Book Image

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

Applying effects to dialog components

Out-of-the-box, the dialog widget allows developers to show animations when the dialog is opened, as well as hide animations, when closed. This animation is applied to the dialog as a whole. So, for example, if we were to specify that the show option is a fade animation, the entire dialog will fade into view for the user. Likewise, if the hide option was fade, the dialog would fade out of view instead of instantaneously disappearing. To liven up this show and hide behavior, we could operate on individual dialog components. That is, instead of applying show and hide effects to the dialog as a whole, we could apply them to the individual parts inside the widget, like the title bar and the button pane.

How to do it...

The dialog we're going to create here is just about as simple as they come in terms of content. That is, we're going to only specify some basic title and content strings for the dialog in the HTML.

<div title="Dialog Title">