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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By : jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman
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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By: jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman

Overview of this book

Modern web application user interface design requires rapid development and proven results. jQuery UI, a trusted suite of official plug-ins for the jQuery JavaScript library, gives you a solid platform on which to build rich and engaging interfaces with maximum compatibility and stability, and minimum time and effort. 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. Specially revised for version 1.7 of jQuery UI, 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 behavior to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library. Events play a key role in any modern web application if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by the component covered and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI 1.7
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Index

Folding elements


Folding is a neat effect that gives the appearance that the element it's applied to is being folded up like a piece of paper. It achieves this by moving the bottom edge of the specified element up to 15 pixels from the top, then moving the right edge completely over towards the left edge.

The distance from the top that the element is shrunk to in the first part of this effect is exposed as a configurable property by the effect's API. So, this is something that we can adjust to suit the needs of our implementation. This property is an integer. We can see this in action by modifying our last example. In ajaxDialog.html once again, link to the fold source file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="development-bundle/ui/effects.fold.js"></script>

Then change the close event callback to this:

close: function() {
  $(this).parent().hide("fold", { size:200 }, 1000);
}

Save this as effectFold.html. This time we make use of the size configuration option to make the effect stop...