40 Seriously Awesome MooTools Tutorials and Plugins

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MooTools is a lightweight, object-oriented and very popular framework for JavaScript, written in JavaScript which can spice up the interactivity and beauty of your site. User interface plays an important role in the success of any website; JavaScript, CSS and AJAX are commonly used to provide users the leisure of rich user interface over past few years. But using one of the most popular JavaScript libraries, MooTools you can add extra smoothness and interactivity in your website. In this post we have covered some MooTools tutorials and plugins which can be very handy if you are just entering in the world of MooTools.

1. How to Auto Caption Images Using MooTools


In this tutorial your will write a simple script that will select all images with the class of captioned, Take its title attribute or alt attribute and Display it right below the image.

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2. Sexy Alert Box


Sexy Alert Box replaces old fashion and abruptly appearing alerts with good-looking ans smoothly appearing Alerts using MooTools 1.2 or up.

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3. AJAX Username Availability Checker Using MooTools 1.2


Almost every website offering membership to its readers needs username availability checker to facilitate users in a way that they know if their desired username is available or already registered on the specific site. So here is a tutorial on how you can implement a username availability checker using MooTools 1.2.

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4. AutoCompleter


You must have noticed Google giving suggestion about your search queries in a drop down. This Auto-completer script provide the same facility for text suggestion and completion using MooTools.

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5. AutoGrow Textarea MooTools Plug-In


This MooTools plug-in expands a text-area as the user types something in it.  This version is based on the jQuery plug-in developed by Chrys Bader (www.chrysbader.com).

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6. Background Animations Using MooTools


Mootools a JavaScript framework made animation very easy. This tutorial will show how you can use animated effect in your website.

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7. Better Pull Quotes with MooTools


This tutorial will use MooTools to create a great-looking pull quotes which will automatically display quotes without repeating any content.

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8. Create a Quick MooTools Slideshow with Preloading Images


This code will let you learn how to create a simple image slideshow using MooTools with the feature of pre-loading the images; which looks more elegant and enhance the pleasure of viewing the images.

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9. Create a Simple, Powerful Product Highlighter with MooTools


In this tutorial we’ll be creating a flexible tool for highlighting the products or services available on your website using the MooTools; a JavaScript framework.

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10. Create a Spectacular Photo Gallery with MooTools


In this tutorial, you will learn to combine many of MooTools’s features to create a nice and simple photo gallery.

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11. Create a Sprited Navigation Menu Using CSS and MooTools


In this tutorial your will learn to create a sprited navigation menu using CSS and Mootools

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12. Create an Animated Sliding Button Using MooTools

Every website should have attractive and good-looking buttons to gain the attention and attraction of readers. If you want to be a successful website owner you need to be creative and should not use the old style boring buttons. In this tutorial you will learn to create an animated sliding button using MooTools.

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13. Create Snook-Style Navigation Using MooTools


This tutorial will teach how you can use an image and Mootools to create a slick mouse-over effect.

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14. Create Twitter-Style Dropdowns Using MooTools


Well, everybody must have seen the drop-down login menu to twitter. This tutorial will teach you how you can duplicate that functionality of twitter like drop-down menu using MooTools.

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15. Facebook Sliders With MooTools and CSS


This tutorial will explain how to create Facebook-style sliders that control the height, width, and opacity of an image.

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16. FancyForm


FancyForm script replaces old checkboxes with the new interactive and flexible checkboxes with Tick being the sign for checked option and cross for the unchecked option.

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17. iPhone-Style Passwords Using MooTools PassShark


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a iPhone-like password field, showing the most recently typed character and hiding previous per normal password fields.

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18. JavaScript drop down menu using Mootools


Drop down menus are very important for any website layout and beauty. So in this tutorial you will learn to create a very easy and unobtrusive drop down menu using MooTools Core Build and the Fx.Slide.

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19. Kroppr


Kroppr is an image cropping tool for your website that allows users to rotate, re-size and crop images with minor changes to your site.

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20. Milkbox


Milkbox is a simple and sleek lightbox clone written for MooTools.

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21. MooFlow


MooFlow give you a completely awesome browsing experience on your website, almost same as you get on apple.com for viewing the products.

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22. mooRainbow

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23. mooSlide

mooSlide replaces common lightbox with Ajax one. You can have any type of content in it like HTML or FLASH, it can slide from top or bottom. It can be very handy to create beautiful sliding login panel.

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24. MooTools CountDown Plugin

I assume every one have used rapidshare at least for one time and had to wait for some seconds for the downloading starts. Using MooTools you can make a similar CountDown plugin by the use of which you can implement the same system that rapidshare is using.

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25. MooTools Kwicks Plugin


MooTools Kwick Plugin will enable you to have a hidden detail of an image displayed when you take your cursor on that image.

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26. MooTools Zoomer Plugin

Zoomer provides an elegant method for zooming in on large images.

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27. Morph Effect on mouseenter/mouseleave with Mootools


In this tutorial you will learn to add an elegant morph effect on unordered list on mouseover.  Demo can elaborate more about this tutorial.

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28. Sexy Animated Tabs Using MooTools

If you have less space and more content to display then you can use tab systems. This tutorial will show you how to create sexy and animated tabs which can handle lot of content in little space.

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29. Sexy sliding JavaScript side bar menu using mootools


A sliding menu can help you to save a lot of space on your website. This tutorial will use MooTools to create a sexy sliding side bar menu with very smooth sliding effect.

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30. Sliding Labels Using MooTools


This tutorial will teach you to create sliding labels using little jQuery code. Luckily the effect doesn’t require much MooTools code either!

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31. Smooth Scrolling with MooTools Fx.SmoothScroll

Learn to create smooth scrolling effect using MooTools Fx.SmoothScroll.

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32. TableGear


TableGear is a software package for working with data on the web. It is designed get your data into a web page, and let you work with it quickly and easily, the way you would in powerful desktop applications like Excel.

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33. Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects


This is a simple tutorial which will teach you to create two vertical menu with hide/shoe effect. One example will use Simple JavaScript and other will use MooTools.

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34. Using CSS and Mootools to simulate Flash horizontal navigation effect


This tutorial explains how to use Mootools and pure CSS / HTML code to simulate a Flash (follow mouse) horizontal navigation effect.

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35. Using MooTools to Instruct Google Analytics to Track Outbound Links

Google Analytical provides important information about your visitors and where they are coming from, and if you want to see what are the exit links then by using MooTools you can direct Google Analytic to track outbound links

36. Facebook-Style Modal Box Using MooTools


This tutorial will teach you to combine CSS, Facebook’s imagery and MooTools to create a stylish and lightweight Facebook like Modal Box.

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37. SqueezeBox – Expandable Lightbox


SqeezeBox is an overly which is designed getting inspired from LightBox. It will display the images in the full size in the same window like LightBox.

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38. FancyUpload – Swiff meets Ajax


FancyUpload replaces unobtrusive, queued and multiple-file selection with a fancy animated progress bar. It is very easy to set up and completely customizable using CSS and XHTML.

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39. Create a Simple News Scroller Using MooTools


News scrollers are very common on internet because of their effectiveness. In this tutorial you will learn to create a simple news scroller using MooTools.

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40. Checkbox Filtering Using MooTools ElementFilter

This tutorial will use MooTools ElementFilter to make a checkbox filter, for example if you are making a search box, when you type your search in the box, elements with matching text will automatically be checked!

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9 Comments Best Comments First
  • Hadrien

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 21:36

    2

    Very nice compilation of MooTools stuff, nice to see all the good things people do with this library.

    +1
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, July 11th, 2010 00:51

      4

      Good Work !
      Glad you like this article !

      +1
  • Dr.Death

    Monday, July 12th, 2010 10:49

    5

    all cool stuffs in one place

    +1
  • David

    Monday, November 28th, 2011 09:07

    9

    Like the username availability checker – now that could come in dead handy!

    +1
  • Alex Cooper

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 23:53

    7

    I have always been in bed with JQury but I may take a look at MooTools after looking at some of these effects.

    0
  • Garry

    Saturday, October 15th, 2011 00:27

    8

    Unquestionably imagine that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the web the easiest thing to take note of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst folks think about issues that they plainly do not realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the entire thing without having side effect , folks could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

    0
  • Amadeus

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 21:08

    1

    I know this is a bit of shameless self promotion… but:

    http://mootools.net/forge/p/dynamictextarea

    Is a much better textarea resizer than the one listed here.

    Demo: http://enmassellc.com/misc/dynamicTextarea.html

    -1
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, July 11th, 2010 00:48

      3

      Thanks for letting us know about other good stuff !

      -1
  • Jordan Walker

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 14:51

    6

    Excellent round up of plugin tutorials utilizing mootools.

    -4
  • David

    Monday, November 28th, 2011 09:07

    9

    Like the username availability checker – now that could come in dead handy!

    +1
  • Garry

    Saturday, October 15th, 2011 00:27

    8

    Unquestionably imagine that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the web the easiest thing to take note of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst folks think about issues that they plainly do not realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the entire thing without having side effect , folks could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

    0
  • Alex Cooper

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 23:53

    7

    I have always been in bed with JQury but I may take a look at MooTools after looking at some of these effects.

    0
  • Jordan Walker

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 14:51

    6

    Excellent round up of plugin tutorials utilizing mootools.

    -4
  • Dr.Death

    Monday, July 12th, 2010 10:49

    5

    all cool stuffs in one place

    +1
  • Hadrien

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 21:36

    2

    Very nice compilation of MooTools stuff, nice to see all the good things people do with this library.

    +1
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, July 11th, 2010 00:51

      4

      Good Work !
      Glad you like this article !

      +1
  • Amadeus

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 21:08

    1

    I know this is a bit of shameless self promotion… but:

    http://mootools.net/forge/p/dynamictextarea

    Is a much better textarea resizer than the one listed here.

    Demo: http://enmassellc.com/misc/dynamicTextarea.html

    -1
    • Taimur Asghar

      Sunday, July 11th, 2010 00:48

      3

      Thanks for letting us know about other good stuff !

      -1

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