Embracing jQuery

User Experience Design

By Brennan Stehling , Cindi Thomas

  • eBook Price: $27.99
  • Print Book Price: $39.99

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Your complete guide to building modern dynamic web sites using jQuery, the extremely popular lightweight and efficient JavaScript library.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2617-8
  • 400 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2010
Full Description

Embracing jQuery: User Experience Design is your complete guide to building modern dynamic websites using jQuery, the extremely popular lightweight and efficient, JavaScript library.

As you’d expect this book provides a thorough explanation of jQuery’s syntax and grammar and explains how to put together a wide range of popular effects and animations that you can use to add jQuery interactivity to your websites. The book then goes further. By combining the skills of both a web developer and a designer in writing the book we discuss not just how to build functionality but how best to employ it to create a greatly improved user experience without over-doing it and inadvertently making our applications harder, not easier, to use. The book concludes with a series of small case studies that shows all this thinking in action and leaves you with reusable templates for good code design.

What you’ll learn

  • Plan and implement a modern interface with jQuery and UXD
  • Manage changes during a project with sketching and prototyping
  • The HTML and CSS features that are key enablers to modern interactions
  • How AJAX can be applied to streamline interactions and workflows
  • Why performance is an issue that can be managed to improve the user experience
  • To build advanced interfaces which can be combined into complex web applications

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers and designers who are starting to add jQuery for the first time to their ASP.NET web development projects and are looking for guidance about how to do it effectively in a way that will give their users maximum value.

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