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How to Select Elements with jQuery in CSS3

You can use jQuery to perform a vast array of object selections in your CSS3 application, but for the most part, you use the basic selectors. You can read more about them at [more…]

How to Change an Element’s CSS in CSS3

The jQuery library for CSS3 is mostly used to perform these sorts of necessary, but low-level tasks. You can, however, use jQuery to perform some fancier tasks by incorporating CSS. There’s an actual . [more…]

How to Work with Accordion in CSS3

You use the accordion in CSS3 to hide any page element from view. When a user selects a category, the elements in that category become visible, and the elements from all other categories are hidden. The [more…]

How to Work with Datepicker in CSS3

There are situations where HTML5 currently provides a solution for a particular need in CSS3, but few vendors have implemented it yet. This is the case with the date and time support for HTML. Only Opera [more…]

How to Work with Dialog in CSS3

Both HTML5 and JavaScript make it possible to display dialog boxes in CSS3. For example, you can see a combination of an HTML5/CSS3 dialog box that doesn’t require the use of JavaScript at [more…]

How to Work with Progressbar in CSS3

Users are impatient, and sometimes a process takes a while to complete. A progress bar makes it possible for the CSS3 developer to keep the user informed about the progress of a task. [more…]

How to Work with Slider in CSS3

Sliders give the user the capability to input a value visually — as part of a whole. In CSS3, a slider ensures that the user inputs a correct value within a range of values, so you don’t need to worry [more…]

How to Work with Tabs in CSS3

Many developers use tabbed interfaces to reduce application complexity. If you can focus the user’s attention on one item at a time, you reduce the potential for errant input. In this CSS3 example, you [more…]

How to Create a Draggable Interface in CSS3

Sometimes a user needs to reposition screen elements to make them easier to see or work with. In CSS3, creating an environment in which the user can move items around need not involve writing reams of [more…]

How to Create a Droppable Interface in CSS3

Sometimes a user needs to drag an item to a container and drop it in the container. There are many instances of this CSS3 process in current applications. [more…]

How to Create a Resizable Interface in CSS3

The wide variety and types of screens used to display information make it necessary that your CSS3 commands allow the user to resize elements as needed. In most cases, you can simply allow the user to [more…]

Basics of Plug-ins and CSS3

Plug-ins extend the CSS3 libraries to perform tasks that the original author didn’t consider or that require some special level of expertise to implement. You can find a vast array of plug-ins for jQuery [more…]

How to Create a Sortable Interface in CSS3

Certain kinds of sorting are easy for computers to do, and you want your CSS3 coding to create that situation. For example, a computer can put items in alphabetical order much faster than a human can, [more…]

How to Add Color Animations with jQuery UI Special Effects in CSS3

If you want to perform an actual color animation in your application, you need to use the animate() method in CSS3. This method seems to be a work in progress because the documentation for it isn’t nearly [more…]

How to Work with Advanced Easing in jQuery UI Special Effects in CSS3

Many applications require that you show or hide CSS3 elements at different points of application execution. It may be something as simple as not needing the element at that particular time [more…]

How to Define the Basic Page Layout in CSS3

The jQuery UI Layout Plug-in for CSS3 makes it incredibly easy to create various kinds of layouts for your site without spending a lot of time. The layouts can incorporate all sorts of interesting features [more…]

How to Modify the Layouts in CSS3

It pays to try a few of the CSS3 layouts to see what you want to do with them before you begin creating a production project. Copy the source code from the example on the Dynamic Drive site and place it [more…]

How to Use Three-Column Layouts in CSS3

Three-column layouts in CSS3 are commonly used on sites that provide a list of generic links on one side of the page, content in the middle, and advertising or page-specific links on the other side. [more…]

How to Create Menus in CSS3

Most sites use a menu system of some kind, which you can create using CSS3. In at least some cases, the menu system uses image maps or some other technique that isn’t supported by Dynamic Drive. However [more…]

How to Obtain the ColorZilla Plugin for CSS3

In order to use most ColorZilla features with CSS3, you must install the plugin. (The Ultimate Gradient Generator doesn’t require the plugin.) The plugins described here are version 2.8 for Firefox and [more…]

How to Manage Images with Image Optimizer in CSS3

The Image Optimizer in CSS3 makes it possible to create images that load quickly and efficiently. A user is less likely to click away from your site when it’s speedy, so optimizing the images is always [more…]

How to Create Icons with FavIcon Generator in CSS3

A favorites icon is one that appears in the browser’s address field when people access your site. CSS3 allows you to create icons, including the favorites icon. The icon can also appear on tabs and also [more…]

How to Create Animations with Animated Gif on CSS3

Many sites use animation to good effect. CSS3 allows you to add animation to your site in serval ways, including using animated GIFs. Text conveys an abstract level of meaning, graphics can make the meaning [more…]

How to Create a Micro Button in CSS3

Even though the CSS3 form looks quite complicated, you can create a micro button relatively fast. The following procedure leads you through the task of creating a micro button. [more…]

Basics of Ribbon Rules in CSS3

CSS3 has incorporated ribbon rules which are colorful graphic rules that have replaced the standard HTML rule on many sites. The graphic rule adds an accent to the site and makes it appear a bit more finished [more…]