Thursday, June 2, 2011

jQuery Tools v jQueryUI

There is a debate whether to choose one javascript library or the other in order to have richer interface widgets in your web applications. From my point of view, there is no reason to conclude that on is better than the other.

Each jQuery libray has its own advantages and drawbacks. For example, to date, jQuery Tools lacks drag & drop functionality and jQueryUI lacks tooltips. However, jQueryUI has great theming support while jQuery Tools has a more hancrafted system to create themes.

Future releases of jQueryUI will include tooltip support, and many other enhancement. It's a matter of preference. Both of them are very easy to integrate in your web applications and keep the principle of separation between HTML, CSS and behaviour.

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