How to create a direction-aware hover effect using CSS3 and jQuery. The idea is to slide in an overlay from the direction we are moving with the mouse.
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DirectionAwareHoverEffect

How to create a direction-aware hover effect using CSS3 and jQuery. The idea is to slide in an overlay from the direction we are moving with the mouse.

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demo

How to use

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir();
// or with options
$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir({hoverDelay: 75, hoverElem: '.elem'});

Default options

defaults: {
    speed: 300, // Times in ms
    easing: 'ease',
    hoverDelay: 0, // Times in ms
    inverse: false,
    hoverElem: 'div'
}

Method

show

Show the hover element, after show method is triggered, hover don't show or hide on mouseenter and mouseleave. You have to use hide method to bind mouseenter and mouseleave.

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('show'); // Default value top
// or with a specific direction
$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('show','bottom'); // Possible value top, right, bottom, left

hide

Hide the hover element and bind mouseenter and mouseleave.

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('hide'); // Default value bottom
// or with a specific direction
$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('hide','top'); // Possible value top, right, bottom, left

setOptions

Allows you to change the options while the plugin is already running

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('setOptions', options);

destroy

Unbind the plugin

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('destroy');

rebuild

Bind the plugin

$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('rebuild');
// or with options
$('#da-thumbs > li').hoverdir('rebuild', options);

Licensed under the MIT License