jQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for jQuery
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- Packed with examples and clear explanations to easily design elegant and powerful front-end interfaces for your web applications
- Organize your interfaces with reusable widgets like accordions, date pickers, dialogs, sliders, tabs, and more
- Enhance the interactivity of your pages by making elements drag and droppable, sortable, selectable, and resizable
- No experience of jQuery UI expected, but familiarity with jQuery is required
- Written and tested on jQuery UI 1.6 Release Candidate 2
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 440 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2009
ISBN : 1847195121
ISBN 13 : 9781847195128
Author(s) : Dan Wellman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, 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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Errata- 2 submitted: last submission 09 Oct 2012
Errata type: Typo | Page number: 10 | Errata date: 03 Apr 09
Second line missing double quote after id.
Errata type: Other | Page number: 12 | Errata date: 16 Apr 09
On Page 13, please delete paragraph 1 and the first list (both directly before 'The structure of the library' heading). On Page 12, in paragraph 2, please change the following text: This will be the root folder of our project and will be the location where we store all of the files that we're going to create. to: This will be the root folder of our project and will be the location where we store all of the example files from the code download. On page 12, directly after paragraph 2 please add the following new text: The jQuery UI library has recently changed substantially, and the examples used in this book do not function correctly with the current stable release. Therefore it is recommended that you use the accompanying code package, which can be found on the Packt website, as this contains jQuery UI 1.6 and jQuery 1.2.6. Once the code package has been downloaded, you should simply unpack it to the project folder that we just created.
What you will learn from this book
- Organize different sections of related content as tabs and accordins and save space on your page
- Display messages, images, and interactive content like forms using the dialog widget
- Use sliders for volume and color control of your applications by dynamically scrolling left and right, displaying different ranges
- Allow your site visitors to select dates from the calendar using date picker widget
- Enrich your interface with auto complete: start typing the first few letters of a name in your address book and the application will do the rest
- Provide a drag-and-drop mechanism to let users directly rearrange elements around the page
- Make a range of elements of a group selectable and take collective actions on them
- Create a page with content boxes on it that can be sorted into various positions to suit the visitors personal preference
- Add 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
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 behaviour to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You’ll look at the properties and methods exposed by each component’s API and see how these can be used to bring out the best in each component.
Events play a key role in any modern web applications if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by each component 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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