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jQuery UI provides abstractions for low-level interaction and animation, advanced effects and high-level themeable widgets. We'll discuss basic usage of these effects, interactions, and widgets and get a feel for the similarities across the API. We'll touch on what makes the API pattern powerful and how you can use it to create and test your own abstractions using the UI widget factory.
by Haymo Meran
Aloha editor was created on January 18th 2010, with the goal to revolutionize the WYSIWYG editor industry. We’ve built a strong community and have reached great success. Being the only true HTML5 ContentEditable solution allowing us to provide inline editing has put us far ahead the competition. Though adoption has been slow. The marriage with ExtJS is the main criticism fueling the slow adoption.
In February we held our Aloha Editor DevCon in Vienna and were blessed with the opportunity to work with Richard D. Worth, Scott Gonzalez and Jörn Zaefferer from the jQuery UI team. The Aloha Editor spirit is all about making the web exciting and having fun doing it. Through intense discussions and over several days we were persuaded enough to make the move to jQuery UI.
Development is now underway and this talk will cover the switch to jQuery UI, the affairs, the ups and downs, the heartbreaks and how it all happened. We’ll cover the essential networking and recruiting of the right people, the abstraction of the UI framework, and working with jQuery UI to create widgets. It’s more than just two frameworks working together intimately, it’s a love affair fueled with passion.
So to learn the why, the how, the what, and the what ifs of one of the biggest intimate encounters of frameworks in the wysiwyg world, then this is the talk.
The state of jQuery UI. What’s new in the coming 1.9 release, including greater extensibility, new widgets and streamlined APIs for existing widgets. What’s planned for 2.0 and beyond. Also, an update on the new jQuery UI Grid project.
All of jQuery UI's widgets and interactions are built from a simple, re-usable constructor - the jQuery UI Widget Factory. It provides a flexible base for building complex, stateful tools with a consistent API that offers much more control than a simple jQuery.fn.myPlugin. In 45 short minutes, we'll review the problems the Widget Factory solves for you, discuss basic infrastructure, build an extensible filtering widget, and wrap the whole thing up with a delicious, cheesy example - lickety split!
by Chris Bannon
Check out Wijmo, the new kid on the jQuery block. Wijmo has more than 30 widgets built on the jQuery UI Widget Factory, 18 of which are completely open source. We will take a look at how to use the widgets to help create rich interfaces for the Web. We will also be using widgets from jQuery UI and Themeroller to polish it off. You will walk away convinced that jQuery UI and Wijmo combine to become a solid option for building rich UI.
16th–17th April 2011