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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

Using widgets with Backbone applications

With the seemingly endless variations of JavaScript environments you may find yourself working in, it's best to embrace the fact that not everything is done the jQuery UI way. If you find yourself on a project where you're just itching to use jQuery UI widgets, because the use cases are plentiful, you'll have to take the time necessary in understanding the consequences of jQuery UI mingling with another framework.

It's generally ill-advised for any developer to mix completely different widget frameworks together, so hopefully that is something easily avoided. You'll of course have to work other homebrew HTML and CSS concoctions, but this is typical. It is not so bad, as you can control it (not easily done with other open source frameworks). So, if not other widget frameworks, what other frameworks might we have to consider working with?

Backbone is a general framework that builds on the lower-level underscore.js utility library, for adding structure...