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CSS3 For Dummies by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 10

Creating Themes Using ThemeRoller

In This Chapter

arrow Getting started with ThemeRoller

arrow Working with ThemeRoller

arrow Using predefined themes directly

arrow Developing your own custom themes

arrow Placing themes on your system for local use

ThemeRoller (http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/) is a special kind of tool and plugin for jQuery that makes it possible to create a theme for your site. A theme is a mixture of fonts, color, and graphic styles that gives your site a particular feel. You can use ThemeRoller to perform tasks such as defining the appearance of buttons when a user hovers the mouse cursor over them. The output of ThemeRoller is a custom version of jQuery and jQuery UI that meets requirements that you specify. So you get the same combination of CSS and JavaScript that you'd get when using these two libraries, but the result meets your specific needs far better.

Of course, you may not want to take the time to create a theme entirely by hand, even if the process is automated using ...

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