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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
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Simplifying the spinner buttons

The default spin buttons implemented in the spinner widget might be a bit much, depending on context. For example, you can clearly see that these are button widgets added to the slider as subcomponents. And this works perfectly when we get to build larger widgets out of smaller ones. This is more along the lines of an aesthetic preference. Maybe the spinner would look better if the individual up and down spin buttons didn't have a hover state, and didn't have a background or border, either for that matter. Let's try taking these style properties away from the buttons in the slider and make them appear more tightly integrated.

How to do it...

Here is the basic HTML structure used as the foundation of our spinner widget:

<div class="spinner-container">
    <input id="spin" />

And here is the CSS we'll use to remove the button styles we're no longer interested in:

.ui-spinner-basic > a.ui-button {
    border: none;
    background: none...