Although we do come up with some original ideas at The Longboard Store – we too find inspiration from other online stores as well. So my boss sent me a link to a Macy’s page and had me hover over some of the product images.
Thus Flipper was born.
Flipper is a super-duper small jQuery plugin that facilitates swapping of image sources on hover. It doesn’t do any fancy fade affects like the one on Macy’s (it could, but why?), but it does pre-load the alternate image for a smooth flipper experience. Now board shoppers can checkout the top and bottom graphics of the boards – all from the same page!