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Developing Web Pages with jQuery, 1st Edition

  • Don Gosselin
  • ISBN-10: 1435460790
  • ISBN-13: 9781435460799
  • 400 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

JavaScript, one of the most widely used programming languages in the world, is a key element of today's interactive World Wide Web and plays a critical role in web page authoring. The jQuery library -- a collection of prewritten code that simplifies creating JavaScript applications -- is today’s most popular JavaScript library and is in use on more than half of the web's most-visited sites. DEVELOPING WEB PAGES WITH JQUERY shows you how to put the power of the jQuery library to work in developing JavaScript applications. Veteran developer, trainer, and writer Don Gosselin’s clear and detailed explanations will teach you the fundamentals of using jQuery to: access and manipulate web page elements and attributes, manipulate Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) properties, create animation and visual effects, handle JavaScript events, simplify form validation and manipulation, add AJAX functionality to your web pages, traverse and manipulate the elements in the XML Document Object Model (DOM), use and develop plug-ins, and much more.


  • Learn to use jQuery to access and manipulate web page elements and attributes.

  • Discover how to manipulate Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) properties.

  • Create animation and visual effects for your pages.

  • Simplify form validation and manipulation on your site.

  • Add AJAX functionality to your web pages.

  • Learn to traverse and manipulate the elements in the XML Document Object Model (DOM).

About the Author

Don Gosselin

Don Gosselin is a technical communications expert with more than 20 years of experience, including application development, technical writing, training, and curriculum development. In addition to JavaScript, he has written or contributed to textbooks on Java programming, Microsoft Visual C++, Web design technologies, Web programming languages, XHTML, PHP programming with MySQL, and ASP.NET programming with C# and SQL Server.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with jQuery.
2. Using jQuery with JavaScript.
3. Manipulating CSS Properties with jQuery.
4. Creating Animation and Visual Effects.
5. Handling Events.
6. Validating Forms with jQuery.
7. Updating Web Pages with AJAX.
8. Manipulating Web Page Content.
9. Extending jQuery with Plug-Ins.
10. Using the jQuery UI Library.
Appendix A. jQuery UI Reference.
Appendix B. JavaScript Reference.
Appendix C. CSS Levels 1 and 2 Reference.