09 Apr 2010


6 Under-The-Radar jQuery Animation Plugins That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

There are plenty of great, useful jQuery plugins out there. It’s great to have those kinds of plugins and know where to find them, and the community has done an excellent job of giving those plugins the attention they deserve.

There’s a whole other class of plugins, however – brilliant masterpieces that make your jaw drop as you go, “Whoa!! How did they do that?!” You don’t find them every day, but they’re definitely out there. Today we’re going to dig through the development community and unearth 6 of those amazing under-publicized animation plugins that are guaranteed to impress every developer-at-heart. Let’s get started!

03 Mar 2010


Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP

It’s been a while since we had a good development tutorial, so let’s reawaken the tradition again and have some coding fun today! I’m going to show you how to use jQuery and PHP to build a content editing system that will allow you or your client to easily edit .html pages visually.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, read on. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

01 Sep 2009


Create a Graceful jQuery Tabbed Widget in 5 Easy Steps

Tabbed widget boxes have become a popular way to display useful information while conserving valuable screen real estate. Here you’ll learn how to use jQuery and some CSS to create an attractive tabbed widget that gracefully degrades into separate boxes. Come check it out!

New to jQuery? Check out the jQuery tutorials in Webitect’s tutorial channel.

03 Mar 2009


jQuery Tutorial: Part III: Parameters

In this tutorial we will be updating the cascading menu we created in jQuery Tutorial: Part II: Cascading Menu. We’ll be adding some CSS to make it look a bit nicer, so hopefully I’ll catch some more interest of the designers!

I’ll also be adding some neat effects that make the tutorial look more like Flash, with the use of parameters. This introduction to parameters will be both helpful with our cascading menu, and with most uses of jQuery.

If you haven’t yet, go read jQuery Tutorial: Part I and jQuery Tutorial: Part II: Cascading Menu.

19 Jan 2009


jQuery Tutorial: Part II: Cascading Menu

A cascading menu is a navigation technique that can add a lot of style to any website. Without flash, you can create a flash-like navigation system that is not only fun to look at and use, but is also functional and organized.

We will be creating a very ugly cascading menu for this tutorial, but with a bit of CSS knowledge and creativity, you can make yourself a custom-made and fun menu. Here is what we’ll be making:

Cascading Menu: jQuery.Webitect.net/cascading_menu

22 Dec 2008


jQuery Tutorial: Part I

Throughout the recent months of reading other design blogs, I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers talking about, and using, jQuery. I ignored it at first, realizing it wasn’t a language I wanted to learn at this point. However, I’ve now been noticing that everyone’s been using it, and it is almost becoming a necessity for the web designer in today’s world.

So that is why I have decided to start a series of jQuery tutorials myself. It is a pretty straight-forward language, especially if you’re familiar with JavaScript. I’d like to write this series of tutorials from the perspective of a person who has never even heard of jQuery, because I was this person myself just a few months ago. I am, of course, not an expert at this point, but I plan to grow upon the tutorials as I learn more about the language, and the tricks you can do with it.