For a long time, the only way to write custom controls in jQuery was to extend the $.fn namespace. This works well for simple widgets, however, as you start building more stateful widgets, it quickly becomes cumbersome. To aid in the process of building widgets, the jQuery UI team introduced the Widget Factory, which removes most of the boilerplate that is typically associated with managing a widget.
In this article we are going to discuss what is AJAX, how it works, what you can do with it, what are the advantages and the fall backs. The goal here is to try and explain how the Ajax works, by giving you a detailed explanation of the whole process along with some graphics and live examples. So lets get started.
Issues of cross-browser compatibility, screen resolution and inconsistent HTML and CSS code are things of the past in mobile development. Developers who are still grappling with these issues are far behind the times and need to learn a few new tricks. Mobile developers today are widening the scope of their expertise; they are not only solving these issues but are developing mobile websites that have impressive layouts, are touch-friendly and are based on frameworks that work flawlessly on smartphones and tablets.
Personal sites tend to be the one area where people allow themselves to truly unleash their creativity. Joel Besada is going to use one of his own plug-ins, jQuery Scroll Path, as a tool to transform a conventional site layout into something that resembles an interactive presentation. The sections of the page will be spread out and rotated across a two-dimensional plane, and bound together with a path that the browser window follows when the user scrolls the page.
Not too long ago, the jQuery team released jQuery Mobile 1.2. This new release has some fantastic changes! In this article, Andy Matthews is going to review some of the new widgets available to developers, take a look at changes made to existing widgets, and glance over a few impactful enhancements that could affect your jQuery Mobile application. Firstly, you need to download the bits and bytes. Head over to the jQuery Mobile download page and download the option that best meets your needs.
The Frequently Asked Questions page has been a mainstay of all types of websites since the dawn of the Web. It's used as a marketing page, as an attempt to reduce the number of calls or e-mails to a customer service department, and as a helpful tool for site visitors to learn more about the company or organization they're dealing with or the products or services they're interested in purchasing. Though Natalie Maclees will be building a FAQ page for this example, this expand and collapse technique will be useful in many different situations.