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Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Assigning custom classes to the HTML elements


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Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver

with Chris Converse

Video: Assigning custom classes to the HTML elements

Now to be able to lock onto individual tabs and panels, to custom style them, we're going to need to add some classes onto those items. So in Dreamweaver, in your index.html file, let's come over to Code view, let's scroll up to the top of the document, and let's add some custom classes onto individual items. So first, let's start with the individual tabs. So for the very first span, which is for the iPad course, inside of span, let's add class=ipad.

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Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver
1h 6m Intermediate Oct 11, 2012

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A tabbed panel interface is a classic feature to incorporate in your website design, but they're usually static elements. This course shows how to build a dynamic sliding tabbed panel from scratch using a combination of HTML, CSS, jQuery, and the tools in Dreamweaver. Author Chris Converse leads you through the process from start to finish, from building the containers to styling the text, tab, and panels, and adding click events to make the tabs interactive. He also shows how to incorporate progressive enhancement techniques, so visitors who don't have JavaScript, for example, can still access the content.

Topics include:
  • Creating the main panel and tab containers
  • Adding content to the containers
  • Adding CSS styles to the text and tabs
  • Adding the jQuery $(document).ready() function
  • Assigning click events to the tabs
  • Setting an autostart on page load
  • Creating custom graphics for the panels
  • Assigning custom classes to the HTML elements
  • Reassigning CSS rules with JavaScript
Subjects:
Developer Web Web Design Projects Web Development
Software:
Dreamweaver jQuery
Author:
Chris Converse

Assigning custom classes to the HTML elements

Now to be able to lock onto individual tabs and panels, to custom style them, we're going to need to add some classes onto those items. So in Dreamweaver, in your index.html file, let's come over to Code view, let's scroll up to the top of the document, and let's add some custom classes onto individual items. So first, let's start with the individual tabs. So for the very first span, which is for the iPad course, inside of span, let's add class=ipad.

Let's arrow over to the span for Video, space, add a class of video, and then lastly let's come over to the span for Photography and add a class of photo. So now we have a custom class on each tab. Let's scroll down inside of the panel_container, inside of panels, and let's find each individual panel. So for class panel for the first one, hit a space.

Let's add a second-class onto here called ipad. Let's scroll down. Let's find the second one. This one is video. Then let's scroll down and find the third one, space, photo. So at this point, we have custom classes on all of the tabs and all of the panels. Next, we can create some CSS rules to target these individual items.

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