Monday, September 17th, 2007
jQuery UI signals the start of a whole new branch of the jQuery project which will focus on developing high-quality, reusable, components that youâ€™ll be able to drop in your applications. Frequently, these components are coming directly to you from traditional jQuery plugins, but with strict coding, documentation, themeing, and demo standards. We hope youâ€™ll enjoy this new level of quality as much as we do.
The jQuery UI library was a natural extension to the jQuery project and the team was anxious to provide a rich set of UI controls that could be used to build highly interactive web applications. The library runs the gamut of functionality expected in a UI resource by including:
In addition, the jQuery UI team took the extra steps to allow controls to be themed, thus allowing developers to create their own look-and-feel for components:
Weâ€™re launching with one complete theme: Flora (designed by Tom) and two partially-complete themes: Light and Dark (by Sean). Within the next week weâ€™re going to be announcing the details of a new theming competition, along with everything that you need to completely build your own jQuery UI theme.
Note: jQuery UI requires that you use, at least, jQuery 1.2.1 or newer.
Posted by Rey Bango at 9:29 am