The jQuery ContextMenu Plugin was designed for web applications in need of menus on a possibly large amount of objects. Unlike the other similar plugins, contextMenu doesn’t need to bind itself to triggering objects. This allows injecting and removing triggers without having to re-initialize or update contextMenu.

The contextMenu can provide a simple list of clickable commands, or offer an in-menu form. This makes very simple attribute modification possible. The contextMenu knows the two callbacks show and hide which can be used to update the state of commands within the menu. This allows en/disabling commands, changing icons or updating the values of contained <input> elements.

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Tutorialzine has written a great tutorial: Create an iOS-like Home Screen using CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is a neat programming language meant to enhance the good parts of JavaScript, while working around the not so good. It makes OOP easy and introduces a number of useful additions such as comprehensions, new syntax for functions and scope handling, along with numerous small improvements.

But don’t fall pray to the hype surrounding it just yet – CoffeeScript isn’t going to replace JavaScript any time soon, as it sacrifices some of the agility that JS provides in attempt to make development easier. The CS way might not be the best fit for your project.

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Flexible Nav is a small jQuery library which add a smart navigation bar on the right of the page. It improves a web page navigation and helps to visualize different sections of a document, an article of any web page.

The library can generate for you the nav sidebar content providing elements to display in navigation. By default, it uses <h1> to <h3> elements to retrieve and locate the different sections of a document but you can override these elements selector.

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h5ai tries to make browsing directories on Apache servers more pleasant. More pleasant by styling it in a modern way as well as by speeding up browsing through different views, a breadcrumb and a tree overview.

Using such approaches brings h5ai closer to the look and feel of local file browsers and makes browsing files on the server straightforward even for new and unexperienced users. h5ai is provided under the terms of the CC BY-SA 3.0 License.

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When appropriate, Trevor Davis really like the ones that add smooth scrolling and highlight the navigation depending upon which part of the page you have scrolled to. That’s why he wrote jQuery One Page Navigation Plugin.

He wanted the page to scroll smoothly when the navigation was clicked, so he used the jQuery ScrollTo plugin. He also wanted the page to automatically highlight the correct navigation section depending upon which section was scrolled to, and that was where he added some custom code.

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Quicksand is a very functional jQuery plugin for reordering and/or filtering items with a sleek and smooth shuffling animation.

This awesome plugin simply replaces a collection of items with another and also comes with a fair few options – like setting the duration or the easing type of the animation (optionally, Easing plugin can be used for more easing types).

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jQuery File Tree is a configurable, AJAX file browser plugin for jQuery. You can create a customized, fully-interactive, valid and semantic XHTML file tree with as little as one line of JavaScript code.

jQuery File Tree is fully customizeable via CSS with the ability to style icons based on file extension. It also supports custom connector scripts for extended functionality. The expand and collapse event are customizable as well.

jQuery File Tree works in all browsers supported by jQuery. It has been fully tested in Internet Explorer 6 & 7, Firefox 2, Safari 3 and Opera 9.

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jQuery ListNav Plugin supplies an easy way to unobtrusively add a letter-based navigation widget to any UL or OL list. An easily stylable (via CSS) nav bar appears above the list, showing the user the letters A-through-Z.

Clicking one of the letters filters the list to show only the items in the list that start with that letter. Hovering over a letter (optionally) shows a count above the letter, indicating how many items will be displayed if that letter is clicked. Other options give you control over the basic functionality.

ListNav works great on long lists. It supports multiple lists on the same page. And it has been tested on IE6, IE7, Firefox 2 and 3 (Windows and Mac), Safari (Windows and Mac).

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Easy Accordion plugin will get your definition lists (DTs) and generate a nice and smooth horizontal accordion. You can then decide to make it a timed slideshow or leave it still.

Easy Accordion plugin keeps the HTML to the minimum, is SEO friendly and fully accessible, uses the CSS rotation to rotate the slide titles (no need for images), works in all the major browsers, allows for autoplay, it’s opensource and fully customizable and, what count most, it’s free! And it has been tested on Firefox 3.5+, IE6/7/8, Safari 5+ and Google Chrome.

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AddyOsmani is going to teach us how to create a useful hover-based user interface using jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 and @font-face. Why a hover-based interface? With the popularity of touch-based web applications simplifying the way that people can use sites on mobile devices, there’s room for us to look into ways of making it even easier for people to use sites in desktop-based browsers too.

WanderWall achieves that and what it could easily be used for a portfolio or business site but the concepts we’ll learn could certainly be used to expand the idea further.

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