jQuery Roundup: 1.5.2, Kern.js, Zoomooz, Amplify

2011-03-29 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

jQuery 1.5.2 RC 1

jQuery 1.5.2 RC 1 has
been released, and the final version of 1.5.2 should be out on March


Kern.js (GitHub: bstrom87 / kern.js, WTFPL) by Brendan
Stromberger helps generate styles for more refined kerning using

Lettering.js has recently added a gallery of sites that use their
styles; it's worth checking out, too.


Zoomooz (GitHub: jaukia / zoomooz) by Janne Aukia makes
elements on a page "zoomable" -- the page apparently zooms into a
smaller slice of content. The example on the project's homepage consists
of small tiles which zoom in when clicked.


Amplify (GitHub: appendto / amplify, MIT/GPL) provides a
unified API for data sources. A set of components are provided for
managing data-related tasks: the store component manages client-side
data, a request component provides enhancements to jQuery's Ajax
library, and there's also a pub/sub system. It's like a Swiss Army knife
for data.

The author has already written up full documentation for