10 Fresh jQuery Plugins
Posted on Jul 2, 2013
1. Mixit UpMixItUp is a light weight but great jQuery plugin that provides good animated sorting of categorized and ordered content.
2. Unslider : Responsive Slider without Fancy EffectsUnslider is the jQuery slider that just slides. It's less than 3kb. It's fluid, flexible minimal. If you want to, you can add keyboard arrow support. Not all slides are created equal, and Unslider knows it.
5 Simple Tips for More Efficient jQuery Selectors
Posted on Jun 30, 2013Remember, jQuery focuses on queries. The core of the library allows you to find DOM elements using CSS selector syntax and run methods on that collection.
jQuery uses native browser API methods to retrieve DOM collections. Newer browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) support getElementsByClassName, querySelector and querySelectorAll which parses CSS syntax. However, older browsers only offer getElementById() and getElementByTagName(). In the worst scenarios, jQuery's Sizzle engine must parse the selector string and hunt for matching elements.