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Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone by Maggie Costello Wachs, Scott Jehl, Patty Toland, Todd Parker

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Chapter Sixteen. Slider

Slider controls are used to capture a single value, or data range, on a continuum. Many users find them to be immediately intuitive because they mimic the appearance and functionality of physical sliders in everyday objects like stereos, car dashboard controls, and appliances; the “track” constrains choices to the continuum of available options, and the “handle” position indicates clear feedback of the currently selected value.

Typically, sliders in web applications capture numeric values such as price and volume level, but they can be applied equally well to virtually any set of values in a continuum—like letter grades, financial bond ratings, or positive to negative sentiment. They can capture a single value or be extended ...

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