How do I parse the border width from
style="border: solid 1px black;"
You can just use
parseInt(); to parse the border width from
var width = $elem.css('borderWidth'); // 150px var parsed = parseInt(width); // 150
I had a Google around and it appears in order to get the width of a border you must provide an explicit side of the border:
var borderWidth = $elem.css("border-left-width");
This is because it's possible for every border to have a different size, style and colour. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be any simpler than this.