jQuery For Dummies
By Lynn Beighley
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: May 2010
Pages: 384

You don't need to be a Web programmer to jazz up your Web site with jQuery!

Want to keep your Web site cutting-edge but don't want to invest a lot of time? No worries! This book will help you add simple but compelling jQuery effects and cool prebuilt plug-ins to your site — no geekiness required. You can quickly use widgets and AJAX plug-ins, and gain the essential jQuery know-how to achieve great effects fast.

  • Starting point — find out what jQuery can do, use HTML elements, connect the jQuery library to a Web page, and understand the basics

  • Make things happen — learn to make page elements appear and disappear, slide, fade, and move

  • Plug it in — explore the array of available plug-ins, download and test them, and add widgets to your site

  • Meet Ajax — see how Ajax works with jQuery and how you can give your Web site visitors a richer experience

  • Manage your content — discover how to use jQuery with Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress content management systems

Open the book and find:

  • How to acquire and test jQuery

  • Tips on understanding parent-child elements

  • Different types of event handlers

  • Cool things to do with page elements

  • Effects you can achieve with animation

  • Ways to make forms easier and more appealing to use

  • How to add a calendar to a page

  • Ten terrific plug-ins you'll want

Learn to:

  • Build site special effects such as fades, sliding panels, and tabbed navigation

  • Create a photo gallery for your blog or Web site

  • Customize Twitter and RSS feeds

  • Add jQuery plug-ins for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and more

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