Three new widgets in jQuery UI 1.9.0
Spinner gives UI developers a flexible numeric input widget, which is demonstrated handling decimal, currency and time values, map coordinates and overflow wraparound. Finally a new Tooltip widget lets developers hover a variety of information over existing content and supports local or remote content, custom animation and positioning and mouse tracking.
The refreshing of jQuery UI's APIs continues with API redesigns for the Accordion, Tabs and Position widgets, making them all more consistent with the other widgets. The upgrade guide details the deprecated features in Accordion, Tabs and Position, and what features will be removed in the next version, 1.10. As part of the redevelopment, the accessibility of the Accordion, Autocomplete, Tabs, Menu, Spinner and Tooltip has been greatly improved, but the developers say that jQuery UI will still need work to improve its accessibility; for now, details of the keyboard navigation support for each widget can be found in the documentation.
Full details of the changes are available in the change log, which also gives details of over 500 bug fixes. jQuery UI 1.9 can be downloaded as a Development Bundle and Themes Package, via Google or Microsoft's CDN, or through a Custom download builder. Source code can be found in the project's Github repository. jQuery projects are licensed under the MIT licence.