jQuery

Using fullPage.js to make a vertical split-screen parallax

fullPage.js, as its author states, is a jQuery plugin which allows you to “create full screen pages fast and simple”.

How about using it to make a split-screen parallax fast and simple ?

First the required HTML structure:

<div id="splitscreen">
  <div class="section">
    <div class="column column-left">Left Side</div>
    <div class="column column-right">Right Side</div>
  </div>
</div>

Then init the fullPage.js, and customize the settings to your taste.

$(document).ready(function() {
 $('#splitscreen').fullpage({
   navigation: false,
   scrollingSpeed: 1000,
 });
});

Now the CSS for the split-screen:

#splitscreen > .section .column-left {
  float: left;
  width: 50%;
  color: #000;
  background: #fff;
}

#splitscreen > .section .column-right {
  float: right;
  width: 50%;
  color: #fff;
  background: #000;
}

#splitscreen > .section .column-left {
  transition: all 1s ease 0s;
  transform: translateY(100%);
  backface-visibility: hidden;
}

#splitscreen > .section .column-right {
  transition: all 1s ease 0s;
  transform: translateY(-100%);
  backface-visibility: hidden;
}

#splitscreen > .section.active {
  z-index: 1;
}

#splitscreen > .section.active .column-left {
  transform: translateY(0);
}

#splitscreen > .section.active .column-right {
  transform: translateY(0);
}

#splitscreen > .section.active ~ .section .column-left {
  transform: translateY(-100%);
}

#splitscreen > .section.active ~ .section .column-right {
  transform: translateY(100%);
}

/* prevent fullpage from translating the page */
#splitscreen {
  transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px) !important;
}

#splitscreen > .section {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
}

Split screen parallax demo.

Hide popup when clicking outside

//show popup when clicking the trigger
$('#trigger').on('click touch', function(){
  $('#tooltip').show();
});			

//hide it when clicking anywhere else except the popup and the trigger
$(document).on('click touch', function(event) {
  if (!$(event.target).parents().addBack().is('#trigger')) {
    $('#tooltip').hide();
  }
});

// Stop propagation to prevent hiding "#tooltip" when clicking on it
$('#tooltip').on('click touch', function(event) {
  event.stopPropagation();
});

Demo

Slide out hamburger menu

It is known that the slide out menus ( or hamburger menus ) are the best way of making a menu usable for mobile.

This method uses jQuery in order to clone the markup of the desktop version menu, and make it slide out. Check out the demo.

<body>
	<div id="container">
		<div id="header">
			<div id="navigation">
				<ul>
					<li>
						<a href="#">Lorem Ipsum</a>
					</li>
					<li>
						<a href="#">Lorem Ipsum</a>
					</li>
				</ul>
			</div>
			<span id="toggle-menu">Menu</span>
		</div>
	</div>
</body>
$('#navigation').clone().prependTo('body').addClass('mobile-navigation').removeAttr('id');
$('div.mobile-navigation').prepend('<span class="close">Close</span>');

$('#toggle-menu').bind('click touch', function(){
	if( $('div.mobile-navigation').hasClass('open') ){
		$('div.mobile-navigation').animate({width: "0px"}, 300).removeClass('open');
		$('#container').animate({left: "0px"}, 300);
	} else {
		$('div.mobile-navigation').animate({width: "210px"}, 300).addClass('open');
		$('#container').animate({left: "-210px"}, 300);
	}
});

$('div.mobile-navigation span.close').bind('click touch', function(){
	$('div.mobile-navigation').animate({width: "0px"}, 300).removeClass('open');
	$('#container').animate({left: "0px"}, 300);
});
#container {
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
}

.mobile-navigation {
  width: 0;
  height: 100%;
  overflow: hidden;
  position: fixed;
  right: 0;
  top: 0;
  z-index: 200;
}

Check out demo.

Check if page scroll is at bottom

May seem odd to check if the page scroll is at bottom, but can be useful if you need to hide something or show something else, as in a back to top button for example.

$('#back-to-top').hide();
$(window).scroll(function(){
    if ( document.body.scrollHeight - $(this).scrollTop()  <= $(this).height() ){
        $('#back-to-top').show();
    } else {
        $('#back-to-top').hide();
    }
});

jQuery toggle functions

The toggle() method was deprecated in jQuery 1.8 and removed in 1.9.
In jQuery 1.9 the toggle() method does not toggle between two or more functions on a click event, it just toggles the visibility of an element.

Here is a quick way of replacing it:

var toggle = 0;
$('#toggle-btn').on('click', function(event) {
	event.preventDefault();
	if ( toggle == 1 ){
		// not clicked
		$(this).removeClass('clicked');
		toggle = 0;
	} else {
		// clicked
		$(this).addClass('clicked');
		toggle = 1;
	}
});

or just using a class,

$('#toggle-btn').on('click', function(event) {
	event.preventDefault();
	if ( $(this).hasClass('active') ) {
		$(this).removeClass('active');
	} else {
		$(this).addClass('active');
	}
});

See demo here.

Custom select input

Using some jQuery and CSS you can make a cross-browser custom select (dropdown) box.

<div class="select-wrapper">
    <select>
        <option selected="selected" value="1">Option 1</option>
        <option value="2">Option 2</option>
        <option value="3">Option 3</option>
        <option value="4">Option 4</option>
        <option value="5">Option 5</option>
    </select>
</div>
.select-wrapper {
  position: relative;
  width: 215px;
  height: 30px;
  padding: 0 25px 0 0;
  margin: 0;
  border: 1px solid #0D5995;
  overflow: hidden;
  background: url(select-arrow.png) no-repeat right center transparent;
}

select {
  position: absolute;
  left: 0;
  top: 0;
  opacity : 0;
  width: 240px;
  height: 30px;
  padding: 5px 0;
  border: none;
  background: transparent !important;
  -webkit-appearance: none;
}

.select-wrapper span {
  display: block;
  width: 210px;
  height: 30px;
  line-height: 30px;
  padding: 0 0 0 5px;
}
$(document).ready(function() {
  $('select').after('<span>' + $('option:selected', this).text() + '</span>');
  
  $('select').click(function(event) {
    $(this).siblings('span').remove();
    $(this).after('<span>' + $('option:selected', this).text() + '</span>');
  });
})

See the demo.

Add repeating CSS selectors

Have you ever needed a way to style the elements of a set ( lets say 5 ) individually, but the same rules to be applied to other set ( of 5 ) ?

For example:

<div>
     <h4>first</h4>
     <p>lorem ipsum ...</p>
     <h4>second</h4>
     <h4>third</h4>
     <h4>forth</h4>
     <div>lorem ipsum ...</div>
     <h4>fifth</h4>
     <!-- here end our first set -->
     <h4>first</h4>
     <h4>second</h4>
     <h2>lorem ipsum ...</h2>
     <h4>third</h4>
     <span>lorem ipsum ...</span>
     <h4>forth</h4>
     <h4>fifth</h4>
     <!-- here end our 2nd set -->
</div>

and we want that the first h4 in the first set have same styles as the first h4 in the second and so on, of course our h4’s are not grouped, but they are scattered between other elements, and other h4’s can be added in the future.

If we have a way to distinguish our elements from the other then we can make a short script with jQuery to add classes.

For a group of five css classes that will repeat after a number ( for this example we took, n = 5 ), this means that our h4’s from 1 to 5 will have same classes with the h4’s from 6 to 10, and so on; for this we will use something that in math is called ‘modulo’, basically gives us the remaining of the division of two numbers, and as we can get the index of our element we can see which position has in our set ( in this case of 5 ).

$('div h4').each(function(index) {

	if(index%5 == 0){
		$(this).addClass('first');
	} else if(index%5 == 1){
		$(this).addClass('second');
	} else if(index%5 == 2){
		$(this).addClass('third');
	} else if(index%5 == 3){
		$(this).addClass('forth');
	} else if(index%5 == 4){
		$(this).addClass('fifth');
	}
});

the result would be:

<div>
     <h4 class="first">first</h4>
     <p>lorem ipsum ...</p>
     <h4 class="second">second</h4>
     <h4 class="third">third</h4>
     <h4 class="forth">forth</h4>
     <div>lorem ipsum ...</div>
     <h4 class="fifth">fifth</h4>
     <!-- here end our first set -->
     <h4 class="first">first</h4>
     <h4 class="second">second</h4>
     <h2>lorem ipsum ...</h2>
     <h4 class="third">third</h4>
     <span>lorem ipsum ...</span>
     <h4 class="forth">forth</h4>
     <h4 class="fifth">fifth</h4>
     <!-- here end our 2nd set -->
</div>

jQuery title tooltip

If you need a simple way to replace the anchor’s ( <a href=”” ></a> ), title=”” attribute with a nice customizable tooltip, below is the code and a demo.

The script adds a html <div> at the end of the <body> tag, and as you hover the specified elements it get’s the title attribute and include it in the <div id=”tooltip”>, the last part of the script is what makes the tooltip move along with mouse cursor.

The nice part is that you can make your tooltip look however you want with CSS.


<ul id="links">
 <li>
   <a href="#" title="This is one">One</a>
 </li>
 <li>
   <a href="#" title="This is two">Two</a>
 </li>
 <li>
   <a href="#" title="This is three">Three</a>
 </li>
 <li>
   <a href="#" title="This is four">Four</a>
 </li>
 <li>
   <a href="#" title="This is five">Five</a>
 </li>
</ul>


#tooltip {
 padding: 10px 15px;
 position: absolute;
 font-size: 14px;
 color: #4E4E4E;
 background: #C4E424;
 z-index: 10;
}


(function($){
	$('body').append('<div id="tooltip"></div>');
	$('#tooltip').hide();
	var $tooltip = $('#tooltip');
    $('ul#links a').each(function(){
        var $this = $(this),
			$title = this.title;
			
        $this.hover(function(){
			this.title = '';
			$tooltip.text($title).show();
        }, function(){
			this.title = $title;
			$tooltip.text('').hide();
        });
		
		$this.mousemove(function(e){
			$tooltip.css({
				top: e.pageY - 10,
				left: e.pageX + 20
			});
		});
    });
})(jQuery);

Here is a demo