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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
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Using effects with the button hover state

The button widget utilizes the various states found in the jQuery UI theme framework. For example, when the user hovers over a button widget, this event triggers a handler inside the button widget that applies the ui-state-hover class to the element, changing its appearance. Likewise, when the mouse leaves the widget, a different handler removes that class.

This default functionality of the button widget works fine—it just uses the addClass() and removeClass() jQuery functions to apply the hover class. As the user moves around and considers what he/she wants to do next, the mouse is likely to move in and out of button widgets; this is where we tweak the experience by providing the user with some subtle effects.

Getting ready

For this example, we'll just create three simple button elements that will serve as the button widgets. This way, we can experiment with moving the mouse pointer over several buttons.

    <button>Button 1</button...