Today, jQuery is used by more than half of the 10,000 most-visited web sites, and jQuery is one of the technologies that every web developer should master. The trouble is that jQuery is difficult to learn, especially for programming novices. Now, this new book makes it easier than ever to learn jQuery, jQuery UI (User Interface), and jQuery Mobile.
In essence, sections 2 and 3 of this book present all of the jQuery and jQuery UI skills that you need for developing professional jQuery applications. With those skills, you’ll be able to add all of the popular jQuery applications to your web pages: image swaps, image rollovers, collapsible panels, slide shows, accordions, tabs, carousels, and more. Beyond that, though, you’ll have all the skills that you need for developing unique jQuery applications of your own.
In contrast, section 4 takes jQuery to a new level by showing you how to use Ajax and JSON to get data from a web server and add it to a web page without reloading the page. It also shows how to use Ajax and JSON with the APIs for popular web sites like Blogger, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Google Maps. These are powerful skills for enhancing a web site.
- web developers who have used jQuery for special-purpose applications, but don’t feel comfortable with it
- web developers who program in ASP.NET, JSP, or PHP on the server side and now want to master client-side programming
- web developers who have already read 3 or 4 jQuery books but still aren’t sure how to use jQuery in real-world applications
The only prerequisite is a basic familiarity with HTML and CSS. We don’t expect you to code HTML and CSS, though, so we provide that code for all of the examples and exercises in the book. Then, if you ever want to learn more, please see our book, Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3.