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Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery

Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery presents the world of dynamic web applications to web developers from the standpoint of modern standards. The author shows new JavaScript developers how working with the standard jQuery library will help them to do more with less code and fewer errors.

The book's 4-color code syntax highlighting will provide visual reinforcement to all web developers to help them see the various pieces and parts that make up each line and section of the code. The approach of the book is project oriented, assuming some base knowledge in XHTML and CSS. The book uses exercises as mental recaps.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Selecting, Filtering, and Events
  • Manipulating Content and Attributes
  • CSS, Ajax
  • Plugins and Extending jQuery
  • Dragging elements: drag and drop
  • Drag and Drop Sorting
  • UI element selection
  • Resizing and expanding/contracting accordion elements
  • Datepickers and dialogs
  • Sliders
  • Custom Animation and Transitions

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 2nd Edition

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design, 2nd Edition

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a Web markup standard that allows Web developers to define styles to apply to items on thousands of Web pages, rather than marking up the formatting of each item individually
  • The fantastically successful first edition introduced readers to Richard York's unparalleled CSS skills and this edition offers updates for Firefox 2, Internet Explorer, and other browsers with improved CSS support
  • Uses a standardized approach to CSS in an example-packed, step-by-step format, with all of the book's examples in full-color screen shots
  • The new color layout in this edition shows readers full-color results and uses color as a teaching tool in emphasizing coding techniques
  • Other key enhancements to this edition include updated discussions of new Web browser versions (Internet Explorer 7 and others) and their CSS improvements

CSS Instant Results

CSS Instant Results

CSS Instant Results helps you quickly master and implement the diverse web applications CSS enables for web designers. The book is centered around ten ready-to-use projects with all the code for all the projects included on the books CD-ROM - that you can use immediately. CSS Instant Results dives into working code so you can learn it rapidly. The book and code projects are written for web developers and designers who are looking to learn how to use CSS for better, faster design and markup. Some previous JavaScript use is helpful.

Each of the 10 project features step-by-step set-up instructions with a description of each project that enables you to understand and then modify it so you can reuse it in different situations.

The code has been tested with several browsers including Mozilla Firefox 1.0, Opera 8, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, and Safari 1.3 for Mac OS X. The 10 projects covered in the book with complete source-code on the CD are:

  • Tab-based navigation
  • Multi-column layouts
  • Dynamic dropdown menus
  • A different approach to the dropdown menu
  • Web-based slideshow
  • Custom borders and rounded corners
  • Applying CSS to a webmail application
  • Styling input forms
  • User interface for a web-based file viewer
  • Styling a web-based calendar

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

  • This book is the perfect introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the Web markup standard that allows Web designers and developers to easily make a style change to one CSS template and then change formatting across hundreds-or thousands-of pages
  • Covers the current CSS standard versions (CSS 1 and CSS 2) with notes and comments where appropriate on the CSS 3 standard in development
  • Includes quick reference on CSS at the end of the book as well as integrated reference coverage throughout
  • Teaches by using an example-oriented approach and includes exercises at the end of each chapter, with sample solutions provided in the appendix

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