how to revert to original css values after .css() method

Tags: javascript,jquery,css

Problem :

I have an element I am changing with an animation as follows:

                function() {

This is meant to make menuHolder take up the whole screen. When clicking a separate button, I want menuHolder to revert to the original values i assigned in the style sheet. Here is the code for the return button:

        function() {

            tMT$ = $(this).parent();

            function() {

This doesnt work, because I have assigned the original css values with when that$.animate was executed. How should I assign the values of .return's click so that menuHolder reverts to its original css?

I don't want to manually reassign values. I would rather do it programmatically =D. Any help would be great.


Solution :

That is why you should not change individual CSS properties from your jQuery/Javascript code. Other than not being elegant, readable and maintainable and not separating presentation from behaviour, it will lead to situations like yours.


Create classes in your CSS file:

.full-screen { left: 0; top: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

and only use jQuery/Javascript to add/remove them:


jQuery Class Manipulation Methods

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