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Featured Content Slider Using jQuery

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Featured Content Slider Using jQuery
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Add JavaScript Files

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" ></script>  
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.5.3/jquery-ui.min.js" ></script>  
 

The CSS Styles

    #featured{  
       width:400px;  
       padding-right:250px;  
       position:relative;  
       height:250px;  
       background:#fff;  
       border:5px solid #ccc;  
  }  

The navigation tabs are absolutely positioned to the right with following styles:

    #featured ul.ui-tabs-nav{  
       position:absolute;  
       top:0; left:400px;  
       list-style:none;  
       padding:0; margin:0;  
       width:250px;  
   }  
   #featured ul.ui-tabs-nav li{  
       padding:1px 0; padding-left:13px;  
       font-size:12px;  
       color:#666;  
   }  
   #featured ul.ui-tabs-nav li span{  
       font-size:11px; font-family:Verdana;  
       line-height:18px;  
   }  

The content panels are given following styles so as to fit them inside featured div container. The ui-tabs-hide class is essential to working of this script as it decides which content panels are hidden and which is displayed.

    #featured .ui-tabs-panel{  
        width:400px; height:250px;  
        background:#999; position:relative;  
            overflow:hidden;  
    }  
    #featured .ui-tabs-hide{  
       display:none;  
    }  

And the selected tab is given a background image with a left arrow. Here are the styles for selected tab.

 #featured li.ui-tabs-nav-item a{/*On Hover Style*/  
     display:block;  
     height:60px;  
     color:#333;  background:#fff;  
     line-height:20px;  
     outline:none;  
 }  
 #featured li.ui-tabs-nav-item a:hover{  
     background:#f2f2f2;  
 }  
 #featured li.ui-tabs-selected{ /*Selected tab style*/  
     background:url('images/selected-item.gif') top left no-repeat;  
 }  
 #featured ul.ui-tabs-nav li.ui-tabs-selected a{  
     background:#ccc;  
 } 

Since i used small thumbnail images in the navigation tabs, i applied following styles to them.

 #featured ul.ui-tabs-nav li img{  
     float:left; margin:2px 5px;  
     background:#fff;  
     padding:2px;  
     border:1px solid #eee;  
 }

Also, in the content panel which is displayed, it has one image of size 400px x 250px and some relavent title and description inside the div with class info. To display .info div over the image i absolutely positioned it over the image with a transparent background to add some eye-candy.

 #featured .ui-tabs-panel .info{  
     position:absolute;  
     top:180px; left:0;  
     height:70px; width: 400px;  
     background: url('images/transparent-bg.png');  
 }  
 #featured .info h2{  
     font-size:18px; font-family:Georgia, serif;  
     color:#fff; padding:5px; margin:0;  
     overflow:hidden;  
 }  
 #featured .info p{  
     margin:0 5px;  
     font-family:Verdana; font-size:11px;  
     line-height:15px; color:#f0f0f0;  
 }  
 #featured .info a{  
     text-decoration:none;  
     color:#fff;  
 }  
 #featured .info a:hover{  
     text-decoration:underline;  
 }
 

The JavaScript Code

 $(document).ready(function(){  
     $("#featured > ul").tabs({fx:{opacity: "toggle"}}).tabs("rotate", 5000, true);  
 });