Learn the basics and extend your capabilities in designing websites with Packt's new book on jQuery

June 2012 | Beginner's Guides

Packt recently published jQuery for Designers: Beginner’s Guide book and e-book for web developers and designers. Written by Natalie MacLees, the founder of Purple Pen productions this book is a easy step-by-step guide that shows everything needed to start improving a website by enhancing user experience and adding impressive effects and animations with jQuery.

jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery is free, open source software, designed to make it easier to navigate a document, select DOM elements, create animations, handle events, and develop Ajax applications. jQuery also provides capabilities for developers to create plug-ins on top of the JavaScript library. This enables developers to create abstractions for low-level interaction and animation, advanced effects and high-level, theme-able widgets. The modular approach to the jQuery library allows the creation of powerful dynamic web pages and web applications.

jQuery Beginner’s Guide offers approachable lessons for designers with little or no background in JavaScript. The book begins by introducing the jQuery library and a small and simple introduction to JavaScript. They can therefore step through a few simple tasks to get started using plugins to quickly and simply add complex effects with just a few lines of code.

One will learn how to develop common interface widgets and effects such as tabbed interfaces, custom tooltips, and custom scrollbars. Also creating an animated navigation menu and how to add simple AJAX effects to enhance theirr site's experience. It concludes with interactive data grids which make sorting and searching data easy.

This beginners guide is apt for designers who have the basics of HTML and CSS, but want to extend their knowledge by learning to use JavaScript and jQuery. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and popular eBook formats. To read more about it and download a sample chapter, please visit the Packt web-page.


jQuery Beginner’s Guide
An easy step-by-step guide to learn the basics of adding impressive jQuery effects and animations

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/jquery-for-designers-and-non-programmers-beginners-guide/book

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