Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to

Book description

Enhance and add functionality with interactivity to your HTML tables with jQuery

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

  • Use simple jQuery functions to enhance your HTML tables

  • Demonstrate client side functionality and add AJAX for server side integration

  • Modify your tables without editing your HTML

In Detail

When jQuery was introduced, it took the JavaScript world by storm. Years later, it shows no sign of slowing down. Its powerful yet concise syntax helps to simplify tasks that might otherwise be difficult or complex. Whether you're a JavaScript novice or an expert, jQuery is a valuable addition to your toolbox.

Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to shows you how to quickly and easily add style and functionality to your HTML tables. You'll be amazed to see how easy it is. Just don't let your customers know!

HTML tables can be boring. Sure, we can make them more stylish with CSS, but users want interactivity. They want to be able to sort columns, see totals, filter data, and page through information in easily digestible chunks.

Starting off with a plain HTML table, and an ID and a few class attributes, you will see the transformations occur with just a few lines of jQuery. Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to progresses to showing you how to highlight specific table cells and filter table data, and even sort columns or page through data.

Regardless of your skill level with JavaScript or jQuery, this book will walk you through the deceptively simple steps needed to add functionality and interactivity to your HTML tables.

What you will learn

  • Mark up your code to use jQuery selectors effectively
  • Learn jQuery to drastically simplify tasks that would be much more difficult in plain old JavaScript
  • Build interactivity into your pages without reloading the page or calling back to the server
  • Take advantage of powerful AJAX techniques that allow you to communicate with the server without refreshing the page
  • Use simple jQuery functions to enhance your HTML tables

Product information

  • Title: Instant jQuery 2.0 Table Manipulation How-to
  • Author(s): Charlie Griefer
  • Release date: March 2013
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782164685