This Week in jQuery, vol. 4
Here again is my somewhat arbitrary list of jQuery-related sightings on the web this week.
Featured jQuery App
Elliott Kember, who along with Mike Kus is responsible for creating Twiggy, describes their use of jQuery in the app:
I used a Twitter jQuery plugin from http://tweet.seaofclouds.com/ and it worked just fine. I didn’t use jQuery UI – but I’d be interested to see whether it worked on such a limited platform.
I chose to use jQuery because it’s familiar, reliable and fast. I didn’t want to use custom little libraries and functions which might not work so well. I was really pleased to find that the N96, for one, runs jQuery really well in this runtime. I half-expected the rendering engine to be slow, or buggy, and shoe-horned into the phone somehow, but it’s quite happily running a full, packed jQuery 1.3.2.
Tutorials and Blog Entries
- The Filament Group just posted a terrific article, jQuery Menu: Dropdown, iPod Drilldown, and Flyout styles with ARIA Support and ThemeRoller Ready
- Benson Wong has written an Event Driven Programming with jQuery Tutorial
- Rebecca Murphey discusses custom events in her tutorial, Custom events in jQuery open doors to complex behaviors
- Barry Roodt shows 6 jQuery snippets you can use to manipulate select inputs.
- Sam Dunn explains how to create Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery
- Diego A. has released an update to his Multiple File Upload Plugin
- Ralf Stoltze has come up with another solution to the problem of animation queue buildup (which Brandon Aaron describes here) in the form of a new plugin, hoverFlow.
Don’t forget to check out This Week in jQuery UI.