In the current version of jquery ui, you have some basic widget’s like a button, dialog, slider, datepicker, progressbar and a autocomplete.
But also the fancy accordion and tab widgets.
But this post isn’t about this widget, but about the cool new widgets coming up in jquery ui 1.9.
This widget will transform your (nested) list into a menu that will be adjustable with jquery themeroller. It has some nice mouse and keyboard interactions to.
The demo page: http://view.jqueryui.com/master/tests/visual/menu/menu.html
This widget is a part of the menu widget. It’s the same widget but for horizontal menu’s.
The demo page: http://view.jqueryui.com/master/demos/menubar/default.html
The popup widget is a fancy one. When you click in a menu, there can popup a list of menu items. Well this is the work of this popup widget. You can create a popup with opens when you click the hyperlink “Log In” and when you click somewhere else in the page, it closes itself.
The demo page:http://view.jqueryui.com/master/demos/popup/default.html
I don’t have to say a lot about this one. It’s a themeable tooltip. With support for icons,frames,borders,background images.
and last but not least, a spinner
The spinner will allow you to make spinners for numbers, font-sizes and more. There will be a slider in it to. So the user of the page have full control of the spinner.
The demo page: http://view.jqueryui.com/master/demos/spinner/default.html
As you can see, there are some great new widgets coming up in the 1.9 version of jquery UI.
A brand new menu, menubar, a popup, a tooltip and a spinner.
All widget’s will be themeable and easy to use. I already used some of them and not all functionalities are implemented yet.
But I’m eager to start working with the final version of this really cool widgets.