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How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery
Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own? Today we’ll aim to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects. The Goal – One Smooth Menu Here’s a demo of what we’ll end up with by the end. Introduction – An explanation of easing The menu has such a smooth animation because of a thing called “easing”. “The term easing refers to gradual acceleration or deceleration during an animation, which helps your animations appear more realistic. Thanks to the magic of the jQuery Easing plugin, we can now use easing outside of Flash and Actionscript environments. Step 1 – Set up the Structure Before starting with any jQuery, we’ve got to build a quick menu structure with XHTML and load in the required project files. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Then copy in this menu structure into the body: Menu items have a class assigned to it that will designate the color of the block. Step 3 – Style with CSS Step 4 – Animate with jQuery

Creating a Mouseover Fade Effect with jQuery My last little jQuery tutorial was an alternative to using CSS to create an image change on a mouseover. Now I want to take that one step further and add a fade effect. For my example, I am going to make a black and white image fade into a color image. Add the jQuery script between your head tags. Here is the function. Here is the CSS. And here is the body code. All together you got something that looks like this. Test it out below: NOTE: If you are using jQuery with WordPress, you need to replace all the dollar signs ($) with the word jQuery due to other Javascript libraries that use the dollar sign.

30 Excellent WordPress Video Tutorials - Six Revisions WordPress is one of the most popular publishing platforms currently out on the market. It’s free, highly-customizable, and very easy to install and use. Because of its popularity, you’ll find a wide array of resources that discuss WordPress development, administration, as well as plenty of user guides to help you get started quickly. In this article, we take advantage of the merits of learning by way of watching video tutorials and screencasts. You can use these video tutorials a couple of ways: to learn about WordPress yourself or to send to your not-so-technology-inclined clients as a reference to help them get started. WordPress theme development Designing for WordPress See Chris Coyier’s (of CSS-tricks) process for designing a WordPress site in this three part series. Creating a WordPress Template Here’s a tutorial series (also see part 2 and part 3) for creating a WP template using a variety of free tools such as MAMP (for local machine development) and TextWrangler (a text editor).

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library Quick Tip: Prevent Animation Queue Buildup You've probably stumbled upon a navigation powered by some jQuery effects during your web adventures. Of course you then ran your mouse back and forth over the navigation really fast to watch the animation repeat itself over and over and over again. The natural queuing of animations/effects by jQuery makes the typical animation super easy to code and move on to more important tasks. However, sometimes the animation queue just gets in the way. Here is an example of a navigation that has some effects applied to it via jQuery. Here is the JavaScript that does the effect for the menu: JavaScript: Now let's look at how we can prevent this undesirable behavior. $(document).ready(function(){ $('ul.anim_queue_example2 a') }, function() { });}); Here is the navigation again, using the above JavaScript. As you can see, the animation is no longer queued up by moving your mouse back and forth over the menu items. For more information about the .stop() method, visit the jQuery documentation page.

10 Superb Image Effects and Slider Tutorials with Jquery 10 Superb Image Effects and Sliders with Jquery and CSS. I haven’t been into jquery much but since i had to use it in one of my site i worked on one and i became a fan of jquery. that is why i have gathered a list of awesome jquery effects tutorial for images and sliders. All tutorials are gathered from various sites and are linked back. Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect w/ jQuery This is an awesome thumbnail hover effect jquery tutorial. Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery This tutorial is my personal favorite, u can stylize your images with divs/boxes and make superb , very attractive effects by simple jquery. Create an Image Rotator with Description (CSS/jQuery) This is a very very handy and attractive master piece of jquery and css. AnythingSlider jQuery Plugin AnythingSlider is an attempt at bringing together the functionality of all of those previous sliders and adding new features. ImageSwitch A superb easy to use plugin which switches between images in a very attractive animated style.

25 jQuery Tutorials for Improved Navigation Menus Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now In this post, I have collected 26 useful jQuery navigation menu tutorials. Enjoy! Mega Drop Down Menus w/ CSS & jQuery Animated Navigation with CSS & jQuery Create Simple Dropdown Menu Using jQuery Collapsing Site Navigation with jQuery Use Sprites to Create an Awesomeness-Filled Navigation Menu Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS How to Create a Drop-down Nav Menu with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery Slide Down Box Menu with jQuery and CSS3 Awesome Bubble Navigation with jQuery Beautiful Background Image Navigation with jQuery Fancy Apple-Style Icon Slide Out Navigation Halftone Navigation Menu With jQuery & CSS3 Beautiful Slide Out Navigation Revised Animated Navigation Menu with CSS3 Create animated vertical Menu Using Jquery Create Bounce out Vertical menu with jQuery jQuery Dropdown Navigation in WordPress Create an apple style menu and improve it via jQuery How to Build a Lava-Lamp Style Navigation Menu

Ruby on Rails jQuery for Designers - Tutorials and screencasts 50 Brilliant Typography Designs to Inspire You Typography, combined with the efficient use of color, fonts, shapes and images, is an excellent way for designers to set a theme and mood in a design. In fact sometimes, with just text alone, it is enough to create an amazing design and send the message to the audience. So today, if you're looking for some inspiration or just browsing the web for something nice and cool, I'm sure you'll enjoy this collection of some neat and creative typographic design. Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit Image credit

160+ RSS Feeds For Web-Designers And Developers | Spyre Studios Many of you who know me personally, have been reading this blog or one my previous blogs or have been following me on Twitter for a while, know I’m a self-taught web-designer. I didn’t study design, arts, coding or whatever, and I never attended CSS 101 in college. Instead, I read blogs, tutorials and books. Becoming a web-designer can be quite a time-consuming process so I figured I’d make a list of all the RSS feeds I am subscribed to and read on a regular basis. Why So Many? Let’s just say I read a lot! Download the OPML file here (downloaded 9897 times already!) Here’s The Big List Gotta Include My Blogs Right? SpyreStudios – Design, Blogging, Social Media Download The OPML File You can subscribe to all of these sites very easily! *Note: if you find out that a feed in this list or in the OPML file has been moved or is no longer working, please drop me a line! Your Turn To Talk Hope you discovered a few sites you didn’t know about!

jQuery Reel Plugin verb ... the room reeled GO ROUND, go round and round, whirl, spin, revolve, swirl, twirl, turn, swim. Try dragging this area or roll your mouse wheel over it Now even on Android Reel 1.3 is an established and the most versatile three-sixty player for jQuery. Teaches your ordinary image tag some new tricks turning it into a gorgeous interactive 360° object movie, panorama or stop-motion animation. Modes covering beyond usual 360° span. back up Demonstration An image is worth a thousand words. Try reel for yourself. Stitched panoramas are supported too: You can also embed annotations (e.g. text or images) of individual features on the scene. See all 19 examples incl. code samples Is it compatible? Runs everywhere! * Under the hood Reel uses nothing else than CSS background image positioning which is pretty common in all today's browsers. Who uses it? Everybody! Latest news To date, Reel is used on 2014+ domains world-wide. The CDN has run dry today and was rejecting requests. Download

« Installation de Ruby on Rails sous Linux et Windows [Dandelion Mood] » Une semaine est passée, voilà donc le premier article de la série dont je fais mention dans ce précédent post. Aujourd’hui, nous allons commencer en installant Ruby On Rails sur votre PC sous une distribution GNU/Linux populaire, Ubuntu ou sous Windows. Ne possédant pas de Mac, je me limiterai à ces deux systèmes, mais j’imagine que la procédure est également très simple. Sous Linux / Ubuntu (le plus simple). Le serveur a bien démarré, tout est en ordre ! Effectivement, disposer d’un environnement Ruby on Rails complet sous Linux est l’affaire de quelques lignes de commandes bien placées. Ensuite, nous allons installer RubyGems, sorte de répertoire de paquets contenant des extensions pour le langage Ruby. Nous parlerons plus longuement des Gems dans un prochain article, mais en attendant, il nous faut maintenant passer à l’action. Et voilà, vous disposez maintenant de RubyGems ! Vous allez maintenant me dire : mais le serveur web ? Sous Windows, à l’aide de RubyStack. Utilisons MySQL

iPhone Application And Website Development: All Tools And Tutori iPhone is rapidly mobilizing internet users & creating its own standards. At the time this post is written, there are millions of iPhones in use & numbers are increasing really fast. So, it is becoming very hard to stay in-compatible with it. There are 2 main ways to deliver your content / product into iPhone: As an applicationAs a compatible website (can act like an application) The major differences between them are, an application can use all the iPhone features (like sounds, movements…), work offline where a webpage cannot (technically yes but it is not functional) and an application can be sold / distributed via the iPhone store. You may also like: iPhone Application Development Tools Tools that are must when creating for iPhone like the SDK or the optional ones that you’ll find very handy. iPhone Dev Center By Apple The main & official source for creating iPhone applications. Free membership is required for reaching the content. PhoneGap iPhoney – Free iPhone Web Simulator iUI

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