jQuery Roundup

2010-11-09 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young

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@dailyjs. This article was written before a live studio audience.


This jQuery spinner plugin by Nick Stakenburg can display loading animations using Canvas without using any
gifs. It'll work with IE through

A spinner can be set up with new Spinner('selector'). It'll
insert a div that contains a Canvas element. I tried styling the div so
it displays inline, and it worked, so you could use the spinner in a
variety of instances.


I've been going through jQuery syntax highlighting projects, and one
that I liked was Snippet by SteamDev. It
uses an existing project's highlighting definition files,

All you need to do is put your code in a suitable tag and tell the
library what highlighter to use:


There are various colour schemes available (39 at present).


jQuewy by Jamie McElwain is a library for loading jQuery plugins:


There's a list of plugins here:

The source is available on GitHub /