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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


Until now, each chapter in this book has focused on working with a specific widget that ships with jQuery UI. In this chapter, we're more interested in the grand scheme of things. After all, you're building an application, and not a demonstration. So, it's important that developers using jQuery UI be conscious not only about how each individual widget works on their own, but also about how they behave in their environment, and how they interact with other widgets and frameworks.

We'll also address the nuts-and-bolts of the framework in this chapter by building a widget from the ground up, with the help of the widget factory. With the generic widget machinery at your disposal, you could write a handful of widgets that have nothing to do with the default widgets. Although these custom widgets don't inherit much functionality, they behave like jQuery UI widgets, and that alone is worth the effort—cementing a layer of consistency into your application.