Chapter 5. Adding interaction to your interfaces

This chapter covers

  • Building drag-and-drop interactions
  • Sorting items in a list
  • Resizing and selecting elements
  • Building touch-friendly interactions

jQuery UI provides two types of widgets: the themeable widgets you’ve spent the last two chapters on, and a set of mouse-based widgets collectively known as interactions. Rather than changing the appearance of DOM elements, interactions let you perform various actions on DOM elements using the mouse. Applying the draggable widget to a DOM element, for example, lets the user drag the element around the screen using the mouse.

Despite being a different type of widget, interactions are still widgets implemented using the widget factory. The same ...

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