What is jQuery?
It has numerous features, including iterating through elements, adding/removing events, applying visual effects and AJAX/AHAH.
Lightweight, yet powerful with a fairly active mailing list.
Technorati (blog search) is one web site that uses it.
It is also fairly easy to create plugins, and here are a few I have done:
- Checkbox manipulation - working with checkboxes
- fix Q tags - wrap
q tags with proper quotes in Internet Explorer
- focus fields - add an outline and background to text inputs when they are given focus
- jQIR - replace text with images
- newsticker - a news ticker for sequentially showing each item in a list
- numeric - allow only numbers to be typed into a text box
- preload images - preload any images that you may use in the future (e.g. for image rollovers)
- reverse - reverse the order of elements after selecting with jQuery (does not reverse the order on the page, just the order internally for manipulating them)
- Select box manipulation - add/remove options in select boxes as well as sort them
- tooltip demo - a basic demonstration on how to do a tooltip with jQuery (this is the same one as that used on the jQuery API page)
- time picker - display a list of times when you click on an input
There is an extensive list of plugins available on the jQuery site.
Text Clips for Programmers's Notepad 2 (PN2)
jQuery Text Clips are available for PN2.
There is also a generator available for creating the text clips file yourself.
For more information about PN2 and other text clips, go to Text Clips