Chapter 4. Styling and Animating

If actions speak louder than words, then in the JavaScript world, effects make actions speak louder still. With jQuery, we can easily add impact to our actions through a set of simple visual effects and even craft our own more sophisticated animations.

The effects offered by jQuery supply simple visual flourishes that grant a sense of movement and modernity to any page. However, apart from being mere decoration, they can also provide important usability enhancements that help orient the user when there is some change on a page (especially common in Ajax applications).

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Changing the styling of elements on the fly
  • Hiding and showing elements with various built-in effects
  • Creating custom ...

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