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Chicago.js
A front-end JavaScript library for user-interface developers.

Intro
Chicago.js is a small, fast JavaScript library built specifically with front-end and user-experience developers in mind. Primarily, the library is a collection of useful utility and cross-browser support functions, allowing for quicker and easier development it fewer bugs and cross-browser/device issues.
Given that there are already a ton of JS libraries out there, I’ve created several goals for this project:

To be fast, lightweight, and easily deployable
To create and allow for a consistent cross-browser/device experience
To find real solutions for real problems – to not be repetitive
To be modular and extendable – creating a plugin for the library should be easy
To always be reliable through rigorous testing
To allow for easy contribution in the spirit of open-source software

Here are some links for quick reference:

GitHub Repository
Issues
Releases
Contributing Guidelines
API Documentation
Stack Overflow

Dependensites
Note: Chicago.js is, for the time being, dependent on jQuery. Make sure to reference jQuery before you include Chicago.js in your project.

Installation
Chicago.js can be installed several different ways:
Manually:

Download the latest release from GitHub
Unzip the package
Copy dist/Chicago.js or dist/Chicago.min.js from the package into your project’s folder
Reference the file in the footer of your HTML pages:


Using Bower
cd ~/your/project
bower install Chicago
Using NPM
cd ~/your/project
npm install chicago

Usage
How to use Chicago.js
Chicago.js creates an object on the window/global called Chicago. You can access this object and it’s methods/properties by referencing the global object directly:
var myChicago = window.Chicago;
The recommended way to access the global Chicago object is by passing it as an argument of an anonymous closure:
;(function(_c) {

// Now we can use _c to access Chicago…
console.log( _c.version ); // will output 1.0.0

})(Chicago);
Learn more about anonymous closures and the module design pattern on MDN.

API Docs
You can access all documentation from this link.
Chicago.js is broken down into modules. Each module contains it’s own methods and properties. Below are links to the docs for each module:

Prototype Extensions
Chicago.Core
Chicago.Support
Chicago.Utils
Chicago.Events
Chicago.Plugins

GitHub Repo