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Exploring the jQuery UI effects

From: jQuery Essential Training

Video: Exploring the jQuery UI effects

Okay, now let's take a look at the interactions and effects in jQuery UI. Now remember interactions and effects are not widgets. You don't add these to your page; what you do is you apply these behaviors to things that are already in your page. So, let's begin by looking at the Interactions section, and I am going to click on Draggable. Now I want to point out again that the way the pages laid out is very similar to the layout for widgets. So, here's the example. Over here on the right-hand side are various options you can try out.

Exploring the jQuery UI effects

Okay, now let's take a look at the interactions and effects in jQuery UI. Now remember interactions and effects are not widgets. You don't add these to your page; what you do is you apply these behaviors to things that are already in your page. So, let's begin by looking at the Interactions section, and I am going to click on Draggable. Now I want to point out again that the way the pages laid out is very similar to the layout for widgets. So, here's the example. Over here on the right-hand side are various options you can try out.

If you scroll down, there's a view source option, and of course there's a link to the API documentation. So, beginning with the Draggable interaction, you can see that when I click on this div, I can drag it around, all right. Now this is a div I already have in my page and I've simply applied the interaction of being draggable to it. And I can also do things like constrain movements. So for example, this one can only be dragged vertically. This one can only be dragged horizontally. This one over here is only draggable within its parent.

This one here is within this containing box right here. There are various different things you can do. You can have handles. Here's one that can only be dragged by its handle. When you click somewhere else, you can't drag it. All right! You can drag this around, but you can't drag by this handle for example. So, Draggable is a behavior that you can apply to things that are in your page. Let's take a look at another example. There is Resizable. We're going to be using Resizable in our real-life website, when we build it later in the course.

So, again you can see that Resizable, when the Resizable interaction is applied to an element, this little resize handle appears down in the bottom of the element, and I can just drag on that and resize it. I can also do things like constrain the resize area. So for example, I can't resize outside this parent. I can have a maximum and minimum size, so I can't make it any bigger than that. I can't make it any smaller than that. There are different things I can, do things like animations. So I can drag out a little ghost image, and then it grows into my resizable area.

Again, you get the idea. I am not going to go through all these, because they're pretty exhaustive, but the idea is that these are behaviors that you apply to things in your page. They're not predefined user interface, the way that things look; you simply say, I want to make something resizable or draggable or droppable and then you apply the jQuery UI behavior just like you would apply any other kind of behavior in your code. Let's scroll down over to the effects. Let's take a look at the Color Animation effect. So, I am going to go ahead and toggle the effect, and you can see that jQuery UI provides a way of animating not just things like size and position, but animating color, and this is something that jQuery itself does not provide out of the-box.

So, if you want to animate between two colors, you can use the Color Animation effect. There are also various other effects you can use in jQuery UI. Let's take a look at the Show effect. Now again, jQuery itself provides effects for things like showing and hiding and fading and so on, but you can see here that jQuery UI provides a whole bunch of other effects. So, for example there's the Blinds effect, where it comes in as if you're dropping blinds. Here's the Bounce effect. It bounces into place. Here's the Explode effect, which kind of explodes into place.

Here's the Pulsate effect. You get the idea. There's a whole bunch of prebuilt effects that you can use in your pages. And so once again, if we click on the view source, you'll see that using the effects is really very simple. You simply use the Show method with the effect that you want to have applied to the element. So, just like widgets, you can use interactions and effects to apply really professional-looking UI to your web pages.

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  1. 2m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 43s
  2. 17m 37s
    1. What is jQuery?
      5m 19s
    2. Downloading and installing jQuery
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a simple jQuery-enabled page
      7m 12s
    4. Overview of features in jQuery
      2m 46s
  3. 59m 57s
    1. Overview of selectors and filters
      2m 9s
    2. Using basic jQuery selectors
      9m 6s
    3. Using basic jQuery filters
      8m 35s
    4. Using jQuery attribute filters
      6m 7s
    5. Child, visibility, and content filters
      9m 59s
    6. Form selectors and filters
      9m 3s
    7. Traversing documents
      9m 1s
    8. Understanding jQuery statement chaining
      1m 42s
    9. Practical example 1: Annotating page links
      4m 15s
  4. 47m 16s
    1. Creating, getting, and setting content
      5m 53s
    2. Manipulating attributes
      5m 43s
    3. Inserting content
      4m 57s
    4. Wrapping, replacing, and removing content
      5m 27s
    5. Working with CSS
      6m 19s
    6. Associating data with page elements
      9m 30s
    7. Practical example 2: Automatic TOC generator
      9m 27s
  5. 33m 6s
    1. Understanding the jQuery event handling features
      2m 4s
    2. Binding and unbinding events
      6m 23s
    3. Convenient event helper methods
      4m 40s
    4. Using the jQuery event object
      6m 21s
    5. Using miscellaneous event features
      4m 38s
    6. Practical example 3: Table striping and highlighting
      9m 0s
  6. 28m 45s
    1. Hiding and showing elements
      5m 23s
    2. Fading elements in and out
      4m 2s
    3. Sliding elements
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom animations
      5m 58s
    5. Practical example 4: Image rotator
      9m 19s
  7. 25m 30s
    1. Introduction to jQuery UI
      3m 40s
    2. Exploring the jQuery UI widgets
      5m 24s
    3. Exploring the jQuery UI effects
      3m 58s
    4. Using the jQuery UI ThemeRoller
      4m 11s
    5. Downloading and installing jQuery UI
      8m 17s
  8. 47m 49s
    1. Overview of the sample web site
      3m 50s
    2. Using the accordion widget
      9m 14s
    3. Creating an image rotator
      10m 22s
    4. Building hover tooltips
      7m 26s
    5. Making an image selector
      9m 30s
    6. Using the Resizable effect
      7m 27s
  9. 30m 2s
    1. Working with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
      10m 8s
    2. Using AJAX helpers
      4m 34s
    3. Understanding AJAX data types
      10m 14s
    4. Using global AJAX event handlers
      5m 6s
  10. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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