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jQuery UI Cookbook

By : Adam Boduch
Book Image

jQuery UI Cookbook

By: Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

jQuery UI is the quintessential framework for creating professional user interfaces. While jQuery core lays the foundation for interaction with the DOM and handling events, jQuery UI fills in the user interaction gap. This book will give you a huge productivity boost out of the box with jQuery UI, and help you understand the framework, inside and out."jQuery UI Cookbook" provides you with practical recipes featuring in-depth coverage of every widget in the framework, including how to address limitations that impact your everyday development activities with these widgets. You'll get a better idea of the big picture – how the framework is composed, how the widgets relate to one another, and how to build on those patterns.Be it a minor tweak on the visual design of a progress bar or a fundamental change in a widget to meet your needs, "jQuery UI Cookbook" covers scenarios both big and small. You can show reminders as tooltips, apply a variety of effects to the menu widget, and start interactions between the dialog widget and API data using deferred objects. These and many more interesting tasks are covered in this book, which can be done with smooth learning and great understanding. You will see how button widgets can fill the width of their containing element, making the layout more consistent. Tabs can be sorted and moved between widgets. You will learn how to do all these things within the context of the big picture, by finding out why the components work the way they do, making you well-versed in jQuery UI.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI Cookbook
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Removing the input focus outline

Most browsers will automatically apply an input focus outline around the input element when it gains the focus from the user. The element receives focus when the user either clicks the input element, or tabs their way there. The spinner widget is essentially an input element with adornments. This includes the ability to utilize the innate jQuery state classes from the CSS theme framework. While the automatic focusing behavior of the browser may work well on input elements by themselves, these focus rings can make the spinner look a little cluttered. Let's take a look at how we can remove the automatic focus outline, while maintaining the same level of accessibility

How to do it...

We'll create just a simple input element for this example. Here is what the HTML structure looks like.

<div class="spinner-container">
    <input id="spinner"/>

And, here is the custom CSS used in conjunction with our widget modifications to remove the focus...