As demonstrated in a simple manner in my Animated Tiles example, the purpose of this assignment is to use jQuery animations to develop a simple puzzle using DIV tags and styles. Create a 9 x 9 "grid" of DIVs, each whic contains 1/9th of a 300 x 300 pixel picture that you are free to choose from (keep it PG-13 please).
Google images would be a good resource for finding a picture. Here is an image search I did for images of a "giraffe" that are 300px x 300px:
Strategy: Sliding Puzzle
The approach to a sliding puzzle is to scramble a set of tiles (usually with images) and then slide the tiles around until the image displays correctly: Sliding Puzzle
With a 3 x 3 tileset, we'll have to leave one spot open so that we can slide the tiles. Your challenge is to determine which tiles can move given any of the possible positions for an empty tile.
For instance, in the image below, when the empty spot is position 1, which tiles can move to occupy that slot? You'll find that there are discrete and finite moves possible for every empty-slot combination