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I go through a lot of jQuery plugins every week. Most plugins are thrown
onto a dodgy WordPress blog as a zip file (and sometimes even rar). If
you're distributing plugins, please consider the following:
- Using source control on a public site like GitHub to distribute your plugin and allow people to track updates
- Writing tests
- Giving the plugin a license (most people use GPL or MIT)
- Writing documentation
- Hosting a demo (GitHub Pages can also be used to host demo pages for free)
And then I won't get grumpy and think your plugin looks unprofessional.
license) by Thomas Billenstein is a nice little Twitter library for
displaying real-time updates. It can read a user's tweets, lists, or a
There's a demo
page that links to
several different examples.
todos.js by Jérôme Gravel-Niquet, which uses jQuery and Backbone.js.
The code for todos.js is presented in a really cool way, with commentary
on the left and code on the right. A version of the code is running
jQuery Masonry (MIT
license) by David DeSandro is a layout plugin that can position floats
in an evenly spaced grid. DeSandro has quite a collection of resources
to go with the plugin, including frequently asked
issues, and documentation.