jQuery: Effects (Part 2)

In this post, we will be discussing “Sliding” and “Chaining”. The “Sliding” effect consists of three parts and they are:

  1. slideDown()
  2. slideUp()
  3. slideToggle()

They are all very simple, they don’t require lots of code.


The slideDown() effect, slides or brings the element down, as following:


So we selected the divOne div and we made it slide down fast, you can also add a callback if you wanted it.


Pretty much the same as slideDown() :



If the element is hidden then it slideDown(), if the element is not hidden then slideUp().


So this was sliding, pretty easy huh? Now we will be doing some jQuery “chaining”.


Do you remember the on() event? Chaining is a bit like it, chaining means to run multiple actions in one single statement AND it has to be on one element only. Chaining can give a short/small loop effect but it doesn’t actually loop.

$("#p1").css("color", "red").slideUp(2000).slideDown(2000);

Is the same as:

$("#p1").css("color", "red")

But I find the second one cleaner and easier to read.

So that’s it for this post, make sure to practice, practice, practice. We will be doing a small jQuery test/project in the end of the tutorial, so prepare for it! Make sure to follow me on WordPress and Twitter.


See you in the next post.



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