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Want to add more interactivity and polish to your websites? Discover how jQuery can help you build complex scripting functionality in just a few lines of code. With Head First jQuery, you'll quickly get up to speed on this amazing JavaScript library by learning how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be incorporating Ajax apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON.

If you want to learn—and understand—how to create interactive web pages, unobtrusive script, and cool animations that don't kill your browser, this book is for you.

  • Use jQuery with DOM to overcome the limitations of HTML and CSS
  • Learn how jQuery selectors and actions work together
  • Write functions and wire them to interface elements
  • Use jQuery effects to create actions on the page
  • Make your pages come alive with animation
  • Build interactive web pages with jQuery and Ajax
  • Build forms in web applications

Book News Annotation:

This guide to jQuery and JavaScript for intermediate web developers provides introductory information for adding dynamic interactive jQuery functions to websites. The volume covers events and functions, page manipulation, effects and animation, custom functions, Ajax integration, data management, external APIs and UI design features. The work is written in a conversational style and presented in a unique format with several line drawn illustrations and photographs per page as well as numerous notations, arrows and side notes. Benedetti and Cranley are web developers working in Portland, OR. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Ryan Benedetti holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Montana and teaches in the Liberal Arts Department at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

For seven years, Ryan served as Department Head for Information Technology and Computer Engineering at SKC. Prior to that, he worked as editor and information systems specialist for a river, stream, and wetland research program in the School of Forestry at the University of Montana.

Ryan's poems have been published in Cut Bank and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. He loves cartooning, playing blues harmonica, making Flash learning toys, and practicing zazen. He spends his best moments with his wife, daughter, and son in the Mission Mountain Valley of Montana.

Ronan Cranley has worked for the University of Portland as their Senior Web Developer / Systems Manager since moving from Dublin, Ireland to Portland, Oregon in 2006. He earned his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Dublin Institute of Technology, graduating with Honors in 2003. In his college career, and in both his previous position in ESB International in Dublin, and currently for the University of Portland, Ronan has worked on an array of different projects in PHP, VB.Net, C# and Java. These include, but are not limited to a client side GIS system, a homegrown content management system, a calendaring/scheduling system and a jQuery/Google Maps mash up. When he’s not designing and building front-end web applications, he also serves as the SQL Server DBA for the University. In his spare time, Ronan spends many hours on the soccer field, on the golf course, hanging out with his new wife Caitlin and their English bulldog, Bono, and sampling as much of the Pacific Northwest as he can.

Table of Contents

Advance Praise for Head First jQueryPraise for other Head First books How to use this book: IntroChapter 1: Getting Started with jQuery: Web Page ActionChapter 2: Selectors and Methods: Grab and GoChapter 3: jQuery Events and Functions: Making Things Happen on Your PageChapter 4: jQuery Web Page Manipulation: Mod the DOMChapter 5: jQuery Effects and Animation: A Little Glide in Your StrideChapter 6: jQuery and JavaScript: Luke jQuery, I Am Your Father!Chapter 7: Custom Functions for Custom Effects: What Have You Done for Me Lately?Chapter 8: jQuery and Ajax: Please Pass the DataChapter 9: Handling JSON Data: Client, Meet ServerChapter 10: jQuery UI: Extreme Form MakeoverChapter 11: jQuery and APIs: Objects, Objects EverywhereLeftovers: The Top Ten Things (We Didnt Cover)Set Up a Development Environment: Get Ready for the Big Times

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