jQuery UI Widgets vs. HTML5

Track: HTML5
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Ballroom F
Time Slot: Mon 2/24, 4:00 PM
Tags: jquery , javascript , html5
Presentation Link

HTML5 has brought native capabilities to the browser that were previously only available through JavaScript libraries such as jQuery UI. Examples include <input type="date"> vs. datepicker, <input type="range"> vs. slider, <input type="number"> vs. spinner, and <datalist> vs. autocomplete.

The overlapping functionality leaves web developers to choose between native options and JavaScript based widgets. In this talk we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each approach to help you decide which makes sense for your application.

Screenflow recording: http://youtu.be/-E3q4FOHw0s

TJ VanToll

TJ VanToll is a senior developer advocate for Telerik, a jQuery team member, and the author of jQuery UI in Action. He has over a decade of web development experience—specializing in performance and the mobile web. TJ speaks about his research and experiences at conferences around the world, and has written for publications such as Smashing Magazine, HTML5 Rocks, and MSDN Magazine. TJ is @tjvantoll on Twitter and tjvantoll on GitHub.