The jQuery UI project is an official project of the jQuery Project, that
provides abstractions for low-level interactions and animations, advanced
effects and high-level, themeable widgets, all built on top of the jQuery
There are a number of interactions within jQuery UI that allow you to build
complex behaviors. The library provides support for dragging, dropping,
resizing, selecting, and sorting elements on a page.
It also provides many prebuilt widgets that you can drop onto your UI with
the ease of any jQuery plug-in. Widgets are full-featured UI controls each
having a full range of options. These widgets, as of jQuery UI (1.8.12), include
Accordion, Autocomplete, Button, Datepicker, Dialog, Progressbar, Slider, and
Tabs. There are also a number of effects that can be utilized and additionally a
low-level position utility method that existing widgets are taking advantage of
that you can use for your UI's.
Building a web application with jQuery makes the task easier. Similarly,
building a web application with a complex UI is made easier with jQuery's sister
project jQuery UI. With jQuery UI we have a
collection of interactions, widgets and a theme builder at our fingertips that
allows us to make a cohesive UI.
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