I settled on using Scriptaculous to replace the nifty accordion effect I use here and on the work site. It works fairly well though there are a few issues I will likely hack on at a later date. Took about an hour to convert the existing HTML for my AnimeOnDVD reviews to the new method and iron out a few wrinkles.
I wanted to ensure I could keep using Scriptaculous because of one other fantastic library I began using at work, Lightbox JS. Lightbox relies on Scriptaculous to turn a set of images into a slick looking slide show. This left me with the final task of updating my Gallery embedding script to output the HTML needed for the slide show. This was the most enjoyable part of the day, as I’m still in the “hack and discover” mode when working with Gallery.
If development on Rico ever produces new fruit, I’ll likely check it out again and perhaps undo a few of these changes if it meshes with Scriptaculous. I still think its accordion solution is the most fluid and easy to use available, and it had a number of other features that were equally easy to use. For now, it was a frustrating chore to get through, but I love the results.