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Creating jQuery UI Tabs

By admin | August 21, 2011

jQuery UI Tabs are an easy way to make tabs in your web applications or web sites easily with less code. Consider the following tab structure:

<div id="tabgroup">
	<ul>
		<li><a href="#tab1">Tab 1</a></li>
		<li><a href="#tab2">Tab 2</a></li>
		<li><a href="#tab3">More Tabs</a></li>
	</ul>
	<div id="tab1">Hello</div>
	<div id="tab2">World</div>
	<div id="tab3">from jQuery UI Tabs</div>
</div>

To turn this into a fully featured functioning tab system, all one has to execute in the <head> is this provided you have included jQuery and jQuery UI with any CSS in your <head> (default CSS can be included like such: <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.9/themes/ui-lightness/jquery-ui.css” />):

jQuery(document).ready(function() {
	jQuery("#tabgroup").tabs();
});

This tab structure also degrades reasonably without JavaScript - one is able to view the contents of all of the tabs and the anchor links are usable - unlike some other tab techniques.

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