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Learn How to Create a jQuery Plugin

Language: English Quality: High Has Audio: true Source: NetTuts Media: Flash Posted On: 12 Feb 09
You might think to yourself, "What is all the fuss with jQuery? You have to download a bunch of plugins to even make the library worth while.". First, that isn't true. Second, the jQuery library was specifically designed for that very purpose. By keeping the core library as small as possible - about 16 kb - users can then apply additional plugins at their own discretion. Today, I'll teach you how to build your first "Center" plugin from scratch. Let's get started!

Objective
We want to create a plugin that will dynamically adjust the styling of a specified element in order to keep it vertically and horizontally centered on the page at all times - even when the browser window is resized. Very little is required up front. You only need to make sure that you have the jQuery library downloaded

Author: Jeffrey Way
Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm the editor of NETTUTS, and the Site Manager of Theme Forest. I spend too much time in front of the computer and find myself telling my fiance', "We'll go in 5 minutes!" far too often. I just can't go out to dinner while I'm still producing FireBug errors...drives me crazy. I love jQuery, PHP, MYSQL, CSS, AJAX - pretty much anything

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