jQuery Roundup: Cuepoint, Boombox.js, jqMessageBar

2011-07-12 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young
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Cuepoint (GitHub: owainlewis / Cuepoint-JS) by Owain Lewis
is a small plugin for adding subtitles to HTML5 video:

cuepoint.init({ 5: 'Hello World' });

It's also possible to skip to points within the video, thereby
displaying specific subtitles:



Boombox.js (GitHub: cgcardona / boombox.js) by Carlos Cardona
is another library that makes dealing with the HTML5 audio
tag easier.

It actually expects the buttons given in the author's example, which on
the one hand makes it easy to distribute themes, but on the other is a
little bit restrictive. It might work well in cases where you want to
quickly add HTML5 audio capabilities to a site, but for more customised
UIs Buzz may be more suitable.


jqMessageBar (GitHub: mindscratch / jqMessageBar, License:
MIT) by Craig Wickesser helps manage a global message bar that displays errors or information. I'm always writing my own versions of
this, so I've been looking around for open source ones:

$('body').messagebar('addMessage', 'hello world', 'info');

Craig has even included tests with this plugin, written using the
Jasmine BDD library.