Fun with jQueryUI
I recently took advantage of the jQuery plugin, jQuery UI for the first time. It’s actually pretty simple to use when you get right down to it but I had a couple false starts. I figured I’d document my first success with it in the hopes of saving anyone else trouble with it.
To keep things simple and to allow for more flexibility later I downloaded the whole package but you can customize your package by only downloading specific modules from their download page. If you have a specific use in mind you can easily grab a particular component or if like me you’re just getting started on a new and growing site you can grab the whole package.
When you download the components you want they’ll actually come with fairly coherent and complete docs and examples so I’ll keep my explanation short and sweet. Once you get one module working it’s a small step to get more working or to modify them. I started with the datepicker because that was the first thing I needed.
<link type=”text/css” href=”css/dot-luv/jquery-ui-1.8.17.custom.css” rel=”stylesheet” />
p style=”padding-left: 30px;”><form>
<p class=”form_label”>Event Date:</p>
<input type=”text” id=”datepicker” /><br/><br/>