Chapter 6. Interacting with the User

jQuery UI is a set of standard jQuery plugins that help you add interactive behavior to your Web site. This chapter starts with the jQuery plugins that can be used on almost any HTML element to drag, drop, resize, select, or sort the elements. These plugins add behavior without drastically changing the HTML.

Downloading and Installing jQuery UI

To begin using jQuery UI components, you need to include a separate library. jQuery UI is set up in modules. Modules are programmed in the same way as are third-party plugins.

When you need just a single jQuery UI component, you can keep the size of your JavaScripts small by including only that specific plugin. On the jQuery UI Web site (, you can ...

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