Ah, isn’t it cool to see how far we’ve come? While there are still a fair amount of restrictions and browser compatibility, there are some cool things that can be done by combining some CSS with good ol’ jQuery.
Check this jQuery plugin out that allows a simple way to have curved text that’s actual text — and not a graphical representation of text. Love it — as long as it’s used sparingly and appropriately.
How to Curve Your Text Using CSS3 and jQuery – Arctext.js Responsive jQuery Plugin
Friend and co-worker asked me this morning if I knew of a way to make text scale to always fill the width of its parent element. I was pretty sure it couldn’t be done with just CSS, and especially be cross-browser compatible.
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Benchmarks are all over the place, but the interesting bit about this one is that this one is really spurred by Google forking the Webkit project, making its own spinoff called “Blink,” which allows it to separate itself from Apple’s Nitro JS processor, which Chrome doesn’t utilize.
Samsung (and others) end up as the odd men out though, as it uses the Apple WebKit Engine, but Chrome’s V8 JS engine. Things could get interesting going forward if these forks… well fork more.
Love this, and will be utilized as soon as I have a need for it.
Notify.js: browser dialogs never looked so good
Simple YouTube Menu Effect
Love this effect and have to see about implementing it in a future project. Basically, it detects when content below “the fold” appears and animates it up via jQuery. The included video gives you a good view/demo:
Slide In (as You Scroll Down) Boxes
Packery: Building on Masonry
This is one of those things I always have to look up whenever I utilize it, and it’s changed slightly in newer jQuery cores. Came across this article this morning that documents all the various ways to test whether a form’s checkbox is checked:
jQuery: Test/Check if Checkbox is Checked
This really seems like a winner. I need to take a few hours in a coming weekend to give it a try, to have enough familiarity with it to have in the back of my mind for a project that it would work with. It really seems too good to be true.
Their web site’s home page does a good job of boiling it down:
Jo was made for apps, not websites.
Jo: Simple App Framework for HTML5