Creative block

Having trouble getting past a certain point in my presentation for AjaxExperience 2007.  In the presentation, I have ranted and raved about the creative process and interaction design.  I have nice illustrations and fancy transitions.  All is well.  Now, I want to transition to the part where there is jQuery.  I want to show examples.

I feel like the audience might think the examples are elementary.   But if I make them too hard, they will think it confusing.  I dont want to just rattle off code.  I want to make a point.  The point is, jQuery empowers designers to up the ante in websites and interaction design.  How to best demonstrate that?  Full examples?  Limited examples?  Hmm, this is totally different than the book.

In the meantime, I got hooked into a question on the jQuery list.

Question:  How do I select everything in a container EXCEPT things with a class of “notme”?

It took me a little while, but here is the answer I came up with.

Small victories.  But time is running out.  I need to be sharp.  I really don’t want to look like an idiot at the conference.

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