Pro JavaScript RIA Techniques

Best Practices, Performance and Presentation

By Dennis Odell

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Pro JavaScript RIA Techniques: Best Practices, Performance, and Presentation shows you how you can build JavaScript RIAs (rich Internet applications) with compelling user interfaces and great performance.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1934-7
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: May 23, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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Pro JavaScript RIA Techniques: Best Practices, Performance, and Presentation shows you how you can build JavaScript RIAs (rich Internet applications) with compelling user interfaces and great performance.

With the best practices and optimization techniques you’ll learn in this book, you can optimize performance without sacrificing a rich user interface. Using a combination of innovative ideas and intelligent use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and plug–ins, this book shows you how to make decisions based on best web standard development practices and real–world browser data.

Through practical examples, you’ll see how to optimize both design and performance with an eye toward future enhancements and efficient maintenance.

  • Starting with the essential principles and techniques of semantic markup, build efficient, responsive web applications based on web standard best practices and real–world experience.
  • Apply practical techniques and see how to reuse examples of broadly relevant page components to improve the interface and performance of existing sites.
  • Explore ways to push the boundaries of the possible with existing browser technology.

What you’ll learn

  • Best practices for building web applications using JavaScript and web standards
  • Optimization techniques for high performance in browsers
  • How to create richer user interfaces
  • Advanced Ajax techniques
  • How to optimize graphic performance by drawing in the browser with SVG
  • Integrating accessibility into rich web applications

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at web developers and designers who need to improve the user experience of their sites by making their code more efficient and their sites more responsive, and incorporating more complexity all at the same time. It is for Internet professionals ready to go beyond Web 2.0 to a newer, more streamlined vision of rich user experiences.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Building a Solid Foundation
  2. JavaScript for Rich Internet Applications
  3. Understanding the Web Browser
  4. Performance Tweaking
  5. Smoke and Mirrors: Perceived Responsiveness
  6. Beautiful Typography
  7. Multimedia Playback
  8. Form Controls
  9. Offline Storage—When the Lights Go Out
  10. Binary Ajax
  11. Drawing in the Browser
  12. Accessibility in Rich Internet Applications
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