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HTML5 by Matthew David

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PROJECT 5: WORKING WITH JAVASCRIPT

The speed and power of JavaScript are growing exponentially. All modern web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s FireFox, Apple’s Safari, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, can render JavaScript at close to machine code levels. In addition, work by standards groups, such as W3C and WASP, ensures that JavaScript will run consistently from one web browser to another.

Ajax libraries are great examples of demonstrating JavaScript running effectively between browsers. In this final project you are going to extend a popular Ajax library, jQuery, to create a simple lightbox effect to a product photo library.

Working with jQuery

There are many Ajax libraries you can use to rapidly extend what you can do on ...

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