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jQuery in Action by Yehuda Katz, Bear Bibeault

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Chapter 9. Prominent, powerful, and practical plugins

This chapter covers

  • An overview of the jQuery plugins
  • The official Form Plugin
  • The official Dimensions Plugin
  • The Live Query Plugin
  • The UI Plugin

In the first eight chapters of this book, we focused on the capabilities that the core jQuery library makes available to us as page authors. But that’s the tip of the iceberg! The immense collection of available jQuery plugins is impressive and gives us even more tools, all based on the jQuery core, to work with.

The creators of the core jQuery library carefully chose the functions needed by the vast majority of page authors and created a framework on which plugins can readily be built. This keeps the core footprint as small as possible and lets ...

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