jQuery UI Features

jQuery UI provides various features for creating highly interactive web applications. Some of the important features of jQuery are:

  • Open-source.
  • Free to use.
  • Facilitates a powerful theme mechanism.
  • Stable.
  • Maintenance-friendly.
  • Facilitates extensive browser support.
  • Helpful documentation.

jQuery UI Categorization:

The jQueryUI can be categorized into four groups.

  1. Interactions
  2. Widgets
  3. Effects
  4. Utilities


To interact with the DOM elements, a set of plug-ins are used, also known as interactions. The most popular interactions are listed below:

  • Draggable
  • Droppable
  • Resizable
  • Selectable
  • Sortable


To create user interface elements such as date picker, progress bar, etc., a set of plug-ins are used, also known as Widgets. The most popular widgets are listed below:

  • Accordion
  • Autocomplete
  • Dialog
  • Button
  • Date Picker
  • Menu
  • Progress Bar
  • Tabs
  • Tooltip
  • Slider
  • Spinner


A full suite of custom animation and transition for DOM elements is what the internal jQuery effects facilitate. The most popular effects are listed below:

  • Hide
  • Show
  • Add Class
  • Remove Class
  • Switch Class
  • Toggle Class
  • Color Animation
  • Effect
  • Toggle


The jQuery library internally uses certain modular tools, also known as Utilities.


As per the alignment or position of the other element we can set the position of the desired element.