Flip your Tip: Keeping the Event-delegation Tooltip in View

Before we begin, please accept my apologies for not posting this tutorial sooner. I know at least two or three people were beginning to wonder if I'd ever finish what I started with this tooltip series. Please also forgive me if the phrase "flip your tip" has a double meaning in some ultra-hip corner of […]

Using setTimeout to Delay Showing Event-Delegation Tooltips

In my last two tutorials, I explained how to use event delegation for showing and hiding tooltips. In a comment on the first one, Jan Aagaard asked how we might go about enhancing the script by adding a small delay before showing a tooltip. The answer lies with two JavaScript functions, setTimeout() and clearTimeout().

Simple Tooltip for Huge Number of Elements

There are many, many jQuery tooltip plugins out there, and some of them are very good. But when someone on the jQuery Google Group asked (a year ago) which plugin could handle displaying tooltips for 2,000 links on a page, I wasn't able to find one. So, I decided to throw together a quick little […]

Working with Events, Part 3: More Event Delegation with jQuery

Event delegation, as described in the first article of this series, is a way to take advantage of event bubbling to avoid binding an event listener more than once. jQuery 1.3 and the upcoming jQuery 1.4 have many features that make using event delegation in your web pages easier. The aim of this tutorial is […]

Tab Navigation with Smooth Horizontal Sliding Using jQuery

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a navigation menu that slides horizontally. It begins with a set of "tabs" on the right side of a containing element. When clicked, a tab slides to the left to reveal a group of links. Click the tab again, and it slides back. While I've never […]

Shorthand methods for unbind

Someone sent me an email the other day, asking that I add shorthand methods for .unbind(eventType) to the jQuery core file. He argued that since jQuery provides shorthands such as .click() for .bind('click'), it should also include .unclick() for .unbind('click') for consistency. But he didn't consider two things: I can't change jQuery's API. Those shorthand […]