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Pro jQuery

By Adam Freeman

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jQuery is one of the most popular and powerful JavaScript libraries available today. In this book, learn how to get the most from jQuery by focusing on the features you need for your project.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4095-2
  • 1016 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: February 26, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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jQuery is one of the most popular and powerful JavaScript libraries available today. It's widely used to create rich user experiences and to simplify website and application development. It is the tool of choice for web developers everywhere and sets the standard for simplicity, flexibility and extensibility. This book demonstrates how jQuery can be used with HTML5 to achieve excellent results.

In Pro jQuery, seasoned author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from jQuery by focusing on the features you need for your project. He starts with the nuts and bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in depth to give you the knowledge you need. Getting the most from jQuery is essential to truly mastering web development.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the capabilities of jQuery and why it is special
  • Use the core of jQuery to enrich HTML5, including tables, forms and data displays
  • Use jQuery UI to create rich and fluid user experiences
  • Use rich interactions such as drag and drop, sortable data and touch sensitivity
  • Use jQuery Mobile to create touch-enabled interfaces for mobile devices and tablets
  • Extend jQuery by creating custom plugins and widgets
Each topic is covered clearly and concisely, and is packed with the details you'll need to learn to be truly effective with jQuery. The most important features are given a no-nonsense, in-depth treatment, and chapters contain examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of jQuery.

Who this book is for

This book is for working developers who want to learn about jQuery in detail. Quick refreshers of HTML and CSS are given to help you get up to speed, but a good working knowledge of the basics is assumed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Putting jQuery In Context
  2. HTML Primer
  3. CSS Primer
  4. JavaScript Primer
  5. The jQuery Basics
  6. Managing the Element Selection
  7. Manipulating the DOM
  8. Manipulatng the Elements
  9. Working with Events
  10. Using jQuery Effects
  11. Refractoring the Example: Part I
  12. Using Data Templates
  13. Working with Forms
  14. Using Ajax: Part I
  15. Using Ajax: Part II
  16. Refractoring the Example: Part II
  17. Setting Up jQuery UI
  18. Using the Button, Progress Bar, and Slider Widgets
  19. Using the Autocomplete and Accordion Widgets
  20. Using the Tabs Widget
  21. Using the Datepicker Widget
  22. Using the Dialog Widget
  23. Using the Drag & Drop Interactions
  24. Using the Other Interactions
  25. Refactoring the Example: Part III
  26. Getting Started with jQuery Mobile
  27. Pages and Navigation
  28. Dialogs, Themes, and Layouts
  29. Buttons and Collapsible Blocks
  30. Using jQuery Mobile Forms
  31. jQuery Mobile Lists
  32. Refactoring the Mobile Example: Part IV
  33. Using the jQuery Utility Methods
  34. The jQuery UI Effects & CSS Framework
  35. Using Deferred Objects
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