I am reading jQuery in Action (Manning) to learn how to create web GUI's quickly and that use standard tools. I see Part 2 of the book "jQuery UI" has an assortment of user controls for web GUI's.
Is this an "all in or all out" design decision? If I use this method, must all controls be defined using jQuery UI? Is this the best way to add controls to a web form?
What alternatives are there?
ASP.NET is one alternative, but that requires IIS to be the web server. Straight HTML controls are also an option, but that would be a very old design.
What options are there? How standard is using jQuery UI?