Learn to use these powerful tools together and build Web sites that work
Manage complexity use functions, arrays, and objects to create more sophisticated programs
Page magic discover how to control what happens on your pages, animate objects, and put pages in motion
Get beautiful Use the jQuery User Interface library to add sliders, tabbed interfaces, and custom dialogs to a site
Come clean with AJAX build AJAX requests into your programs, use jQuery, and work with AJAX data
Open the book and find:
- How to choose a test browser
How to discuss string concatenation with a straight face
Tips for debugging your code
How to add useful information to a dropdown list
Why AJAX connections should be asynchronous
The exciting possibilities of the jQuery library
How to use the Aptana editor
Chapter 1: Taking the Web to the Next Level.
Chapter 2: Writing Your First Program.
Chapter 3: Changing Program Behavior with Conditions.
Chapter 4: Loops and Debugging.
Chapter 5: Functions, Arrays, and Objects.
Chapter 6: Talking to the Page.
Chapter 7: Getting Valid Input.
Chapter 8: Moving and Grooving.
Part III: Moving Up to AJAX.
Chapter 9: AJAX Essentials.
Chapter 11: Animating jQuery.
Chapter 12: Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit.
Chapter 13: Improving Usability with jQuery.
Chapter 14: Working with AJAX Data.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Amazing jQuery Plugins.
Chapter 16: Ten Great Resources.
Andy Harris is a lecturer in computer science at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. He was instrumental in developing the university's certificate program in applied computer science and has taught courses in Web development as well as several programming languages.