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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual [Paperback]

David Sawyer McFarland
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Oct. 31 2011 1449399029 978-1449399023 Second Edition

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML 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 code. 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 user interface. 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 Ajax. 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.

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David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a Web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He's been building websites since 1995, when he designed an online magazine for communication professionals. He's served as webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center, and oversaw a complete CSS-driven redesign of Macworld.com. David is also a writer and trainer, and teaches in the Portland State University multimedia program. He wrote the bestselling Missing Manual titles on Adobe Dreamweaver, CSS, and JavaScript.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book Oct. 18 2013
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This book unlocked JavaScript for me. It was very easy to understand and gave me really great tools for great looking web pages .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 4 2014
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I find it that javascript is hard to learn but this book is helping me a lot with it for my new website. It makes it easy to learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IT IS THE BEST BOOK IN JAVASCRIPT AND JQUERY Jan. 11 2014
By Mark
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I bought several books in javascript and jquery, this book is the best amongst them.
It is comprehensive and good for beginners to intermediate level
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's only the base of web... Jan. 7 2013
Format:Paperback
It don't explain much of the code, it only explain the basic of html, css, javascript and jQuery... Not much to do with this book, i'll never buy "the missing manual" again
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing ... Feb. 13 2012
By Eugen
Format:Paperback
I got this book in the hope that I will learn more about creating jquery web tools; but I got very disappointed once I discovered that things like galleries or menu navigation are done using plug-ins.
Is pretty lame when you buy a book to learn how to build something and the book is explaining you how to use some plug-ins that someone else already built them ... where is the learning process?
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