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Hi,
I have to do a highly customized tabbed interface. I *dont* want to use the Jquery ui tabs - they're nice, but I need to do my own.
I am looking for ideas on how to implement this.

I am going to do something like:

<div class="tabs">
  <ul>
      <li><a class='tab1_link' href='#'>Tab 1</a></li>
      <li><a class='tab2_link' href='#'>Tab 2</a></li>
      <li><a class='tab3_link' href='#'>Tab 3</a></li>
  </ul>
  <div class='tab1' >content for tab 1</div>
  <div class='tab2' >content for tab 2</div>
  <div class='tab3' >content for tab 3</div>
</div>

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$('.tab2').hide();
$('.tab3').hide();

$('.tab1_link').click(function(e){
  $('.tab1').show()
  $('.tab1').siblings().hide()
  e.preventDefault();
})

$('.tab2_link').click(function(e){
  $('.tab2').show()
  $('.tab2').siblings().hide()
  e.preventDefault();
})

$('.tab3_link').click(function(e){
  $('.tab3').show()
  $('.tab3').siblings().hide()
  e.preventDefault();
})

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This is just my initial idea, the problem is that it doesnt scale - for every link I'd have to write a new function. The problem is that I don't know how to match a tabs link to a particular content div in a programmatic way.

Can anyone suggest a better way of achieving the above??

Cheers
John



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The way to match tab links to divs is to use the rel attribute of the anchor tag and the id of the div.



This should work as a rough version.   You'd probably want to add styling so it's clear which tab is selected and which ones are not.
<div class="tabs">
  <ul>
      <li><a class='tab_link' rel='tab1' href='#'>Tab 1</a></li>
      <li><a class='tab_link' rel='tab2' href='#'>Tab 2</a></li>
      <li><a class='tab_link' rel='tab3' href='#'>Tab 3</a></li>
  </ul>
  <div id='tab1' class='tab'>content for tab 1</div>
  <div id='tab2' class='tab'>content for tab 2</div>
  <div id='tab3' class='tab'>content for tab 3</div>
</div>

$('tab_link').click(function(e){
  $this = $(this);  // this is the link that was clicked.
  // hide all tabs.
  $(".tab").hide();
  $('#' + $this.attr('rel').val() ).show();  // show the clicked tab.
  e.preventDefault();
})

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