Learning jQuery 1.3

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This book will give you the tools you need to be on the cutting edge of the web development community. With these techniques at your disposal, you can:

  • Use selectors to get anything you want from a page
  • Make things happen on your page with events
  • Add flair to your actions with animation effects
  • Change your page on command with DOM manipulation
  • Use AJAX to get the most out of server-side code
  • Transform drab, static information containers into beautiful, dynamic tables
  • Breathe new life into online forms
  • Create dynamic shufflers, rotators, and galleries
  • Get started with official jQuery plug-ins
  • Customize by writing your own jQuery plug-ins
About

To build interesting, interactive sites, developers are turning to JavaScript libraries such as jQuery to automate common tasks and simplify complicated ones. Because many web developers have more experience with HTML and CSS than with JavaScript, the library's design lends itself to a quick start for designers with little programming experience. Experienced programmers will also be aided by its conceptual consistency.

Revised and updated for version 1.3 of jQuery, this book teaches you the basics of jQuery for adding interactions and animations to your pages. Even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled, this book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features.

In this book, the authors share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine. The book introduces jQuery and shows how you can write a functioning jQuery program in just three lines of code. It then guides you through CSS selectors and shows how to enhance the basic event handling mechanisms to give them a more elegant syntax. You will then learn to add impact to your actions through a set of simple visual effects and also to create, copy, reassemble, and embellish content using jQuery's DOM modification methods. You will also learn to send and retrieve information with AJAX methods. The book will then step you through many detailed, real-world examples and even equip you to extend the jQuery library itself with your own plug-ins.

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  • An introduction to jQuery that requires minimal programming experience
  • Detailed solutions to specific client-side problems
  • For web designers to create interactive elements for their designs
  • For developers to create the best user interface for their web applications
  • Packed with great examples, code, and clear explanations
  • Revised and updated version of the first book to help you learn jQuery
Page Count 444
Course Length 13 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781847196705
Date Of Publication 13 Feb 2009

Authors

Jonathan Chaffer

Jonathan Chaffer is a member of Rapid Development Group, a web development firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work there includes overseeing and implementing projects in a wide variety of technologies, with an emphasis on PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. In the open source community, he has been very active in the Drupal CMS project, which has adopted jQuery as its JavaScript framework of choice.Jonathan is the creator of the Content Construction Kit, now a part of the Drupal core, used for managing structured content. He is also responsible for major overhauls of Drupal's menu system and developer API reference. In his spare time, he designs board and card games for the hobby market. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Jennifer.

Karl Swedberg

Karl Swedberg is a web developer at Fusionary Media in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he spends much of his time writing both client-side and server-side JavaScript. When he isn't coding, he likes to hang out with his family, roast coffee in his garage, and exercise at the local gym.