This Week in JavaScript 12 October 2015

Hello and welcome to This Week in JavaScript—a lovingly curated collection of links relating to what’s new and exciting in the world of JS. The complete list is tagged jsweekly. (Don’t forget to check out our weekly .NET and front end roundups too!)

It’s my sad duty to announce that Pullo has to head off to greener pastures. With the work coming through to him there’s not enough time for him put together this collection of news. Thanks Pullo for all the hard work that you’ve put in - you’ll be sorely missed.

In the meantime, word has been put out for another editor from our JavaScript community, and @chrisofarabia has answered the call. We’ll be helping to get him up to speed, and look forward to enjoying his efforts next week.

And now on with the show …


  • Quick[select] - A jQuery plugin for quick selection of common options in select boxes.
  • Clickspark - Add particle effects to your JS events.
  • tinderesque - A simple Tinder-like card animation and voting system.
  • sweetAlert - A beautiful replacement for JavaScript’s “Alert”
  • Simple Notifications - Very lightweight notifications for your webpage.
  • LazyLoad - A fast, lightweight and flexible script for loading images only when they’re about to enter the viewport of a scrollable area.
  • ancient-oak - An immutable data trees library.
  • simpleJsCopy - A stupidly simple and small (under 1kB) JS library for copying to the clipboard (or selecting text on iOS).
  • clipboard - A modern approach to copy text to clipboard.
  • substituteteacher - Lets you substitute sentences for each other, swapping only the words necessary.


Pick 'n Mix


For more links like this and to keep up-to-date with the latest goings on in JS land, you can follow SitePoint’s JavaScript channel on Twitter.

Please PM us if you have anything of interest for the next issue or if there is anything you would like to see featured. Paul and chrisofarabia.

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Thanks for all the good times, @James_Hibbard, and here’s looking forward to some more, @chrisofarabia and @Paul_Wilkins!


I’d like to thank @James_Hibbard for all his hard work at Sitepoint - I have big shoes to fill, of that I have no doubt. Thanks also for the welcome, I hope I can repay the trust shown me. For now though, I need to get to work…

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