jQuery Reference Guide
By Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2007
Pages: 268

In Detail

jQuery is a powerful, yet easy-to-use JavaScript library that helps web developers and designers add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and greatly reducing development time. In this book, the creators of the popular jQuery learning resource, learningquery.com, share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to bring you a comprehensive reference to the popular JavaScript library.

This book offers an organized menu of every jQuery method, function, and selector. Each method and function is introduced with a summary of its syntax and a list of its parameters and return value, followed by a discussion, with examples where applicable, to assist in getting the most out of jQuery and avoiding the pitfalls commonly associated with JavaScript and other client-side languages.

If you're already familiar with JavaScript programming, this book will help you dive right into advanced jQuery concepts. You'll be able to experiment on your own, trusting the pages of this book to provide information on the intricacies of the library, where and when you need it. If you're still hungry for more, the book shows you how to cook up your own extensions with jQuery's elegant plug-in architecture.

This book is a companion to Learning jQuery: Better Interaction Design and Web Development with Simple JavaScript Techniques.Learning jQuery begins with a tutorial to jQuery, followed by an examination of common, real-world client-side problems, and solutions for each of them, making it an invaluable resource for answers to all your jQuery questions.

jQuery Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you through the syntax specifications and following up with a detailed discussion. You'll discover the untapped possibilities that jQuery makes available, and hone your skills as you return to this guide time and again.

In this book, the creators of the popular jQuery learning resource, learningquery.com, share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to bring you a comprehensive reference to the popular JavaScript library.

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Approach

This book is a detailed reference guide, and an invaluable resource for answers to all your jQuery questions. It begins with a real-world jQuery example, which illustrates the structure of a jQuery script. A detailed reference chapter is then presented for each of the main components of jQuery. The book concludes with three reference chapters on jQuery plug-ins: the API for plug-in creation, the Dimensions plug-in, and the Form plug-in.

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers who want a broad, organized view of all the jQuery library has to offer or a quick reference on their desks to refer to for particular details.

The reader needs the basics of HTML and CSS, and should be comfortable with the syntax of JavaScript, but no knowledge of jQuery is assumed. This is not an introductory title and if you are looking to get started with jQuery (or JavaScript libraries in general) then you are looking for Learning jQuery.

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