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JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, Eighth Edition by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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15. Designing with jQuery

In This Chapter

Highlighting New Elements 378

Creating Accordion Menus 382

Creating Smarter Dialogs 386

Striping Tables 390

Sorting Tables 393

Web development began to require the use of JavaScript frameworks around the same time that Web design began to frequently feature certain user interface elements (such as elements that slide their way on and off screen and the ubiquitous “yellow fade”). That’s not entirely coincidental, and one of the main reasons for jQuery’s success is its sidekick, jQuery UI. As you might guess from the name, jQuery uses jQuery UI to handle common user interface elements.

In this chapter, we’ll be talking about that Web 2.0 look and feel: both how it’s created and why it’s used. While demonstrating ...

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