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jQuery Plugin Roundup 9: jQueryRotate, TagCanvas, Labelizer

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jQuery Plugin Roundup 9: jQueryRotate, TagCanvas, Labelizer

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jQuery Plugin Roundup 9: jQueryRotate, TagCanvas, Labelizer

Posted by Alex R. Young on .

Welcome to the jQuery Plugin Roundup, episode 9. Remember you can send
your plugins in for review through our contact form or
@dailyjs.

I've started including a note of each plugin's license in these posts so
you can avoid using ones with crazy neckbeard licenses.

jQueryRotate

jQueryRotate (MIT License) is a plugin created by PaweĊ‚ Witkowski. It rotates images using
JavaScript and the HTML5 canvas (or VML in IE).

It can rotate images statically, or with an animation:

$('#image').rotate(45)
$('#image').rotateAnimation(90)

The author has released several iterations of the plugin, fixing bugs
and improving IE support.

TagCanvas

TagCanvas (LGPL v3) displays a 3D rotating tag cloud. It's not amazingly useful, but does demonstrate
how easy it is to do 3D effects with canvas

Labelizer

You've probably written various versions of this yourself --
Labelizer (GPL 3.0, demo) displays a prompt inside an input until it is clicked. It's easy to
use:

$('input#test-input').labelize('Stuff text in me.');