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jQuery Hotshot

jQuery is used by millions of people to write JavaScript more easily and more quickly. It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.

jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery’s official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.

Learn a large swathe of the API, up to and including jQuery 1.9, by completing the ten individual projects covered in the book.

Some of the projects that we’ll work through over the course of this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map.

Learn which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations with jQuery Hotshots.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn how to use the latest version of jQuery (1.9) in real-world situations
  • Create a jQuery plugin structured for organisation and maintainability
  • Construct a custom version of jQuery using Node.js and Grunt.js, and learn how to run unit tests using qUnit
  • Build on top of online services like Google Maps to create interactive interfaces
  • Use templating frameworks to easily and efficiently create repetitive areas of the page populated with data
  • Get started with the related jQuery-powered frameworks jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile
  • Produce interactive interfaces that respond to user interactions using the Model-View-View Model framework Knockout.js
  • Use the latest web standards like HTML5 and CSS3 to create attractive and semantic web pages

This book takes a hands-on, tutorial-style approach that walks you step -by -step through 10 individual projects that each focus on producing a specific, real-world product or application.

Who this book is for
This book is aimed primarily at front-end developers, preferably already with a little jQuery experience, or those people that simply want to build on their existing skills with jQuery.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (March 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849519102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849519106
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