These legacy string methods take a basic string of text and wrap it in a HTML tag of the same name:
"Hello".big() // "<big>Hello</big>" "Hello".blink() // "<blink>Hello</blink>" "Hello".bold() // "<b>Hello</b>" "Hello".italics() // "<i>Hello</i>" "Hello".link("https://davidwalsh.name") // "<a href="https://davidwalsh.name">Hello</a>"
Native prototypes don’t usually remove methods and for good reason — they can break websites! I’m shocked I didn’t know about these methods before today. It’s always fun to see relics of the web past though!
Last week I released a snippet of code for MooTools that allowed you to fade in and out a “to the top” link on any page. Here’s how to implement that functionality using jQuery. The XHTML A simple link. The CSS A little CSS for position and style. The jQuery…