Transform Select Boxes Into Toggle Buttons - jQuery numberselector

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Transform Select Boxes Into Toggle Buttons - jQuery numberselector

numberselector is a jQuery plugin that converts the regular select box into a horizontal picker bar containing inline toggle buttons for a better user experience.

It automatically updates the corresponding select box with the chosen value as users interact with the picker bar.

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How to use it:

1. Add jQuery library and the numberselector.js script to the webpage.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/numberselector.js"></script>

2. Call the function numberselector() on the target select select element and the plugin will do the rest.

<select id="programming_languages" name="programming_languages">
  <option value="Python">Python</option>
  <option value="JavaScript">JavaScript</option>
  <option value="Java">Java</option>
  <option value="C">C</option>
  <option value="C++">C++</option>
  <option value="C#">C#</option>
  <option value="Ruby">Ruby</option>
  <option value="Go">Go</option>
  <option value="Swift" selected>Swift</option>
  <option value="Kotlin">Kotlin</option>
  <option value="PHP">PHP</option>
  <option value="R">R</option>
  <option value="TypeScript">TypeScript</option>
  <option value="Rust">Rust</option>
$(function() {

3. Apply CSS styles to the toggle buttons.

.numberselector {
  display: block;
  margin-top: 10px;
  display: table;
  width: 100%;
.numberselector .numbersrow {
  display: table-row;

.numberselector span {
  border: 1px solid #d8d8d8;
  color: white;
  font-size: 20px;
  padding: 1px 16px;
  margin-left: -1px;
  background: white;
  color: #3c3c3c;
  line-height: 1.8;
  cursor: pointer;
  display: table-cell;
  text-align: center;

.numberselector span.selected {
  color: #fff;
  z-index: 1;
  position: relative;

.numberselector span.selected:before {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: -1;
  background: #2b53a7;
  left: -2px;
  top: -2px;
  right: -2px;
  bottom: -2px;
  content: ' ';

.numberselector span.selected:after {
  position: absolute;
  left: calc(50% - 7px);
  bottom: -10px;
  content: ' ';
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  border-left: 7px solid transparent;
  border-right: 7px solid transparent;
  border-bottom: 7px solid #2b53a7;

.numberselector span.oldselection {
  background: #717171;
  color: #fff;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by sagarchand. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.