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jQuery UI Cookbook

By : Adam Boduch
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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


The tabs widget is a container used to organize the content on your page. It is an excellent way to consolidate your page content so only the relevant items are displayed. The user has an easy navigation mechanism to activate content. The tabs widget can be applied in a larger navigational context, where the tabs widget is the main top-level container element for the page. It can also serve well as a smaller component for a specific page element, used to simply split two sections of content.

The tabs widget in the latest jQuery UI version offers the developer a cohesive set of options to tweak the behavior of the widget. We'll look at how we can combine these options, as well as how to get the most out of the navigational pieces of the tabs widget. We'll also explore applying effects to tab transitions, and making tabs sortable for the user.