A growl/ubuntu-like notification system written on top of the UI widget factory
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jQuery UI Notify Widget

Create Growl/Ubuntu-like notifications. Uses RGBA, border-radius, and box-shadow, so they're not as pretty as they could be in IE at the moment.

See http://www.erichynds.com/jquery/a-jquery-ui-growl-ubuntu-notification-widget/ for demos & documentation.


  • No images, all CSS
  • Lightweight. Barely 2.5kb in size
  • Built on top of the jQuery UI widget factory
  • Templating system: include whatever you want inside notifications (images, links, etc.)
  • ThemeRoller support
  • beforeopen, open, close, and click events
  • Show completely different notifications in different containers
  • Ability to customize options on a notification-by-notification basis
  • Ability to programatically call open and close methods
  • Passes JSLint
  • Cross-browser compatible (including IE6)