Learning jQuery: Better Interaction Design and Web Development with Simple JavaScript Techniques

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Learn
  • 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 make your site buzzword compliant!
  • Transform drab, static information containers into beautiful, dynamic tables
  • Breathe new life into online forms
  • Create dynamic shufflers, rotators, and galleries
  • Get started with three official jQuery plug-ins, and even write your own
About

jQuery is a powerful JavaScript library that can enhance your websites regardless of your background. In this book, creators of the popular jQuery learning resource, www.LearningjQuery.com, share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine.

For designers, jQuery leverages existing CSS and HTML skills, allowing you to dynamically find and change any aspect of a page.This book provides a gentle introduction to jQuery concepts, allowing you to add interactions and animations to your pages - even if previous attempts at writing JavaScript have left you baffled.

For programmers, jQuery offers an open -source, standards-compliant, unobtrusive approach to writing complex JavaScript applications. This book will guide you past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features.

Stop scratching your head, and start improving your web applications with jQuery and JavaScript!

Features
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  • Create better, cross-platform JavaScript code
  • Learn detailed solutions to specific client-side problems
  • For web designers who want to create interactive elements for their designs
  • For developers who want to create the best user interface for their web applications.
  • Read: Chapter 7 [2 MB] | Table of Contents
Page Count 380
Course Length 11 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781847192509
Date Of Publication 6 Jul 2007

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.