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  • Integrate jQuery into your PHP applications
  • Add tabs and accordions using the jQuery-UI project to make your pages easier to read
  • Validate forms locally and remotely
  • Enhance your existing form controls, optimize large select-boxes, build auto-suggest fields for your forms.
  • Manipulate images non-destructively
  • Manage your files and directories
  • Create your own jQuery plugins
  • Write a weekly calendar
  • Use a drag/drop mechanism to sort lists and create hierarchical menus
  • Paginate, order, and search large data sets

To make PHP applications that respond quickly, avoid unnecessary page reloads, and provide great user interfaces, often requires complex JavaScript techniques and even then, if you get that far, they might not even work across different browsers! With jQuery, you can use one of the most popular JavaScript libraries, forget about cross-browser issues, and simplify the creation of very powerful and responsive interfaces – all with the minimum of code.
This is the first book in the market that will ease the server-side PHP coder into the client-side world of the popular jQuery JavaScript library.

This book will show you how to use jQuery to enhance your PHP applications, with many examples using jQuery's user interface library jQuery UI, and other examples using popular jQuery plugins. It will help you to add exciting user interface features to liven up your PHP applications without having to become a master of client-side JavaScript.

This book will teach you how to use jQuery to create some really stunning effects, but without you needing to have in-depth knowledge of how jQuery works. It provides you with everything you need to build practical user interfaces for everything from graphics manipulation to drag-and-drop to data searching, and much more. The book also provides practical demonstrations of PHP and jQuery and explains those examples, rather than starting from how JavaScript works and how it is different from PHP.

By the end of this book, you should be able to take any PHP application you have written, and transform it into a responsive, user-friendly interface, with capabilities you would not have dreamed of being able to achieve, all in just a few lines of JavaScript.

  • Combine client-side jQuery with your server-side PHP to make your applications more efficient and exciting for the client
  • Learn about some of the most popular jQuery plugins and methods
  • Create powerful and responsive user interfaces for your PHP applications
  • Complete examples of PHP and jQuery with clear explanations
  • No JavaScript expertise or jQuery experience required
Page Count 248
Course Length 7 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781847196989
Date Of Publication 26 Oct 2009


Kae Verens

Kae Verens is an owner manager of the web-development company and is currently secretary of the Irish PHP Users Group. He has been writing in JavaScript since the mid 90s, and in PHP since the late 90s. Kae is the creator of the file management system KFM, the CMS WebME (used by for over 200 separate clients), and the author of the Packt book jQuery 1.3 with PHP.