jQuery Plugin Development Beginner's Guide
By Giulio Bai
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: October 2010
Pages: 288

In Detail

jQuery is the most famous JavaScript library. If you use jQuery a lot, it can be a good idea to start packaging your code into plugins. A jQuery plugin is simply a way to put your code into a package, which makes it easier to maintain your code and use across different projects. While basic scripting is relatively straightforward, writing plugins can leave people scratching their heads.

With this exhaustive guide in hand, you can start building your own plugins in a matter of minutes! This book takes you beyond the basics of jQuery and enables you to take full advantage of jQuery's powerful plugin architecture to deliver highly interactive content to your website viewers.

This book contains all the information you need to successfully author your very own jQuery plugin with a particular focus on the practical aspect of design and development.

This book will also cover some details of real life plugins and explain their functioning to gain a better understanding of the overall concept of plugin development and jQuery plugin architecture.

Different topics regarding plugin development are discussed, and you will learn how to develop many types of add-ons, ranging from media plugins (such as slideshows, video and audio controls, and so on) to various utilities (image pre-loading, handling cookies) and use and applications of jQuery effects and animations (sliding, fading, combined animations) to eventually demonstrate how all of these plugins can be merged and give birth to a new, more complex, and multipurpose script that comes in handy in a lot of situations.

A practical straightforward guide for creating your first jQuery plugin

Approach

This book takes a beginner's guide approach, giving you step-by-step instructions for creating a number of different jQuery plugins covering most of the common issues one may encounter when working on web pages and sites. It is a practical guide, which will show you how to design and build the most commonly used jQuery plugins.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the dynamics of jQuery when plugins come into play, as well as for those who are willing to push jQuery to its limits and develop awesome plugins to use in their websites. A little background information about JS and jQuery cannot harm, but even very beginners can have a chance to be introduced to the wonderful world of jQuery.

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