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Visual QuickStart Guide: JavaScript, Ninth Edition by Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

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16. Building on jQuery

In the last couple of chapters, you’ve seen how jQuery can be used to add complex functions to websites with a minimum of coding, and in ways that leverage your existing knowledge of HTML and CSS. It’s usually easier to add JavaScript functions to your sites with jQuery than to code them individually.

The previous chapter covered jQuery’s user interface toolkit, which allows you to easily add the features—such as menus, buttons, dialogs, and progress bars—that OS X and Windows users are used to. Besides user interface enhancements, the jQuery library works well as ...

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