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Archive for January 6th, 2009

jQuery – Positioning Elements

G07L0093 If you’ve ever needed to write a pop-up layer or a tooltip that needed to be positioned on the screen at a specific location, you know how hard it is to do this in such a way that it works on every browser.

You also realize that every time a new browser comes out, this code needs to be tweaked.  I remember back in 2000 when I had to get a pop-up working that had been working because a new round of browser versions had just come out.  It wasn’t fun.

With jQuery, all that changes.  At least, the initial code development is much easier.  And when the new browsers come out, getting it to work again is a problem for the jQuery developers to solve.  Not us.

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