Articles tagged with HTML5

Hide number input spinners using CSS

HTML 5 number pickers are great, since they help restrict users to the input ranges required in certain cases. Some browsers add little up and down arrows to help the user step though numbers. On some browsers the pickers show by default even when the form inputs are not focused, which is a bit ugly. You can use CSS to turn off the number input arrows. Obviously you want to put them back on focus since they are meant to be there by default.

// Webkit:
  // Hide number picker
  input[type=number]::-webkit-outer-spin-button {
    -webkit-appearance: none;
    margin: 0;

  // Show number picker on focus
  input[type=number]:hover::-webkit-outer-spin-button {
    -webkit-appearance: inner-spin-button;
    margin: 0 2px 0 0 ;

  // Firefox:
  // Hide number picker
  input[type=number] {

  // Show number picker on focus
  input[type=number]:hover {
  // Note: Example is written in Sass not CSS!
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A Responsive Image jQuery Plugin

There are a whole variety of ways that responsive images can be accomplished, but as of yet there is no perfect way of doing it without using a combination of .htaccess, javascript or css. My solution is no different and uses javascript (in the form of jQuery) as the coordinator of the images.

responsiveBreakpointJQ works by specifying the images that will show if the screen of the device is big enough. The data-XXX values are how the appropriate image is specified. If a screen is wider than the XXX value then that image is selected as the best one for the job.

 <img src="small.jpg" data-480="medium.jpg" data-960="large.jpg" alt="Image Alt text" />

If you would like to read more then take a look at the responsiveBreakpointJQ project on github . If you feel you can make it better then be my guest :D

Download the jQuery Responsive Breakpoint Image Plugin from git hub to checkout the code:


  • Can add as many breakpoints as needed.
  • Breakpoints ...
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