Ever needs to showcase a percentage visually? HTML provides us with a super cool meter tag that can be used for this exact purpose.
It looks like this:
HTML Meter attributes
The meter tag in general, works by just typing it as
<meter>. However, it comes with some attributes we can leverage.
high: What is considered a high value
low: What is considered a low value
min: Starting point of the meter
max: Ending point of the meter
value: The current value
Considering this we can create a gauge that is on the
<meter value="1" min="0" max="10" high="8" low="2"></meter>
Or we could create a reading that is considered
<meter value="9" min="0" max="10" high="8" low="2"></meter>
Any other value could render in green.
<meter value="5" min="0" max="10" high="8" low="2"></meter>
You can also have a play with the meters on Codepen.
See the Pen HTML meter tag by Chris Bongers (@rebelchris) on CodePen.
The meter element is widely adopted. Just IE has some issues rendering it. You can place a fallback inside the meter element in the form of text or an image.
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