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jQuery UI Keynote

These are my notes from Richard D. Worth's jQuery UI Keynote.

Richard Worth wants to plug the book "Designing with Progressive Enhancement" (which is not a jQuery UI book.) It teaches you how to build accessible widgets using proressive enhancement. We're going to be moving a lot of these recommendations into jQuery UI.

ThemeRoller 2.0: Refactoring for Speed

These are my notes from Doug Neiner's talk at the jQuery 2010 conference in Mountain View, California. You can find Doug on Twitter @dougneiner

ThemeRoller 2.0 doensn't have a lot of new features, it just works faster. I was considering calling it SnowThemeRoller.

Overview of ThemeRoller

ThemeRoller allows you to easily apply colors, patterns, opacities, images and textures that you can apply to your site on the fly; once you've configured your theme you can download it and apply it.

Designing Interactions with jQuery

These are my notes from a talk given by Steve Smith at the 2010 jQuery conference in Mountain View, California. You can find Steve on Twitter @orderedlist.

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.

-Milton Glaser

Why You Care

You're not just an implementer or a "code monkey." You care about the project and doing things well. You care about the user experience and whether it's easy for the user or not. Designing interactions is a huge part of this.

Paul Irish's jQuery Craziness

This free-form talk was given by Paul Irish (see paulirish.com) at the 2010 jQuery conference in Mountain View, California.

Some sites Paul has done:

  • Moderniszr.com
  • css3please.com
  • html5readiness.com: A visualization of which HTML5 features are supported and which have less support.

I'm going to call this talk

10 things I learned from the jQuery source

In a lot of ways, jQuery is like a black box. We use it, but we don't find out what's inside of it, even though there's a lot of value in that.

The first thing is how it starts:

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