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Want to add more interactivity and polish to your websites? Discover how jQuery can help you build complex scripting functionality in just a few lines of code. Head First jQuery shows you how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be incorporating Ajax apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON.


On Mar 23 Ricardo Banffy wrote: Benedetti and Cranley's Head First jQuery
A very helpful book for those who want to get familiar with jQuery. The examples cover a great deal of common-use functionality and offer some guidance on better practices and style for those who are unfamiliar to modern JavaScript programming. Full Review  >

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On Feb 23 Amrith Krishna wrote: Lights, Camera and Interaction
would recommend this book to someone who is an absolute beginner jquery but has got some experience web design especially ajax and javascript. Quoting from HF JS book this book is all about “Lights, Camera and Interaction” Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Nov 25 Andrew Shuping wrote: A basic introduction to jQuery and scripting
One of the first things that stands out about this book (and the Head First series in general) is the bright, colorful, and plentiful images used to help illustrate concepts and how jQuery works. They also provide illustrations on how to walk through the specific problem at hand, which is often nice to see in a visual format...even if it is just notes on a pad of paper. Full Review  >

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On Nov 22 Dace Zariņa wrote:
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On Nov 19 Abirami Sivaramakrishnan wrote:
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On Nov 15 Doron Katz wrote: Good for novice readers, a bit cartoonish for me
Another from the head-first series, this book presents in a more graphical-than-normal explanation of JQuery, from novice-to-intermediate, filled with a lot of examples. Many people would tend to enjoy reading books this way, and I can appreciate that for some this is the best way to learn a new language, but going on from previous titles such as Head First Java, I still haven't enjoyed the structure as much. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Oct 22 David Hayden wrote: Great for Beginners
If you are truly a beginner at web design and development using jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, etc. and very much a visual learner, I think you will be impressed by Head First jQuery. It truly does start from scratch and assumes little to no knowledge. It's perfect for those completely new to web design and development and those that learn best visually with lots of images, repetition, and playful games. Full Review  >

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On Oct 9 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: jQuery, simply, for beginners
It might sound strange, but first thing I am grateful to Ryan and Ronan is mentioning TextWrangler in the beginning of the book. This way I got familiar with very simple, useful, and free (free as in free beer) editor for Mac OS :) Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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