Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Blogs > Web Design & Development > Ajax and JavaScript

Ajax and JavaScript


Working with Images in JavaScript
Rollovers are a great tool, but you can do much more than rollovers with JavaScript, such as automatically change images, create ad banners, build slideshows, and display random images on a page. In this chapter from JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition, you’ll learn how to make JavaScript do all of these image tricks.
Continue reading...
By Dori Smith, Tom NegrinoAug 18, 2014
Top 10 jQuery Tips for Novices
Where should a novice jQuery developer start? Jay Blanchard, author of jQuery and jQuery UI: Visual QuickStart Guide, suggests that you start with his ten jQuery tips for novices.
Continue reading...
By Jay BlanchardFeb 20, 2013
Manipulating DOM Elements in jQuery
In this chapter, learn to use CSS height, width, and position properties, work with custom HTML attributes, and copy, add, change, and remove DOM elements to enhance your website visitors’ experience.
Continue reading...
By Jay BlanchardJan 30, 2013
Kris HadlockHow jQuery Mobile Handles HTML5 data- Atrributes with Dialog Windows, Popups, and Buttons
HTML5 plays a key role in the jQuery Mobile framework. HTML5 is the starting point for everything from defining how your web page renders in mobile, tablet, or desktop browsers to custom attributes that define widgets, themes, and much more. Web developer/designer Kris Hadlock shows you few ways that jQuery Mobile handles HTML5 data- attributes with dialog windows, popups, and buttons.
Continue reading...
By Kris HadlockOct 4, 2012

See More Ajax and JavaScript Articles


Michael NolanTwo more Voices That Matter

As an acquisitions editor, some of my favorite moments are when books I signed months ago are first delivered to the author, hot off the press. All the frustration and deadlines and sleepless nights and self-doubt the authors endured during the editorial process melt away into glee and excitement. I got to experience that twice this week.

Continue reading...
By Michael NolanCommentsAugust 14, 2009
Topics: Usability,Best Practices,Voices that Matter,Blogs,Web Design & Development,Ajax and JavaScript
Jason TeagueEveryone is a Web Designer

Q: What is a Web Designer anymore? It was easier to make Web sites all by yourself, even 5 years ago, but now there is just too much technology for one person to handle. If I want to make a Web site for a very small business, don't have I to be web "developer" now?

The short answer is that everybody is a Web designer now.

The slightly longer answer is that Web designers are practitioners of a highly specialized discipline that requires years of study to truly master.

The long answer is that a good Web designer is a good designer, and this can come “naturally” or from training, but is not medium-dependent. However, a professional Web designer has to understand the medium well enough to know its strengths and limitations. Any designer can pump out something that looks brilliant when displayed in a Web browser window, but is slow to load, static when loaded, and completely unusable.

There's more to the story. Just click this link...
By Jason Cranford TeagueCommentsAugust 10, 2009
Topics: Usability,Best Practices,CSS,Web Design & Development,HTML/XHTML,Ajax and JavaScript
Michael NolanVoices That Matter set the (web) standards
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently announced a new incubator group called The Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA) to help Web standards and best practices find their way into classrooms around the world. As part of the program, they have identified a foundational library of Web standards books. We were proud to learn that every one of the eleven books they selected is a New Riders title.

Continue reading...
By Michael NolanCommentsJuly 24, 2009
Topics: Usability,Adobe Dreamweaver,Best Practices,PHP/MySQL/Scripting,Voices that Matter,CSS,Web Design & Development,HTML/XHTML,Ajax and JavaScript
Jason TeagueAsk me, ask me, ask me

Do you have a question about Web standards, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, interaction design, user experience, or Web typography? Maybe you just want to know "How'd they do that?" Ask me questions, and each week I will select a question to answer via my blog.

Now, read the rest...
By Jason Cranford TeagueCommentsJuly 1, 2009
Topics: Usability,Adobe Dreamweaver,Best Practices,Adobe Fireworks,PHP/MySQL/Scripting,Voices that Matter,Adobe Acrobat and PDF,CSS,Blogs,Web video and audio,Web Design & Development,Adobe ImageReady,Adobe Illustrator,HTML/XHTML,Ajax and JavaScript

See More Ajax and JavaScript Blogs

We currently do not have any Ajax and JavaScript related podcasts. Please check back later.