Twitter Style jQuery Toaster
January 31, 2011
I was working on a project where I needed to display a confirmation alert to the user. I’m tired of the inline div’s and facebox dialogs but was having a difficult time finding an alternative. Then I remembered I really liked the way Twitter confirmed changes to the user profile so I thought I would make my own version that I can use in my asp.net mvc apps.
My buddy (err boss) Barry thought it would be clever to pop this when we detected ajax errors.
As I was adding cool effects I thought that I should blog about what I was doing because it was fun. Then I thought, why not turn this into a jQuery plugin that others could use and or extend?
So i did!
jQuery Toaster - a Twitter-like slide-down notifier.
You can download it from the jQuery plugin site.
The source-code is up on GitHub if you are interested.
Here are some live working examples if you want to see it in action.