Checking plugins before including in your site - JQuery

by Sanju 2012-07-05 09:45:10

Checking plugins before including in your site - JQuery

JQuery is not the hardest thing in the world to code. But good JS (and jQuery), that is pretty hard. The bad news is that while you aren’t a good programmer, you’ll have to rely on trial and error to find out what is good and what isn’t. A few points you must be aware of while including a plugin in your project:

> File Size (the easiest to check!) – if a tooltip plugin is bigger than jQuery source, something is really wrong;
> Performance – You can try it with firebug and others. They give you easy to understand charts to you’ll know when something is out of place;
> Cross-browsing – Test, at least on IE7, but Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera are good ones to try also
> Mobile – Don’t forget that everything is getting mobile. See if the plugin works, or at least doesn’t crash your mobile browser

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