I’m going to introduce you to some of the concepts involved in getting the coordinates we need to plot our image galleries around a shape and in part 2 I’ll introduce you to jQuery Roundrr plugin I wrote that will allow you to easily create interactive event-based galleries using jQuery and a little CSS.
I would like to show you how to create and use a jQuery UI CoverFlow component powered by $.widget and CSS3 transforms. It’s highly extensible, supports click, keyboard and mousewheel interaction.The iTunes CoverFlow effect is one of my favorite user-interface patterns – it’s excellent for navigating around large collections of images (or data represented by images) and I thought it would be of great benefit to put out an updated version of this component out there.
This article on Building Single Page Applications(SPAs) With jQuery’s Best Friends; DocumentCloud’s Backbone.js, Underscore.js, LAB.js and jQuery templating.SPAs are web applications or websites which persistently run in the same page without requiring a reload for further navigation. All of the code needed for your initial load in these applications is driven by either local data or data retrieved from a web server on demand, such as any additional data required from your app that might be driven by user actions.
We will create a content panel that slides out at a predefined scroll position. It will reveal a teaser with related content and it can be expanded to full page size to show more. A custom slider allows to scroll through many items in the panel.Depending on how many items can fit to the user’s screen, we will adapt the item container in order make the maximum number of items fit, centering it horizontally.
We’ll be creating a bar that pops up at the top of a page, and stays above the content (similar to ‘hellobar’). The popup bar was only tested in Chrome and Safari and may not work in other browsers. The bar can be used to display information, for example your latest blog post, to the user.
The way the bar pops out at the top makes sure it’ll be seen. And after the visitor has seen the information, he/she has the option to hide the bar.