jQuery Plugin Roundup 9: jQueryRotate, TagCanvas, Labelizer

2010-05-11 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

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

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 (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:


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


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


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

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