fade in and fade out in rjs template?

I'm using a rjs template to redraw a partial and display some status
info in a div after an update. Is it possible to to have that update
div do a visual_effect :appear, a pause for a time, then a
visual_effect :fade?

Yup.

I have this in application_helper.rb for displaying status responses to
ajaxy calls.

page.visual_effect :appear, 'user-message', :duration =>'1'
page.delay(10.seconds) do
    page.visual_effect :fade, 'user-message', :duration => '2'
end

chao,
sudara

iirc, you can do

page.visual_effect :fade, 'user-message', :duration => '2', :delay =>
'10'

too.

Best,
Thomas

Or you could do it simpler:

page.visual_effect :appear, 'user-message', :duration =>1
page.visual_effect :fade, 'user-message', :duration => 2, :delay => 10

Best,
Eszter