jQuery for Web Designers
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jQuery for Web Designers

with Joe Chellman

Video: Solution: Improve the animation

In this challenge the goal was to refine the animated images, and then add some extra feedback to the shopping card area. Here's my solution. As you can see the images are getting smaller and fading out as they go over here, and then when they get here there is a little message that says, added whatever the thing was. Now, obviously if we were building a real cart, we might want to do something a little more sophisticated. But for our purposes right now it's just about getting some feedback in there. So let's see how this works. Here I am in my solution file. I'll jump down to the end. So most of this is unchanged.
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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. What you should know
      37s
    3. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 11m 59s
    1. jQuery is a JavaScript library?
      1m 15s
    2. When to use jQuery
      2m 51s
    3. Alternatives to jQuery
      1m 24s
    4. Which version of jQuery to use
      1m 50s
    5. How to install jQuery
      3m 21s
    6. Reference materials
      1m 18s
  3. 19m 19s
    1. Getting ready
      2m 26s
    2. Selecting elements to use
      3m 54s
    3. Performing multiple operations on the same line with chaining
      2m 30s
    4. Using classes to find what you're looking for
      3m 52s
    5. Adding, modifying, and removing content dynamically
      4m 3s
    6. Challenge: Form feedback
      1m 12s
    7. Solution: Form feedback
      1m 22s
  4. 18m 28s
    1. Triggering a change based on activity with event binding
      4m 37s
    2. Reading and changing values
      4m 17s
    3. Working with HTML attributes
      4m 55s
    4. Challenge: Dynamic contact form
      1m 27s
    5. Solution: Dynamic contact form
      3m 12s
  5. 16m 42s
    1. Using the Colorbox plugin to build a slideshow gallery
      4m 22s
    2. Implementing Colorbox on your site
      2m 46s
    3. Changing Colorbox options
      5m 53s
    4. Challenge: Convert to a slideshow
      1m 6s
    5. Solution: Convert to a slideshow
      2m 35s
  6. 28m 37s
    1. Using jQuery or CSS to animate elements
      2m 24s
    2. Creating simple jQuery animations
      4m 35s
    3. Animating numeric properties with animate()
      4m 56s
    4. Understanding animation easing
      4m 4s
    5. Putting it together: Flowers in the cart
      6m 4s
    6. Callbacks: What to do when the animation ends
      3m 27s
    7. Challenge: Improve the animation
      1m 3s
    8. Solution: Improve the animation
      2m 4s
  7. 4m 45s
    1. More fun plugins
      2m 38s
    2. What's next: More jQuery
      50s
    3. What's next: More JavaScript
      1m 17s

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1h 42m Intermediate Oct 31, 2013

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Take the next step in your web design career with jQuery, which amplifies JavaScript's power and puts a library of prebuilt functions and a diverse selection of plugins at web designers' fingertips. This course explains what jQuery is, how to install it, and use it to script more interesting, interactive websites. Author Joe Chellman will show you how to use jQuery to add web form usability, audio and video, animation, and other features like slideshow galleries to your existing HTML and CSS-based webpages.

Check out JavaScript for Web Designers for more detailed instruction on JavaScript.

Topics include:
  • What is jQuery?
  • Installing jQuery
  • Performing multiple operations with chaining
  • Using classes
  • Adding, modifying, and removing content dynamically
  • Triggering a change with event binding
  • Creating a dynamic contact form
  • Building a slideshow gallery
  • Creating simple jQuery animations
Subject:
Web
Software:
jQuery
Author:
Joe Chellman

Solution: Improve the animation

In this challenge the goal was to refine the animated images, and then add some extra feedback to the shopping card area. Here's my solution. As you can see the images are getting smaller and fading out as they go over here, and then when they get here there is a little message that says, added whatever the thing was. Now, obviously if we were building a real cart, we might want to do something a little more sophisticated. But for our purposes right now it's just about getting some feedback in there. So let's see how this works. Here I am in my solution file. I'll jump down to the end. So most of this is unchanged.

There are just a few modifications. So first of all, I'm animating the CSS opacity which is another numeric property we can touch. And I'm animating it down to zero, even though I didn't have an explicit opacity set in my CSS at the beginning, jQuery still knows what it currently is when you start, and can animate it down to another value. And here's my width which I'm just animating down to 30 pixels. I could animate it all the way down to zero if I wanted. But this looked pretty good to me. And finally I'm modifying this callback, so I'm not just removing my ghost at the end. But I'm also adding this message.

And the way I'm doing that is first crafting the message here. This is perhaps the trickiest bit. So what I'm doing is referring back to this link variable, way up here. Let's look at that. Going to inspect this. Scroll up so you can see a little better. So the original click link surrounds a lot of HTML, there is the image which I found to create my ghost, but then there is also an H4 tag that contains the name of the item, so that's what I was looking for. I go back up to the link, I find that H4 and extract its text.

And then I stick that all inside a string, concatenate it together with a BR tag at the end, so that everything will be on separate lines. I take all of that and append it to the target which is the cart target. So to recap, a couple of extra properties to animate and then making the selection of the original item which I was able to do having save this way up here. You could of course make another selection, but it's more efficient to use your original selection. And then appending it in the right place. So that's how I did. I'm curious to know how you did it.

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