Learn jQuery 1.3 with New Book from Packt


A new book on jQuery, the powerful JavaScript library, has been published by Packt. Written by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, creators of the popular jQuery learning resource Learningjquery.com, their book Learning jQuery 1.3 is an updated and revised version of their earlier jQuery book. The authors’ share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery 1.3 through this book, thus helping users get the most from the library to make their web applications shine.

Announced in January 2006, jQuery has already grown into a fast, concise, JavaScript library that can enhance websites regardless of the developer’s background. For designers, jQuery leverages existing CSS and HTML skills, allowing them to dynamically find and change any aspect of a page. For programmers, jQuery offers an open -source, standards-compliant, unobtrusive approach to writing complex JavaScript applications.

This book introduces the readers to jQuery 1.3 and with the help of minimal programming, teaches web designers to create interactive elements for their designs, and developers to create the best user interface for their web applications. Developers will be shown how to create and customize their own jQuery plug-ins, and will also be able to change their page on command with DOM manipulation.

Through this book readers are guided past the pitfalls associated with AJAX, events, effects, and advanced JavaScript language features. Developers will also learn to create dynamic shufflers, rotators, and galleries, and transform drab, static information containers into beautiful, dynamic tables.

Learning jQuery 1.3 is published by Packt and is out now. For more information, please visit www.packtpub.com/learning-jquery-1.3/book