Archive for March, 2010

Wezzle price drop

As some of you may know, I’m a co-founder of the indie games company Couchware Inc. About a month ago, we released Wezzle, our first title. A few days ago we released a free web version of the game called Wezzle for Web (which you should try out! :)).

As if there wasn’t already enough Wezzle awesomeness going around, we just reduced the price of the game to $4.99 (from $14.99). So, if you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of Wezzle, I highly recommend you do it now.

For those of you unfamiliar with Wezzle, it’s a casual puzzler that features four unique items, 3 difficulty modes, 10 original songs and eye-poppingly colourful graphics.

The jQuery animate() step callback function

If you’ve ever needed to do more complex animations than fades and slides, then you’ve probably encountered the jQuery animate function. The animate function allows you quite a bit more flexibility than just using fadeOut or slideDown. In fact, the oft-used fades and slides simply wrap calls to animate.

If you’ve ever looked at the jQuery animate docs at you might have noticed that one of the optional arguments you can define is step which is defined as:

A function to be called after each step of the animation.

…and that’s it. If you search for “step” on the page, you won’t see another mention of it.

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