jQuery in Action
Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz
  • January 2008
  • ISBN 9781933988351
  • 376 pages
  • printed in black & white
This title is out of print and no longer for sale.

Solve your complex UI problems in no time. A must read.

Jonathan Bloomer, Soap Creative

Second edition of this book is available in print
Third edition of this book is available in MEAP

jQuery in Action is a fast-paced introduction and guide. It shows you how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins. This book requires a modest knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax.

About the Technology

A really good web development framework anticipates your needs. jQuery does more—it practically reads your mind. Developers fall in love with this JavaScript library the moment they see 20 lines of code reduced to three. jQuery is concise and readable. Its unique “chaining” model lets you perform multiple operations on a page element in succession, as in $(“div.elements”).addClass(“myClass”).load(“ajax_url”).fadeIn()

What's inside

  • Countless practical examples
  • DOM manipulation and event handling
  • Animation and UI effects
  • Painless Ajax
  • Based on jQuery 1.2

About the reader

This book requires a modest knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax.

About the authors

Bear Bibeault is a web application architect for an Austin startup, and a JavaRanch senior moderator. He is the coauthor of Manning's jQuery in Action, Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action.

Yehuda Katz is a developer with Engine Yard. He heads the jQuery plugin development team and runs Visual jQuery.