This gives you the basic operation of a slider - what else can you change?
You can set the max and min values that the slider will return via the max and min properties. You can also set the step size, i.e the amount the slider moves each time using the step property. Finally you can set the orientation using the orientation property.
So, for example, to set up a vertical slider working between 1 and -1 with a step size of 0.1 and a display of the value as the user moves the slider.
From this you can see that to customize the slider handle you need to modify the ui-slider-handle, the ui-state-default or the ui-corner-all class. The problem is always finding out which one to change.
You can create complete themed sets of styles using the ThemeRoller where you will also find predefined styles you can use.
If you want to do something radical to the slider handle then the best approach is to just jQuery to remove the assigned styles and apply your own.
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