I need to create a thermometer type widget for a website, where I can feed in a goal and current amount, then generate a graphic that shows the progress. I was thinking something with jQuery/CSS would be the best approach, but then I started thinking maybe just using a vertical slider from the jQuery UI library and skinning it. How would you all approach this? I've looked for a plugin but haven't come across anything relevant.
You can make the indicator by a simple div with
background image, positioned by JS.
background-positioncss property form the result