Hi,

I want to travel through a for loop of list elements with JQuery, to separately let every list element float downwards.


If I do this without a for loop, it works perfectly:
Code JavaScript:
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
 
 $('#menu li').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" },0);
 
 $('#thebutton').click(function(){ 
  var items = $('#menu > li');
     $(items[0]).delay().animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
     $(items[1]).delay(200).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
     $(items[2]).delay(400).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
     $(items[3]).delay(600).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
     $(items[4]).delay(800).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
     $(items[5]).delay(1000).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 400);
 $('#thebutton').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" }, 500);
 });
 
$('#backbutton').click(function(){
     $('#menu > li').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" }, 700);
     $('#thebutton').animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "5px" }, 500);
});
 
});
</script>

But if I do this with a for loop, all li elements go downwards directly... :s
Someone has experience with this? I guess there's a better solution to reduce code with a for loop.
Code JavaScript:
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
 
 $('#menu li').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" },0);
 
 $('#thebutton').click(function(){ 
  var items = $('#menu > li');
  for (i=0;i<=items.length;i++){
     $(items[i]).delay(300).animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "2px" }, 1700);
  }
 $('#thebutton').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" }, 500);
 });
 
$('#backbutton').click(function(){
     $('#menu > li').animate({ "opacity": "0", "marginTop": "-300px" }, 700);
     $('#thebutton').animate({ "opacity": "1", "marginTop": "5px" }, 500);
});
 
 
});
</script>


Here's the html where the javascript needs to be added:
Code HTML4Strict:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> 
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" />
 
	<title>De Wondere Wereld van JQuery</title>
 
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.2/jquery-ui.min.js"></script> 
<style>
 
li, ul, body, p, html { margin: 0px; padding: 0px; }
 
body { font-family: Verdana, Arial; font-size: 3mm; }
 
ul { width: 100px; margin: 50px; background-color: 999999; }
 
li { display: inline; float: left;
width: 50px; margin: 1px; padding: 2px;
border: solid 1px #333333; background-color: #666666; text-align: center; 
}
 
#thebutton { width: 50px; margin: 5px; border: solid 1px #333333; padding: 2px; background-color: #666666; text-align: center; }
#menu { position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; }
 
.breek { display: block; clear: left; }
 
</style>
 
</head>
<body>
 
<div id="thebutton">open</div>
 
<ul id="menu">
<li>1 </li><li>2 </li>
<li>3 </li>
<li>4 </li>
<li>5 </li>
<li id="backbutton">close</li>
</ul>
 
</body>
</html>