- Explore Dijits (Dojo Widgets) with examples so that you can write your own Dijits
- Serialize, automatically validate, and convert entered content with forms and layouts
- Organize different kinds of data in the same Dijit using dojo.data for a better look and feel to your website
- Animate your content using dojo.fx to give your pages a dynamic look and feel
- Use closures and Dojo's Class-based OO system underlying all widgets and features
- Use powerful formatting for Dates and Currencies between locales
- Understand Dojo's event system, for classical browser events, function 'advice', and Dojo's publish/subscribe message bus
- Learn to create dynamic Tree widgets using data sources, custom styling, and even drag and drop
- Create custom widgets and reusable components that use all of Dojo's advanced layout managers and widgets
- Learn to write custom PHP services to feed data to Dojo's client-side data- driven components
Chapter 3-”Basic Dijit knowledge: Dijits is Dojo's name for Widgets. A typical widget is a color-picker or a movable pane. This chapter introduces Dijits in general and gives a lot of examples on how to use them, how they interact, and even an introduction to writing your own.
Chapter 4-”AJAX Communication: This Chapter covers AJAX communication in several aspects, with examples, which also show the view from the server (in PHP code).
Chapter 5-”Forms: This Chapter covers form-related Dijitsâ€”serializing forms and powerful validation and internationalization, best practices when setting up Dojo forms, and a run-down of available components.
Chapter 6-”Layouts: The Layout Dijit organizes content, be it other Dijits or plain HTML. We will see a number of examples from simplifying layout in general with 'CSS-less' layout managers, to dynamic loading of content in content panes, and how to create a wizard widget with a Stackcontainer and a small amount of scripting.
Chapter 7-”Data, Trees, and Grids: The datastores are perhaps the most complex area of Dojo, but also give the programmer an unprecedented level of modularity. In this chapter we go over a couple of simple examples, then describe the dojo.data interface, how to extend it, and how to use several different types of data in the same Dijit component.
Chapter 8-”Effects and Animation: dojo.fx gives you a quick way to hide, show, or move something on the page. We have examples on animations and more advanced areas such as animating almost any DOM property over time and how to combine several animations in a chain. We also give examples on how to use the charting and drawing APIs before finishing of with a good dose of Drag and Drop: drag and drop nodetypes, and how to use draggable 'avatars' that change from drag to drop.
Chapter 9-”Real-world Dojo: This chapter is almost entirely examples, focused on giving the reader full-blown guides to creating several types of applications with Dojo, and is also a store for cut-and-paste problem solving when time is of the essence.