YAY! This plugin has finally acheived obsolesence. jQuery 1.2 finally came out after a long and protracted 1.1 release and with it came an upgrade to the effect system. In particular it now allows for custom animations. John Resig released an official jQuery plugin along with 1.2 that added borders and background animations so now it works even better than before and has the bemefit of the full support of the jQuery team. You can find the site for the new official animation plugin at the jquery plugin repository. Meanwhile, the old homepage which demos the now unmaintained highlightFade plugin can be found here.