jQuery Roundup: jQuery UI 1.9.1, IndexedDB on Cordova, Backbone.ViewKit

2012-10-30 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young
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jQuery UI 1.9.1

jQuery UI 1.9.1 was released a few days ago. This is a maintenance release that includes bug fixes for many widgets and the core library. The jQuery UI 1.9.1 Changelog has full details of the fixes.

Bootstrap 2.2.0

Bootstrap 2.2.0 templates

Bootstrap 2.2.0 is out. This version includes much needed additional templates, a media component, a new variable-driven typographic scale, and other more minor tweaks.

IndexedDB on Cordova

Parashuram Narasimhan has got his IndexedDB polyfill working on on Cordova. This means it can be used with iOS and Android applications:

Parashuram's posts include details on the techniques he uses to get IndexedDB working on each platform. For example, with Android he currently has to use JavaScript to inject the polyfill during the deviceready event.


Backbone.ViewKit (License: MIT) by Scott Nelson is a Backbone.js plugin for managing views with transitions in an iOS-inspired fashion. It adds Backbone.ViewKit.ViewPort which renders sets of views, displaying one at a time. Stacks of views are managed using Backbone.ViewKit.ViewStack, which allows views to be pushed or popped as required.

Transition animations can be triggered using Backbone.ViewKit.Transition:

new Backbone.ViewKit.Transitions.Slide({
   reverse: false
 , duration: 0.4
 , easing: 'ease-out'
 , delay: 0

There's a demo here: Backbone.ViewKit demo.