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Optimize Your Web Animation Workflow
Apr 27, 2015
Say goodbye to deep-nesting JavaScript callbacks and to dirtying your stylesheets with unwieldy CSS animations. It's time to up your web animation game. Julian Shapiro shows you how in this excerpt from Web Animation using JavaScript: Develop & Design.
Building a Node.js API
Oct 27, 2014
In this chapter from Write Modern Web Apps with the MEAN Stack: Mongo, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js, you will build an API for a fully functioning Angular app for posting status updates.
Working with Images in JavaScript
Aug 18, 2014
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.
Top 10 jQuery Tips for Novices
Feb 20, 2013
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.
Manipulating DOM Elements in jQuery
Jan 30, 2013
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.
How jQuery Mobile Handles HTML5 data- Atrributes with Dialog Windows, Popups, and Buttons
Oct 4, 2012
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.
Custom Search Filtering with jQuery Mobile
Sep 24, 2012
Search functionality is often a necessary piece of functionality for a website, especially when your website has a lot of content. In this article, Kris Hadlock, author of Ajax for Web Application Developers, explains how to use the search filter bar to create search functionality in the listview component, and how to create a custom search filter in case the default search functionality doesn’t meet your needs.
Working with Exposed Methods in jQuery Mobile
Sep 5, 2012
Kris Hadlock, author of Ajax for Web Application Developers, describes two specific exposed methods from the jQuery Mobile framework that give you the capability to preload and change pages programmatically.
Working with Pages in jQuery Mobile
Apr 20, 2012
Working with Pages is easy with jQuery Mobile. With most of the heavy lifting being done by the framework it's easy to focus on the results of the website being built. In this excerpt from jQuery Mobile Develop and Design, Kris Hadlock explains the internal functionality behind how pages work in jQuery Mobile so you can get ready to write your own custom functionality.
The 10 Best JavaScript Development and Design Habits
Mar 21, 2012
JavaScript is an easy language to use, and a necessary one in today’s web. So much so that many developers come to JavaScript without any formal programming education. Hence, it’s not uncommon for developers to have years of JavaScript practice (or experimentation) under their belts without ever having established some best development and design habits. In this article, Larry Ullman outlines 10 guidelines that'll help every developer code more effectively.
How to Work with Simple Variable Types in JavaScript
Mar 20, 2012
This chapter starts with the basics of variables in JavaScript, and then covers number, string, and Boolean variables. Along the way you’ll find plenty of real-world code, representing some of the actions you will take with these simple variable types.
The Five Biggest JavaScript Misconceptions
Feb 22, 2012
JavaScript, despite its importance and widespread use in today’s web, is a very misunderstood language. Whether it’s thinking that JavaScript is somehow related to Java, or that you can’t implement access control without classes, there are plenty of misconceptions about JavaScript, one of the world’s most used programming languages. In this article, programming expert Larry Ullman discusses five of the biggest misconceptions commonly held when it comes to the language.
A jQuery Reading List by Jay Blanchard
Jan 26, 2012
Jay Blanchard shares a few of his favorite jQuery books.
A Complete(-ish) Login System Using jQuery
Nov 23, 2011
A login system is a fundamental part of many websites. Requiring only a simple HTML form and a backend script, this feature can readily be improved using Ajax, and is easy enough to do with the jQuery framework. In this article, Larry Ullman explains how to create a complete(-ish) and fully reliable jQuery-enabled login system.
AJAX-Like File Uploads with jQuery
Nov 14, 2011
Web developer and designer Jay Blanchard shows you how to create AJAX-like file uploads with jQuery and a very simple, and very small, script that can be modified to use in any website or web application project.
Applied jQuery: Being Effective with AJAX
Sep 13, 2011
jQuery simplifies using AJAX with several shorthand methods for the basic AJAX methods. For most developers and designers, these shorthand methods will be all that they ever need to use. The jQuery AJAX shorthand methods post, get, and load are featured in this chapter.
JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide: Working with Images
Aug 31, 2011
One of the best (and most common) uses of JavaScript is to add visual interest to Web pages by animating graphics, and that’s what this chapter is all about.
The JavaScript Pocket Guide: Arrays
May 5, 2010
Arrays and loops have endless uses in JavaScript programming. Lenny Burdette tells you all about arrays.
Events in JavaScript
Sep 7, 2009
Charles Wyke-Smith shows you how to monitor and respond to events in JavaScript.
Working with Events in jQuery
Jul 9, 2009
If you've ever tried to support cross-browser operations in straight JavaScript, you know the difficulties. That's where jQuery comes in. Steven Holzner shows you how it works.

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