Facebook / Twitter Style Mentions Input – jQuery Plugin
Mentions Input is an auto-complete form input jQuery plugin that recreates the @mention used in Twitter and Facebook.
Unlike a traditional auto-complete widget, it is triggered with a character such as @ – but this can be changed in the configuration options.
The data store can be local or it can be retrieved remotely with AJAX. An image such as an avatar can also be returned and displayed in the drop-down results.
The plugin has a number of options and callbacks which makes it an extremely useful UI component.
It wont work in legacy browsers such as IE6 & IE7 without a poly-fill as it requires the HTML 5 input event but this is also included.