Extending CSS with jQuery

Before we leap in, let’s take a look at why jQuery has come to be the most widely adopted of JavaScript frameworks. First, it’s extremely designer friendly. You’ll see some standard CSS mark-up – hover conditions, list elements – defining styles is very much a static process, but jQuery allows you to easily and instantly add or remove classes, conditions, functions and more to any element on your page so that it takes CSS to the next level – interactivity. jQuery also has a very short learning curve which as some of us know has meant that creating effects like boxes sliding up or down a page child’s play…

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Manipulating CSS Classes With jQuery

In this lesson I want to illustrate you how to use some useful jQuery methods that allow you to manipulate easily CSS classes. In particular I prepared some examples to explain the following methods: toggleClass, hasClass, addClass and removeClass…

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15 Ways to Improve CSS Techniques Using jQuery

CSS is great and when it is combined with powerful JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, you can achieve some really amazing things. Combining these two together will let you enhance the user experience by providing more intuitive and responsive web interface. Here are 15 ways you can use jQuery to improve CSS techniques…

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How To Implement Animations of CSS Properties With jQuery

In the past days I received several requests from my readers that asked me to dedicate the new issue of my jQuery Lesson Series to how to implement custom animations of CSS properties of HTML elements.

So this post illustrates a basic way to use the jQuery animate() function that allows you to animate easy a property or a group of CSS properties of DOM elements…

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Screencast: Editable CSS3 Image Gallery

We build a pretty typical image gallery design pattern, a grid of images that pop up larger when clicked. But this image gallery page makes use of hot semantic HTML5 markup, loads of visual treats with CSS3 and jQuery, and made editable through the CMS PageLime. Quick reminder, the demo is awesome-est in a WebKit browser Safari or Chrome…

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How to detect screen size and apply a CSS style

I needed today to format the content differently according to the screen resolution of the user. So I thought that just by detecting the screen width using the screen.width property, I could change the stylesheet using jQuery. And so it was. Check the example and continue reading…

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Animated Navigation using jQuery and CSS

How to create an animated navigation menu using jQuery & CSS. Fancy but a very simple technique! The good thing about this technique is that it degrades gracefully and is still accessible even if javascript is turned off…

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Reinventing a Drop Down with CSS and jQuery

The standard HTML Select element is pretty much annoying. It’s ugly. It can’t be styled properly in Internet Explorer. And it can only contain simple text. This tutorial shows how to replace a dropdown with a custom control using CSS and jQuery…

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Creating a Keyboard with CSS and jQuery

Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with the programming languages we know and see what we can create. Here’s how to create an online keyboard with CSS, and then make it work with jQuery. The keyboard includes “action” keys (caps lock, shift, and delete) which dynamically change the keyboard when clicked…

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