Head First jQuery – Ryan Benedetti, Ronan Cranley – 1st Edition


Want to add more interactivity and polish to your websites? Discover how jQuery can help you build scripting functionality in just a few lines of code. With jQuery, you’ll quickly get up to speed on this amazing library by how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you’ve completed the , you’ll be incorporating apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON.

If you want to learn—and understand—how to create interactive web pages, unobtrusive script, and cool animations that don’t kill your browser, this book is for you.

  • Use jQuery with DOM to overcome the limitations of HTML and CSS
  • Learn how jQuery selectors and actions work together
  • Write functions and wire them to interface elements
  • Use jQuery effects to create actions on the page
  • Make your pages come alive with animation
  • Build interactive web pages with jQuery and Ajax
  • Build forms in web

Table of Contents

Getting Started with jQuery Web page action
Selectors and Methods Grab and go
jQuery Events and Functions Making things happen on your page
jQuery Web Page Manipulation Mod the DOM
jQuery Effects and Animation A little glide in your stride
jQuery and JavaScript jQuery I am your father
Custom Functions for Custom Effects What have you done for me lately?
jQuery and Ajax Please pass the data
Handling JSON data Client meet server
jQuery UI Extreme form makeover
jQuery and APIs Objects objects everywhere
Leftovers The Top Ten Thingswe didnt cover
Set Up A Development Environment Get ready for the big times
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