9. Effects and Animations
This chapter discusses the effects and animations that jQuery offers for your web applications. Essentially, animations are based on a change of the web page or a part of the web page happening evenly or following a certain algorithm over a defined time period. This means that all the jQuery techniques for creating animations are time dependent. To just create a special effect, however, you can also use some non-time-dependent methods. The effect (for example, displaying an element) then occurs immediately when calling the method. You have already come across various effects and animations in the course of this book.
9.1. Basic Use
jQuery animations and effects are impressive (particularly for laypeople), but they belong ...