The jQuery Catfish Plugin allows you to display Catfish adverts with one simple function call.
Catfish adverts are adverts that appear in a seperate section to the content on a page. They attract the attention of the eye very easily when they slide in. As well as adverts you can place any other sort of content possible in there. Anything that can go in a DIV can be used. Normally you have to apply many CSS hacks to make it work in all browsers (IE is the problem) but this is only 1 function call and the work is done. Makes life so much easier.
There are also a few options you can set to customise how the Catfish will show up.
As for the name it’s something I got off the original inventer, Sitepoint. It means “creature that sucks the bottom”
If you havent noticed it by now then maybe its not that good at its job but its the massive bars thats running along the bottom with an advert in it.
If you missed the animation you can reload and see it again.
I hope to have a nicer demo up soon but untill now this will have to do.
Version 1.3 - Download .zip
Version 1.3 Released16Jan 2007
I got many comments about the plugin now fully working with IE6 so I’ve made a new version. The script is now tested to work with IE6 and again uses a different method to get it working, this time conditional comments, which work very well. There is some jitter when scrolling in IE6 but theres nothing I can do about this. Enjoy the updated script, now packaged in a nice easy to download zip file with an example site.
Version 1.2 Released30Dec 2006
Version 1.1 Released7Sep 2006
I’ve released version 1.1 of the catfish plugin today. It currently doesnt do much apart from work and has no fancy features at all. All of the CSS hacks that Sitepoint suggest you use to make it work fully are done automaticaly and only a small chunk of code in needed. You don’t even need to write any CSS to make it work, although it won’t look too good if you dont.