Using jQuery UI

The scope and features of JavaScript libraries have exploded in recent years, and a good example of this is jQuery UI, which is a user interface toolkit built by the jQuery team on top of the core jQuery library. A good JavaScript UI toolkit such as jQuery UI allows us to build web applications that have more dynamic user controls and to further extend the visual theme of our pages.

The jQuery UI library has a lot of features—everything including drag and drop; special effects for making elements and widgets move, pulse, and flash on and off; and, of course, a set of rich widgets for improving user interactions.

This chapter will focus on enhancements that are simple, have a high impact, and are applicable to our example web application. ...

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