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JavaScript Step by Step by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 17. jQuery effects and plug-ins

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand how to install jQuery UI.

  • See how to create a sample jQuery UI page.

You’ve seen how jQuery is used to help JavaScript programming by alleviating many of the mundane tasks and helping to make some of the more difficult tasks easy. jQuery has a strong and active plug-in community as well. These plug-ins work alongside jQuery to provide specialized functionality to help solve specific problems. For example, there are plug-ins for helping with form validation, plug-ins for photo slide shows, and plug-ins to create enhanced visual effects. It’s the enhanced visual effects that will be the focus of this chapter. The jQuery UI plug-in will be examined ...

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