Playground

In this category you will find experiments, plugins and articles related to web development and programming. Here we present some new ideas and inspiration for solving problems and tackling challenges around web development.

Arctext.js – Curving Text with CSS3 and jQuery

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While CSS3 allows us to rotate letters, it is quite complicated to arrange each letter along a curved path. Arctext.js is a jQuery plugin that let’s you do exactly that. Based on Lettering.js, it calculates the right rotation of each letter and distributes the letters equally across the imaginary arc of the given radius.

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With Rocking Letters into the New Year

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2011 has been an exciting year for Codrops and we want to thank you for supporting us! We’ve learned a lot and it’s a privilege to us to be able to share our tutorials, experiments and thoughts with you. We hope that you have enjoyed our content and that it was inspiring and useful to you!

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Wave Display Effect with jQuery

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How cool is it to sometimes just display content a little bit differently? Today we want to share an experiment with you that let’s you show images and content in a unique form – a wave. The idea is to initially have some smaller thumbnails rotated and placed in a wave-like manner. When clicking on a thumbnail, we’ll “zoom” into the wave. Clicking again will make the large content area appear; here we will show some more content.

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Automatic Image Montage with jQuery

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Arranging images in a montage like fashion can be a challenging task when considering certain constraints, like the window size when using fullscreen, the right image number to fill all the available space or also the size of the images in use. With the following script you can automatically create a montage, either for a liquid container or a fixed size container (including fullscreen), with the option to fill all the gaps.

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Image Zoom Tour with jQuery

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Today we want to share a little zoom tour script with you. Showing a main image initially, we want to be able to zoom into certain parts of the image by clicking on tags, using another image for the closer view. This next step can contain other tags that again allow to show more images. We achieve the “zoom” effect by enlarging the current image and fading in the new one.

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Circular Content Carousel with jQuery

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Today we want to share a simple circular content carousel with you. The idea is to have some content boxes that we can slide infinitely (circular). When clicking on the “more” link, the respective item moves to the left and a content area will slide out. Now we can navigate through the carousel where each step will reveal the next or previous content box with its expanded content. Clicking on the closing cross will slide the expanded content area back in and animate the item to its original position.

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