Joomla! 1.5 JavaScript jQuery

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  • Add an image slideshow, image popups, and a gallery to our site
  • Organize your site content in different tabs, articles, and slideshows and improve its search capability with AJAX searching
  • Enhance your site with third-party features, codehighlight, Flicker, and more using Joomla! Plugins
  • Build a dropdown menu with some amazing effects
  • Refactor and remove unnecessary library loads
  • Master the technique of coding directly on the template, parallax, scrolls, and tooltips
  • Build your first Joomla! module, a jQuery powered contact form
  • Develop a full module or component extension, with some bits of jQuery
  • Solve usability problems

Ever wondered how all the great-looking, feature packed, amazing Joomla! sites are made? Would you like to add image transitions, popups, scrolls, AJAX forms, image galleries, no-page reloads to your website, but are worried that they will be difficult to implement? To make any Joomla! site look more professional, interactive, and interesting you need the ease and power of jQuery.

This book will help you to use the jQuery library with the Joomla! CMS. It will take you through adding jQuery functionality to the Joomla! CMS and show how to use it to make the modules and themes more dynamic, interactive, and responsive, and add effects to your Joomla! site.
The book starts by showing a plain Joomla! site without any JavaScript enhancement or features, then accompanies you through the process of site enhancement.

First you will learn how to make use of third-party extensions to include jQuery features into your site. These can be image galleries, jQuery powered menus, tooltips, and many, many more. Later on you will learn how to modify your template to add some features to your Joomla! site, You will also learn to build your own jQuery-powered Joomla! extensions, and how to pack them so that you can use them in any project you like. Further, you will learn to create your own modules and components.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to enhance any Joomla! site with JavaScript and jQuery.

  • Build impressive Joomla! Sites with JavaScript and jQuery
  • Create your own Joomla!, jQuery-powered, extensions
  • Enhance your site with third-party features, code-highlighting, Flicker, and more using Joomla! Plugins
  • Detailed explanations with step-by-step guidance and practical examples
Page Count 292
Course Length 8 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781849512046
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2010


Jose Argudo Blanco

Jose Argudo Blanco is a web developer from Valencia, Spain. After finishing his studies he started working for a web design company. After working for six years for that company and some others, he decided to work as a freelance.

Now, after some years have passed, he thinks it's the best decision he has ever takena decision that let him work with the tools he likes, such as CodeIgniter, Joomla!, CakePHP, JQuery, and other well-known open source technologies.

For the past few months he has also reviewed some books for Packt Publishing, such as Magento 1.3 Theme Design, Magento: Beginner's Guide, Joomla! 1.5 SEO, Symfony 1.3 Web Application Development, and Joomla! with Flash. The one yet to be published is Magento Development with PHP.