Chapter 5Menus, Tabs, Tooltips, and Panels

jQuery is certainly a master of the DOM—effortlessly moving things around, animating CSS properties, and manipulating element attributes to help us spice up our static content. But static content is a shrinking part of the Web; more and more fully featured, highly functional, and impressive-looking applications are sprouting up every day. This chapter sees us move away from static documents, and into the world of bells and whistles for Rich Internet Applications (RIA). The client team have been reading business magazines and learned of the term RIA, and they’re determined to use it as much as possible. They’d like to see the site move away from simple brochureware and become an online application where ...

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