I was working on a user dashboard recently and decided to add some more signposting to values being updated. Users were able to select different parameters in order to produce different values, but I thought that the values being updated weren't clear enough.
I had the idea to add some animation to the number as it was updated. This would show the user what items changed as they updated the dashboard. As the dashboard project had jQuery installed this gave me a nice animation system to use.
The HTML of the dashboard was quite simple and contained a number of div elements that contained numbers. Each of the different numbers had a id so that it could be updated independently.