jQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for jQuery

Create Powerful Interfaces for Web Applications with New Book on the jQuery User Interface Library

book-converjQuery UI 1.6: The User Interface Library for jQuery is a new book from Packt that teaches users to build interactive web applications using widgets from the jQuery user interface library. Written by Dan Wellman, this book is written and tested on jQuery UI 1.6 Release Candidate 2 and will help users learn how to use the jQuery User Interface Library.

jQuery UI, a trusted plugin for the jQuery JavaScript library, gives developers a platform on which to build rich and engaging interfaces with maximum compatibility and stability. jQuery UI has a series of user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way.

Users will be able to maximize their experience with the library by breaking down each component with the help of examples. By looking at the properties and methods exposed by each component’s API, readers will learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and will be able to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of their application.

Through this book, developers will learn to design powerful front-end interfaces for their web applications and organize their interfaces with reusable widgets like accordions, date pickers, dialogs, sliders and tabs. They will be able to enrich their interface with auto complete; for example they could start typing the first few letters of a name in their address book and the application will do the rest. To save space on their page, developers will be able to organize different sections of related content as tabs and accordions.

Developers will be able to display messages, images, and interactive content like forms by using the dialog widget. Using sliders for volume and color control they will be shown how to display different ranges for their applications by dynamically scrolling left and right. By provide a drag-and-drop mechanism to a page; developers can let users directly rearrange elements around the page.

Front-end designers and developers interested in learning the User Interface Library will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available with Packt. To read more about this book, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/user-interface-library-for-jquery/book