raweGauge jQuery plugin

Introducing raweGauge, a basic jQuery plugin that transforms a set of radio buttons into an animated number gauge. Perfect for making surveys and forms easier to use and more attractive.

raweGauge transforms standard radio buttons like this…
Default radio buttons

…into this much better looking gauge.
raweGauge

View a working demo on JS Bin

What does it do?

  • Hides any existing radio buttons and labels
  • Replaces them with a HTML gauge
  • Selecting a number on the gauge will check the relative radio button

Download raweGauge 1.5

Link jQuery, CSS & raweGauge in your header

<!-- Styles -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="raweGauge.css" />
<!-- Load jQuery -->
<script src="jQuery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<!-- Include the plugin -->
<script src="raweGauge.min.js"></script>

The HTML

Below is the HTML output for a radio button set, each radio button has its own label and is wrapped in a container element (<li> in this example):

<ul>
<li class="gauge">
<label>Rating:</label>
<input id="list1-0" type="radio" name="list1" value="0" />
<label for="list1-0">0</label>
<input id="list1-1" type="radio" name="list1" value="1" />
<label for="list1-1">1</label>
<input id="list1-2" type="radio" checked="checked" name="list1" value="2" />
<label for="list1-2">2</label>
<input id="list1-3" type="radio" name="list1" value="3" />
<label for="list1-3">3</label>
<input id="list1-4" type="radio" name="list1" value="4" />
<label for="list1-4">4</label>
<input id="list1-5" type="radio" name="list1" value="5" />
<label for="list1-5">5</label>
<input id="list1-6" type="radio" name="list1" value="6" />
<label for="list1-6">6</label>
</li>
</ul>

Invoke

Call the plugin on an element containing your radios/labels like this:

$(function(){
var $gauge = $(‘.gauge’);
$gauge.raweGauge();
});

Note: CSS animation will only work in CSS 3 compatible browsers. Browsers that don’t support CSS transitions will now fallback to using jQuery animation.

Download raweGauge 1.5

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