Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery
By Richard York
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: June 2009
Pages: 560

jQuery allows you to do more in the world of dynamic webapplications, with less code and fewer errors. It reduces theamount of JavaScript programming to only a few lines of code whilemaking your JavaScript more intuitive and attractive to work with.At the same time, jQuery makes it easier to manipulate CSS fromJavaScript by allowing you to set style for one or many elements atonce.

With this unique, project-oriented book, author Richard Yorkteaches even the most novice of JavaScript users how to quickly getstarted utilizing the JavaScript jQuery Library to decrease theamount of code that needs to be written and tested. A four-colorcode syntax highlighting system provides a visual reinforcement andallows you to see the nuts and bolts that comprise each line andsection of code. With this helpful guide and hands-on exercises,you'll be able to put jQuery to work for you and avoid having towrite code from scratch.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to install and test jQuery
  • Techniques to manipulate content and attributes

  • Ways to filter and map a selection or an array

  • The difference between GET and POST

  • How to easily show, hide, slide, and fade elements with smoothanimations and transitions

  • Good practice for jQuery plugin development

  • Methods for making elements draggable

  • Ways to customize sortable lists

  • How to implement and localize a datepicker

Who this book is for

This book is for web designers eager to do more with theirweb-based applications, but who do not necessarily have muchJavaScript experience. Some basic knowledge of XHTML and CSS isnecessary.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think, providing astructured, tutorial format that will guide you through all thetechniques involved.

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