The best of the best jQuery resources #2

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy birthday jQuery and hello 1.4!

The 14 Days of jQuery

It was the birthday and the release of the new jQuery version 1.4. Make sure you read the release post to check out the new features and the awesome speed improvements .

10 days are left for the 14 Days of jQuery with releases each day from the jQuery team. You better subscribe!

jQuery 1.4 Released: The 15 New Features you Must Know

Almost simultaneously with the release of jQuery 1.4 Nettuts+ has released the article jQuery 1.4 Released: The 15 New Features you Must Know by James Padolsey .

Find out about all the new hot features in this nice wrap-up article and start playing with it right away.

14 Days of jQuery, 15 Days of prizes.

We love awesome use of jQuery and so does Media Temple . They have a 14 days contest running with an superb grand prize, a 13" Mac Book Pro!

Enter the contest by submitting your best use of jQuery. Hurry up and good luck!

Tutorials

Accessible, Custom Designed Checkbox and Radio Button Inputs Styled with CSS (and a dash of jQuery)

Maggie from the Filament Group show you how to replace checkboxes and radio buttons with only labels with CSS styled backgrounds via a jQuery Plugin. Pretty and accessible, what could you ask more for?

A Beautiful Apple-style Slideshow Gallery With CSS & jQuery

This tutorial is more design related but has some lines of smart jQuery code for creating a fully functional slideshow . Get the idea how to achieve functionality with relatively little code.

jQuery Bondage

"Even if you aren't faced with stupidly large DOMs its still a good thing to understand what's going on behind the magic veil of JQuery." So right! Sebastian Ruiz describes and show the cost of ordinary bind 's on large DOM's and how to speed it up with the live function.

Plugins

Turn any webform into a powerful wizard with jQuery (FormToWizard plugin)

Long forms suck! It is proven that splitting long forms into multiple parts makes your users happier than a single-page-long-ass form. Use this lightweight plugin to present a nice form wizard.

Janko also describes how this plugin is working. Make sure to check out the tutorial as well.

jQuery UI.Layout Plug-in

Create complete layouts with this plugin. Build on top of the jQuery UI library it is very flexible and extendable. Make sure to check out the many demos to get an idea and then let your imagination rule.

CuteTime

Question: What is more readable? "Thu, October 29, 2004 12:14:19 PM" or "5 years ago"? Answer: You are right! And CuteTime helps you to turn any timestamp into readable words.

Your favorite server-side technology maybe have a similar function. But what if you heavily use ajax and the page never get reloaded? This plugin auto-refresh your selected elements if you want!

jQuery Cycle Plugin

I don't know how many times I used this plugin for personal and client projects. But it's safe to say this isn't a ordinary image slider. I used it for simple image fading, as content slider or to control multiple sliding elements behavior.

It's just great to hack and create your very own slider (or whatever you want). Make sure to check out the many more demos to get a slight idea what Cycle can do for you.

jQTouch — jQuery plugin for mobile web development

You want a iPhone version of your web app but you have no idea how to develop a native iPhone app? With the jQTouch plugin you are a winner with your HTML/CSS/jQuery skills! This plugin simulates native iPhone app behavior for your website. Check out the small screencast on the homepage!

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