This is a guest post from Sean – a multimedia addict with a specialty in Front-End Development. He is the creator of Freshen Up Design, a multimedia design blog dedicated to resources from all realms of digital media. Connect with him on Twitter, or visit the blog.
The battle between HTML5 and Flash has been raging on for the past year or so, with Steve Jobs and his friends at Apple making a strong case for a Flash-less future. And while HTML5 can do some pretty awesome effects, it’s not up to standards yet. Flash has always been buggy, and a lot of users often have Flash disabled for various reasons. Enter jQuery.
jQuery has gotten exponentially better over the years (and it was already awesome to begin with) and it is truly amazing to see people push it to it’s limits and beyond. There are so many websites out there that at first glance you would instantly take for Flash because of the sophistication of the animations.
Here’s a list of 13 websites that are really taking advantage of jQuery’s easy to use API.