Friday, December 30, 2005

Some neat JavaScript howtos

So I found these neat JavaScript howtos on's popular bookmarks.

  • JavaScript Animation - This shows a pretty simple way to do JavaScript animation. What do I mean by that? Imagine a button that changes color as you scroll over it. That's NOT JavaScript animation. Now imagine that the button gradually changes from one color to the next and then gradually change back as you roll off of it. It's the gradualness -- the memory effect -- that makes it animation. Take a look at some of the examples on the page. It's a neat effect.

  • Lightbox JS - This is a little simpler but at the same time a little more stunning. It's an easy-to-use JavaScript to make linking thumbnails to full-sized images a bit prettier. Rather than directing you to a new page, it displays the full sized image overlayed on top of the current page. It sort of dims the rest of the page (in a transparent sorta way). Once you click on the page, it goes back to normal. Again, look at the webpage for an example.
I also found some non-JavaScript links that might be helpful.
So I was thinking those were fun.

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