In jQuery's 1.2 release, we saw a big update to animate() function. Previous to 1.2, you could only animate absolutely positioned elements, but now the function supports most anything you could need. This includes padding, margin, font-size, relatively positioned elements, width, height, and borders. Since 1.2, I've been tinkering with numerous different examples. Below are three of my most recent. I hope you find them informative and/or helpful.
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