To make optimal use of jQuery, it's good to keep in mind the breadth of capabilities it provides. You can add dynamic, interactive elements to your sites with reduced development time using jQuery.
This book is a companion to Learning jQuery 1.3. Learning jQuery 1.3 begins with a tutorial to jQuery, where the authors share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine.
jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you through the syntax specifications and following up with detailed discussions. You'll discover the untapped possibilities that jQuery 1.4 makes available, and polish your skills as you return to this guide time and again.
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What you will learn from this book :
Investigate jQuery's plug-in architecture, using a variety of approaches to extend the library's capabilities
Pull information from the server without refreshing a page using the AJAX capabilities of jQuery
Build a small script that dynamically extracts the headings from an HTML document and assembles them into a table of contents for the page
Discover the Form plug-in for combining AJAX techniques with HTML forms
Explore the Dimensions plug-in for getting the size and position of any element on the page-even the document and browser window
Determine whether an element is visible by testing its current width and height using a :visible selector
Inspect the browser environment and individual jQuery objects using the properties of jQuery
Create an extremely powerful jQuery toolset using a combined set of a selector expression and a corresponding DOM traversal method
Get complete and functional jQuery-powered scripts in this example-packed book
The book is a detailed reference guide, and an invaluable resource for answers to all your queries about jQuery. It is intended to be a quick reference to help at times when you need to quickly confirm a feature of the library
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