JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

by Jon Duckett


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118531648
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 81,951
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jon Duckett has been designing and building web sites for over a decade, working with global brands, and has authored and co-authored over a dozen books on web design, programming, usability and accessibility. He has curated conferences about web programming and has been a web strategy consultant, often coding front ends for projects and designing architectures for back end programming.

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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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JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SqidMark More than 1 year ago
I only gave 3 stars because I bought this book locally on Saturday and by Tuesday the binding fell apart. Will be returning it today for exchange. Other than that I find it a useful learning tool which deserves 5 stars. I've developed with php for many years now but shied away from javascript (js) because I always felt it was an "ugly" language. Well, that was my excuse. Though I have used jquery plugins for specific things, I was never interested in learning the nuts and bolts. Even though I only made it to about page 200 before it fell apart, this book has helped me to quickly realized that my reluctance to embrace js was unfounded. They key to comprehending js is understanding the DOM and this book does a great job with graphics and just enough repetition to accomplish this task. At first I thought the graphics and repetitiveness was off-putting, but I must admit it's been effective for me. It's obvious now that HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, AJAX, and js libraries like jQuery are forever changing the web landscape, and keeping abreast of these as well as upcoming technologies is paramount for future employment in this industry. If you snooze you lose, so keep your tools well sharpened!
ckujawski More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book for a beginner in javascript. I have tried countless times to learn javascript through many different sources. The way this book lays out the core functions and takes you on a step by step journey through how everything works together is wonderful. This is the best javascript source I have found yet! Highly recommended
JakeBanda More than 1 year ago
so good for beginners!