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Mastering jQuery by Alex Libby

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Chapter 11. Authoring Advanced Plugins

Throughout this book, a common theme has been to use plugins – it's now time to create one!

There are literally thousands of plugins available for use, from ones that might only be a few lines long, to those running into several hundred lines. I'm a great believer in the phrase "where there's a will, there's a way" – it could be argued that plugins satisfy that will, and provide a way of resolving a need or a problem for a user.

Over the next few pages, we'll take a look at developing an advanced plugin from start to finish. Rather than concentrating only on the construction (as such), we'll take a look at some of the tips and tricks we can use to help push our development skills further when working with plugins. ...

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