Build highly interactive web applications with ready-to-use widgets from the jQuery User Interface library
Organize your interfaces with reusable widgets: accordions, date pickers, dialogs, sliders, tabs, and more
Enhance the interactivity of your pages by making elements drag-and-droppable, sortable, selectable, and resizable
Packed with examples and clear explanations of how to easily design elegant and powerful front-end interfaces for your web applications
Revised and targeted at jQuery UI 1.7
jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced.
Specially revised for version 1.7 of jQuery UI, this book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps.
In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library.
Events play a key role in any modern web application if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by the component covered and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.