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jQuery UI Cookbook

By : Adam Boduch
Book Image

jQuery UI Cookbook

By: Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

jQuery UI is the quintessential framework for creating professional user interfaces. While jQuery core lays the foundation for interaction with the DOM and handling events, jQuery UI fills in the user interaction gap. This book will give you a huge productivity boost out of the box with jQuery UI, and help you understand the framework, inside and out."jQuery UI Cookbook" provides you with practical recipes featuring in-depth coverage of every widget in the framework, including how to address limitations that impact your everyday development activities with these widgets. You'll get a better idea of the big picture – how the framework is composed, how the widgets relate to one another, and how to build on those patterns.Be it a minor tweak on the visual design of a progress bar or a fundamental change in a widget to meet your needs, "jQuery UI Cookbook" covers scenarios both big and small. You can show reminders as tooltips, apply a variety of effects to the menu widget, and start interactions between the dialog widget and API data using deferred objects. These and many more interesting tasks are covered in this book, which can be done with smooth learning and great understanding. You will see how button widgets can fill the width of their containing element, making the layout more consistent. Tabs can be sorted and moved between widgets. You will learn how to do all these things within the context of the big picture, by finding out why the components work the way they do, making you well-versed in jQuery UI.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we will explore the various ways in which we can extend the accordion widget to accommodate a number of scenarios. The accordion widget offers a lot of out-of-the-box functionality. For example, without any configuration, we get a themed container widget that groups contents into sections.

We'll focus on use cases that shed light on the inner workings of the accordion widget. Keyboard events are one way to navigate the page, and we can enhance the accordion's support for these events. Some magic happens behind the scene to come up with each section's height, when expanded. We'll see how we can work with these configurations, especially when the section height changes on the fly.

Also on the topic of height, we can let the user control the height of individual sections, or, from a theme perspective, we can control the space between the accordion components. Finally, we'll look at some of the more advanced accordion usage where we give the user the freedom to sort their accordion sections and to drag sections from one accordion to another.