jQuery Roundup: 1.9, UI 1.10, Maskew

2012-12-18 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young
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jQuery 1.9 Beta 1

jQuery 1.9 Beta 1 has been released, and this version removes previously deprecated features so you'll want to pay attention. Fortunately, Dave Methvin has been working on jquery / jquery-migrate, which is a plugin for figuring out which deprecated features are being used in your projects. The development version shows console warning messages, and these are stored in jQuery.migrateWarnings for browsers that don't support console. There's a full list of the warnings in jQuery Migrate Plugin - Warning Messages.

The focus of 1.9 has been API cleanup, and there's also a jQuery 1.9 Upgrade Guide, where these API changes have been documented.

jQuery UI 1.10 Beta

jQuery UI 1.10 Beta is out. This version features a new API for the Dialog widget, and a redesigned Progressbar API.

There are major API changes in 1.10, so if you haven't updated to 1.9 yet then you might want to read through the 1.9 upgrade guide.


Get skewed.

Maskew (GitHub: dmotz / maskew, License: MIT) by Dan Motzenbecker is a small plugin that can skew elements along a specified angle. It has an optional jQuery plugin, but also has a simple prototype class API. It has support for touchscreen events, specified by passing { touch: true } as an argument.

Dan has included the build script and some tests.