jQuery Tools UI Library

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  • Discover the power and versatility of the Tools, despite only requiring a few lines of code
  • Learn to use jQuery Tools’ Overlay UI Tools to produce exciting websites using Overlays, Tabs, Scrollables and Tooltips
  • Set up forms that can be validated correctly, either with standard validators, or with custom-built additional functionality
  • Combine several tools together to produce exciting, useful effects
  • Develop your own versions of each function, using the examples provided in the book, that you can customize to your own liking
  • Combine various tools with additional jQuery code and provide extra functionality to your website
  • Use the accompanying PDF to learn how to use jQuery Tools within content management systems, such as Wordpress

You’re designing a website, which is going to become a work of art, with snappy response times – do you want to slow it down with lots of extra, unwanted functionality? jQuery Tools can provide you with just the functionality you need, that appears on most websites around the world, and which you can customize to your heart’s content.

jQuery Tools UI Library will show you how to add useful functionality to your website, using the compact but powerful jQuery Tools library. You will get stuck into simple yet powerful projects that you can implement straightaway, and which will give you inspiration for developing your own versions in future projects.

You will go on a whirlwind tour through jQuery Tools, beginning with best practices that should be used, through to detailed projects on each tool in the Library, that you can copy from the book, or download from Packt’s website. The book will include tips and comments on how to alter elements, or ideas on what can be included to extend the functionality you want to include in your websites.

Begin with a short explanation of the origins of jQuery Tools, followed by some of the best practices that should be used, as well as some detail on how to use its API and event capabilities.

When you have finished reading “jQuery Tools UI Library”, you will have learnt all about the library, using clear, practical examples that you can take into your own projects and use, or develop into your own designs for future use.

  • Learn how to use jQuery Tools, with clear, practical projects that you can use today in your websites
  • Learn how to use useful tools such as Overlay, Scrollable, Tabs and Tooltips
  • Full of practical examples and illustrations, with code that you can use in your own projects, straight from the book

Accompanying PDF

Page Count 112
Course Length 3 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781849517805
Date Of Publication 23 Feb 2012


Alex Libby

Alex Libby has a background in IT support. He has been involved in supporting end users for almost 20 years in a variety of different environments; a recent change in role now sees Alex working as an MVT test developer for a global distributor based in the UK. Although Alex gets to play with different technologies in his day job, his first true love has always been with the open source movement, and in particular experimenting with CSS/CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5. To date, Alex has written 11 books on subjects such as jQuery, HTML5 Video, SASS, and CSS for Packt, and has reviewed several more. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials is Alex's twelfth book for Packt, and second completed as a collaboration project.