Pro jQuery 2.0, Second Edition

  • 12h 36m
  • Adam Freeman
  • Apress
  • 2013

jQuery 2.0 is the latest version of the jQuery framework. Suitable for modern web browsers it provides a robust API for web application development. It is fast becoming the tool of choice for web developers the world over and sets the standard for simplicity,flexibility and extensibility in website design.

In Pro jQuery 2.0 seasoned author, Adam Freeman, demonstrates how to get the most from jQuery 2.0 by focusing on the practical features of the technology and how they can be applied to solving real-world problems. In this comprehensive reference he goes in depth to give you the practical knowledge that you need.

Each topic is covered clearly and concisely, and is packed with the details you'll need to learn to be truly effective. The most important features are given a no-nonsense, in-depth treatment, and chapters contain examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of jQuery.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the capabilities of jQuery and why it is special
  • Use the core of jQuery to enrich HTML5, including tables, forms and data displays
  • Use jQuery UI to create rich and fluid user experiences
  • Use rich interactions such as drag and drop, sortable data and touch sensitivity
  • Use jQuery Mobile to create touch-enabled interfaces for mobile devices and tablets
  • Extend jQuery by creating custom plugins and widgets

Who this book is for

This book is for working developers who want to learn about jQuery in detail. Quick refreshers of HTML and CSS are given to help you get up to speed, but a good working knowledge of the basics is assumed.

The advice given in this book is relevant to developers working with any development environment. The examples are demonstrated using Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio but are equally applicable to any other web development environment.

About the Author

Adam Freeman is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

In this Book

  • Putting jQuery in Context
  • HTML Primer
  • CSS Primer
  • JavaScript Primer
  • jQuery Basics
  • Managing the Element Selection
  • Manipulating the DOM
  • Manipulating Elements
  • Working with Events
  • Using jQuery Effects
  • Refactoring the Example—Part I
  • Using Data Templates
  • Working with Forms
  • Using Ajax—Part I
  • Using Ajax—Part II
  • Refactoring the Example—Part II
  • Setting UpjQuery UI
  • Using the Button, Progress Bar, and Slider Widgets
  • Using the Autocomplete and Accordion Widgets
  • Using the Tabs Widget
  • Using the Datepicker Widget
  • Using the Dialog and Spinner Widgets
  • Using the Menu and Tooltip Widgets
  • Using the Drag-and-Drop Interactions
  • Using the other Interactions
  • Refactoring the Example—Part III
  • Getting Started with jQuery Mobile
  • Pages, Themes & Layouts
  • The Dialog & Popup Widgets
  • Buttons and Collapsible Blocks
  • Using jQuery Mobile Forms
  • Using Lists and Panels
  • Refactoring the Example—Part IV
  • Using the jQuery Utility Methods
  • The jQuery UI Effects & CSS Framework
  • Using Deferred Objects


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