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Where to find a similar to Lava Lamp jQuery effect, but easier?

Posted on 2010-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'm looking for a jQuery effect similar to Lava Lamp (http://www.gmarwaha.com/blog/2007/08/23/lavalamp-for-jquery-lovers/) but easier - I don't need the side images used in the "lava lamp" effect

In the attached image I put an example: moving on the second menu element, the bottom arrow should "slide" (similar to lava lamp plugin) and place itself in the horizontal middle of the second item... the same happens when the mouse moves on the other menu items

Is there a similar plugin around? i'm sure that it is, but don't know where to find!
Question by:ivanhalen
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 33598168
What happens if you have a white image with the arrow in the middle?
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kadaba earned 500 total points
ID: 33598639
I modified the css
.lavaLampBottomStyle li.back {
    background: url("arrow.PNG") no-repeat bottom;
    width: 9px;
    height: 40px;
    z-index: 8;
    position: absolute;

All you have to do is replace the image with a red arrow icon of similar size and you can modify the css to change the look and feel.

I mean I don't know what side images you do not want to have... put seems a little variation will do what you want.


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ID: 33598823
It works VERY fine!!! No need to modify my orange arrow, still many thanks! :-)
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 33598849
As I said?
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Expert Comment

ID: 33598935
As I said?
Well, I don't know if putting the image is what you recommended.

There was a method mentioned in the site, I put a back ground image for the div which is automatically generated by the plugin and altered the height to get the look.

thanks for the points though. I hope it fit your need.

P.S: mplungjan, I do not mind splitting the points, cause according to me origin of an idea is always substantial than the execution of it :)

Points as you say.
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 33598986
it's ok :)

Author Comment

ID: 33600719
mplungian, the white image with the arrow in the middle didn't work: it was the first thing I tried (a 100px image with the triangle in the middle), the triangle was offset

The key is the CSS edit provided by kadaba, that is something different mine and your solution

background: url("arrow.PNG") no-repeat bottom;

Instead of this:
background: url("lava.gif") no-repeat right -30px;

Thanks still

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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 33602104
Great - glad it worked. Felt it was a bit silly trying to reinvent the wheel :)

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