Beginning jQuery by Jack Franklin

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Beginning jQuery is your step by step advisor to studying the jQuery library. jQuery is the preferred JavaScript library within the net developer's toolkit. Jack Franklin takes you from the fundamentals of having you all started with jQuery, throughout to extending jQuery through writing your individual plug-ins. you will find most sensible practices you could stick with, how one can steer clear of universal blunders, and you may know about such a lot of of the issues that jQuery has to provide, together with how one can:

  • Use jQuery's robust instruments to dynamically replace content material in your website, together with DOM manipulation.
  • Extend jQuery's functions through writing your individual plugins on most sensible of the framework.
  • Animate parts and construct your individual jQuery slider.
  • Employ most sensible practices and keep away from universal error made by means of rookies.

JavaScript is a strong language yet each internet developer needs to navigate the difficult matters round cross-browser inconsistencies. Beginning jQuery teaches you the way to exploit jQuery to prevent spending some time solving those browser insects - letting you think about what particularly issues to you. all through Beginning jQuery, you will find how expressive but concise jQuery's code is and what sort of faster and effective you could advance with jQuery!

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Callbacks are used extensively in jQuery. A vast number of methods, especially animation ones, take callbacks, and you will use them frequently. fadeOut(function() { alert("box finished fading out"); }); }); You’ll notice this time when you refresh, the box fades out more quickly. Previously, you were passing in a “slow” speed. But what happens when you don’t pass in one? What does jQuery do? Any argument that is optional also has a default value, and the jQuery API will always tell you what these are.

U An attribute node that states this element has class="intro". CHAPTER 2 N THE BASICS OF JQUERY Somewhat confusingly, an attribute node is nott considered to be a child of an element node. Between those elements, they make up the vast majority of most of the web pages out there. Before (finally) getting to jQuery, make certain that you understand the following terms because I’ll use them continually throughout the book. u child node: A node that is a direct descendant of another node, usually an element node.

Log("hey"); }; $(); //logs "hey" to the console N Note Don’t do the preceding if you’ve got jQuery on the page because you’ll overwrite the $ variable—meaning it won’t reference jQuery anymore. So all jQuery does is have a function bound to $, which is clever. It can detect what you pass into it, and do certain things. So when you pass in $(“body”);, it knows to select the body element. But when you pass in $(function() {});, it detects you passed in a function, and acts accordingly. Now, let’s do something a bit more complicated.

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