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Overview of the sample web site

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Video: Overview of the sample web site

So we have reached the point in the course now where we can take what we have learned about jQuery and put it all together into a real site. What we are going to do is take a site that we have built that was built without jQuery and we are going to update it with some new features to make it more Web 2.0, more interactive, a little bit more visually appealing. We are going to do a few things. First, drawing on our jQuery UI widget knowledge, we are going to go and add an Accordion control to our website and see how that works.

Overview of the sample web site

So we have reached the point in the course now where we can take what we have learned about jQuery and put it all together into a real site. What we are going to do is take a site that we have built that was built without jQuery and we are going to update it with some new features to make it more Web 2.0, more interactive, a little bit more visually appealing. We are going to do a few things. First, drawing on our jQuery UI widget knowledge, we are going to go and add an Accordion control to our website and see how that works.

Then we will build an image rotator that has some nice smooth transition effects and we will do that just using jQuery in CSS. We will also build some mouse over tooltips and we will build a jQuery-based image selector. So you will click on some thumbnails and that changes a larger view into the current image and then we will use one of the jQuery UI interactions to make a form field resizable and constrained. So let's begin by taking a look at the current site the way that it is and then we will take a look at the site after it has been modified to work with jQuery.

Groundswell is a fictitious surfing shop site and it has got all kinds of stuff on it. So here you can see that there is a news section and we got different photos and you can buy some products and that kind of stuff. So let's see. That's the homepage and if we go to Gear section, you can see that they have got some stuff that's for sale. We click on the Boards and it looks like in this section we have got boards that are listed here and over here I have got the current board that I am looking at and if I click on the view larger link, you will see that that takes me to a separate page where I can see the larger graphic image. Then let me see.

Go to the Lifestyle page. There is a Photo array that's pretty standard. There is also a Register link where I can register for the site and you can see I can fill out a form. Pretty good. Let's take a look at the site however once it has been updated to work with jQuery. So let's go back to the folder and we will go to the Final version and we will bring this guy up in the browser. So this is pretty similar, but a couple of things right away you notice off the bat. Over here now, this image array is being animated and it has got a nice little fade effect going on and that's all done with jQuery and CSS.

There is no plug-in there. You can see that the News Section has been updated to use the Accordion control that we saw in the jQuery UI chapter. So I can now click on these various Accordions and read the news, and that looks a lot nicer. It's a lot more interactive. It's nice and smooth, scrolling and animated. So there are some changes to the Homepage that have been made. Let's go check out the Gear section. So here is the Gear section. Let's go look at the Boards. Now you can see that here in the Board section rather than having to click on the view larger link, I can just roll over it and you see the nice little tooltip fades in and fades out.

So that's a lot nicer than having to go to a separate page. What other changes have we made? So here in Lifestyle section, if you look at the Register, you can see that the Comments field is still there, but now you got a nice little resize handle down here. So I can resize this up and down based upon how much room I need to enter my comments. So all of this has been accomplished using jQuery and we are going to go look now at how each one of these features was implemented, so you can implement these features and others in your own sites.

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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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