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    1.2.9 • Public • Published

    guides.js

    Guides.js is a lightweight javascript library for making guided website tours. It finds the element you want to highlight, creates a guide element using the html you specified in the configuration options and connects the guide and the highlighted element with an svg arrow.

    Demo

    http://ejulianova.github.io/guides/

    Getting started

    Once you have downloaded the source, simply include guides.css in the head of your page:

    <head>
        ...
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="guides.css" >
    </head>

    and guides.js in your page scripts section. Make sure you include it after jquery:

        ...
        <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js" >
        <script type="text/javascript" src="guides.js" >
    </body>

    Note that you can import guides.scss and compile it togerther with your website styles if you are using sass.

    Docs

    Dependencies

    Guides.js depends on jquery, so you need to make sure you include jquery first.

    Initialization

    Guides.js is a jquery plugin so it can be initialized on an element, that will "trigger" the guided tour:

    $('#demo').guides({
        guides: [{
            element: $('.navbar-brand'),
            html: 'Welcome to Guides.js'
        }, {
            element: $('.navbar'),
            html: 'Navigate through guides.js website'
        }, {
            element: $('#demo'),
            html: 'See how it works'
        }, {
            element: $('#download'),
            html: 'Download guides.js'
        }, {
            element: $('#getting-started'),
            html: 'Check out how to get started with guides.js'
        }, {
            element: $('#docs'),
            html: 'Read the docs'
        }]
    });

    Now the tour will start everytime $('#demo') element is clicked.

    If you want to manually start the tour you can do the following:

    var guides = $.guides({
        guides: [{
                html: 'Welcome to Guides.js'
            }, {
                element: $('.navbar'),
                html: 'Navigate through guides.js website'
            }, {
                element: $('#demo'),
                html: 'See how it works'
            }, {
                element: $('#download'),
                html: 'Download guides.js'
            }, {
                element: $('#getting-started'),
                html: 'Check out how to get started with guides.js'
            }, {
                element: $('#docs'),
                html: 'Read the docs'
            }]
        });
    guides.start();

    Configuration options

    The default options are as follows:

    {
        distance: 100,
        color: '#fffff',
        guides: []
    }
    • distance number - distance between the guide text and the element that it is related to
    • color string - the guides arrows and text default color
    • guides array of objects - the list of guides

    The guides array

    A guide object looks like this:

    {
        element: $('.navbar-brand'),
        html: 'Welcome to Guides.js',
        color: '#fff'
    }
    • element (optional) jquery element or string - the element (or selector) you want to highlight; if omitted the guide will be centered;
    • html (required) string - this is the content of the tip: you can enter plain text or markup
    • color (optional) string - the guide arrow and text color (falls back to the default color if not specified)
    • render (optional) function - a callback function that is called before guide is rendered

    Methods

    • start $('#demo').guides('start');
    • end $('#demo').guides('end');
    • next $('#demo').guides('next');
    • prev $('#demo').guides('prev');
    • destroy $('#demo').guides('destroy');
    • setOptions $('#demo').guides('setOptions', options);

    Events

    • start $('#demo').guides({start: onStartFunction});
    • end $('#demo').guides({end: onStartFunction});
    • next $('#demo').guides({next: onNextFunction});
    • prev $('#demo').guides({prev: onPrevFunction});
    • render $('#demo').guides({render: onRenderFunction});
    • destroy $('#demo').guides({destroy: onDestroyFunction});

    Download

    The source is availabe on github: https://github.com/epetrova/guides/:

    git clone https://github.com/epetrova/guides.git
    

    Alternatively, you can install using Bower:

    bower install guides
    

    Install

    npm i guides

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    31

    Version

    1.2.9

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • ejulianova