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MooTools 1.3 Cookbook

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Learn
  • Change HTML with working examples of finding, moving, adding, and removing elements and groups of elements
  • Create HTML elements like iframes, a tags, and form elements and inject them into tables, table rows, and div elements
  • Animate the Internet with morphs, tweens, slides, and scrolls
  • Make thumbnails scroll and your users drool!
  • Fire remote AJAX calls, on page, bringing them into the Web 2.0 arena where user interfaces are cool and fun
  • Find plugins on the Web that extend MooTools and make the most of everything the open-source community has to offer
  • Zebra stripe a table, spin an AJAX notification, create sliding volume meters, open a menu accordion style, and more
About

MooTools is a JavaScript framework that abstracts the JavaScript language. JavaScript itself, complex in syntax, provides the tools to write a layer of content interaction for each different browser. MooTools abstracts those individual, browser-specific layers to allow cross-browser scripting in an easy-to-read and easy-to-remember syntax.

Animation and interaction, once the domain of Flash, are being taken by storm by the MooTools JavaScript framework, which can cause size, shape, color, and opacity to transition smoothly. Discover how to use AJAX to bring data to today's web page users who demand interactivity without clunky page refreshes. When searching for animation and interactivity solutions that work, MooTools 1.3 Cookbook has individual, reusable code examples that get you running fast!

MooTools 1.3 Cookbook readies programmers to animate, perform AJAX, and attach event listeners in a simple format where each section provides a clear and cross-browser compatible sketch of how to solve a problem, whether reading from beginning to finish or browsing directly to a particular recipe solution.

MooTools 1.3 Cookbook provides instant solutions to MooTools problems – whatever you want to do with MooTools, this book will tell you how to do it.

MooTools 1.3 Cookbook is presented in a progressive order that builds concepts and ideas, while simultaneously being a collection of powerful individual, standalone, recipe solutions.

Features
  • Code snippets that work directly out of the box on all major web browsers
  • Master smooth animations without complex code nor the need for advanced JavaScript knowledge
  • An ideal accompaniment to any tutorial, this book provides instant answers to common problems
Page Count 276
Course Length 8 hours 16 minutes
ISBN9781849515689
Date Of Publication 24 Jul 2011
Making a Corvette out of a car—extending the base class
Giving a Corvette a supercharger—Implements versus Extends
Upgrading some Corvettes—Extends versus Implements
Upgrading all Corvettes via recall—Implement AND Extend in unison!
Sending a Corvette on a list of errands—extending a class with a chain
Extending elements—preventing multiple form submissions
Extending elements—prompt for confirmation on submit
Extending typeOf, fixing undefined var testing
Extending images—add captions based on ALT attributes
Extending images—lazy load
Loading Google fonts!
Extending the Google Font Loader

Authors

Jay Larry G. Johnston

Jay's first web work was in 1996 for the United States Army where he served the 5/5 Battalion Headquarters with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. Currently full time as Senior PHP Developer for ICGLink, Inc. managing high-end, custom development for the 2,000+ client base, Jay holds certifications in Linux, MySQL, and PHP5. Introduced to the MooTools framework in 2007 while on permanent contract at Marshall Space Flight Center, Jay has incorporated Moo into every single new development since and frequently writes canned moo-solutions for use within the company.