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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we've covered the complete range of UI effects available in the jQuery UI library. We've seen how easy it is to use the effects.core.js base component to construct attractive color animations and smooth class transitions.

We also saw that the following effects can be used in conjunction with the simple effect API:

  • bounce

  • highlight

  • shake

  • transfer

An important point is that most of the individual effects can be used not only with the effect API but can also make use of show/hide and toggle logic, making them incredibly flexible and robust. The following effects can be used with this advanced API:

  • blind

  • clip

  • drop

  • explode

  • fold

  • puff

  • pulsate

  • scale

  • slide

This now brings us to not only the end of this chapter, but also the end of the book. There is a saying, I'm sure that almost all of you will have heard it before. It's the "give a man a fish..." saying. I hope that during the course of this book, I've taught you how to fish instead of just giving you a fish.

The aim of the examples that...