over the last couple of days a friend I met on IRC has been helping improve zoidweb2. specifically, he has made some changes to the 'topbar' (which contains the digital clock with flashing colon) so that it transitions more smoothly to 'fixed' from 'relative' positioning instead of 'jumping'. the fix was to wrap the topbar in a div.
tooltips were working for posts and mantra details except that an AJAX request was made for every url even if it had already been loaded. this wastes bandwidth and RAM and I set about making it more efficient.
the trouble I was having was that the cache was always initialized to empty. I thought at first it was a scoping problem which was not the case.
zoid technologies has an animated page header shown only on the index page using css3 animations.
behind the scenes, I copy-pasted the two effects I wanted (lightspeedin and rubberband) out of animate.css into index.css on www.zoidweb, which is why it works only on the index page. I found a decent video tutorial regarding animate.css after this feature was added to zoidweb.