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Welcome to the jQuery Plugin Roundup 25. You can send your plugins in
for review through our contact form or
@dailyjs.

Lettering.js

Lettering.js by Dave Rupert (and some other folks) can split a container into spans that
contain each letter, like this:

$(".fancy_title").lettering();

Which generates:

  S
  o
  m
  e

  T
  i
  t
  l
  e

It's hard to visualise what kind of effects might be possible with this
plugin, but the heading in the blog post is a great example (pictured
above).

Word wrap can also be used. The author makes an interesting point about
performance in the blog post:

Unfortunately, we found the best solution to avoid/minimize the FOUT caused by this plugin is to put your scripts (jQuery, Lettering.js) in the document . On the one hand, your page will load slower. On the other hand, a flash/restyling makes your site feel slow. Users might ultimately feel the site is faster if they don’t see the FOUT.

This plugin is available on GitHub: davatron5000 /
Lettering.js
. There's no
licensing information yet.

jSlider

I've covered quite a few of these plugins now, but this one is shaping
up to be a smart little project.
jSlider (GPL/MIT) by Fredrik Forsmo is an extensible image slider. Just run
\$.jSlider('#container') and you're done.

The project is on GitHub at Frozzare /
jSlider
.

Catch My Fame

The Catch My
Fame
site also
has a lot of jQuery gallery plugins. Panel
Gallery

in particular has a lot of effects and is interesting because it doesn't
require images to be sliced or edited, it'll shove images into
containers appropriately.