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jQuery: Novice to Ninja

jQuery: Novice to Ninja will show you how to unleash the amazing power of jQuery.

In this book excerpt, you’ll master all the major tricks and techniques that jQuery offers–within hours. jQuery has quickly become the JavaScript library of choice, and it’s easy to see why. This JavaScript framework dramatically improves how you add interactivity and animation to your website.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to zero in and instantly transform page elements
  • How to create clever animations that attract visitors’ attention
  • How to build cool UI widgets to wow your clients
  • Simple methods to add power to your designs
  • Strategies for advanced plug-in development
  • How to simplify the handling of AJAX requests
  • Best-practice code organization methods
  • Advanced techniques for ninja-level developers

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HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World

Learn essential skills in the latest and greatest web technology while being creative and having fun!

Why should you learn HTML5 & CSS3? It works on just about every platform, is compatible with older browsers, and handles errors gracefully. You can create powerful, easy-to-maintain, future-proof web pages. Many common tasks are now simplified, putting more power in your hands. Additionally, you’ll have the freedom to be more expressive in the semantics of your markup. No more tricky hacks or workarounds. Oh, and it’s easy to use and seriously fun! So, perhaps the question is, why would you not learn HTML5 & CSS3?

HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World will show you how to create dynamic websites using these new technologies. No fluff or hype here – Only fun, effective techniques you can start using today. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to know to get started today. You’ll master the new semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as how to use CSS3 without sacrificing clean markup or resorting to complex workarounds.

Also with this free preview you will also receive updates covering all the technical aspects of web development. From the latest PHP techniques to advanced HTML, JavaScript, DHTML, XML, ASP and a whole lot more courtesy of SitePoint.

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HTML5 Foundations

Master innovative and eye-catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of books

Turn plain words and images into stunning websites using HTML5 and this beautiful, full-colour guide. Taking you beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern, and dazzling websites that make viewers want to stop and stay.

The exciting new Treehouse Series of books is authored by Treehouse experts and packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building. If you’re a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in this practical new series should be on your bookshelf.

  • Part of the new Treehouse Series of books, teaching you effective and compelling website development and design, helping you build practical skills
  • Provides career-worthy information from Treehouse industry pros and trainers
  • Explains HTML5 basics, such as how to format text, add scripts to pages, and use HTML5 for audio and video
  • Also covers hypermedia, CSS and JavaScript, embedding video, geolocation, and much more

Leverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expert instruction with a new Treehouse Series book.

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Smashing HTML5

Welcome to HTML5 – the future of the Web

HTML5 is packed with great new features, including new content-specific elements, audio and video playback, canvas for drawing, and many others. But where to begin? With Smashing HTML5, you have everything you need to get up and running quickly.

Bill Sanders is a professional Web developer, information and interface designer, and instructor. His expertise and knowledge shared throughout Smashing HTML5 will help fast-track you toward building next-generation Web sites.

Smashing HTML5 provides comprehensive coverage – from how to get started with HTML5 to optimizing media on the Web. You will learn how to use text, graphics, audio, video, and navigation in HTML5 Web pages running in compatible browsers.

You will also learn how to:

  • Work with HTML5 tags
  • Design page structure
  • Make site navigation easy for your audience
  • Integrate media including video into HTML5 pages
  • Harness the power of the HTML5 canvas
  • Use HTML 5 forms

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Introduction to Web Applications Development

This 376 page eBook “Introduction to Web Applications Development”, starts with an introduction to the internet, including a brief history of the TCT/IP protocol and World Wide Web.

It defines the basic concepts for web servers and studies the case of Apache, the most used webserver, while other free software webservers are not forgotten. It continues with webpage design focusing on HTML and JavaScript. XML Schemas, their validation and transformation are covered as well as dynamic webpages built with CGI, PHP or JSP and database access.

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CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development

CoffeeScript is JavaScript done right. It provides all of JavaScript’s functionality wrapped in a cleaner, more succinct syntax.

In the first book on this exciting new language, CoffeeScript guru Trevor Burnham shows you how to hold onto all the power and flexibility of JavaScript while writing clearer, cleaner, and safer code.

Along with the issue you will also periodically receive offers, tips, and other exclusives from the Pragmatic Bookshelf that you won’t gain elsewhere.

The Pragmatic Programmers is a company with a simple goal: they want to improve the lives of developers. They do this by creating timely, practical books, audio books and videos through the Pragmatic Bookshelf and working closely with the Pragmatic Studio to create the best developer training there is. The stuff they produce is timely and relevant because it is written by programmers for programmers.

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Jump Start: Node.js

Get up to speed with Node.js in a weekend.

Node.js is different. It lets you write front-end AND back-end code in a unified language, leading to staggeringly fast and scalable projects!

You’ll learn all about:

  • Develop a dynamic working Node.js application from start to finish
  • Deploy your new application to a production server
  • Scale your projects quickly and cheaply

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jQuery Hotshot

jQuery is used by millions of people to write JavaScript more easily and more quickly.

It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.

jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery’s official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.

Learn a large swathe of the API, up to and including jQuery 1.9, by completing the ten individual projects covered in the book.

Some of the projects that we’ll work through over the course of this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map.

Learn which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations with jQuery Hotshots.

Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline “Professional Expertise Distilled”. They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.

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Here are some of the eBooks you will get:

  • PHP Programming Cookbook
  • jQuery Programming Cookbook
  • Bootstrap Programming Cookbook
  • Building WEB Apps with Node.js
  • CSS Programming Cookbook
  • HTML5 Programming Cookbook
  • AngularJS Programming Cookbook