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Backstretch: a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page

Backstretch: a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page
Advertisement a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element by Scott Robbin Download Backstretch Now link to a hosted copy on or download the entire project, including examples. Do you see the full-sized background image on this page? In a nutshell, that's what Backstretch does. It will stretch any image to fit the page or block-level element, and will automatically resize as the window or element size changes. Images are fetched after your page is loaded, so your users won't have to wait for the (often large) image to download before using your site. Demos Where can I get it? If you are interested in learning more about Backstretch, it's recommended that you view the project on GitHub. Support Basic support is offered through Github's issues tracker. If you are in need of immediate support, Email Support is available for $17. Other jQuery Plugins A jQuery plugin that renders a translucent activity indicator (spinner) using SVG or VML. Features Lightweight script No images required No external CSS Resolution independent Alpha transparency Highly configurable appearance Works in all major browsers Uses feature detection Degrades gracefully Supported Browsers The plugin has been successfully tested in the following browsers:

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jquery-tubular - a jQuery plugin for full-size YouTube video backgrounds demo: Usage is straightforward and requires JavaScript on the client's browser to work. Tubular is a jQuery plugin and therefore relies on jQuery. You will need to know the YouTube ID of the video you want to use as well as the container DIV of your web page. Please note, tubular must be deployed on a web server to function.

Inspiration for Text Input Effects Some inspiration for effects on text inputs using CSS transitions, animations and pseudo-elements. View demo Download source Form inputs offer a great opportunity to add some subtle and interesting effects to a web page. They are elements that your user will interact with at some point and making them fun to use can enhance the experience. We are used to the default form resembling its paper counterpart but in the digital world we can be more creative. Today we want to share some experimental styles and effects for text inputs with you. 4 Solutions for Full-Screen Background Images Full-screen background images are nothing new in web design, but the ways in which we can achieve this effect have changed and improved as our industry has progressed. Additionally, the whole responsive web design movement has put even more emphasis on the need for dynamic websites – using dynamically resizing background images in your website designs can be a great solution to this need. Let’s look at 4 different solutions for full page background images, starting with a CSS-only solution and moving into a few different jQuery-powered solutions. All of these solutions are free, well-documented and relatively easy to implement, too! CSS3 Method You gotta love when you can solve a problem solely by using CSS.

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Using jQuery for Background Image Animations After reading Dave Shea's article on CSS Sprites using jQuery to produce animation effects, I felt like playing around with things to see what could be done but accomplish it with a simpler HTML structure (no need for adding superfluous tags) and simpler code, too. Changing the position of the background image felt to be the best approach to creating the type of effect we're looking for (and I'm not the first to think so: see the examples at the end of this article). jQuery is a great library for this type of task but out of the box, it can't animate background position properly because of the need to animate two values instead of just one (too bad not all browsers implemented the non-standard background-position-x and -y like Internet Explorer).