Kwicks

MooTools Kwicks

Kwicks is a MooTools plugin that enables dynamic navigation effects via lists.

Download Debut Article Example Usage

 

Plugin Code (Version 1.0)

var Kwicks = new Class({
	
	Implements: [Options],
	
	options: {
		squeezeWidth: 100,
		maxWidth: 285
	},
	
	initialize: function(list,options) {
		this.setOptions(options);
		this.list = document.id(list);
		this.parse();
	},
	
	parse: function() {
		var items = this.list.getElements('a'),
			fx = new Fx.Elements(items, {wait: false, duration: 250, transition:Fx.Transitions.Cubic.easeOut}),
			startWidths = [],
			options = this.options;
		items.each(function(item,i) {
			startWidths.push(item.getStyle('width').toInt());
			item.addEvent('mouseenter',function(){
				var fxSettings = {};
				fxSettings[i] = {
					'width': [item.getStyle('width').toInt(),options.maxWidth]
				};
				items.each(function(sibling,ii) {
					if(sibling != item) {
						var w = sibling.getStyle('width').toInt();
						if (w != options.squeezeWidth) {
							fxSettings[ii] = {
								'width': [w,options.squeezeWidth] 
							};
						}
					}
				},this);
				fx.start(fxSettings);
			},this);
		},this);
		this.list.addEvent('mouseleave',function() {
			var fxSettings = {};
			items.each(function(item,i) {
				fxSettings[i] = {
					width: [item.getStyle('width').toInt(), startWidths[i]]
				};
			});
			fx.start(fxSettings);
		});
	}
});


/* example usage */
window.addEvent('domready', function() {
	var kwicks = new Kwicks('kwicks');
});

XHTML List Format

<div id="kwick">

		<ul id="kwicks">
			<li><a class="kwick john" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_lennon" title="John Lennon"><span>John Lennon</span></a></li>
			<li><a class="kwick paul" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_mccartney" title="Paul McCartney"><span>Paul McCartney</span></a></li>
			<li><a class="kwick george" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_harrison" title="George Harrison"><span>George Harrison</span></a></li>
			<li><a class="kwick ringo" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_starr" title="Ringo Starr"><span>Ringo Starr</span></a></li>
		</ul>
	</div>

Options & Events

  • squeezeWidth: (defaults to 100) The width of a squeezed element.
  • maxWidth: (defaults to 125) The width of an expanded element.

Methods

There are no public methods.

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