Chapter 6. Creating rich animations with effects

This chapter covers

  • Building animations with effects
  • Using effects in the jQuery UI widgets
  • Animating CSS class name changes

jQuery UI includes 15 built-in animations, that provide ways to show and hide elements, draw the user’s attention to elements, or add visual appeal to your UIs. These effects stand on their own with the effect()method, tie into existing widgets such as dialog, and work with jQuery Core methods such as show() and hide(). But it doesn’t stop there. jQuery UI also adds powerful abilities to animate CSS class name changes, transition between colors, and a whole lot more.

The jQuery UI effects are so powerful they’ve helped inspire changes made to the CSS specification, ...

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