JQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for JQuery By Dan Wellman
Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited 2009 | 440 Pages | ISBN: 1847195121 | PDF | 5 MB
Build highly interactive web applications with ready-to-use widgets of the jQuery user interface library
Packed with examples and clear explanations to easily design elegant and powerful front-end interfaces for your web applications
Organize your interfaces with reusable widgets like accordions, date pickers, dialogs, sliders, tabs, and more
Enhance the interactivity of your pages by making elements drag and droppable, sortable, selectable, and resizable
No experience of jQuery UI expected, but familiarity with jQuery is required
Written and tested on jQuery UI 1.6 Release Candidate 2
jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced
This book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy to follow steps.
In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behaviour to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the properties and methods exposed by each component's API and see how these can be used to bring out the best in each component.
Events play a key role in any modern web applications if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by each component and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.
What you will learn from this book?
Organize different sections of related content as tabs and accordins and save space on your page
Display messages, images, and interactive content like forms using the dialog widget
Use sliders for volume and color control of your applications by dynamically scrolling left and right, displaying different ranges
Allow your site visitors to select dates from the calendar using date picker widget
Enrich your interface with auto complete: start typing the first few letters of a name in your address book and the application will do the rest
Provide a drag-and-drop mechanism to let users directly rearrange elements around the page
Make a range of elements of a group selectable and take collective actions on them
Create a page with content boxes on it that can be sorted into various positions to suit the visitors personal preference
Add flair to your actions with animation effects
An example-based approach leads you step-by-step through the implementation and customization of each library component and its associated resources in turn. To emphasize the way that jQuery UI takes the difficulty out of user interface design and implementation, each chapter ends with a `fun with' section that puts together what you've learned throughout the chapter to make a usable and fun page. In these sections you'll often get to experiment with the latest associated technologies like AJAX and JSON.
Who this book is written for?
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