug-in to provide support for the CSS Template Layout Module. For those of you unfamiliar with this specification, it provides a relatively easy way to make a table-like layout using CSS. Until recently it was known as the Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:30 am

3.4 rating from 51 votes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Blackberry Storm using Raphael (SVG/VML) and SoundManager

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Showcase, SVG

Brad Neuberg pointed me to a Blackberry Storm site that uses Raphael, jQuery, and SoundManager to offer an SVG / VML (for IE) experience. < View plain text > HTML <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.7.0/jquery-ui.min.js"></script> <script src="/js/soundmanager2-nodebug-jsmin.js"></script> <script src="/js/raphael-min.js"></script> <script src="/js/trig-min.js"></script>

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:48 am

3 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Horizontal Accordion 2.0 for jQuery

Category: jQuery, Plugins, UI

Alexander Graef wrote in to tell us about the excellent Horizontal Accordion jQuery plug-in, which takes an unordered list: < View plain text > HTML <ul class="test">   <li><div class="handle"><img src=’images/title1.png’/></div><img src=’images/image_test.gif’ align=’left’/>     <h3>Content 1</h3>     <p>…</p>   </li>   <li><div class="handle"><img src=’images/title2.png’/></div><img src=’images/image_test.gif’ align=’left’/>     <h3>Content 2</h3>     <p>…</p> Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:06 am

4 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

jQuery Glow

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library

< View plain text > javascript $(document).ready(function() {       $(‘.white’).addGlow({ textColor: ‘white’, haloColor: ‘#aaa’, radius: 100 });       $(‘.blue’).addGlow({ textColor: ‘#00f’, haloColor: ‘#00f’, radius: 100 });       $(‘.green’).addGlow({ textColor: ‘#0f0’, haloColor: ‘#0f0’, radius: 100 });       $(‘.red’).addGlow({ textColor: ‘#f00’, haloColor: ‘#f00’, radius: 100 });       Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:57 am

2.5 rating from 109 votes

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Text-Overflow for Firefox via jQuery

Category: Firefox, jQuery, Plugins

Devon Govett is a fan of the new CSS3 property text-overflow: There are a few CSS features that Microsoft pioneered and has had available to developers in Internet Explorer for a long time now. One of those features is the text-overflow property, which is now in CSS3 and has implementations in Safari, and Opera. Firefox Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:03 am

3.3 rating from 33 votes

Friday, March 13th, 2009

GX: A new animation framework

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library, UI

Riccardo Degni has created GX, his latest animation framework. He actually created moo.rd in the past, and this time he is playing on top of jQuery: I’ve developed GX keeping in mind mainly two Design Patterns: the “Write Less, Do More” Pattern picked from the jQuery Library. With GX you’ll always write as less code Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:24 am

1.8 rating from 102 votes

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Object Oriented Event Handling and Widgets

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Paul Chiu, author of Passbook, has written up his thoughts on reuse for widgets in large Ajax applications. The solution? For Passbook I decided to solve this problem once and for all. The solution I believe is in objectifying page elements as a block so that a panel with an edit and delete button can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am
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3.2 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

fontAvailable: Test to see if a font is usable

Category: jQuery

Howard Rauscher has wrapped up a little script to test the users browser for a particular font support. fontAvailable is a jQuery plugin, but can easily be tweaked to be independent: < View plain text > javascript /* fontAvailable jQuery Plugin, v1.0  *  * Copyright (c) 2009, Howard Rauscher  * Licensed under the MIT License Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

3.1 rating from 35 votes

DataTables: Major update to the highly flexible data table component

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

Allan Jardine has updated his popular DataTables rich data grid control. Allan told us what his aims were for this 1.4.1 release: Being fairly happy with the options that DataTables presents to the end user, I’ve focused this release on providing tools for the developer. A plug-in API, non-destructive DOM manipulation (the biggest weak point Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

3.7 rating from 40 votes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

jQuery UI 1.7 Released: New CSS Framework & Dramatic Updates to Controls

Category: jQuery

The jQuery UI team has announced today, the release of v1.7 of their effects and UI controls framework. The development took awhile going through some bumps in the road and even a major overhaul of how the library was structured. In addition, the team became much more organized adding new team members which greatly enhanced Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:07 am

3.4 rating from 74 votes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

JavaScript Function Call Profiling with FireUnit

Category: jQuery, Performance

John Resig has posted on JavaScript Function Call Profiling and new methods he has added to FireUnit: fireunit.getProfile(); Run this method after you’ve run console.profile(); and console.profileEnd(); to get a full dump of the profiling information. For example, given the following profile run: You’ll get the following JavaScript object returned from fireunit.getProfile(): < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am
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3.2 rating from 33 votes

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

jQuery 1.3.2 and beyond

Category: jQuery

jQuery 1.3.2 has been released and although it is mainly a bug fix maintenance release, it does a little more, including: Elements Returned in Document Order .live() Can Now Prevent Bubbling :visible/:hidden Overhauled .height()/.width() Overhauled Selector Speed-up in IE .appendTo()/etc. Now Return Inserted Elements It is also fun to look at the grab back of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am

2.7 rating from 123 votes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

jQuery Ajax Experience Framework Videos

Category: jQuery, The Ajax Experience, Video

Today’s post of Ajax Experience videos from our Fall 2008 show features jQuery. Enjoy! Intro to jQuery with John Resig   Advanced jQuery with John Resig   jQuery on Rails (The Real Ones) with Jonathan Sharp

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:00 am

3.7 rating from 58 votes