jQuery for Designers : Beginners Guide, 2nd Edition

Design interactive websites to improve user experience by using the popular JavaScript libraryAbout This Book Enhance the user experience of your site by adding useful jQuery features– provide easy navigation, communicate updates and changes, and allow site visitors to interact with content Learn the modular approach to jQuery, including the addition of plug-ins to achieve advanced effects without writing much code at all A step-by-step approach to beginning jQuery, including the creation of rapid, powerful, dynamic web pages and web applications Who This Book Is ForIf you know the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, and want to extend your knowledge by learning to use JavaScript, then this is just the book for you. jQuery makes JavaScript straightforward and approachable– you'll be surprised at how easy it can be to add animations and special effects to your beautifully designed pages.What You Will Learn Download and include the jQuery library on your website Make tabbed interfaces and custom tooltips Construct an accordion to improve an FAQ page Build an interactive, animated drop-down menu Show images, videos, and other content in lightboxes Create slideshows, sliders, and carousels Improve responsive designs and topography React to users scrolling down your page Improve forms to make them more beautiful and more usable In DetailThis book offers approachable and beginner-friendly lessons for designers with little or no background in JavaScript. It helps unmask the popular JavaScript library by simplifying how to create dynamic website features such as animated slideshows, parallax scrolling effects, responsive design, and more! Starting with an introduction to the jQuery library, and a brief description of JavaScript, you will then work through a few simple tasks before diving into using plugins to quickly and simply add complex effects with just a few lines of code. You'll learn how to build an animated drop-down menu, how to show content in lightboxes, and how to create an assortment of slideshows and sliders. Create impressive effects on your web pages with just a few lines of code.

Author: Natalie MacLees

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