JavaScript & JQuery

JavaScript & JQuery

The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition

eBook - 2014 | 3rd edition
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JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects—but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This easy-to-read guide not only covers JavaScript basics, but also shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll build web pages that feel and act like desktop programs—with little or no programming. The important stuff you need to know: Pull back the curtain on JavaScript. Learn how to build a basic program with this language. Get up to speed on jQuery. Quickly assemble JavaScript programs that work well on multiple web browsers. Transform your user interface. Learn jQuery UI, the JavaScript library for interface features like design themes and controls. Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions. Use animations and effects. Build drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, automated slideshows, and more. Collect data with web forms. Create easy-to-use forms that ensure more accurate visitor responses. Practice with living examples. Get step-by-step tutorials for web projects you can build yourself.
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.,, 2014.
Edition: 3rd edition
Branch Call Number: DIGITAL
Characteristics: 1 online resource (683 pages)
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Notes: Not recommended for use on the libraries' public computers.
Electronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari,


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Feb 03, 2016

Thanks for the great feedback. I'm working my way through the Jon Duckett and Head First Javascript books, so your distinction re JQuery helps.

May 21, 2015

A great introduction to both disciplines. What I like about this book is that it rightly steers you into jQuery more than JavaScript. While JS is useful, knowing JQ as an additive is even better and makes coding much easier. That being said it should be noted that this book is a bit outdated as far as learning JQ goes. To best utilize this book make sure you download the proper jQuery library or else you will find that some of the examples don't work correctly. Understanding that you can't print a book as fast as libraries get released, leaves you with having to learn from the jQuery blog for all things that were updated.


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Apr 08, 2016

This is a book for newcomers to Javascript, but learn it well and you will be writing top quality code. It starts with the basics, then dives into usage of the jQuery toolkit. I find it much more readable than the other jQuery books. jQuery is a big complicated toolkit, so where should you start learning? This book takes you straight to the more useful bits. Sample code is at sawmac 500 pages. This is an ebook, and the previous edition is available on paper.

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