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Fade background color with jQuery?

  • # October 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    So I need to be able to fade to another background color using jQuery. Let’s say from #6495CA to #CD3333 for example. Thanks.

    # October 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Is this an on click event or anything? If so the basic idea is:

    $("#yourDiv").click(function() {

    And in your CSS:

    #yourDiv {
       background-color: #6495CA;
    .clicked {
         background-color: #CD3333;

    So basically, your div will be whatever color it is supposed to be in your CSS. Then when it’s clicked, it will add the class ‘clicked’ which will override the original color with the new ‘clicked’ bg color.

    # October 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I was unclear, I meant the body background. I doubt that is as simple, is it?

    # October 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    You’d have to add a transition to get the fade. That’s not hard though.

    # October 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Like a simple transition for background-color to the body{} css? Is it really that simple? Should I use ease-in-out, or?

    # October 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    You could do something like this:
    $(‘body’).animate({backgroundColor: ‘#CD3333’}, ‘slow’);

    # October 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Okay thanks:)

    # October 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Is it that simple?

    It sure is

    # October 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Again, thanks:)

    # October 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm


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