jQuery UI
Learn How to Use Dialogs, Autocomplete, and More
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: March 2012
Pages: 244

With the jQuery UI library, you can apply the power and standards of jQuery to user interface design, complete with interactive elements, animation, and themeable widgets. This concise, code-heavy guide demonstrates how to harness interactive features that HTML5 lacks, including tabs, accordions, and dialog boxes. You’ll also learn how to program common but complex tasks, such as managing drag and drop and autocomplete, that make it easier for users to interact with your site.

This book provides a quick tour of how jQuery UI can improve your HTML pages, followed by standalone chapters that focus on each of the components in detail. If you’re a web developer or designer looking to enrich your website with new features—without having to dive into full-fledged Javascript—jQuery UI is a must.

This book covers the following extensions in version 1.8:

  • Tab management
  • Accordion menus
  • Dialog boxes
  • Buttons
  • Progress bars
  • Sliders
  • Date pickers
  • Autocompleters
  • Drag and drop management
  • Selection, resizing, and switching of elements
  • New visual effects
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    1.0

    No source code examples ???

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    Is the jQuery UI books examples link to source code missing or is there no source code for the jQuery UI books examples ???

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    I could not find any link to the jQuery UI books examples source code on
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    3.0

    Easy to follow novice JQuery book.

    By Dozza

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    • Well-written

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    • Too basic

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    Comments about oreilly jQuery UI:

    The author, Eric Sarrion does a great effort in bringing an introductory-cum-intermediary level explanation of JQuery UI libraries and widgets, organised in a logical sequence of widget-by-widget explanation of what the particular UI object is, why it's used, what events it exposes, in a pleasantly easy-to-read style. As a self-professed JQuery novice developer, Ifound this book to be straight forward and clear, especially with the first three chapters which discuss the more theoretical side of things before you start getting into the standard widgets.

    The book dives into common widgets such as Tab management, modal dialogue boxes, accordion menus, auto-complete and progression bars, without a pre-requisite for under-the-hood javascript 'know-how', which is quite refreshing. For the more seasoned javascript developers, they may find this book to be too basic and repeated, but for the more novice of aspirers, this book builds a solid building-block to other more specialised and advanced javascript and JQuery books. This book isn't exactly going to be the reference book you keep in your shelf for years to come, but rather a great and quick springboard to guiding you to other books that are useful as a reference long-term.

    i don't have any specific complaints about the book, I find it to serve it's purpose quite well, and collectively with other javascript books from O'Reilly, I find it to fit it's piece in the process quite well. I am pleasantly surprised, not blow-away but sufficiently happy with the book, and would recommend you skim a copy of it in your library or bookshop, to see if its structure suits you.

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    4.0

    Very good for beginners

    By Fale

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    • Concise
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    • Good chapter coverage
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    • Not comprehensive enough

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    Comments about oreilly jQuery UI:

    jQuery has very interested me in the last period. I think that it is the best JavaScript library for me. jQuery UI is a set of functions that allow you to improve the graphics and the functionality of your websites with very few lines of code.

    My jQuery level was pretty close before I took the time to read this book. I've found this book amazing and really interesting even for fast-learner as I am (knowing dozens of languages and libraries I tend to go really fast when I'm studying a new language or library). I think this book is mainly for beginner or intermediate users since it focuses the reader on the main parts of jQuery UI leaving aside some real-world and advanced coding details that may be crucial in the real world development.

    A thing that I really like is the approach "one widget = one chapter". In this way you can jump straight to the chapter that you need without having to read more that 200 pages that you don't care about, in that moment.

    The book comes without Index and this is sad, I think. Even if in this kind of book is not necessary, I think that is a very cheap feature that all books should have.

    I would recommend this book to everyone is a jQuery and/or a jQuery UI novice or beginner user. If you are already an advanced user you may want looking toward something more hardcore.

     
    4.0

    very complete

    By nady

    from puteaux, fr

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      Comments about oreilly jQuery UI:

      I'm new and I think this book explains things clearly. This is the 3rd book by this author that I bought and I'm happy again

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      5.0

      very nice

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        Comments about oreilly jQuery UI:

        livre complet. c'est le deuxième livre de l'auteur que j'achète et pour cette encore je ne suis pas déçu

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