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Instant jQuery Drag-and-Drop Grids How-to

Marcos Placona

A practical, hands-on guide to building drag-and-drop layouts using Gridster, jQuery, and CSS
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782165002
Paperback48 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Configure your website for drag-and-drop layouts
  • Create simple layouts with Gridster in a matter of minutes
  • Learn how to use Gridster’s API methods

Who This Book Is For

"Instant jQuery Drag-and-Drop Grids How-to" has been written for any web developer looking to improve their layouts and add dynamic behaviour to their site.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant jQuery Drag-and-Drop Grids How-to
Preparing your website to use Gridster (Simple)
Your first Gridster layout (Intermediate)
Understanding initialization options (Intermediate)
Using Gridster callbacks (Advanced)
Using Gridster methods (Advanced)
Building a draggable layout using Gridster (Intermediate)

What You Will Learn

  • When, where and how to use Gridster and how to customize it to your own uses
  • Installing and preparing your website for Gridster
  • Creating a simple Gridster layout in less than 5 minutes
  • Initializing Gridster with customized options
  • Tracking behavior with callbacks
  • Building a fully-fledged metro-style draggable layout

In Detail

Gridster is a drag-and-drop jQuery plugin that allows users to build interactive layouts from elements spanning multiple columns. Its API permits users to easily implement draggable elements on their layouts for highly customizable pages. It also lets you have complete control of each of the elements, as well as callbacks for behavior tracking.

"Instant jQuery drag-and-drop Grids How-to" is a practical hands-on guide to implementing amazing drag-and-drop layouts with clear step-by-step exercises. Needing only basic knowledge of jQuery, HTML, and CSS; by the end of the book, you will be able to develop a fully functional metro-style layout and have a good grounding when using it on your web pages.

Instant jQuery Drag-and-Drop Grids How-to will take you from configuring Gridster on your existing webpages, to the creation of professional looking drag-and-drop layouts, quickly.
Guiding you through development, and taking advantage of more advanced techniques such as behavioral tracking and how to dynamically modify your layouts according to user preferences. If you want to develop great-looking websites that don’t require hundreds of lines of code, then this book is for you.
You will be able to build a drag-and-drop layouts that look great and work on most modern browsers without the need to split your codebase.


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