jQuery Plugin Roundup 11: Default, YoxView, Panel Magic

2010-06-15 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

Welcome to the jQuery Plugin Roundup, episode 11. Remember you can send
your plugins in for review through our contact form or


Default (MIT and GPL) by James Brumond can be used to manage default text for form fields. The API can be
accessed by calling defaultText on a form element:

$('input').defaultText({ defText: 'Enter your first name' }))

Alternatively, title attributes will be used for the
defText option when calling defaultText with
no parameters.


YoxView (MIT license) by Yossi Kolesnicov is yet another lightbox-style image viewer. It can work
with video sites like YouTube, and also image sharing sites like Flickr.
It's also optimised for search engines. Multiple images can be assigned
for a single thumbnail as well, which not all lightbox libraries

After installing the script and required assets, usage is pretty simple:


The expected HTML is a set of images inside a div. For more details, see
the API documentation.

Panel Magic

jquery-panel-magic (MIT License) by Craig Hoover is a curious plugin that turns a page into a
set of panels that can be navigated between in a fashion similar to
Apple's Exposé (or Safari's home screen). The author is experimenting
with iPad support, and it seems like a good fit for touchscreens.