jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery
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jQuery Tools UI Library will show you how to add useful functionality to your website, using the compact but powerful jQuery Tools library.Get inspiration for developing your own ideas with the book.
- Organize your interfaces with reusable widgets: accordions, date pickers, dialogs, sliders, tabs, and more
- Enhance the interactivity of your pages by making elements drag-and-droppable, sortable, selectable, and resizable
- Packed with examples and clear explanations of how to easily design elegant and powerful front-end interfaces for your web applications
- Revised and targeted at jQuery UI 1.7
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 392 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2009
ISBN : 1847199720
ISBN 13 : 9781847199720
Author(s) : Dan Wellman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, jQuery, Open Source, Web Development
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing jQuery UI
Chapter 2: The CSS Framework
Chapter 3: Tabs
Chapter 4: The Accordion Widget
Chapter 5: The Dialog
Chapter 6: Slider
Chapter 7: Datepicker
Chapter 8: Progressbar
Chapter 9: Drag and Drop
Chapter 10: Resizing
Chapter 11: Selecting
Chapter 12: Sorting
Chapter 13: UI Effects
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What you will learn from this book
- How the brand-new CSS framework styles each of the library components
- Organizing different sections of related content as tabs and accordions to save space on your page while maximizing its content
- Displaying messages, images, and interactive content like forms using the dialog widget
- Using sliders for volume and color control of your applications by dynamically scrolling left and right, displaying different ranges
- Allowing your site visitors to select dates from the calendar using the date picker widget
- Adding an attractive and effective deterministic progress bar to give visitors essential feedback on how much longer a process has left to complete
- Providing a drag-and-drop mechanism to let users directly rearrange elements around the page
- Making a range of elements of a group selectable and taking collective actions on them
- Creating a page with content boxes that can be sorted into various positions to suit the visitor's personal preference
- Adding flair to your actions with animation effects
jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced.
Specially revised for version 1.7 of jQuery UI, this book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps.
In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library.
Events play a key role in any modern web application if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by the component covered and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.
Create powerful front-end interfaces for your web applications with jQuery UI
An example-based approach leads you step-by-step through the implementation and customization of each library component and its associated resources in turn. To emphasize the way that jQuery UI takes the difficulty out of user interface design and implementation, each chapter ends with a 'fun with' section that puts together what you've learned throughout the chapter to make a usable and fun page. In these sections you'll often get to experiment with the latest associated technologies like AJAX and JSON.
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