Smashing jQuery

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (February 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780470977231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470977231

eBook Description:

From the world’s most popular resource for web designers and developer’s comes the ultimate guide to jQuery

  • Begins with an exploration of fundamental jQuery concepts such as Document Object Model (DOM) scripting
  • Explores writing “Don’t Repeat Yoursefl” (DRY) to gain a comprehensive understanding of these imperative modern techniques and best practices
  • Shows how jQuery enables the user to adhere to these modern best practices with ease
  • The succeeding chapters discuss a specific part of jQuery development such as manipulating the DOM, working with Ajax, and adding slick animation effects through tutorial style learning approach that utilizes working examples to explore the concept
  • The books caps off by discussing popular ways of extending the core jQuery library with pugins and building web interfaces using jQuery UI

From the Back Cover

Smashing jQuery: Enhance User Experience by Creating Richer and More Interactive Web Interfaces

Smashing jQuery demonstrates how you can create rich Web interfaces by easily integrating the jQuery framework into your Web site with minimal JavaScript knowledge. jQuery allows Web designers to build interactivity that is compatible across all major browsers into their Web sites. Jake Rutter, an experienced Web designer and developer, shows you how to add interactivity through a series of tutorials, providing you with the ability to create great Web applications.

jQuery can really up your development time and allow you to write interactive components that you thought were impossible without serious programming knowledge. Smashing jQuery provides practical techniques, solutions, and examples with real-world solutions that you can use in your everyday working environment building Web and mobile sites.

Topics covered include:

  • jQuery Fundamentals
  • Ajax Requests
  • Events and Effects
  • Dom Manipulation with Tutorials on Tasks such as Building a Drop-Down Menu
  • Gallery Lightboxes
  • Form Management
  • Dynamic Tabular Data
  • Mouse Event Effects
  • Modal Dialog Boxes
  • Custom jQuery Plug-ins and much more

Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.con) is one of the world’s most popular Web-design online magazines. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.

Author Info

Jake Rutter is a Web designer and developer with more than nine years of experience in user interface design and front-end development, working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on Web sites and applications coded in PHP, Ruby on Rails, ASP, and Java.

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