Progress bars are really useful to indicate to user that something happens and when it will be approximately done. They are useful on page where assets should be preloaded before page is shown to user. That’s why is important that progress bar code is light weight so it can be loaded really fast at the start.
jQuery UI have progress bar widget and you can find a lot of other plugins which do the same thing. But if you learn how to write your own progress bar you’ll have more ability to change and adjust to your needs. And it’s only 4 lines of jQuery code.
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GrooveShark is one of the web services which I’m using on daily basis. Actually, I have one computer which I use only to play music from my GrooveShark playlists, while I’m sitting on couch. But problem is when I want to skip or pause some song. I have to get up because I can’t hit those small controls buttons with wireless mouse from 2m range.
So, as every lazy developer, I’ve tried to make my life easier so I don’t have to move from my couch. That’s why I create this small Greasemonkey script which will show controls buttons over the whole screen. If you have similar problem you should install Bigshark.
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I like winter because of holidays and snow. Not big fan of going to shopping and buying New Year gifts and presents, but I am fan of snow and snowboarding. That’s why I enjoy watching how snow falling even if that’s only on my monitor.
Idea is to create one snowflake initially, clone that snowflake at some time interval and add random values for properties for each of them. And it’s done in less than 1kb minifed.
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There are a lot of different jQuery News Ticker plugins with lot of options that you can use. Do you want to learn how to create one on your own in only 4 lines of jQuery code ?
Idea is pretty simple, take first element from list, apply some disappearing effect on it and on callback attach it to the end of the list.
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Last night I started to work on WordPress theme for blog and I got an idea that every post should have their own background color and that maybe those colors can be in gradient. Since that that’s very boring to do manually, I’ve decide to write jQuery plugin which will do that job.
Gradienter is easy to use, and with small effort you can have really interesting color effect on your page. Continue reading “Gradienter: Add gradient to elements”
Few days ago friend asked me to build image gallery with thumbnails for her web page. Request was pretty simple, she wanted large image and few thumbnails bellow that. Also, large image should have bar with description. When user click on thumb large image and description should change.
My idea was to use alt tag of thumb image for large image description. I already did that for jqFancyTransitions. Also, I was impatient to use jQuery’s delegate method in real life. So this is my image gallery with thumbs and description in 4 lines of jQuery.
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After jqFancyTransitions I decided to release new jQuery image slider plugin with more unique transitions effects. I have ideas for new effects and after I didn’t find that somebody already implement that I create Coin Slider.
Thanks to you and your comments Coin Slider have lot of features that jqFancyTransitions didn’t have at the beginning. Basically it’s a latest (and improved) version of jqFancyTransitions but with new ‘fancy’ transitions effects.
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Some content on our pages are more important than other and we want to made him eye catching. There are lot of techniques to achieve that. One of them is jqIsoText.
With this plugin we’re changing size of letters in text. It starts from one font size and increment or decrement to other font size. On that way we’re getting something similar to isometric projection. That can be done for whole block of text or for every word in some text. Continue reading “jqIsoText: jQuery Text Effect Plugin”
I was looking all over the Internet for some jQuery gallery plugin with some interesting transition effects. I found a lot of great plugins but they all have pretty same transition effects. Mostly that was fading and sliding effects. I wanted something different so I decide to made my own slideshow gallery plugin for jQuery. That’s how was born jqFancyTransitions.
My main idea was to build some ‘strip curtain’ effect and I start from that. But, while I was building this some other effects just pop up and I decided to adjust code and include some of those effects. Now, there are ‘wave’, ‘zipper’ and ‘curtain’ effect, plus options that can be used for custom effect. You can see how it works on examples and documentations page. Continue reading “Image gallery with fancy transitions effects”
jqBarGraph is jQuery plugin that gives you freedom to easily display your data as graphs. There are three types of graphs: simple, multi and stacked. All you have to do is to pass your data to this plugin. This plugin is compatible and fully tested with Safari 2+, Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+, Google Chrome 3+, Opera 9+.
Of course, there are a lot of settings to tune appearance of your graph, as are animation, color scheme, dimensions etc. Also, you can additionally change look and feel of graph via CSS. Continue reading “jqBarGraph – jQuery graph plugin”