Professional jQuery

A complete, in-depth look at jQuery

If you’re looking for a single resource that completely encompasses jQuery and related technologies, then look no further. This authoritative guide dives right into exploring jQuery, the leading framework used for standards-based, client-side web development. You’ll discover how jQuery is structured so that it can be used to accomplish a wide range of tasks and you’ll learn how to integrate jQuery into your web pages. The authors provide helpful lessons and valuable examples so that you can get a firm grasp on how best to maximize the capabilities of jQuery.

  • Begins with a look at where to access the latest version of jQuery and reviews a number of useful tools to help get started with this popular framework
  • Describes how to manipulate DOM elements, work with HTML forms, and create visual effects
  • Covers working with AJAX and JSON
  • Explains techniques for using and developing jQuery plugins
  • Details developing jQuery for mobile devices

You’ll quickly see for yourself why jQuery is rapidly growing in popularity as developers are looking to build sites that are fully functional today and can handle the technologies of tomorrow.

From the Back Cover
Learn the framework to create innovative, standards-based websites

If you want to create standards-based, interactive websites, you need to be able to take advantage of one of the hottest emerging web development technologies available. This book gives you the hard-core jQuery chops you’ll need to solve whatever problems the web throws at you. It focuses on the core library and how to integrate jQuery into your web pages. You’ll then dive into applying jQuery in the real world by learning how to use jQuery UI, plugin development, templates, JavaScript design patterns and more. With this information, you’ll be able to simplify the critical tasks needed to build interactive websites.

Professional jQuery:

  • Explains how to manipulate DOM elements and work with data
  • Covers steps for working with HTML forms, AJAX, and JSON
  • Provides you with the skills to animate elements and CSS properties to create eye-catching effects
  • Demonstrates how to extend jQuery using battle-tested best practices for jQuery plugin development
  • Provides you with best practices for writing effective jQuery code, optimizing your site, and extending JavaScript® Objects

Table of Contents
Part I: jQuery Fundamentals
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. JavaScript Primer
Chapter 3. The jQuery Core
Chapter 4. DOM Element Selection and Manipulation
Chapter 5. Event Handling
Chapter 6. HTML Forms, Data, and Ajax
Chapter 7. Animations and Effects

Part II: Applied jQuery
Chapter 8. jQuery UI Part I—Making Things Look Slick
Chapter 9. jQuery UI Part II—Mouse Interactions
Chapter 10. Writing Effective jQuery Code
Chapter 11. jQuery Templates
Chapter 12. Writing jQuery Plugins
Chapter 13. Advanced Asynchronous Programming with jQuery Deferred
Chapter 14. Unit Testing with QUnit

Book Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118026683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118026687
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