Even if you weren’t intimidated before, that tidbit is probably enough to make you reach for the Excedrin. Just reach for Ajax For Dummies instead. With screen shots, actual code and explanations, and live Web sites where you can see Ajax applications doing their thing, it will have you using Ajax to create Web applications that look an act like desktop applications in no time. With Ajax, you can speed up and clean up your Web applications. Shoppers at your online store can fill their carts without waiting for multiple page refreshes. Searchers on your sites can get instant results on the same page.
- Writing some Ajax, interactive mouseovers using Ajax, passing data to the server with GET or POST, and more
- Connecting to Google for a live search
- Using free Ajax frameworks so you don’t have to start from scratch, including Ajax Gold (written specifically for this book), AJAXLib, and grabbing XML with libXmlRequest
- All kinds of Ajax techniques, such as using Ajax for drag-and-drop operations, pop-up menus, downloading images behind the scenes, and more
- Using SACK (simple AJAX code kit), decoding XML with Sarissa, and creating visual effects with Rico
- Handling XML int Ajax Applications
- Working with cascading style sheets (CCS) in Ajax, including setting up the styles, displaying a menu, styling text, handling colors and backgrounds, and more
- Working with Ajax and PHP
Complete with a companion Web site, free Ajax frameworks, and sample code you can use, Ajax for Dummies is your friendly guide to creating truly user-friendly Web sites!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I: Getting Started 7
Chapter 1: Ajax 101 9
Part II: Programming in Ajax 73
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Ajax 75
Chapter 4: Ajax in Depth 113
Part III: Ajax Frameworks 151
Chapter 5: Introducing Ajax Frameworks 153
Chapter 6: More Powerful Ajax Frameworks 181
Chapter 7: Server-Side Ajax Frameworks 213
Part IV: In-Depth Ajax Power 235
Chapter 8: Handling XML int Ajax Applications 237
Chapter 9: Working with Cascading Style Sheets in Ajax Applications 269
Chapter 10: Working with Ajax and PHP 297
Part V: The Part of Tens 323
Chapter 11: Ten Ajax Design Issues You Should Know About 325
Chapter 12: Ten Super-Useful Ajax Resources 331
"...surprisingly good book..." (Computer Shoppers, June 2006)
Ajax For Dummies comes with all the sample used in the book so that you can code right along with the author. To download the ZIP file containing the code (divided into handy chapter folders) workbooks, click the link to the right. If you have trouble opening ZIP formatted files, visit www.winzip.com to download a trial version of Winzip.