Customizing a Featured Content Glider's toggler links- Gray CSS buttons

On the main script page, you saw two Featured Content Glider demos, one with a simple toggler links style, the other, a more fancy, square buttons interface. The former is what's included in the code you cut and paste as well, to give you a plain starting point to customizing its look the way you want. However, since undoubtedly many of you will be interested in using the square buttons interface, here's the changes you should make from the default code to do so:


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Changes instructions

Step 1:

In the HEAD section of your page, add to the default codes a new CSS StyleSheet reference:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="cssbuttonstoggler.css" />

It references 3 files, which by default you should all upload to the same directory as where your page resides:

Step 2: Then, just replace the HTML for the default Toggler DIV:

<div id="p-select" class="glidecontenttoggler">
<a href="#" class="prev">Prev</a>
<a href="#" class="toc">Page 1</a> <a href="#" class="toc">Page 2</a> <a href="#" class="toc">Page 3</a>
<a href="#" class="next">Next</a>

With the below instead:

<div id="p-select" class="cssbuttonstoggler">
<a href="#" class="toc"><span>1</span></a> <a href="#" class="toc"><span>2</span></a> <a href="#" class="toc"><span>3</span>
<a href="#" class="prev"><span>Back</span></a> <a href="#" class="next"><span>Foward</span></a>

And that's it! The only differences between the two codes are the CSS class names, plus the addition of <span> tags around each link in the later to create the button interface. FYI the buttons interface was basically lifted from these Square CSS buttons, illustrating how you're able to customize the Toggler links in virtually any manner.

The next section looks at how to specify an external file as the source of the gliding content DIVs, via the Ajax capabilities of this script.

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