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jQuery Tools UI Library by Alex Libby

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Showing off content with Expose

If you run a website where it is necessary to highlight information or content, such as displaying a video, then you will most likely find a need to make the background less of a distraction. Such an effect is used very well by some TV companies, when they display content for playback via the Internet—it's akin to switching the lights off, when you want to watch a good movie.

Expose is a tool that can help here. It exposes or highlights a particular element, and fades out the others, so that you can only see what the website owner intended. There is a quirk though with this tool. Normally you would not use this on its own, but as part of the Overlay tool featured earlier in this book. However, Expose has been developed ...

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