jQuery UI Tabber & the Search for Cross Browser Compatibility

One of the sites that I work on for my wife, One of a Kind Wisconsin is a WordPress site. About a year ago, she got a new template with a javascript tabber on the front page. Nothing fancy, just click the tab to reveal a different article. After we started adding widgets (WordPress widgets, not JS library widgets) and affiliate links the tabber started to slow in loading… it got so slow in fact, that I put a spinner animation in so folks at least knew something was happening.

Well, we all know that most people have little patience when it comes to content loading speed, and this tabber did not degrade gracefully for non-javascript users either – so it was a good excuse to do something different.
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