jQuery plugin

fullPage.js – always scroll from top within sections

Scroll long sections always from top.
This works only for section without slides.

$('#fullpage').fullpage({
  scrollOverflow: true,
  onLeave: function(index, nextIndex, direction){
    $('.fp-scrollable').each(function() {
      var iScrollInstance = $(this).data('iscrollInstance');
      iScrollInstance.scrollTo(0,0, 2000);
    });
  }
});

Prevent bxSlider stop auto

Prevent bxSlider stop auto slides transition, when navigating through slides.

$(document).ready(function(){
	var slider = $('#slideshow').bxSlider({
		auto: true,
		stopAuto: false,
		startSlide: 0
	});
	
	$(document).on('click','.bx-pager-link',function() {
	    slider.stopAuto();
	    slider.startAuto();
	});
});

Rudimentary text expander

There are jQuery plugins, like TextExpander, which work well with portions of text wrapped inside a single element (like a ‘<p>’ tag), but when it comes to collapse block elements, the animation is not so smooth.

Here is a very rudimentary (but working) solution for truncating sections of text paragraphs and adding a ‘read more’ button.

<div class="expandable">
    <div class="inner">
        <p>Some text ...</p>
        <p>Some text ...</p>
    </div>
</div>
.expandable .inner {
    overflow: hidden;
}
$('div.expandable > div.inner').each(function(){
	var expadable_height = $(this).height();
	var visible_lines = 42; //the height of the minimum visible lines of text in px
	$(this).css('height', visible_lines); 
	$(this).parent('div.expandable').append('<span class="see-more">See More</span>');
	
	var toggle = 0;
	$(this).siblings('.see-more').click(function(){
		if( toggle == 1 ){
			$(this).siblings('div.inner').animate({height: visible_lines}, 500);
			$(this).text('See More');
			toggle = 0;
		} else {
			$(this).siblings('div.inner').animate({height: expadable_height}, 500);
			$(this).text('See Less');
			toggle = 1;
		}
	});
});

Demo

Quick and simple jQuery accordion

A simple jQuery snippet for those times when you don’t need an entire plugin, but just something quick, and on the spot.

<ul class="accordion">
	<li>
		<div class="heading">Lorem ipsum dolor</div>
		<div class="content">
			Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...
		</div>
	</li>
</ul>
//accordion
$('.accordion .content').hide();

$('.accordion .heading').click(function(){
	$(this).siblings('.content').slideToggle('fast');
	$(this).parent().toggleClass('active');
	$(this).parent().siblings().children('.content:visible').slideUp('fast');
	$(this).parent().siblings().children('.content:visible').parent().removeClass('active');
});

See demo here.

BxSlider slides counter

Update! Scroll to updated code.

Add a slides counter ( current/total ) to bxSlider carousels, using bxSlider callbacks and methods.
You just have to add an html element ( ex. ‘<div id=”slide-counter”></div>’ ), where to show the numbers, and the code below will do the rest.

function insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count){
	$('#slide-counter').html('<strong>'+ (slide_curr + 1) +'</strong>/'+ slide_count);
};

var slider = $('#slideshow').bxSlider({
	auto: true,
	pager: false,
	onSliderLoad: function (){
		var slide_count = slider.getSlideCount();
		var slide_curr = slider.getCurrentSlide();
		insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count);
	},
	onSlideNext: function (){
		var slide_count = slider.getSlideCount();
		var slide_curr = slider.getCurrentSlide();
		insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count);
	},
	onSlidePrev: function (){
		var slide_count = slider.getSlideCount();
		var slide_curr = slider.getCurrentSlide();
		insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count);
	}
});

Because ‘onSlideNext’ and ‘onSlidePrev’ callbacks are executed only before each “Next” or “Prev” slide transition, if you want to use a ‘pager’ for navigating through slides, you’ll need to use the ‘onSlideAfter’ callback.

function insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count){
	$('#slide-counter').html('<strong>'+ (slide_curr + 1) +'</strong>/'+ slide_count);
};

var slider = $('#slideshow').bxSlider({
	auto: true,
	pager: false,
	onSliderLoad: function (){
		var slide_count = slider.getSlideCount();
		var slide_curr = slider.getCurrentSlide();
		insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count);
	},
	onSlideAfter: function (){
		var slide_count = slider.getSlideCount();
		var slide_curr = slider.getCurrentSlide();
		insertCount(slide_curr,slide_count);
	}
});

Here you can find a demo.


Updated code, and demo with the latest BxSlider version.
The old code with the 4.1.2 bxSlider version, throws an error if the “getSlideCount()” public method is called in a callback fuction.

$('#slide-counter').prepend('<strong class="current-index"></strong>/');

var slider = $('#slideshow').bxSlider({
	auto: true,
	onSliderLoad: function (currentIndex){
		$('#slide-counter .current-index').text(currentIndex + 1);
	},
	onSlideBefore: function ($slideElement, oldIndex, newIndex){
		$('#slide-counter .current-index').text(newIndex + 1);
	}
});

$('#slide-counter').append(slider.getSlideCount());

Updated demo

JQuery Cycle pager with leading zeros

Adding leading zeros to Cycle’s pager can sometimes make a big visual difference. Using the pagerAnchorBuilder this can be achieved very simple:

pagerAnchorBuilder: function(idx, slide) {
	if (idx < 10) {
		return '<li><a href="#">0' + (idx+1) + '</a></li>';
	} else {
		return '<li><a href="#">' + (idx+1) + '</a></li>';
	}

Checkbox tree with jQuery

Update:

With nothing to do, I remembered the failure with the checkbox tree, and I started re-thinking it. With nothing else on my mind, took me very short time to figure my mistakes; …so now i will update this post and the demo. Of course my opinion about checkboxtree jQuery plugin remains the same, but if you don’t want to use an entire plugin, then you can always use the code here.


Sometime ago I needed an “checkbox tree” ( a nested list with checkboxes in every node ), for options that have sub-options. I decided to write one of my own.

After some try & error, I come up with the following code :

Below is the new improved and corrected code.


(function($){

$('ul#checkboxes input[type="checkbox"]').each (
 function () {
  $(this).bind('click change', function (){
   if($(this).is(':checked')) {
    $(this).siblings('ul').find('input[type="checkbox"]').attr('checked', 'checked');
    $(this).parents('ul').siblings('input[type="checkbox"]').attr('checked', 'checked');
   } else {
    $(this).siblings('ul').find('input[type="checkbox"]').removeAttr('checked', 'checked');
   }
  });
 }
);

})(jQuery);

you can see it in action here. (updated demo, with the new code).

I also found this checkboxtree jQuery plugin . I gave it a try, and worked perfectly, and you just have to write:

$('ul#checkboxes').checkboxTree({ });

and you will have a checkboxtree. This plugin has a lot of options, that you will find on the plugin homepage.

I made a simple demo using the plugin, that you can see it here, but you can see a lot more here.