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Beginning jQuery by Jack Franklin

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CHAPTER 10

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More jQuery Plug-ins

You ended the last chapter with a pretty awesome accordion plug-in that you built based on the initial accordion code you wrote in Chapter 7. In this chapter, you will take your Dribbble API work from Chapter 8 and turn it into a plug-in. You’ll do this by making a slightly different type of plug-in, one that exists directly on the jQuery object. This means instead of calling it on a set, as you did previously:

$("div").somePlugin();

You call it directly:

$.somePlugin();

There are certain situations in which you should use the first style, and other situations where you should use the latter. I’ll explain those. ...

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