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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 8/19/2008 10:16 PM EST : jQuery @ GuildPortal
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Aaron Lewis
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Hey all!

I'm sure a lot of the HTML/Javascripting types have already noticed the inclusion of jQuery in the HEAD section of all guild pages.  GuildPortal uses it for things like the "lightbox" effect for loading some types of content into a not-really-popup-window (click on one of the service updates listed on the right of this page for an example), as well as the asynchronous functionality of the Shout box, and some CSS stuff.

We'll be doing other things with it, as well, but I wanted to drop a note here in the Designer Corner forum (what are you doing in the corner, anyway?!) to let you know that it was there, and available for you to use in your own scripts.

For those who haven't heard of it, it's a great little javascript library that abstracts away a lot of the mundane or just plain messy things about writing javascript code, including the pain of writing cross-browser javascript that -- I firmly believe -- could only be rivaled by that of giving birth.

I plan to keep the library updated about a month or so behind the official releases, so that any problems with the library are worked out elsewhere.  I'm looking at some of the plugins, but the inclusion of any of those would be something that'd have to be weighed against page size increases and all that.

Here are some links to get you started, if you're interested:

jQuery Home Page
jQuery Documentation
jQuery Tutorials <-- nummy

Going to go ahead and sticky this one for a bit.  Maybe if you find a good resource, link it?
This topic was moved from forum Design Help Forum to forum Scripter's Corner by Aaron Lewis.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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