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  • 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

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.

  • 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
Page Count 48
Course Length 1 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781782165019
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2013


Marcos Placona

Marcos Placona grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and started tinkering with web development when 14.400 kbs modems were the coolest thing. He then started a Computer Science degree, but a better opportunity arose on the other side of the Atlantic. In his 20s, he decided to move to England where he worked as a ColdFusion developer and started blogging at .

After acquiring a taste for mobile application development, he has now published over 20 applications for all the major mobile markets, and hopes he will someday see a kid on the train playing one of his games.

He is now working as a technical lead for HolstelBookers, he tries to stay on top of its ColdFusion and .Net teams, as well as designing solutions and working with the stakeholders to turn dreams into reality.