[IPython-dev] Example of custom CSS styling with ipywidgets?

Jonathan Frederic jon.freder at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 13:09:30 EDT 2015

Hi Nathan,

This indeed was caused by a bug which your PR (merged) fixed.  This fix
will be included in the upcoming 4.1 release of ipywidgets.  We've
discussed bringing back the css helper functions for ipywidgets 5.0, and I
think we will bring back at least some variation of them (see


On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>

> Hmm, so I think my confusion was arising from a bug (?) in ipywidgets.  In
> any case, PR incoming.
> On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to update a custom widget I made a while back (IPython 2.x
>> days). I used some custom CSS to style the widget.
>> I see nowadays we should be using the `_css` attribute of the widget to
>> set custom CSS, but I don't see any examples of actually using this
>> functionality anywhere.
>> Does anyone have an example they can link me to? Could be a real custom
>> widget or just a precanned example demonstrating this functionality.
>> Thanks very much for your help!
>> -Nathan
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