I started following @jquery on Twitter sometime ago, and they have provided a lot of great links and information.
One interesting link is to an article about methods for presenting information and creating systems to enhance user experience:
Delivering informative structure is the primary task an interactive user interface should be able to cope with. The more intuitive layout structure is designed, the better users can understand the content.
The jQuery foundation has created a new site showcasing designs that Use jQuery. They currently have only about 30 samples organized by effect/function category, but they do accept submissions so show off that great interface or behavior that you’ve created!
Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.
First, jQuery makes finding the item(s) that you want to replace as easy as using CSS. Then, the jQuery sIFR Plugin does all the work of figuring out the text, files, sizes, colors, and any other configurations needed for the conversion. The jQuery sIFR plugin is fully configurable and can choose how little or how much you want to customize the display of the sIFRed text. Finally, the jQuery Flash Plugin does a most excellent job of embedding the sIFR flash into your web page. After all is said and done, you should have beautiful sIFR replaced text with consistent behavior across all major browsers.
All the resources are available for download from the developer’s site, as well a simple API and usage examples for easy customization.
While sIFR may have its uses it also has a number of serious drawbacks. Check out some of the emerging web typography technologies, including Cufón, @font-face and Typekit.