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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
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Controlling the spacing with buttonsets

The jQuery UI toolkit gives developers a container widget used for working with groups of buttons called a buttonset. You would use a buttonset for things like groups of checkboxes or groups of radio buttons—things that form a collaborative set.

The default appearance of the buttonset is of a unified whole. That is, the goal is to form a seemingly single widget out of several buttons. By default, the buttonset widget has no spacing controls for the developer. The buttons within the set, by default, are all stacked up against one another. This may not be what we're after, depending on the context of the buttonset widget in our overall user interface.

Getting ready

To better illustrate the spacing constraints we're presented with, let's build a buttonset widget and look at the result before we go about trying to resolve the issue. We'll use the following group of radio buttons as our markup:

    <input type="radio" id="first" name="items"...