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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

Accordions to tabs, and back again

Both the accordion and the tabs widgets are containers. That is, their typical use inside the context of an application is to organize subcomponents. These subcomponents might be other widgets, or any other HTML element for that matter. So, both widgets fit the generic description of a container, that is, a widget with different sections. There are obviously subtleties to that description; for example, accordions don't support remote Ajax content. Also, the way users traverse the sections are quite different. Yet, they're essentially interchangeable. Why not introduce the ability to switch between the two widgets, especially during run time where the users can set their own preference and toggle between the two containers? It turns out that we can implement something like this. Let's look at how we would go about doing this. We need a bidirectional conversion between the two widgets. That way, the tabs widget can be transformed into an accordion widget...