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jQuery UI is a collection of GUI widgets

jQuery UI is a collection of GUI widgets, animated visual effects, and themes implemented with jQuery (a JavaScript library), Cascading Style Sheets, and HTML. According to JavaScript analytics service, Libscore, jQuery UI is used on over 197,000 of the top one million websites, making it the second most popular JavaScript library. Notable users include Pinterest, PayPal, IMDb, The Huffington Post, and Netflix.

Both jQuery and jQuery UI are free and open-source software distributed by the jQuery Foundation under the MIT License; jQuery UI was first published in September 2007

 

Interactions

Draggable, Droppable, Resizable, Selectable, Sortable

Widgets

All of jQuery UI’s widgets are fully themeable using a consolidated, coordinated theme mechanism.

Accordion – Accordion containers
Autocomplete – Auto-complete boxes based on what the user types
Button – Enhanced button appearance, turn radio buttons and checkboxes into pushbuttons
Datepicker – Advanced date-picker
Dialog – Show dialog boxes on top of other content, easily and robustly
Menu – Show a Menu
Progressbar – Progress bars, both animated and not
Selectmenu – Duplicates and extends the functionality of a native HTML select element to overcome the limitations of the native control
Slider – Fully customizable sliders
Spinner – Show a Number Spinner
Tabs – Tabbed user interface handling, with both inline and demand-loaded content
Tooltip – Show a Tooltip
Effects
Color Animation – Animate the transition from one color to another
Toggle Class, Add Class, Remove Class, Switch Class – Animate the transition from one set of styles to another
Effect – A variety of effects (appear, slide-down, explode, fade-in, etc.)
Toggle – Toggle an effect on and off
Hide, Show – Using the effects above
Utilities
Position – Set an element’s position relative to another element’s position (alignment)
Widget Factory – Create stateful jQuery plugins using the same abstraction as all jQuery UI widgets

Release history

 

Release date Version number jQueryDependency Additional notes
Sep 17, 2007 1.2.1+ Initial release
Jun 8, 2008 1.5
Apr 16, 2009 1.6 1.2.6+ Compatibility release for jQuery 1.2.6.
Mar 3, 2009 1.7 1.3.2+
Mar 18, 2010 1.8 1.3.2+
Jan 19, 2011 1.8.9 1.3.2+
Feb 22, 2011 1.8.10 1.3.2+
Mar 15, 2011 1.8.11 1.3.2+
Apr 13, 2011 1.8.12 1.3.2+
May 12, 2011 1.8.13 1.3.2+
Jun 17, 2011 1.8.14 1.3.2+
Aug 1, 2011 1.8.15 1.3.2+
Aug 15, 2011 1.8.16 1.3.2+
Jan 10, 2012 1.8.17 1.3.2+
Feb 20, 2012 1.8.18 1.3.2+
Apr 16, 2012 1.8.19 1.3.2+
Apr 30, 2012 1.8.20 1.3.2+
Jun 5, 2012 1.8.21 1.3.2+
Jul 24, 2012 1.8.22 1.3.2+
Aug 15, 2012 1.8.23 1.3.2+
Sep 28, 2012 1.8.24 1.3.2+
Oct 8, 2012 1.9.0 1.6+
Oct 25, 2012 1.9.1 1.6+
Nov 23, 2012 1.9.2 1.6+
Jan 17, 2013 1.10.0 1.6+ Dropped support for IE6
Feb 15, 2013 1.10.1 1.6+
Mar 14, 2013 1.10.2 1.6+
May 3, 2013 1.10.3 1.6+
Jan 17, 2014 1.10.4 1.6+
Apr 25, 2014 1.11.0-beta.1 1.6+ Dropped support for IE7
May 23, 2014 1.11.0-beta.2 1.6+
Jun 26, 2014 1.11.0 1.6+
Aug 13, 2014 1.11.1 1.6+
Oct 16, 2014 1.11.2 1.6+
Feb 12, 2015 1.11.3 1.6+
Mar 11, 2015 1.11.4 1.6+
Jan 26, 2016 1.12.0-beta.1 1.7+ Dropped support for IE8, IE9, IE10
Mar 17, 2016 1.12.0-rc.1 1.7+
Apr 21, 2016 1.12.0-rc.2 1.7+
Jul 8, 2016 1.12.0 (unannounced) 1.7+
Sep 14, 2016 1.12.1 1.7+

Audience

This tutorial has been prepared for anyone who has a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and has an urge to develop websites. After completing this tutorial you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in developing web projects using Twitter JqueryUI.

Useful Resources

  • JqueryUI Official Site − Create state-of-the-art graphical user interfaces for your web applications using jQuery UI. Your main resource for jQueryUI latest versions, plug-ins, tutorials, news, and blogs etc.
  • JqueryUI API Documentation − This link would land you up the jQueryUI API Documentation page which includes complete reference for jQuery UI.

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