Archive for February, 2009

Implementing Prototype’s Array Methods in jQuery

One of the biggest concerns I've heard mentioned from users of the Prototype library about jQuery is the lack of support for various array methods. The robust features Prototype provides for arrays is of great benefit to developers that do a lot of array manipulation in their JavaScript. However, I find that after moving to […]

Slide Elements in Different Directions

Although jQuery has a nice set of slide methods — .slideDown(), .slideUp(), and .slideToggle() — sometimes we may want to slide an element in a different direction. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to do.

Quick Tip: Add Easing to Your Animations

Easing can really bring life to an effect. Easing controls how an animation progresses over time by manipulating its acceleration. jQuery has two built-in easing methods: linear and swing. While they get the job done, they are pretty boring when compared to what's made available through the jQuery easing plugin. The jQuery easing plugin offers […]