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Applied jQuery: Develop and Design by Jay Blanchard

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5. Applying jQuery Widgets

jQuery is so easily extended with functionality that jQuery designers and developers have written hundreds of extensions (plugins) ranging from the incredibly simple and useful to the extremely complex and specialized.

The jQuery UI (User Interface) library, a group of core plugins for interaction, widgets, and visual effects, continues to be developed as a separate branch of jQuery. Using the jQuery UI library will make your programming life much easier and provide you with the tools to add advanced features to your Web sites and applications effectively.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about some very useful widgets from the jQuery UI, as well as some of the most effective and cool plugins made popular by the designer ...

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