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jQuery in Action, Third Edition by Yehuda Katz Bear Bibeault and Aurelio De Rosa

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Chapter 5. Bringing pages to life with jQuery

This chapter covers

  • Manipulating element class names
  • Setting the content of DOM elements
  • Getting and setting form element values
  • Cloning DOM elements
  • Modifying the DOM tree by adding, moving, or replacing elements

Today web developers and designers know better than those of 10 years ago (or even themselves 10 years ago) and use the power given to them by DOM scripting to enhance a user’s web experience, rather than showcase annoying tricks made of blinking texts and animated GIFs. Whether it’s to incrementally reveal content, create input controls beyond the basic set provided by HTML, or give users the ability to tune pages to their own liking, DOM manipulation has allowed many web developers ...

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