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  1. Chapter 1 Getting Started with jQuery: Web Page Action

    1. You want web page power

    2. HTML and CSS are fine, but...

    3. ...you need the power of script

    4. Enter jQuery (and JavaScript)!

    5. Look into the browser

    6. The hidden structure of a web page

    7. jQuery makes the DOM less scary

    8. How does that work?

    9. jQuery selects elements the same way CSS does

    10. Style, meet script

    11. jQuery selectors at your service

    12. jQuery in translation

    13. Your first jQuery gig

    14. Set up your HTML and CSS files

    15. Slide on in...

    16. May the fade be with you

    17. That’s it?

    18. You rescued the Furry Friends campaign

    19. Your jQuery Toolbox

  2. Chapter 2 Selectors and Methods: Grab and Go

    1. Jump for Joy needs your help

    2. What are the project requirements?

    3. Dig in with divs

    4. A click event up close

    5. Add the click method to your page

    6. Get more specific

    7. Classing up your elements

    8. ID-entifying elements

    9. Wire up your web page

    10. Meanwhile, back to our list

    11. Creating some storage space

    12. Mix things up with concatenation

    13. Meanwhile, back in the code...

    14. Insert your message with append

    15. Everything works great, but...

    16. Give me $(this) one

    17. Put $ (this) to work

    18. Good riddance with remove

    19. Dig down with descendant selectors

    20. Your turn to jump for joy

    21. Your jQuery Toolbox

  3. Chapter 3 jQuery Events and Functions: Making Things Happen on Your Page

    1. Your jQuery skillz are in demand again

    2. The money man has a point...

    3. Making your page eventful

    4. Behind the scenes of an event listener

    5. Binding an event

    6. Triggering events

    7. Removing an event

    8. Going through the motions elements

    9. Your project structure

    10. Making things function-al

    11. The nuts and bolts of a function

    12. The anonymous function

    13. Named functions as event handlers

    14. Passing a variable to a function

    15. Functions can return a value, too

    16. Use conditional logic to make decisions

    17. Jump for Joy needs even more help

    18. Methods can change the CSS

    19. Add a hover event

    20. You’re almost there...

    21. Your jQuery Toolbox

  4. Chapter 4 jQuery Web Page Manipulation: Mod the DOM

    1. The Webville Eatery wants an interactive menu

    2. Go vegetarian

    3. Class up your elements

    4. Button things up

    5. What’s next?

    6. Swinging through the DOM tree

    7. Traversal methods climb the DOM

    8. Chain methods to climb farther

    9. Variables can store elements, too

    10. There’s that dollar sign again...

    11. Expand your storage options with arrays

    12. Store elements in an array

    13. Change out elements with replaceWith

    14. How can replaceWith help?

    15. Think ahead before using replaceWith

    16. replaceWith doesn’t work for every situation

    17. Insert HTML content into the DOM

    18. Use filter methods to narrow your selections (Part 1)

    19. Use filter methods to narrow your selections (Part 2)

    20. Bring the burger back

    21. Where’s the beef (er...meat)?

    22. A meaty array

    23. The each method loops through arrays

    24. That’s it...right?

    25. Your jQuery Toolbox

  5. Chapter 5 jQuery Effects and Animation: A Little Glide in Your Stride

    1. DoodleStuff needs a web app

    2. Do the Monster Mashup

    3. Monster Mashup needs layout and positioning

    4. A little more structure and style

    5. Make the interface click

    6. Make the lightning effect

    7. How does jQuery animate elements?

    8. Fade effects animate the CSS opacity property

    9. Sliding is all about height

    10. Put fade effects to work

    11. Combine effects with method chains

    12. Striking back with a timed function

    13. Add the lightning functions to your script

    14. DIY effects with animate

    15. What can and can’t be animated

    16. animate changes style over time

    17. From where to where exactly?

    18. Absolute vs. relative element movement

    19. Move stuff relatively with operator combinations

    20. Add the animate functions to your script

    21. Look, Ma, no Flash!

    22. Your jQuery Toolbox

  6. Chapter 6 jQuery and JavaScript: Luke jQuery, I Am Your Father!

    1. Spicing up the Head First Lounge

    2. Objects offer even smarter storage

    3. Build your own objects

    4. Create reusable objects with object constructors

    5. Interacting with objects

    6. Set up the page

    7. The return of arrays

    8. Accessing arrays

    9. Add and update items in arrays

    10. Perform an action over (and over, and over...)

    11. Looking for the needle in a haystack

    12. Decision making time...again!

    13. Comparison and logical operators

    14. Clearing things up with jQuery...

    15. Add some extra excitement

    16. Your jQuery/JavaScript Toolbox

  7. Chapter 7 Custom Functions for Custom Effects: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

    1. A storm is brewing

    2. We’ve created a monster...function

    3. Get control of timed effects with the window object

    4. Respond to browser events with onblur and onfocus

    5. Timer methods tell your functions when to run

    6. Write the stopLightning and goLightning functions

    7. Feature request for Monster Mashup

    8. Let’s get (more) random

    9. You already know the current position...

    10. ...and the getRandom function too

    11. Move relative to the current position

    12. Monster Mashup v2 is a hit!

    13. Your jQuery Toolbox

  8. Chapter 8 jQuery and Ajax: Please Pass the Data

    1. Bring the Bit to Byte race into this century

    2. Looking at last year’s page

    3. Getting dynamic

    4. OLD web, meet the NEW web

    5. Understanding Ajax

    6. The X factor

    7. GETting data with the ajax method

    8. Parsing XML data

    9. Scheduling events on a page

    10. Self-referencing functions

    11. Getting more from your server

    12. What time is it?

    13. Turning off scheduled events on your page

    14. Your jQuery/Ajax Toolbox

  9. Chapter 9 Handling JSON Data: Client, Meet Server

    1. Webville MegaCorp’s Marketing Department doesn’t know XML

    2. XML errors break the page

    3. Collect data from a web page

    4. What to do with the data

    5. Format the data before you send it

    6. Send the data to the server

    7. Store your data in a MySQL database

    8. Create your database to store runner info

    9. Anatomy of an insert statement

    10. Use PHP to access the data

    11. Handle POST data on the server

    12. Connect to a database with PHP

    13. Use select to read data from a database

    14. Get data with PHP

    15. JSON to the rescue!

    16. jQuery + JSON = Awesome

    17. A few PHP rules...

    18. A few (more) PHP rules...

    19. Format the output using PHP

    20. Access data in the JSON object

    21. Data sanitization and validation in PHP

    22. Your jQuery/Ajax/PHP/MySQL Toolbox

  10. Chapter 10 jQuery UI: Extreme Form Makeover

    1. Cryptozoologists.org needs a makeover

    2. Pimp your HTML form

    3. Save coding headaches (and time) with jQuery UI

    4. What’s inside the jQuery UI package

    5. Build a date picker into the sightings form

    6. jQuery UI behind the scenes

    7. Widgets have customizable options

    8. Styling up your buttons

    9. Control numerical entries with a slider

    10. Computers mix color using red, green, and blue

    11. Build the refreshSwatch function

    12. One last little thing...

    13. Your jQuery Toolbox

  11. Chapter 11 jQuery and APIs: Objects, Objects Everywhere

    1. Where’s Waldo Sasquatch?

    2. The Google Maps API

    3. APIs use objects

    4. Include Google maps in your page

    5. Getting JSON data with SQL and PHP

    6. Points on a map are markers

    7. Multicreature checklist

    8. Listening for map events

    9. You did it!

    10. Your jQuery API Toolbox

    11. Leaving town...

    12. It’s been great having you in jQueryville!

  1. Appendix Leftovers: The Top Ten Things (We Didn’t Cover)

    1. #1. Every single thing in the jQuery library

    2. #2. jQuery CDNs

    3. #3. The jQuery namespace: noConflict method

    4. #4. Debugging your jQuery code

    5. #5. Advanced animation: queues

    6. #6. Form validation

    7. #7. jQuery UI effects

    8. #8. Creating your own jQuery plug-ins

    9. #9. Advanced JavaScript: closures

    10. #10. Templates

  2. Appendix Set Up a Development Environment: Get Ready for the Big Times

    1. Create a PHP development environment

    2. Find out what you have

    3. Do you have a web server?

    4. Do you have PHP? Which version?

    5. Do you have MySQL? Which version?

    6. Start with the web server

    7. Apache installation...concluded

    8. PHP installation

    9. PHP installation steps

    10. PHP installation steps...concluded

    11. Installing MySQL

    12. Steps to install MySQL on Windows

    13. Enabling PHP on Mac OS X

    14. Steps to install MySQL on Mac OS X