So, I have some images that are sliding and scaling/fading in from the center. I've used some plugins for this but now I have to use jQuery 1.3.2 due to our CMS which will ultimately house the code.

So, is there anything that works with jQuery 1.3.2 that allows scaling FROM THE CENTER? Not that horrid growing effect from the top left corner,.. or any corner for that matter.

I don't want to resort to Flash for this one area but I need to have elements (graphics) scale from the center up or down.

Any help would be appreciated.