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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Andy Harris

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Chapter 4

Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring the jQuery UI

arrow Installing the UI and templates

arrow Using UI template classes

arrow Dragging and dropping

arrow Binding events

arrow Resizing elements

The jQuery library is an incredible tool for simplifying JavaScript programming. It's so popular and powerful that developers began adding new features to make it even more useful. Among the most important of these is a framework called jQuery UI (User Interface), sometimes also called the UI toolkit. That's what this chapter's all about.

What the jQuery User Interface Brings to the Table

This tool adds some very welcome features to web development, including new visual elements (widgets), a uniform icon set, and a mechanism for easily generating attractive CSS styles:

  • New user interface elements: As a modern user interface tool, HTML is missing some important tools. Most modern visual ...

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