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jQuery 1.6.3 RC1

jQuery 1.6.3 RC1 is
out, which means the team is looking for feedback. The preferred way to
submit bug reports is jsFiddle using the jQuery
(edge)
option.

The requestAnimationFrame has been removed to avoid
problems caused when browsers schedule animations for hidden tabs. An
XSS attack vector has been fixed by stopping HTML passed to
\$() from being evaluated if a # precedes the
expression. HTML5 attribute support has also been improved.

Spin.js

Spin.js (GitHub: fgnass / spin.js, License: MIT) by Felix
Gnass is a small JavaScript library with no dependencies that creates
spinners using CSS3 (or VML for Internet Explorer). I seem to remember a
similar thing appearing on 37signals'
blog

a year ago, but this library makes it easy for anyone to drop spinners
into a page with little trouble.

The author also has a suggested jQuery plugin wrapper in the
documentation:

$.fn.spin = function(opts) {
  this.each(function() {
    var $this = $(this),
        spinner = $this.data('spinner');

    if (spinner) spinner.stop();
    if (opts !== false) {
      opts = $.extend({color: $this.css('color')}, opts);
      spinner = new Spinner(opts).spin(this);
      $this.data('spinner', spinner);
    }
  });
  return this;
};

jQuery imagesLoaded

jQuery imagesLoaded (GitHub: desandro / imagesloaded) by David DeSandro (and based on a script by Paul Irish) is a small plugin
for tracking when images have loaded inside a parent element. You get a
callback which receives an array of images:

$('selector').imagesLoaded(function($images) {
  // Callback
});