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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

jQuery quickie: Slot machine style navigation Navigation is one of the things you'll see on every website. I wanted to give this part a little bit extra life, and when I saw a movie yesterday that included slot machines, it suddenly hit me. Using jQuery and some basic CSS and HTML, we could add some sweet slot machine style animation to a normally boring kind of navigation. Since it's not such an advanced technique, this is also a jQuery quickie. Already wondering how it works? As usual, we want to keep our HTML as short and clean as possible. <ul id="jquerynav" class="navigation"><li><a href="#" class="marcofolio"></a></li><li><a href="#" class="rss">RSS</a></li><li><a href="#" class="twitter">Twitter</a></li><li><a href="#" class="jquery">jQuery</a></li></ul> Take note of the different class and id attributes we need to use. This is all the HTML we need to make this example work. Although the CSS isn't very spectacular, there is something that is the actual key to make this technique work. jQuery That's about it!

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SharePoint navigation - Make current item highlighting work - it One thing that bugs me (and a lot of clients of us) is that SharePoint's top menu (AKA Global navigation) highlighting is not working as we expect it to:If you create a subsite directly underneath the root web, and make it appear on global navigation, It will get highlighted when selected. BUT if you create a subsite somewhere else (say in the Site Directory), and then make it appear on global navigation, it will not get highlighted when you navigate to it. If you create a publishing page it gets highlighted when visited. BUT if you create a page in a document library it doesn't. This is an example of the current and the desired situation. Recently one of our clients asked me to fix this. * If you are not interested in the how to, you can simply download the final product from here. Starting point:While developing SharePoint, the product team has decided to use's menu control for navigation. Highlighting logic:We need to know when to highlight items. e.Item.Selected = true; 1. 2.

Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS Jun 02 2009 Studies show that top navigations tend to get the most visual attention when a user first visits a site. Having organized and intuitive navigation is key — and while most drop down menus may look aesthetically pleasing, developing them to degrade gracefully is also essential. In this tutorial I would like to go over how to create a sexy drop down menu that can also degrade gracefully. View Demo of Sexy Drop Down Menu Step1. First create an unordered list for your base top navigation. <ul class="topnav"><li><a href="#">Home</a></li><li><a href="#">Tutorials</a><ul class="subnav"><li><a href="#">Sub Nav Link</a></li><li><a href="#">Sub Nav Link</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="#">Resources</a><ul class="subnav"><li><a href="#">Sub Nav Link</a></li><li><a href="#">Sub Nav Link</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="#">About Us</a></li><li><a href="#">Advertise</a></li><li><a href="#">Submit</a></li><li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li></ul> Step2. Step3. jQuery Conclusion Homepage

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library 30+Beautiful jQuery Menu Navigation - jQuery Menu In this showcasing, we have pick up beautiful jquery menu navigation plugins and tutorials that you can also download free. In fact, menu is useful navigation link that you will see on every websites, it is an important part of website to show visitor about your website purpose and also easy for user to find information on the website. All those jquery plugin menu types such as jquery slide menu, jquery vertical menu, jquery menu dropdown, jquery context menu, jquery sliding menu, jquery tree menu, jquery menu button, jquery top menu, jquery menus, jquery menu bar, jquery floating menu, jquery accordion menu, jquery horizontal menu, jquery expanding menu, jquery hover menu, jquery popup menu…etc. You may like this post: jQuery Mouseover Effects 3-Level Responsive Drop Down Navigation Menu with jQuery CSS3 Demo Tutorial Drop Down Responsive Menu with CSS3 and jQuery Demo Tutorial Responsive Drop Down Menu jQuery CSS3 Using Icon Symbol Demo Tutorial jQuery Over Animation Menu Demo | Download Demo

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 - JQuery expandable navigation (menus) jQuery expandable navigation using nested UL's posted on Tuesday 10th February, 2009 by mark Before I begin, I am not claiming this to be a definitive technique, in fact as a relative new comer to jQuery it can no doubt be vastly improved, however I thought I would share my technique and invite people to tear it apart if they so wish! My aim Create a navigation menu using UL's and LI's with nested UL's that expand when their parent LI is clicked I will be using the minified jQuery 1.3.1 library to achieve this. HTML Markup The above HTML markup will display an unordered list with 4 list items, the second of these list items having an unordered list nested within, this UL has 3 list items of its own. The CSS As I will be using a class to toggle the visibility of the nested UL's on and off, we need to write a small piece of CSS so that the class will actually do something when it is applied. Thats it! The jQuery ... not quite finished! I also added the following code to my CSS: Thanks for reading!

Javascript Sliding Panels using Generic Animation In this tutorial, we're going to combine the original tutorial on Sliding Panels with our new tutorial on Generic Animation. Using our generic animation code, making sliding panels becomes much easier. You can download the Javascript code for generic animation here. For this tutorial, I'm going to show how to make a few different types of sliding panels. Let's start with a standard vertical slider. Here's the HTML code required to make the above example. <div style="position:relative; width:150px; height:170px; top:0px; left:0px;"><div id="exampleHeader1" style="position:absolute; width:150px; height:20px; top:0px; left:0px; background:#3b587a; text-align:center; color:#FFFFFF;" onclick="slideExample1('examplePanel1', this);"> ^^^ </div><div id="examplePanel1" style="position:absolute; width:150px; height:130px; top:20px; left:0px; background:#a6bbcd; overflow:hidden;"> Content </div></div> There's nothing too special about this code. Here's the HTML code: Source Files:

Ruby on Rails jQuery | ilovecolors - Part 2 14Jul in jQuery Using cookies with jQuery Cookies aren’t just tasty and chocolate-flavoured. They can also store useful information for your users to have a better experience on your site. Tags: tutorials 12May How to avoid double clicking with jQuery There has been always one troubling issue regarding web forms and user interaction: when the user double clicks the submit button. Read more Tags: javascript 5May How to create a jQuery plugin One of the fundamental principles of programming is encapsulation and reuse. Read more Tags: plugin, tutorials 28Apr Using jQuery to pick up where CSS leaves off In the following lecture by Chris Coyier, he gives a beautiful, and funny (which is great), introduction to jQuery and explaining how to benefit from including it in our workflow with HTML and CSS. Tags: resources 20Apr jQuery file upload: Uploadify Looking for a file uploading solution to integrate on a WordPress admin I stumbled upon the incredible jQuery file upload plugin Uploadify. Read more 10Feb 30Jan

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Opciones del QuickLaunch de Wss3 mediante SPNavitaionProvider - Un problema muy común en WSS3 es el de conseguir un menú de navegación que muestre las opciones en función del usuario y las unidades de negocio que estén activas en el portal. El menú de navegación de wss3 nos permite navegar a las distintas listas o bibliotecas que creemos. También nos permite dar de alta nuestras propias opciones desde la página de configuración de inicio rápido. El problema que tendremos en un proyecto real, será que las opciones que tengan que aparecer dependerán del usuario logado y los elementos de negocio implementados, y no podrán ser opciones estáticas. Ejemplo del problema en el mundo real En Renacimiento estamos trabajando en un cliente que tiene que desplegar más de 150 portales con una infraestructura Wss3 (no MOSS), cada portal puede tener activo una serie de features que en conjunto implementan las funcionalidades requeridas por el negocio. SPNavigationProvider SPNavigationProvider es una clase que hereda de SiteMapProvider estándar en Asp.Net2. How To

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!