Award Firework Alternative with jquery.imgExplosion

January 29th, 2011 | Categories: JavaScript, jQuery, Web Development | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Don't ask me why, but I needed a way to explode some stars in a fancy animation on a page. At first I found Fireworks.js, which was kinda cool at first--but I quickly realized a few things:

1. It's using raw javascript, which is a pity if you are already loading the power of jquery and jquery.ui
2. It wasn't what I really wanted. I wanted STARS!

So, I bring you, jquery.imgExplosion:

Although, the default implementation uses a star graphic I whipped up in Illustrator:

You can still attach the plugin to any image--either on the page or not. Soccer balls? Severed heads? I don't care what you do with it but FORK the code if you've got improvement ideas.
Check out the Demos Page for examples.

Download/Fork on Github

https://github.com/atomantic/jquery.imgExplosion

Demos

http://atomantic.github.com/jquery.imgExplosion/

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