DESCRIPTION Building a consistent, high-quality web user interface can be time consuming and technically challenging. jQuery UI radically simplifies the process by providing a robust set of widgets, interactions, effects, and themes that can used immediately. And, jQuery UI's powerful widget factory makes it a snap to customize existing components to match the look, feel, and function of readers' apps. jQuery UI in Action is a practical guide to using and customizing jQuery UI library components to build rich, user-friendly web applications. Using numerous engaging examples, it moves quickly from showing users how to place a datepicker on the page to building a complete user interface that includes features like a contact form and shopping cart. Readers will master jQuery UI's five main interactions-draggable, droppable, resizable, selectable, and sortable-and learn UI techniques that work across all devices. At the core of the book is a comprehensive guide to the jQuery UI widget factory, a battle tested solution for creating stateful jQuery plugins.
AUTHOR BIO TJ VanToll is a Web Developer with seven years of experience developing large web applications. He is a member of the jQuery UI core team and has contributed to many open source projects. He blogs about his experiences on his personal blog and larger publications such as HTML5 Rocks and Script Junkie.