Live background Change using jQuery

jQuery can be extremely useful for you if you want to beautify your web app. jQuery provide a number of simple ways to dynamically change the design of your web page. Here is a simple script that shows how to change the background image of your web page using jQuery.

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HTML Markup:
<title> | Live background change with jQuery</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<div id="main">
<div class="text"><a href="#">Live background change using jQuery <span class="small">by</span> <span class="title"></span></a></div>
<ul class="menu">
<li><img src="1.gif" /></li>
<li><img src="2.jpg" /></li>
<li><img src="3.png" /></li>
<li><img src="4.jpg" /></li>
<li><img src="5.png" /></li>
<li><img src="6.jpg" /></li>

jQuery Code:
<script type="text/javascript" src="../jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$('').find('img').fadeTo('slow', 1);
$(this).fadeTo('fast', 0.7);
$('body').css({ 'background-image' : 'url('+$(this).attr('src')+')' });
}, function(){
$(this).fadeTo('slow', 1);

CSS Code:
#main{margin:0; position:absolute; width:100%; text-align:center;bottom:100px;}{list-style-type:none;} li{ display:inline;}
img{height:90px; width:105px; border:5px solid #333333; padding:2px;-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
.text a{background-color:#33CCCC; color:#FFFFFF; font-size:20px; font-weight:bold;
font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; height:40px; line-height:40px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 15px;
border-radius: 15px;
.text .small{ font-size:16px;}
.text .title{ color:#993366;}

Written by Arvind Bhardwaj

Arvind is a Magento and WordPress expert with more than 6 years of industry wide experience.


12 thoughts on “Live background Change using jQuery

  1. Thats really awesome and easy.
    Till date i have used javascript background change from chennai gsm to change the backgrounds 🙂
    thats bread and butter 🙂

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  3. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation
    but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
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