Must have jQuery plugins [May 2008]

Here is my current list of must have jQuery plugins as of May 2008. I don’t start a project without the latest version of these plugins in my javascript directory.

  • Forms
    Mike Alsup has created a must have here with his forms plugin. Ajax-ified forms at their easiest.
  • File Tree
    A very pretty file tree that was super easy to implement in Web Connection.
  • idTabs
    I’ve written about idTabs before.
  • Masked Input
    Keeping users honest
  • BlockUI
    Mike Alsup, the form plugin author, also has this great plugin that I use for confirmations and to focus the user to make a decision.
  • LiveQuery
    When you absolutely, positively have to keep an event bound no matter what happens to your DOM.
  • Quick Search
    Take a list or table and search through it as you type. See it in action live on the Salem Clinic website.

All of these work with the latest version of jQuery that I have in production (1.2.3).

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A one in a million chance

The 2008 primary season will be over next week and I’m not sorry to see it end. This quote from May of 2007 pretty well sums up where things are in May of 2008.

“We sometimes joke here that if this primary process ends up as fractured as it appears at this particular point, you know, there’s the one-in-a-million shot that perhaps things won’t be sewed up by June 3rd, and South Dakota may get some national attention. But that’s literally a one-in-a-million chance of that happening. And as opposed to that, I rather think it’ll be pretty much wrapped in February.” ~ South Dakota’s Secretary of State, Chris Nelson.