JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

Book Description

JavaScript lets you supercharge your with animation, interactivity, and visual effects—but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This jargon-free guide covers JavaScript basics and shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery library of prewritten JavaScript . You’ll soon be building web pages that feel and act like desktop programs, without having to do much programming.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions.
  • Use animations and effects. Build drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, automated slideshows, and more.
  • Improve your . Learn how the pros make websites fun and easy to use.
  • Collect data with web forms. Create easy-to-use forms that ensure more accurate visitor responses.
  • Add a dash of . Enable your web pages to communicate with a web server without a page reload.
  • Practice with living examples. Get step-by-step tutorials for web projects you can build yourself.

Table of Contents

Part One: Getting Started with JavaScript
Chapter 1: Writing Your First JavaScript Program
Chapter 2: The Grammar of JavaScript
Chapter 3: Adding Logic and Control to Your Programs

Part Two: Getting Started with jQuery
Chapter 4: Introducing jQuery
Chapter 5: Action/Reaction: Making Pages Come Alive with Events
Chapter 6: Animations and Effects

Part Three: Building Web Page Features
Chapter 7: Improving Your Images
Chapter 8: Improving Navigation
Chapter 9: Enhancing Web Forms
Chapter 10: Expanding Your

Part Four: Ajax: with the Web Server
Chapter 11: Introducing Ajax
Chapter 12: Flickr and Google Maps

Part Five: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
Chapter 13: Getting the Most from jQuery
Chapter 14: Going Further with Java­Script
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Debugging

Appendix A: JavaScript Resources

Book Details

  • Title: JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual
  • Author:
  • Length: 536 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-10-28
  • ISBN-10: 1449399029
  • ISBN-13: 9781449399023