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Learning jQuery: A Hands-on Guide to…

Learning jQuery: A Hands-on Guide to Building Rich Interactive Web Front…

by Ralph Steyer

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Get started fast with jQuery web programming


The jQuery JavaScript library greatly simplifies the creation of modern, rich web applications, while seamlessly integrating with virtually all leading web development platforms and frameworks. Learning jQuery will guide you through using jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile in your own projects. One step at a time, you’ll learn how to do everything from adding simple effects through building complete rich Internet applications.


This code-rich tutorial is designed for every working web developer. After clearly explaining all the basics, Ralph Steyer shows how to apply jQuery to create effects, animations, slideshows, lists, drag-and-droppable elements, interactive forms, and much more.


If you’re a web developer with  even basic JavaScript experience, Learning jQuery is your fastest route to success with jQuery


• Discover what jQuery can do, and how it works with JavaScript and DOM

• Select components to support dynamic processes

• Manipulate web page content and structure

• Apply and change formatting with CSS style sheets through jQuery

• Handle complex events more effectively and reliably

• Generate time-dependent and time-independent CSS effects

• Expand jQuery’s capabilities with plug-ins

• Use jQuery to create simpler, better, more powerful AJAX code

• Master powerful, flexible jQuery UI plug-ins for visual control and user interaction

• Simplify the creation of jQuery UI interfaces  with ThemeRoller

• Master basic rules for successfully working  with components and widgets

• Construct touch-enabled mobile front ends  with jQuery Mobile


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" ... clearly explains the basics, and walks readers step-by-step through applying jQuery in many everyday web development tasks. Through practical examples, he covers all this, and much more: * Adding CSS effects and creating animations * Designing multimedia slideshows and lightboxes * Understanding and using jQuery plugins * Creating sortable lists, drag and droppable elements, and resizable images * Building interactive forms with Ajax * Using and creating jQuery plugins * Building mobile front-ends with jQuery Mobile Practical, hands-on, and easy to understand, Learning jQuery will help readers quickly use what they've learned. Steyer integrates coverage of the latest jQuery features and add-ons into every chapter, helping developers get even more out of jQuery by leveraging the community's most innovative new resources." -- Publisher's description.… (more)

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