jQuery UI

jQuery UI

by Eric Sarrion


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449316990
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/23/2012
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eric Sarrion has written on Rails, HTML and CSS, J2EE, and JavaScript for O'Reilly France. He manages a small training and development company.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to jQuery UI
  • Chapter 2: Tabs
  • Chapter 3: Accordion Menus
  • Chapter 4: Dialog Boxes
  • Chapter 5: Buttons
  • Chapter 6: Progress Bars
  • Chapter 7: Sliders
  • Chapter 8: Datepickers
  • Chapter 9: Autocompletion
  • Chapter 10: Drag-and-Drop
  • Chapter 11: Selecting Items
  • Chapter 12: Permutation of Elements in the Page
  • Chapter 13: Resizing
  • Chapter 14: Visual Effects in jQuery UI

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JQuery UI 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ozgurcakmak More than 1 year ago
Greetings again. I am reviewing a new O'Reilly book (and got it via O'Reilly Blogger review program. Thanks!) and this time it is about jQuery UI. I have to admit my selection criteria is based on what I have used or what I plan to use in the future. jQuery goes in the second category. Let's face it, if you are a web developer; you cannot escape from javascript. It is fast, runs on every browser and did I mention it was fast? The only problem was if you were trying to traverse a document, you have to write oodles of code. Then jQuery came and our jobs became a little bit easier. This book is not about jQuery, this is, rather, about its UI component: jQuery UI. So, although the examples are there and easy to read but it will be probably more easier if you knew some jQuery. And it is really about making the user interface (hence the UI ;)) prettier, more responsive and how to use the effects which the jQuery UI library provides to us. I have to say, you won't be reading this book from cover to cover. Rather it will be your guide if you are looking for more information about a component: Buttons, sliders. Or a situation (dragging and dropping for example.) The book's approach is quite concise and clear. Let me illustrate that by taking a chapter, buttons, from the book and show how it is structured. First it explains the basic principles of the buttons. Then changing the formatting comes into play. We may not want to use jQuery UI's default fontsize or color. Then comes the button function... what will we do if we want to use radio button or checkbox as bona fide buttons? Easier than apple pie. You order jQuery to handle all inputs as buttons and it exactly does that. Icons? Maybe we want to show icons in the buttons. We see how its done and as a sum up, we create a calculator in jQuery which is explained in great detail. Not every chapter does that but most of them have complex and real world examples to show you how to use the explained component in a real context. If you know jQuery and want to enhance your UI creation skills, I say go and buy it. If you have a jQuery code base and hired to do some UI hacking, again, this book will be helpful to you. If you are a jQuery newbie, then don't. This is not a book about jQuery and it shows. Sure, jQuery UI uses jQuery but they are different beasts in action and if you had bought a book on jQuery (or learning it currently) you can use it as a future milestone. So, caveat emptor! All in all if my jQuery coding friends asked me about a book on UI I'd recommend this book without hesitation. Thanks!