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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.
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jQuery UI Cookbook
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Using master sliders and child sliders

It is possible that your application will use some quantity that can be further decomposed into smaller values. Additionally, the user may need to control these smaller values and not just the aggregate. If we decide to use the slider widget for this purpose, we can think of the child sliders observing the changing value of the master slider. Let's take a look at how we might go about implementing such a group of sliders. We'll design an interface that allows us to allocate how much of the CPU this application is allowed to use. This is the master slider. We'll assume a quad-core architecture, and so we'll have four subsequent sliders that depend on, and observe, the main CPU slider.

How to do it...

Here is the HTML used to define the layout of our five sliders. Each slider has its own div container, mainly used to define widths and margins. Inside the div container, we have a label of each CPU, their current MHz allotment, and the maximum. This is where...