Overview

You don't need to be a Web programmer to jazz up your Web site with jQuery!

Want to keep your Web site cutting-edge but don't want to invest a lot of time? No worries! This book will help you add simple but compelling jQuery effects and cool prebuilt plug-ins to your site — no geekiness required. You can quickly use widgets and AJAX plug-ins, and gain the essential jQuery know-how to achieve great effects fast.

  • Starting point — find out what ...

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jQuery For Dummies

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Overview

You don't need to be a Web programmer to jazz up your Web site with jQuery!

Want to keep your Web site cutting-edge but don't want to invest a lot of time? No worries! This book will help you add simple but compelling jQuery effects and cool prebuilt plug-ins to your site — no geekiness required. You can quickly use widgets and AJAX plug-ins, and gain the essential jQuery know-how to achieve great effects fast.

  • Starting point — find out what jQuery can do, use HTML elements, connect the jQuery library to a Web page, and understand the basics

  • Make things happen — learn to make page elements appear and disappear, slide, fade, and move

  • Plug it in — explore the array of available plug-ins, download and test them, and add widgets to your site

  • Meet Ajax — see how Ajax works with jQuery and how you can give your Web site visitors a richer experience

  • Manage your content — discover how to use jQuery with Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress content management systems

Open the book and find:

  • How to acquire and test jQuery

  • Tips on understanding parent-child elements

  • Different types of event handlers

  • Cool things to do with page elements

  • Effects you can achieve with animation

  • Ways to make forms easier and more appealing to use

  • How to add a calendar to a page

  • Ten terrific plug-ins you'll want

Learn to:

  • Build site special effects such as fades, sliding panels, and tabbed navigation

  • Create a photo gallery for your blog or Web site

  • Customize Twitter and RSS feeds

  • Add jQuery plug-ins for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470877753
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 764,882
  • File size: 23 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Lynn Beighley is a Web designer, a Web developer, and the author of several books and training courses. She creates Web applications of every imaginable type using Drupal, jQuery, and other technologies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with jQuery.

Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running with jQuery.

Chapter 2: Accessing HTML Elements.

Chapter 3: Selecting HTML Elements, Attributes, and Positions.

Chapter 4: Managing Events.

Part II: Affecting Elements with Effects.

Chapter 5: Playing Hide-and-Seek with Web Page Elements.

Chapter 6: Sliding and Fading Web Page Elements.

Chapter 7: Animating Web Page Elements.

Part III: Manipulating Your Web Page.

Chapter 8: Making Web Page Content Dynamic.

Chapter 9: Replacing, Removing, and Copying Web Page Elements.

Part IV: Using Plug-ins and Widgets.

Chapter 10: Understanding Plug-ins.

Chapter 11: Playing with Image Effects.

Chapter 12: Jazzing Up Forms.

Chapter 13: Toying with Page Layout.

Chapter 14: Incorporating a User Interface.

Part V: Building AJAX Applications.

Chapter 15: Understanding How AJAX Works with jQuery.

Chapter 16: Using AJAX Plug-ins.

Part VI: Integrating jQuery with Content Management Systems.

Chapter 17: Cool Image Effects with jQuery and Drupal.

Chapter 18: Integrating jQuery and Joomla!

Chapter 19: Building Better Blogs with jQuery and WordPress.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Don’t-Miss Plug-ins.

Chapter 21: Ten Design and Code Tricks.

Chapter 22: Ten jQuery Resources.

Index.

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