No Flash? No Problem!

jQuery Spritely

jQuery.spritely is a jQuery plugin created by Artlogic for creating dynamic character and background animation in pure HTML and JavaScript. It's a simple, light-weight plugin with a few simple methods for creating animated sprites such as the birds you see on this page, and dynamic scrolling backgrounds. You can use it on any html web page, and any part of the page can interact with a sprite (click anywhere on this page and wait and you'll see what we mean).


Spritely has the following great features

  • it works well on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad - check out this page on an iPhone. (Please note that there is a problem with the current version of Mobile Safari on the iPad - see the documentation page for more information.)
  • It has been tested successfully on all the major browsers - even Internet Explorer 6
  • it's a great alternative to Flash if your desired platform does not support it.
  • it's light-weight so you can do fill the whole window with movement without draining bandwidth.
  • animated objects can also fly above the text of a web page, or you could animate a background, without affecting other elements on the page.
  • you should be able to make fully accessible web pages in pure html and javascript without any problem


Can anybody use Spritely?

Yes - you're free to use spritely without charge as long as you comply with the the license. jQuery.spritely is released under Dual the same license as jQuery, e.g.:


"Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses."

jQuery.spritely is created and maintained by Artlogic Media Ltd. If you would like us to sprite up your website, feel free to contact us for an estimate:


We hope you'll enjoy using Spritely.