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JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

ISBN: 978-1-118-53164-8
640 pages
June 2014
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Description

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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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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Errata

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Press Release

July 14, 2014
Best-selling Author Jon Duckett's #JavaScriptBook Now Available

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announces JavaScript and jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development(Wiley, 978-1-118-53164-8, July 2014, http://www.javascriptbook.com) by Jon Duckett. Using the same unique visual approach to teaching as Duckett’s best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites book, JavaScript and jQuery teaches readers how to use this fast-growing scripting language (even if they have no previous programming experience).

JavaScript and jQuery shows readers how to make web pages more interactive and engaging and interfaces that are more intuitive and usable 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 and CSS. The book:

  • Introduces core programming concepts using JavaScript
  • Combines clear descriptions with easy-to-follow diagrams
  • Demonstrates how JavaScript is commonly used on the web, with many inspiring examples
  • Helps readers use and customize the many thousands of scripts, APIs, and jQuery plugins that are freely available on the web
  • Shows readers how to approach writing a script from scratch

JavaScript and jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide. The book is available in both paperback and hardback formats. For additional information, visit http://www.javascriptbook.com/press.

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