Chapter 5

Improving Usability with jQuery

In This Chapter

arrow Working with scroll bars

arrow Building a sorting mechanism

arrow Managing selectable items

arrow Using the dialog box tool

arrow Creating an accordion page

arrow Building a tab-based interface

The jQuery UI adds some really great capabilities to your web pages. Some of the most interesting tools are widgets, which are user interface elements not supplied in standard HTML. Some of these elements supplement HTML by providing easier input options. For example, it can be quite difficult to get the user to enter a date in a predictable manner. The datepicker widget provides an easy-to-use calendar for picking dates. The interface is easy for the programmer to add and makes it hard for the user to enter the date incorrectly. Another important class of tools provided by the jQuery UI helps manage complex pages by hiding content until it is needed.

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