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JavaScript and JQuery : Interactive Front-End Web Development

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Learn JavaScript and jQuery a nicer way


This full-color book adopts a visual approach to teaching JavaScript & jQuery, showing you how to make web pages more interactive and interfaces more intuitive through the use of inspiring code examples, infographics, and photography. The content assumes no previous programming experience, other than knowing how to create a basic web page in HTML & CSS. You'll learn how to achieve techniques seen on many popular websites (such as adding animation, tabbed panels, content sliders, form validation, interactive galleries, and sorting data)..




Introduces core programming concepts in JavaScript and jQuery
Uses clear descriptions, inspiring examples, and easy-to-follow diagrams
Teaches you how to create scripts from scratch, and understand the thousands of JavaScripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are available on the web
Demonstrates the latest practices in progressive enhancement, cross-browser compatibility, and when you may be better off using CSS3


If you're looking to create more enriching web experiences and express your creativity through code, then this is the book for you.

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634 - and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 186 x 240 x 34mm | 1,439.98g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • Illustrations (colour)
  • 1118531647
  • 9781118531648
  • 66,517

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Learn How To
Read and write JavaScript
Make your sites more interactive
Use jQuery to simplify your code
Recreate popular web techniques

Techniques Include
Slideshows and lightboxes
Improved forms and validation
Using Ajax, APIs, and JSON Filtering, searching, and sorting

Online Support
Code samples and practical exercises available online at: www.javascriptbook.com
Plus bonus reference materials

Welcome to a nicer way to learn JavaScript & jQuery.

Are you new to JavaScript, or have you added scripts to your web page but want a better idea of how they work? Then this book is for you. We'll not only show you how to read and write JavaScript, but we'll also teach you the basics of computer programming in a simple, visual way. All you need is an understanding of HTML and CSS.

This book will teach you how to make your websites more interactive, engaging, and usable. It does this by combining programming theory with examples that demonstrate how JavaScript and jQuery are used on popular sites. In no time at all you will be able to think and code like a programmer.

From the author of the best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites www.htmlandcssbook.com
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Table of contents

Introduction 1


Chapter 1: The ABC of Programming 11


Chapter 2: Basic JavaScript Instructions 53


Chapter 3: Functions, Methods & Objects 85


Chapter 4: Decisions & Loops 145


Chapter 5: Document Object Model 183


Chapter 6: Events 243


Chapter 7: jQuery 293


Chapter 8: Ajax & JSON 367


Chapter 9: APIs 409


Chapter 10: Error Handling & Debugging 449


Chapter 11: Content Panels 487


Chapter 12: Filtering, Searching & Sorting 527


Chapter 13: Form Enhancement & Validation 567


Index 623
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Learn JavaScript and jQuery a nicer way

This full-color book adopts a visual approach to...
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inside it s beautifully designed, clearly laid out, and adds plenty of visual examples alongside the instructive text (Web User, August 2014)




Forget dry references and cheesy examples. This beautifully designed visual guide takes you from the basics to sophisticated JavaScript techniques for making websites interactive and engaging in a way that is, in itself, interactive and engaging (ZDNet, September 2014)
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