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jQuery Roundup

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jQuery Roundup

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Welcome to the jQuery Plugin Roundup 22. You can send your plugins in
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@dailyjs.

Captify

Captify by Brian Reavis is a really clean and easy way of adding
elegant captions to images. Use some markup like this:

And JavaScript:

$(function(){
    $('img.captify').captify({
  // ...

The same author also has an interesting plugin that can move scrollbars
to the left-hand-side of an element: native-looking vertical left
scrollbars
. It's a
slightly obscure thing to need to do but would drive me crazy if I
didn't have a plugin to do it for me.

filterNav

filterNav (BSD License) by Alexander Blomen helps create layered and filtered navigation systems. What I liked about it in particular was the
price range example in the demos -- as
an alternative to jQuery UI-based sliders for range selection.

The associated markup is based around unordered lists, and you just need
to call filterNav() on a suitable element to initialise it.
Custom attributes are used to represent values, like
data-value and data-min-value.

transliterate

transliterate (MIT License) by Patrick Hall is a transliteration plugin to help convert between writing systems. I expected it to be a fairly
trivial plugin for transliterating to ASCII, but it's actually a more
full-blown system that can be extended to support more transliteration
schemes.

If you're not sure what this means, there's a
demo that illustrates transliteration for katakana (which just reminded me that my first name
doesn't work in Japanese very well.)