jQuery in easy steps – ebook (PDF)


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Shows you how use the free jQuery JavaScript library so you can quickly create interactive web page features, by copying the book’s examples

By: Mike McGrath
Publication Date: February 2014

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jQuery in easy steps instructs you how to script dynamic web pages using the popular jQuery JavaScript library, giving complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colourized source code.

jQuery in easy steps begins by explaining how to incorporate the free jQuery library so you can quickly create interactive web page features by copying the book’s examples. It demonstrates how to easily select elements of the web page for manipulation and how to simply produce dynamic responses to user events. Examples illustrate various exciting animation effects and how to employ the power of AJAX to load external data without refreshing the entire web page. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create your very own distributable plugins for the jQuery library.

jQuery in easy steps assumes you will already have some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and are now ready to embrace the jQuery philosophy of “write less – do more” to enhance your web pages. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to web developers who want to quickly learn the latest dynamic techniques, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development that need a thorough understanding of jQuery.



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About the author
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.
  1. Getting started
  2. Performing actions
  3. Managing forms
  4. Manipulating elements
  5. Recognizing events
  6. Attaching handlers
  7. Producing effects
  8. Employing AJAX
  9. Using plugins
  10. Handy reference

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“I really enjoyed going through the fundamentals of jQuery. Clear, concise, in colour and makes you feel at ease. Highly recommended.” (from Amazon.co.uk)