Saturday, April 26, 2014

jQuery MessageBar: A Top Bar For Notifications

Last year, Danny and I did a major, major overhaul of the Django Packages website. During this effort, I extracted some of the interesting JS/CSS functionality into freestanding jQuery/JS plugins of their own.

One of the fruits of this effort was a jQuery plugin called MessageBar. Here's what it looks like when it shows up on Django Packages:

Screenshot of jQuery MessageBar on Django Packages
jQuery MessageBar, as seen at the top of Django Packages

Consider this a gift to the front-end developer community. It is free and open-source, available on GitHub:

It works particularly nicely with Django's messages framework, but Django isn't required. It's just HTML, CSS, and JS. Therefore, it would work just fine with any PHP or Ruby site, for example.