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Three. Building Web Page Features > 10. Expanding Your Interface

Chapter 10. Expanding Your Interface

A web page can feel like a long one-page brochure. Visitors are overwhelmed if there seem to be acres of text and pictures to scroll through, and they are unable to quickly get the information they need. It’s up to you to provide your visitors tools to find what they’re after. Using JavaScript and jQuery, you can streamline your web page and make it simpler for visitors to deal with—hiding content until it’s required and providing easier access to information.

In this chapter, you’ll learn common techniques to make your pages easier to read and use. Tabs fit lots of information in a small space and let visitors click a tab to access content in smaller chunks. Tooltips—pop-up windows with additional information about moused-over links, form fields, and other HTML elements—provide supplemental information. An increasingly popular tactic for controlling page content is a slider—sort of a window on the page where content slides in and out of view. Sliders let you showcase content and are commonly used on home pages.


  

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